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Dallas Buyers Club: Matthew McConaughey Delivers Oscar-Quality Performance

Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) was informed that he had 30 days to live when he was diagnosed as being HIV positive in 1986. While pharmaceutical companies around the world were…

The Best Man Holiday: Sequel Finds Reunited Friends Romancing and Reminiscing

When released in 1999, The Best Man was dismissed by some as merely an African American version of The Big Chill, and by others as the black male answer to…

Last Vegas: A Bachelor Party Reunion in Nostalgic Buddy Comedy

Billy (Michael Douglas), Paddy (Robert De Niro), Archie (Morgan Freeman), and Sam (Kevin Kline) were inseparable when they were growing up in Flatbush back in the 50s. They managed to…

Highly Anticipated “Can’t Miss” Crime Thriller Misses the Mark

It’s easy to see why this crime thriller got the green light in Hollywood. First of all, it was written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Cormac McCarthy whose No Country for Old…

12 Years a Slave: Chiwetel Ejiofor Stars in Adaptation of African-American Memoir

Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) was a black man who was born a free man in upstate New York in 1808. A skilled carpenter and fiddler, he and his wife (Kelsey…

Captain Phillips: Somali Pirates Hold Captain Hostage in Rescue Thriller

On April 9, 2009, the Maersk Alabama, an American container ship headed for Mombasa, Kenya, was hijacked on the high seas in an area that had become very popular with…

Astronauts Struggle to Survive Shuttle Disaster in Space Thriller

Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) is ready to retire at the end of a distinguished career as a NASA astronaut. The veteran captain is in command of his final flight of…

Rush: Race Car Drama Recounts Death-Defying Racing Rivalry

In the 70s two racecar drivers, who were as different from each other as Dudley Do-Right and Snidely Whiplash, became adversaries on the Formula 1 race car circuit. England’s James…

Baggage Claim: Stewardess Frantically Searches for Mr. Right in Romantic Comedy

Montana Moore (Paula Patton) has a problem. The pretty stewardess is practically 30-years-old, the age at which her mother (Jenifer Lewis) insists any young lady must be married in order…

Prisoners: Parents, Police Search for Kidnapped Kids in Mesmerizing Mystery

Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) is a rugged outdoorsman and a family man with deep roots in rural Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Grace (Maria Bello), are raising their children, 6-year-old…