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Keira Knightley Stars in Adaptation of Tolstoy’s Tale of Forbidden Love

First published between 1873 and 1877 as a series of installments in a literary magazine, Anna Karenina is a more than one thousand page opus about the ill-fated affair between…

Mythological Figures Fight the Boogeyman in Enchanting Adventure

When the Boogeyman (Jude Law) hatches a diabolical plan to eliminate the dreams of sugarplums dancing in tykes’ heads and to steal baby teeth that were left under their pillows…

Seascape Is Exquisite Backdrop for Spiritual Survival Tale

Pi Patel (Suraj Sharma) was raised in the Hindu faith before converting to Catholicism and Islamism all on his own. The 16-year-old’s parents reacted differently to the changes in the…

Compassionate Drama Chronicles Human Spirit’s Indomitability

Mark O’Brien (John Hawkes) was left paralyzed from the neck down by the polio he’d contracted as a child. Consequently, he can only breathe with the assistance of an iron…

007 Returns for a Riveting Roller Coaster Ride

Each new James Bond film is destined to be compared to all the prior movies in the enduring series. Directed by Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (for American Beauty), Skyfall earns…

Hero Pilot Participates in Cover-Up in Legal Thriller

Co-pilot Ken Evans (Brian Geraghty) is at the helm of SouthJet Flight 227 from Orlando to Atlanta because the plane’s captain, Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington), has passed out after a…

Halle and Hanks Co-Star in Adaptation of Science Fiction Bestseller

Based on David Mitchell’s novel of the same name, Cloud Atlas offers an intriguing and visually captivating cinematic experience that’s well worth seeing, if only for its unorthodox narrative. However,…

Espionage Thriller Recounts Diplomats’ Daring Escape From Iran

On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the United States embassy in Teheran, taking 52 Americans hostage with the intent to exchange them for the recently deposed Shah. What ensued…

Teacher Moonlights as Prizefighter to Save School’s Music Program

Scott Voss (Kevin James) is a bored biology teacher at mythical Wilkinson High in Massachusetts, a cash strapped school suffering from low morale. Scott is part of the problem, because…

Jaded Teacher and Single Mother Join Forces in Uplifting Film

In 2010 California passed the nation’s first “Parent Trigger Law,” a bill which enables a district with an under-performing public school to fire the principal, replace the staff, and convert…