Author: Teaira Lacson

B2BO: The Little Prince

Book to Box Office: The Little Prince Based On: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, published 1943 Expected Release Date: March 18, 2016 (U.S.) Directed by: Mark Osborne Summary: Stranded in the Sahara Desert, an aviator learns the universe’s lessons of most import from a young fellow from an extraordinary little planet. Years later, the same, now elderly aviator, shares his story of the little prince with an equally extraordinary little girl. Working For It: Global praise in its literary form. In the different synopses printed on the back of The Little Prince books, one word remains constant:...

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What We’re Watching: Finest Hours and Fifty Shades

What We’re Watching:   THE BIG SHORT and THE 5TH WAVE double-feature #AEwww — Anton Reyes (@TalesToAntonish) January 22, 2016 #AEwww: BASKETS. pic.twitter.com/B3PnoBaL39 — Sean K. Cureton (@seankcureton) January 23, 2016 #AEwww Sicario pic.twitter.com/wz1dfXOrlh — Teaira Lacson (@TeairaLacson) January 28, 2016 #AEwww: ANOMALISA (2015). pic.twitter.com/yb45UgwRcr — Sean K. Cureton (@seankcureton) January 25, 2016 Theatrical Releases for Friday, January 29: LA / NY Limited Nationwide Nationwide Nationwide Nationwide Limited LA NY Blu-ray/DVD Releases for Tuesday, January 26: Grade: C-   Grade: B New on Netflix: Grade: C+  Grade: D Featured Image: 20th Century...

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Norm of the North Is a Lifeless Bore

Overview: Gifted with the ability to talk with humans, Norm confronts a New York mogul to stop a housing development from breaking ice in Norm’s Arctic home. Lionsgate; 2016; PG; 86 minutes. Twerking Polar Bear: Norm desperately attempts to plug in the jokes for the older folks by incorporating random references to pop culture. For a dancing, animated polar bear, Norm is skilled at a school talent show (minus the twerking) but not at a competitive level for America’s Best Dance Crew. Norm’s dance sequences were not considered to any useful degree; it’s an odd contentionto make because how...

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Noma: My Perfect Storm is Built on Success and Failure

Overview: Centered on Nordic cuisine, Noma: My Perfect Storm showcases the roots of Noma, how the restaurant bloomed into the best in the world, and chef René Redzepi, the visionary behind it all; Magnolia Pictures; 2015; Not Rated; 100 minutes. Bye Bye Bland: The Nordic countries battle frigid landscapes and yet, the dishes served at Noma appear otherworldly. It’s unexpected considering Noma’s pursuit centers on foraging and fishing for ingredients exclusive to the region. The masterpiece dishes appear to invoke all the senses, their texture and colors contrasting the monotonous neutral backdrop of concrete gray, white, and brown. Chef René...

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What We’re Watching: Dirty De Niro, Deadly Dolls

What We’re Watching: Finally seeing #TheRevenant at @malcotheatres with @Cupcakejct. #aeWWW — Craig Tucker (@chillbone88) January 20, 2016 Research #AEwww pic.twitter.com/EPRMJVFDeE — Richard Newby (@RICHARDLNEWBY) January 19, 2016 Double feature of OUR BRAND IS CRISIS and MACBETH today. #AEwww — Anton Reyes (@TalesToAntonish) January 16, 2016   Theatrical Releases for Friday, January 22:  Nationwide LA /NY Limited Nationwide Nationwide  Limited Limited Limited Limited Limited Limited Limited  Limited Limited  Limited Limited Blu-ray/DVD Releases for Tuesday, January 26:  Grade: B-  Grade: B Featured Image:STX...

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What We’re Watching: A Couple of Woodland Adventures

What We’re Watching: First movie of 2016: Ant-Man! #AEwww pic.twitter.com/rojnKuEoCd — Teaira Lacson (@TeairaLacson) January 1, 2016 Starting 2016 with a QT date. Rolling the dice on Hateful Eight. I’m feeling strangely optimistic. #aewww — David S. (@David_Shreve2) January 1, 2016 First time watch #aewww pic.twitter.com/FfLCNCGGT8 — Jack Godwin (@jg_tijean) January 2, 2016 I’m meant to hate this or love it, right? #aewww pic.twitter.com/KilgXC5Tni — Jack Godwin (@jg_tijean) January 3, 2016 Dying to see Margaery run around the Aokigahara in #TheForest #AEWWW pic.twitter.com/oT5muKtBnS — Ryan MacLean (@TheRyanMacLean) January 6, 2016 Watching #BoneTomahawk on @AmazonVideo. Brutal! #aeWWW pic.twitter.com/xooJ3noRwc — Craig...

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Howl’s Moving Castle is a Form of Awakening

Overview: When an unconfident hatter’s daughter is cursed by a witch, her only hope for reversing the spell lies in the hands of a womanizing wizard, an apprentice, a fire demon, and a moving castle. Studio Ghibli; 2004; Rated PG; 119 minutes. Animation At Its Best: Studio Ghibli ranks as one of the most recognizable studio names in the animation industry, alongside Pixar and Dreamworks. And it’s no wonder why. In Howl’s Moving Castle, there is a fluidity. No jarring frame progressions. No obscure angles. No unnecessary panoramic shots. This fluidity carries out in the progression of the film itself. The...

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What We’re Watching: Two Snowy Winter’s Epics

What We’re Watching: #aewww Return of the Jedi. @feppy – first time watcher – is hoping her prediction that Darth Vader can be saved turns out to be true. — Sean Fallon (@Equiatic_Bind) December 16, 2015 I have a hard time with love and attachment to another being a “path to the dark side”. #RevengeOfTheSith #aeWWW #JediGetARawDeal — Craig Tucker (@chillbone88) December 17, 2015 Finally getting around to it #aewww pic.twitter.com/jYsbOaMOOd — Jack Godwin (@jg_tijean) December 17, 2015 #aeWWW Jean-Pierre Melville’s Army of Shadows – a great movie about the French Resistance during WWII. pic.twitter.com/bNaPDbWocx — Craig Tucker (@chillbone88)...

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Every Thing Will Be Fine Is A Healing Narrative

Overview: Following a car accident, a writer reflects on the after effects of the tragedy years later. IFC Films; 2015; Not Rated; 118 minutes. Fading and Clarit: The story of Every Thing Will Be Fine spans twelve years, starting with a life-altering incident that sees Tomas Eldan (James Franco) at the center. By the end of the film, one of two things can be assumed: First, Wenders intends to obsessively utilize the technique of fading in and out of scenes, second, the fading in and out represents some sort of clarity desired by the characters. The problem is the...

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What We’re Watching: 12/18/15

What We’re Watching: Just revisiting all STAR WARS movies before next week. It’s been rough so far but I’ve finally made it back to the original trilogy #AEwww — Diego the Halls (@deggowaffles) December 9, 2015 Ex Machina – very intriguing movie! #AEwww — Craig Tucker (@chillbone88) December 9, 2015 #aewww A New Hope. The rewatch begins. — Sean Fallon (@Equiatic_Bind) December 11, 2015 #AEwww: WHAT’S EATING GILBERT GRAPE (1993). pic.twitter.com/inGp1RsZQC — Sean K. Cureton (@seankcureton) December 11, 2015 #AEwww TRON and TRON LEGACY double-feature. — Diego the Halls (@deggowaffles) December 12, 2015 Tis the season. #WhiteChristmas #AEwww pic.twitter.com/nnsnFxETvJ...

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What We’re Watching: 12/11/15

What We’re Watching: Hardy times two? I like it very much. Heading out to watch LEGEND #AEWWW pic.twitter.com/pUkBSwObrK — Ryan MacLean (@TheRyanMacLean) December 2, 2015 Revisiting my favorite Mann. Still the best after all these years. #AEWWW pic.twitter.com/eQMRbMzTBI — TheRealMattC (@TheRealMattC) December 5, 2015 #AEwww: UNCLE NICK (2015). pic.twitter.com/6UZppXOJTR — Sean K. Cureton (@seankcureton) December 5, 2015 A Very Murray Christmas while wrapping some gifts #AEwww pic.twitter.com/1uwkbOVXox — Teaira Lacson (@TeairaLacson) December 5, 2015 Dial “M” for Murder #aeWWW — Craig Tucker (@chillbone88) December 6, 2015 Those OT feels. #AEwww pic.twitter.com/2DT3hCWgRa — Richard Newby (@RICHARDLNEWBY) December 8, 2015 #AEwww:...

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What We’re Watching: 12/04/15

What We’re Watching: Watching a Terrence Malick masterpiece for Thanksgiving. This film is devastating and wonderful. #AEWWW pic.twitter.com/hhVqckbnGq — TheRealMattC (@TheRealMattC) November 26, 2015 Watching a great Oliver Stone film – JFK. #grassyknoll #aewww — Craig Tucker (@chillbone88) November 27, 2015   #AEwww: PEOPLE, PLACES, THINGS (2015). pic.twitter.com/nHLL6lmTtY — Sean K. Cureton (@seankcureton) November 28, 2015 Hardy times two? I like it very much. Heading out to watch LEGEND #AEWWW pic.twitter.com/pUkBSwObrK — Ryan MacLean (@TheRyanMacLean) December 2, 2015 Completely mystified by Bresson’s Au Hasard Balthazar but it’s on the #greatmovies list of #rogerebert. #wtf #aeWWW — Craig Tucker (@chillbone88)...

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What We’re Watching: 11/27/15

What We’re Watching: #AEWWW MOCKINGJAY PART 2 LET’S DO THIS. — Thanksgiving Diego (@deggowaffles) November 22, 2015 Benicio del Toro as Pablo Escobar intrigues me. #AEWWW pic.twitter.com/GcYolkVXJ7 — TheRealMattC (@TheRealMattC) November 24, 2015 What we’ve been waiting for. #Creed #AEwww pic.twitter.com/hZux2Gu7Nq — Richard Newby (@RICHARDLNEWBY) November 24, 2015 Theatrical Releases for Wednesday, November 25th: Nationwide Nationwide Nationwide Nationwide  Grade: B+  Grade: D+ Theatrical Releases for Friday, November 27th: LA / NY  Limited  NY Limited LA Blu-ray/DVD Releases for Tuesday, December 1st:  Grade: A-  Grade: B New on Netflix:   Featured Image: Walt Disney Studio Motion...

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What We’re Watching: 11/20/2015

What We’re Watching: No Country For Old Men is even better on re-watch. Holy shit. #Aewww — Jack Godwin (@jg_tijean) November 11, 2015 Early screening of this tomorrow night! #AEWWW pic.twitter.com/6DzFuAOwK0 — Ryan MacLean (@TheRyanMacLean) November 11, 2015 This week sorted. #AEwww pic.twitter.com/LXPwVSpyIo — Richard Newby (@RICHARDLNEWBY) November 17, 2015 Theatrical Releases: Limited Limited LA / New York Nationwide LA / New York LA / New York Limited Nationwide Nationwide Blu-ray/DVD Releases for Tuesday, November 24:  Grade: B Grade: D+ New on Netflix:  Grade: A Featured Image:...

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