Period film: The Awakening (2011)

Florence Cathcart (Rebecca Hall) is famous throughout England for her skepticism. For a living she exposes scams, debunks hoaxes and generally shoots down anything remotely paranormal by finding evidence that it’s all the work of con artists. Robert Mallory (Dominic West) comes to Florence one day, telling her that a headmaster of a school in the country has invited her to investigate a ghost that supposedly frightens … Continue reading Period film: The Awakening (2011)

Take Me Home (2011)

Thom is a struggling-for-work photographer who, after another failed interview, returns to his apartment to find his landlord clearing it out and tossing all of his belongings into the hall. With no more photography gigs on the horizon and now no apartment to sleep in, Thom turns to his second job — as an unlicensed New York City cab driver — to distract himself from … Continue reading Take Me Home (2011)

Redbox Pick #5

50/50 is a dark drama/comedy loosely based on the true story of Will Reiser, who was diagnosed with cancer in his late 20s. Joseph Gordon-Levitt portrays the Reiser-based character, Adam: a completely healthy, very cautious man who is diagnosed at age 27. His diagnosis isn’t the last of his problems. As he begins to undergo treatment, his entire life crumbles around him. Seth Rogen costars … Continue reading Redbox Pick #5