SERENITY – Review by Susan Granger

This alleged neo-noir thriller is beyond disappointing. Chain-smoking, Iraq War vet Baker Dill (Matthew McConaughey) is a fishing boat captain, catering to tourists while obsessively pursuing an elusive, giant tuna, dubbed “Justice,” off a Caribbean-like island called Plymouth, described as “the most beautiful island in this damn dirty world.”

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, May 23 – May 29: ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

Opening May 27, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Alice Through the Looking Glass, which sees Alice (Mia Wasikowska) return to the whimsical Wonderland and travel back in time to save her friend, The Mad Hatter (Johnnie Depp) Read on…

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THE KEEPING ROOM, A BRAVE HEART, MISUNDERSTOOD, THE INTERN and Other Sept 25 Openers – Reviews by Jennifer Merin

In The Keeping Room, a gripping post-Civil War drama, Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld and Muna Otaru brilliantly portray women who

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN: FURY ROAD on DVD Brings Furiosa Home, plus Kudos for Blanchett, Hathaway’s Sci-Fi and McCarthy Hypes GHOSTBUSTERS – Brandy McDonnell comments

Invite Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) into your home when Mad Max: Fury Road releases on Blu-ray and DVD this week. Cate Blanchett to receive the BFI Fellowship at London Film Festival in October. Anne Hathaway will produce and star in The Shower, a Scifi comedy with a kick ass female lead. Melissa McCarthy is stumping to boost interest in Paul Feig’s not-so-hotly-anticipated all-female Ghostbusters reboot. Read this week’s The Week in Women.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, Nov. 3-9: INTERSTELLAR

Opening Nov. 7, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Interstellar, Christopher Nolan’s long-awaited science fiction epic which stars Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway as astronauts on a mission to find humanity a new home. With it’s stunning visuals and sweeping themes, it’s one of the big screen experiences of the year. Read on…

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