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    Review: Cheap Thrills (2014) dark new comedy that will gross you out

    By jfriar in FLIX!

    CHEAP THRILLS (2014) Pat Healy, Ethan Embry, David Koechner, Sara Paxton, Amanda Fuller. Directed by E.L. Katz If you were hard up for cash would you do something gross and disgusting for say ...$500? How about $1000? What about $15,000? ...

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    Review: Bad Words (2014) Jason Bateman's directorial debut is f-u-n-n-y

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    BAD WORDS (2014) Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn, Amanda Anka, Rohan Chand, Philip Baker Hall, Allison Janney, Ben Falcone, Steve Witting, Beth Grant. Directed by Jason Bateman Jason Bateman makes his directorial debut with this wickedly funny new comedy about 40 ...

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    Review: Divergent (2014) based on the Young Adult Sci-Fi trilogy

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    DIVERGENT (2014) Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ashley Judd, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Tony Goldwyn, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Kate Winslet. Directed by Neil Burger Following it's predecessors Twilight, and The Hunger Games, and based ...

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    Review: The Art Of The Steal (2014) good cast in unoriginal heist film

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    THE ART OF THE STEAL (2014) Kurt Russell, Matt Dillon, Terence Stamp, Jay Baruchel, Katheryn Winnick, Chris Diamantopoulos, Kenneth Wesh. Directed by Jonathan Sobol The cast is fun to watch in this decent but unoriginal heist film from Canadian writer-director ...

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    Review: Better Living Through Chemistry (2014) Sam Rockwell shines in dark comedy

    By jfriar in FLIX!

    BETTER LIVING THROUGH CHEMISTRY (2014) Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Monaghan, Ray Liotta, Jane Fonda, Ken Howard, Norbert Leo Butz, Ben Schwartz, Harrison Holzer. Directed by Geoff Moore & David Posamentier Sam Rockwell shines in this dark comedy from first-time ...

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    The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

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    THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (2014) Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Tony Revolori, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Léa Seydoux, Tilda Swinton. Directed by Wes Anderson ...

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    Need For Speed (2014)

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    NEED FOR SPEED (2014) Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Scott Mescudi, Imogen Poots, Michael Keaton, Nick Chinlund, Rami Malek, Dakota Johnson. Directed by Scott Waugh Movies based on video games are usually pretty bad, so it's refreshing to see a film ...

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    Grand Piano (2014)

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    GRAND PIANO (2014) Elijah Wood, John Cusak, Tamsin Egerton, Kerry Bishe', Alex Winter, Allen Leech, Don McManus, Dee Wallace. Directed by Eugenio Mira Spanish director Eugenio Mira's third film is a thriller that plays like an ode to veteran filmmaker ...

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    Nymphomaniac: Volume 1 (2014)

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    NYMPHOMANIAC: VOLUME 1 (2014) Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Stacy Martin, Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Connie Nielsen, Udo Kier, Jesper Christensen. Directed by Lars von Trier The new movie from Danish director Lars von Trier won't be shocking to ...

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    In Fear (2014)

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    IN FEAR (2014) Iain De Caestaecker, Alice Englert, Allen Leech, Jemma Powell. Directed by Jeremy Lovering Imagine this. You're driving down a small farm to market road in the middle of the night when you realize that you're lost. As ...

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