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Up for debate: Noah and other upcoming 2014 films

Up for debate: Noah and other upcoming 2014 films
Every once in awhile, the writers at Going for Gusto will have an email back-and-forth on a particular subject. This time, we’re discussing the upcoming movies in 2014, including Noah, which was released today. JOE GRACE: OK. Here we go again. Another great email chain debate. This time, we’ll be talking about what movies people... Read more »

Now on DVD: The Wolf of Wall Street energetic, blisteringly fantastic

Now on DVD: The Wolf of Wall Street energetic, blisteringly fantastic
For the sake of full disclosure, I should admit that I more or less worship the ground that Martin Scorsese walks on. I consider him one of the finest filmmakers both working today, and of all time. The man breathes cinema, pure and simple (seriously: no one can talk so eloquently about the art form,... Read more »

Peanuts coming to movie theaters: 5 other comics that should be turned into films

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Peanuts will be coming to theaters sometime in 2015. You can watch the trailer above. A huge Peanuts fan, I’m of course slightly terrified at the thought of someone translating my favorite comic into a movie and butchering it, but the following excerpt from a Forbes article has calmed me down: One unusual addition to... Read more »
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Now on DVD: Blue is the Warmest Color excellent, but not for everyone

I always enjoy seeking out any film that garners a significant reputation. Be it achieving critical acclaim, artistic prestige, infamy, underground cult status or – of course – any sort of controversy. Blue Is The Warmest Color is successfully qualifying in each of those categories. In an unprecedented move, the film was awarded the 2013... Read more »

Now on DVD: You're Next breathes fresh life into tired subgenre

Now on DVD: You're Next breathes fresh life into tired subgenre
It’s hard to completely separate from at least some bias when I go into certain films. Case in point: You’re Next. I adore horror films (favorite genre, guilty as charged). I particularly enjoy the home invasion thriller subgenre within the horror realm, and I’ve been a longtime fan of the director, Adam Wingard (seriously – track... Read more »

Now on DVD: Dallas Buyers Club acting Oscars well deserved

Now on DVD: Dallas Buyers Club acting Oscars well deserved
Matthew McConaughey has been having a hell of a year. He’s been having quite a comeback as of late in general, actually, having given prolific, critically acclaimed performances in Magic Mike and Killer Joe. But the past year for him has been insane: a complicated and enigmatic leading role in Mud (which is excellent and... Read more »
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DVD review: Prisoners harrowing but highly recommended

DVD review: Prisoners harrowing but highly recommended
I love it when a film takes me completely by surprise. I had been intrigued by Prisoners just from the cast alone, but didn’t know whether it would be more than a standard, generic thriller. Then I heard some pretty positive word of mouth. Sitting down to view it, little did I know just what I was in... Read more »

Missed Captain Phillips in the theaters? Time to get on board now that it's on DVD

Missed Captain Phillips in the theaters? Time to get on board now that it's on DVD
Everyone loves Tom Hanks. He has been in so many iconic movies over the years, and some of us have grown up on his films. He’s tackled some of the most recognizable, enigmatic and beloved characters in the history of the cinematic medium. And the perception of him (not to mention the word-of-mouth reputation) is... Read more »

Actors can't save Out of the Furnace, one of the worst movies of 2013

Actors can't save Out of the Furnace, one of the worst movies of 2013
It’s very easy for me to talk at great length about movies, whether good, or bad. For this particular review, however, I’m going to just try and throw it out there quickly and get it over with. In Out of the Furnace, Russell Baze (Christian Bale) goes looking for his younger brother Rodney (Casey Affleck), who... Read more »
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The great Christmas movie email chain debate

The great Christmas movie email chain debate
Everybody loves a good Christmas movie, especially Joe Grace and Jakob Bilinski. They love Christmas movies so much, they decided a back-and-forth discussion about the good, the bad and the ugly of Christmas movies had to be held. And thus began the great Christmas movie email chain debate. Enjoy! GRACE: It’s almost Christmas, Jakob! And... Read more »
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