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 Starring: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon  Directed by: Michael Winterbottom  Genre: Buddy comedy  Choice Quote: Rob Brydon: “The one in the blue top looks like a younger me.” Steve Coogan: “He’s, like, the »

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Starring: Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton, Sterling Jerins, Rob Reiner Directed by: Rob Reiner Genre: Rom-com Choice Quote: Diane Keaton: “I’m 65!” Michael Douglas: “I’ve sold houses older than you, and in much worse »

Popcorn Picks: Nymphomaniac (Volumes 1 & 2)

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This is what you call “tantric cinema” – four hours unadulterated, unsimulated sex. Of course, much like last year’s similarly explicit Blue Is the Warmest Color, and many of von Trier’s past offerings, these films are about more than just the sex. »

Popcorn Picks: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom Directed by: Peter Jackson Genre: Fantasy Choice Quote: “We’ve been blind…and in our blindness our enemy has returned.” The »

Popcorn Picks: 42

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Spanning the years 1945-1947, the film recounts the journey of Jackie Robinson, the man who broke baseball’s colour barrier, from Negro League star to the minor-league Montreal Royals and, finally, his award-winning rookie year with Major League Baseball’s (MLB) Brooklyn Dodgers. »

Popcorn Picks: Mad Ship

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Mad Ship is the Canadian immigrant story flipped on its head – a tale of hope for a better life in a new country crushed by the realities of that new land. The husband and wife team of David Mortin (co-writer/director) and Patricia Fogliato (co-writer) do a fantastic job of bringing home the harshness of depression-era life. »