Movie Screening: Ouija (WED 10.22.14 @ 7:30PM)

I remember playing with a Ouija board once…just once.  It wasn’t a dark room, it wasn’t even night time (I’m no dummy!), and the second the group of hands started moving around the board, I stood up and left.  Fast forward to today and our friends at Universal Pictures have rebooted the concept into a new game of horror for a group of teens.  Want tickets for the Baltimore screening?  Follow the Ouija banner for the details…

Keep thinking its just your friends pushing the game marker around...

Keep thinking its just your friends pushing the game marker around…

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Movie Review – “Kill the Messenger”

TwitReview: Jeremy Renner stars in Kill the Messenger. The real-life story about journalist Gary Webb who’s articles in 1996 revealed the hidden truth about the CIA controlled drug trafficking taking place in the United States.  Grade: B-

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REVIEW: The Judge

 

The Judge

Heading to the theater to see The Judge, I was optimistic and cautious at the same time. I knew very little about the film, and the trailers more or less focused on the Robert Duvall vs Robert Downey Jr. angle. Yet, I left just as conflicted as I came. The Judge is not what I thought it would be. I thought I would be like watching the re-birth of the 90’s era John Grisham films: hot shot lawyer helping presumed innocent father, using nothing but his raw instincts and sharp eye. What I found was a funny, heartwarming, and often too life-like depiction of family turmoil.

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Movie Screening: Dracula Untold (TUE 10.07.14 @ 7:30PM) – Where’s Geek For E?

I bet you think they can’t tell a version of the Dracula story that you haven’t seen, but we’d guess you’d be wrong.  This retelling is an action-adventure epic that centers on Dracula the warrior not necessarily the blood-sucking ruthless killer we’ve seen in countless other iterations.  This time out, you get to know Dracula the man and how an epic need in a time of distress gave birth to an unholy monster with the power to save us all.

Want to catch this new adventure-thriller with us?  Sure you do.  Click below the banner for the details.

 

This time, he fights for us!

This time, he fights for us!

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Movie Review: This is Where I Leave You

Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, and Jane Fonda walk into a movie.  Wait wait, there’s more; Connie Britton, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll are there too.  Punch line?  Tons of ‘em.  There’s also plenty to squirm over, as the cast has no problems showing you their characters good and bad sides.  I found myself disgusted and hilariously amused by this family; it’s like the family down the street that are definitely hipper than thou, but that you’d never switch places with in a million years.  In the end This is Where I Leave You left me with more laughs than pauses.  That’s thanks to the brilliant work of the cast, and director Shawn Levy’s easygoing but well-timed pacing.

This is Where I Leave You deals with the pain and strangeness of losing your dad, and how families that are prickly can have surprising tenderness for each other.  At least when they’re not titty-twisting the younger kids.  I mean c’mon, sweet is all well and good but let’s be real.  Middle kid Judd Altman has just found out his wife has been cheating on him with his boss.  While in his funk of self-pity, sister Wendy calls to tell him that their father has died.  As they come together with their brothers Paul and Phillip, momma Hillary tells them their father’s final wish; for them and their families to all sit Shiva for a week in the family home.  Wendy’s picture-perfect marriage is seen to have problems that aren’t helped by her reunion with former boyfriend Horry (Timothy Olyphant).  Paul and wife Alice are desperately trying to conceive, and the fact that Alice and Judd used to date isn’t helping things.  Phillip, the baby of the family and lifelong screwup, brings home fiancee Tracy (Connie Britton), who used to be his therapist but can’t seem to help him rein in his destructive behavior.  And Judd gets a visit from his ex telling him that she’s pregnant…and it’s his. Got all that?  Good.  Surprisingly, all that plays out easily, and TIWILY has an ensemble feel that’s in no small part due to the chemistry between the leads.

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Movie Screening: A Walk Among The Tombstones (TUE 09.16.14 @7:30PM)

Liam returns!

Liam returns with a vengeance!

No one denies Liam Neeson’s a bad ass, and although he keeps portraying the lone equalizer for the mob or for a family in his last few films, he plays it so well we just want to keep seeing him do it.  Know what I mean?  If you do, then you know the root of his new film,  A Walk Among The Tombstones.  Based on Lawrence Block’s bestselling series of mystery novels, A Walk among the Tombstones stars Liam Neeson as Matt Scudder, an ex-NYPD cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law.  When Scudder reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens) hunt down the men who kidnapped and then brutally murdered his wife, the PI learns that this is not the first time these men have committed this sort of twisted crime…nor will it be the last. Blurring the lines between right and wrong, Scudder races to track the deviants through the backstreets of New York City before they kill again.

Trailer:  http://www.awalkamongthetombstones.net/

Wanna catch the Baltimore screening of this gritty new crime thriller?  We at Geek for E want you to walk amongst the tombstones.  That’s right, shoot a selfie (or work your Photoshop magic) to put your face next to a cemetery, tombstone or even a mausoleum.  The first 40 posts to our Facebook page of the image, win a set of tickets for 2!

DISCLAIMER: Your ticket does not guarantee your admission to any screening.  As always, arrive early!

Movie Screening: As Above, So Below (THU 08.28.14 – 7PM), Where’s Geek For E?

It’s that time again.  Time to meet one of us geek4e’rs (Rock in this case).  He’ll be on the scene at White Marsh to put an admit two ticket in your hand.  Check the deets on this crazy new supernatural thriller that’s looking to haunt you into the ground.  Remember, the only way out…is up.

 

Catacombs below Paris hold a bit more than the world's finest mushrooms

Catacombs below Paris hold a bit more than the world’s finest mushrooms

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TwiView – The Expendables 3 (2014), B+

Pure cinema entertainment for the action junkie.  Not Shakespeare or award winning, but such a fun ride from beginning to end.  Wesley Snipes returns without missing a beat and Mel Gibson’s villainy brings him back to the big screen in just the right way.  Only complaint were the casualties suffered by the Expendables team.  B+

More action stars than you can shake a stick at

More action stars than you can shake a stick at