First Night Flicks: Limitless

Limitless (2011) Directed by: Neil Burger Starring: Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, Anna Friel, Robert De Niro Written by: Leslie Dixon Based on the novel The Dark Fields by Alan Glynn Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving a drug, violence including disturbing images, sexuality and language What if a pill could make you instantly smarter? What […]

First Night Flicks: Love and Other Drugs

Love and Other Drugs (2010) Directed by: Edward Zwick Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Oliver Platt, Hank Azaria Based on the book Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman by Jaime Reidy Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, pervasive language, and some drug material. A great romantic film can do serious damage to […]

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First Night Flicks: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (2010) Directed by: David Yates Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint Based on: chapters 1 though 23 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling Rated PG-13 for some sequences of intense action violence, frightening images and brief sensuality. It’s an extremely difficult task […]

Posted on November 26, 2010 at 14:52 by Lyssa Spero · Permalink · Comments Closed
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First Night Flicks: Made in Dagenham

Made in Dagenham (2010) Directed By: Nigel Cole Starring: Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson, Geraldine James Rated R for language and brief sexuality. In 1968, the sewing machinists of the Ford Motor Company factory in Dagenham went on strike when they were classified as unskilled laborers to justify paying them a meager salary. Of […]

Posted on November 18, 2010 at 10:11 by Lyssa Spero · Permalink · Comments Closed
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First Night Flicks: The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (2010) Luftslottet som sprängdes (The Air Castle that was Blown up) Directed by: Daniel Alfredson Starring: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Annika Hallin Based on the Novel: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson Rated: R for strong violence, some sexual material, and brief […]

Posted on October 29, 2010 at 12:43 by Lyssa Spero · Permalink · 3 Comments
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First Night Flicks: Life As We Know It

Life As We Know It (2010) Directed by: Greg Berlanti Starring: Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Josh Lucas Rated PG-13 for sexual material, language and some drug content It’s hard out there for a first-time parent. Every other parent on  your block has advice for you, some of it conflicting. You never know if you’re doing […]

Posted on October 8, 2010 at 08:59 by Lyssa Spero · Permalink · Comments Closed
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First Night Flicks: The Social Network

The Social Network (2010) Directed By: David Fincher Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake Based on the book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal by Ben Mezrich Rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug and alcohol use and language. Every fall, there seems to be one […]

First Night Flicks: Buried

Buried (2010) Directed by: Rodrigo Cortés Starring: Ryan Reynolds Rated R for language and some violent content People who talk about movies often talk about an actor being able to “carry a film.” It is very rarely an earned sentiment.  An actor my be able to save a film by making it more watchable, but […]

Posted on September 25, 2010 at 10:06 by Lyssa Spero · Permalink · One Comment
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First Night Flicks: The Town

The Town (2010) Directed By: Ben Affleck Starring: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, some sexuality and drug use Call it what you want: resurrection, redemption, or simply a second chance – I’m a complete sucker for any story where that’s a general theme. In the […]

Posted on September 18, 2010 at 01:41 by Lyssa Spero · Permalink · Comments Closed
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First Night Flicks: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) Directed By: David Slade Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner Based on the novel of the same name by Stephanie Meyer Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, and some sensuality. They are among us, and they are everywhere. You cannot spot one on sight. They look […]