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    Zero Dark Thirty

    Wed Feb 13

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    Warm Bodies

    Wed Feb 6

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    Django Unchained

    Tue Jan 29

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    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    Mon Dec 17

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    Holy Motors

    Thu Dec 6

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    Skyfall

    Wed Dec 5

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    Wreck-It-Ralph

    Tue Nov 20

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    Sleepwalk With Me

    Mon Nov 19

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    The Master

    Sun Oct 7

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    Cosmopolis

    Thu Aug 30

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    The Campaign

    Fri Aug 24

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    The Odd Life of Timothy Green

    Wed Aug 22

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    To Rome With Love

    Tue Aug 21

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    The Bourne Legacy

    Mon Aug 20

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    The Watch

    Fri Aug 10

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    Total Recall

    Mon Aug 6

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    Savages

    Tue Jul 31

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    Safety Not Guaranteed

    Thu Jul 26

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    The Dark Knight Rises

    Mon Jul 23

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    The Amazing Spider-Man

    Fri Jul 6

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    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    Thu Jul 5

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    Shut Up and Play the Hits

    Mon Jul 2

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    July Film Preview

    Fri Jun 29

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    Brave

    Fri Jun 22

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    Moonrise Kingdom

    Mon Jun 18

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    That's My Boy

    Thu Jun 14

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    Prometheus

    Mon Jun 11

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    Snow White and The Huntsman

    Fri Jun 8

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    June Film Preview

    Mon Jun 4

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    Men in Black 3

    Thu May 31

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    The Dictator

    Fri May 18

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    Dark Shadows

    Tue May 15

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    Marvel's The Avengers

    Mon May 7

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    May Film Preview

    Mon Apr 30

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    The Lady

    Wed Apr 25

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    Clown (Klovn)

    Mon Apr 23

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    Not Yet Begun to Fight

    Sun Apr 22

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    Andrew Bird: Fever Year

    Sat Apr 21

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    Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best

    Sat Apr 21

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    Monsieur Lazhar

    Fri Apr 20

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    Magic Valley

    Thu Apr 19

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    An Ordinary Family

    Thu Apr 19

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    Think of Me

    Wed Apr 18

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    God Bless America

    Wed Apr 18

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    Turn Me On, Damnit!

    Mon Apr 16

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    Renee

    Sat Apr 14

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    The Cabin in the Woods

    Fri Apr 13

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    Florida Film Festival 2012 Preview Cont.

    Thu Apr 12

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    Florida Film Festival 2012 preview

    Mon Apr 9

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    The Hunger Games

    Mon Apr 2

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    The Cinema of 2011: A reflection of the Best and Worst

    Tue Jan 31

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    The Film Dropp Preview: A guide to movies in 2012

    Thu Jan 5

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    Drive

    Wed Oct 12

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    Moneyball Review

    Fri Sep 30

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    50/50

    Mon Sep 26

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    The Help

    Fri Aug 19

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    Rise of the Planet of the Apes

    Wed Aug 10

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    Cowboys and Aliens

    Mon Aug 8

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    Captain America review

    Mon Aug 1

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    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt.2

    Sat Jul 23

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    The Tree of Life

    Thu Jul 14

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    Horrible Bosses

    Wed Jul 13

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    Bad Teacher

    Mon Jul 11

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    Green Lantern

    Fri Jul 1

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    Too Big To Fail

    Mon Jun 27

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    The Art of Getting By

    Mon Jun 20

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    Hesher

    Fri May 13

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    Bridesmaids

    Wed May 11

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    Thor

    Fri May 6

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    American: The Bill Hicks Story

    Mon May 2

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    Cinema Verite

    Wed Apr 27

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    13 Assasins

    Mon Apr 25

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    SUPER

    Fri Apr 22

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    Your Highness

    Wed Apr 20

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    Chekov For Children

    Mon Apr 18

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    Kinyarwanda

    Thu Apr 14

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    Norman

    Wed Apr 13

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    The Happy Poet

    Mon Apr 11

  • The Thief

    Fri Apr 8

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    Made In India

    Fri Apr 8

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    Journey From Zanskar

    Mon Apr 4

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    Silver Tongues

    Thu Mar 31

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    Louder Than a Bomb

    Tue Mar 29

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    Win Win

    Sun Mar 27

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    Sucker Punch

    Fri Mar 25

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    Rubber

    Thu Mar 24

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    Battle Los Angeles

    Fri Mar 18

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    Win Win

    Fri Mar 18

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    Florida Film Festival Preview

    Tue Mar 15

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    Red Riding Hood

    Mon Mar 14

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    I Saw The Devil

    Fri Mar 11

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    Happythankyoumoreplease

    Mon Mar 7

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    Unknown

    Fri Mar 4

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    Paul

    Tue Mar 1

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    Kaboom

    Mon Feb 28

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    Just Go With It

    Tue Feb 15

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    The Illusionist

    Tue Feb 15

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    Restrepo

    Sat Feb 12

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    Dogtooth

    Thu Feb 10

don't go left young man

HOWL

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6/10 Dropps
Genre: Drama, Animation, Special Interest
Rated: R
Running Time: 1 hr. 30 min.
In Theaters: Sep 24, 2010 Limited / Oct 29, 2010 WIDE
Box Office:$0.4M
Directed By: Jeffrey Friedman, Rob Epstein
Written By: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman

“There is no Beat Generation. Just a bunch of guys trying to get published”
– Allen Ginsberg

There have been several movements in art and literature throughout the years that have defined generations. Arguably, none of these movements have had more of an impact than that of the Beat Generation, a movement created by a group of writers in the 1950’s that included experimentation with drugs, sexuality, religion and writing.
HOWL focuses on the trial of Howl, a controversial poem, along the young life of Allen Ginsberg, one of the original and most prominent writers of the Beat Generation. HOWL follows several storylines all attempting to depict the life and times of Ginsberg and the Beat Generation. In 1955, shortly after the poems publication Ginsberg’s publisher is put on trial for mass-producing either, a work of genius or something of vulgar, inappropriate material. The film also follows Ginsberg in his young life and interactions with other influential Beat leaders like Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady.

The trial of Ginsberg’s most prominent work “Howl, and other poems” is admittedly the factor that drove Ginsberg to his highest point of prominence. The film stars James Franco (Milk, Pineapple Express) as Allen Ginsberg, and was written and directed by both Rob Epstien and Jeffery Friedman. Franco gives a strong performance as the young Ginsberg, capturing the essence of a struggling young writer who is unsure of himself and his sexuality. HOWL also stars Jon Hamm (Mad Men, The Town) as Jake Ehrlich, lead defense lawyer for Ginsberg’s publisher. Hamm too gives an understated but strong performance.

While the cast does a fine job in their portrayals, writers and directors Rob Epsien and Jeffery Friedman made some interesting choices in their visual aesthetics. The film is broken into three visions: a black and white portrayal of Ginsberg performing and writing his masterpiece, a colored vision of Ginsberg’s life within the Beat generation, and an odd choice of animation for the poems writing sequences. While all three aspects give the film a sense of originality, at times they feel to cheapen what could have been a beautifully executed idea.

Howl (the poem) was a movement in the Beat Generation and defined Ginsberg’s career as a young Beatnick. The film portrays Ginsberg’s life with famous writers and Beat leaders like Cassady and Kerouac, but at times misses its mark with the viewer. HOWL will be a film for those who love the work of Ginsberg and the Beat Generation, but, unfortunately, will fail to impress all its viewers.
-Hunter Freiburg

Fri Nov 5

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