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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

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Nowhere Boy

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8.1/10 Dropps

Genre: Drama, Biographical
Rated: R
Running Time: 1 hr. 37 min.

In Theaters: Oct 8, 2010 Wide (Now playing at Enzian in Orlando)
Box Office:$1.2M
Directed By: Sam Taylor Wood

When names like Ray Charles, or Johnny Cash are placed next to words like biopic,
there will always be multiple naysayers. Fortunately, Ray and Walk The Line, did
their musical geniuses justice, creating beautifully crafted films the focused around
the lives of two of music’s most interesting characters. NOWHERE BOY does the
same justice for the pre-Beatle life of John Lennon.

NOWHERE BOY follows the young John Lennon through his turbulent youth and
upbringing in Liverpool. The film follows John at a point in his life torn between two
mothers; his biological mother Julia, and his aunt Mimi who has raised him since
he was five years old. More specifically, NOWHERE BOY follows the young John
Lennon through his discovery of rock’ n’ roll, his troubled relationship with his real
mother, and the journey that lead him to the forming of one of the most famous
groups in history.

Unlike most biopics, NOWHERE BOY only follows the life of John Lennon through
a short number of years. From his early discovery of rock’ n’ roll to his initial
departure from Liverpool to form a new band (eluding to The Beatles). Writer
Matt Greenhalgh and Director Sam Taylor-Wood were smart in this decision, they
were able to really flesh out a pivotal time in the life of John Lennon and create a
beautifully imagined film as a result. Sam Taylor-Wood captures this story with
grace, and creates an essence essential to the era. The use of superb costume design
and beautiful scenery too, create an authentic feel of 1950’s Liverpool.

The young Aaron Johnson (The Illusionist, Kick-Ass) takes on the role of the
young John Lennon, and gives a stunning performance in his portrayal. Johnson
captures the adolescent wit and defiance of Lennon perfectly, leaving nothing to
be desired and adding another strong performance of his young career. Portraying
another famous Beatle is Thomas Sangster as the young Paul McCartney. Sangster
masterfully executes a softer, more controlled McCartney, a nice mirror to Johnson’s
rugged, defiant portrayal of Lennon.

NOWHERE BOY is a great biopic in the sense that it captures a moment in a
legendary life so honestly. Unfortunately, copyright limitations kept the movie from
using any real Beatles songs, and even the band name, but it in no way does this
harm the functionality of the film, seeing as it set nearly ten years before the actual
formation. NOWHERE BOY is not only a masterfully envisioned and executed film,
but also a treasure for any Lennon and Beatle fan.
-Hunter Freiburg

Tue Nov 9

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