Do the right thing and play by the rules. This is the paraphrased mantra coming from his father that Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) has lived by. The Nigerian immigrant has set up shop in Chicago, married to Bonnie (Thandie Newton) and working for a pharmaceutical company called Promethium. It is run by his arrogant college […]

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The Lobster: Movie Man Jackson

If you could be any animal in the world, what would you be? It’s often a question used to break the ice in a first date, or a personality question hiring managers use on prospective interviewees, but in The Lobster, it is a question that turns into a reality. In “The City,” single people are taken to […]

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Hit Team: Movie Man Jackson

“Sexually control this, you ass***e!”  Mix a bit of Chuck with a hint of Beverly Hills Cop and a dash of The Other Guys, and what forms as a result? Hit Team. Max (Myles McLane) and Ruthie (Emerald Robinson) are two hired assassins who have just traveled from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. This duo is […]

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Gone Girl: Movie Man Jackson

“What’s the point of being together if you’re not happy?” Marriage…there is a reason many say to wait as long as possible. Gone Girl takes us into the holy matrimony of Nick and Amy Dunne (Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike), who have been together for almost five years. It just so happens that on the date […]

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Seven Psychopaths: Movie Man Jackson

“An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.” Aren’t we all a little crazy? Of course. Are some of us crazier than others? Depends on who is the judge. Seven Psychopaths is the story of Marty Faranan (Colin Farrell) a screenwriter suffering from a major bout of writer’s block. He is doing everything possible to […]

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The Player: Movie Man Jackson

“Traffic was a bitch!” Hollywood, Hollywood. Land of movers, shakers, bigwigs…and murderers? In The Player, Tim Robbins is bigwig Griffin Mill, a studio script screener on the assumed outs with his respective studio. Mill’s daily task is to listen to every one of these scripts pitched to him, and give the greenlight to said scripts. Problem […]

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Lolita: Movie Man Jackson

“I want you to live with me and die with me and everything with me!” Everyone gets sprung at some point. It is just a fact of life. But getting sprung on a 14 year old as an older middle aged man? That is not exactly normal. And this is the premise of Lolita, based […]

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