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Touchback Trailer


At high school, Scott Murphy was the star football player. He was also popular and had a pretty girlfriend to boot. One year, Scott takes his team all the way to the finals, which they win. However, the win came at a price for Scott; as he made the final touchdown, an opposing player crashed into him, causing Scott a knee injury that ensures he will never play football again.

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Mother And Child Review


Very Good
An excellent ensemble makes the most of a multi-strand female-centred film that drifts very close to melodrama as it explores various aspects of motherhood.

Fortunately writer-director Garcia is very careful to avoid wallowing in sentimentality.

Elizabeth (Watts) is a shark-like lawyer who easily seduces her new boss Paul (Jackson). She's had a difficult emotional life, and prefers to keep things under control, managing her friendships and relationships with icy distance.

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Red State Review


Excellent
Smith departs from his usual sunny-silly style for this grim, unsettling thriller, which explores the terror of intolerance and the dangers of political power. Intriguingly, the film also continues his exploration of religion (see Dogma).

Three high school students (Angarano, Gallner and Braun) use a phone app to find a 38-year-old woman (Leo) who wants to have group sex. But she's just bait. Before they know what happened, they're caged in an isolated church, where the activist pastor (Parks) explains why he's decided to take violent action against immoral society, which he blames on homosexuality. But the situation devolves into a Waco-style armed stand-off between the militant church and an ATF agent (Goodman) and his team.

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Knight And Day Review


Good
This is a breezy, brainless action rom-coms like they used to make in the 1980s starring Mel Gibson as a crazy spy and Goldie Hawn and the ditsy but feisty woman he meets along the way. Yes, it's terrible, but it's also undemanding fun.

After June (Diaz) bumps into Roy (Cruise) in the airport, she finds herself in a mid-air shootout and a cornfield crash-landing. But she wakes up at home as if everything is fine. And so continues her adventure, as Roy turns out to be a possibly rogue federal agent trying to stay one step ahead of the spies chasing him (Davis and Sarsgaard) and keep June safe from the bad guys as they dart to the Azores and across Europe, where they meet a technology nerd (Dano) and a smirking arms dealer (Molla).

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Los Angeles Premiere Of 'Mother And Child' Held At The Egyptian Theatre

Marc Blucas Monday 19th April 2010 Los Angeles Premiere of 'Mother and Child' held at the Egyptian Theatre Los Angeles, California

Mother & Child Trailer


Adoption is a life changing situation for all involved.The woman who feels she must give up her baby must find a way of life after giving up her child, the adoptee ofter goes through months of unknowing before finally being given a new family member and the child often grows up feeling loved by their adoptive parents but wanting to discover more about their birth parents. Mother and Child is a moving tale of three women all in very different situations but all connected through a similar circumstance. Adoption.

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Autism Speaks 6th Annual Acts Of Love Held At The Geffen Playhouse - Arrivals

Marc Blucas Monday 10th November 2008 Autism Speaks 6th Annual Acts Of Love held at the Geffen Playhouse - Arrivals Los Angeles, California

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World Premiere Of 'Meet Dave' At The Mann Village - Arrivals

Marc Blucas and Gabrielle Union - Marc Blucas and Gabrielle Union, Westwood , California - World Premiere of 'Meet Dave' at The Mann Village - Arrivals Tuesday 8th July 2008

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Los Angeles Film Premiere Of 'The Jane Austen Book Club' Held At ArcLight Theatre - Arrivals

Marc Blucas Thursday 20th September 2007 Los Angeles film premiere of 'The Jane Austen Book Club' held at ArcLight Theatre - Arrivals Hollywood, California

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Thr3e Review


Weak
Despite my distaste for movies that use numerals in place of letters in their titles, I agreed to take a look at Thr3e, which quietly arrives in theaters today. Heralded as a "faith-based thriller," "Christian horror movie," or any other number of vague monikers that indicate some religious content mixed with your usual horror fare.

OK, fair enough, so what do we have here? Well, Thr3e is a kind of riff on your Saw movies and Seven, giving us an unseen psychopath who's stalking our hapless hero Kevin (Marc Blucas), who wants nothing more than to complete his thesis and get out of seminary school. Problem is, he's got something iffy in his past, and the psycho stalker is trying to force Kevin to "confess" his sins... mainly by killing off Kevin's friends and spraying graffiti on his car before blowing it up. Each time he's in touch, he delivers a mysterious set of instructions and a limited time in which to complete them, or else something explodes.

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The Alamo Review


OK

If you want to remember the Alamo, the latest feature film version of the Texas fort's famous last stand may not be much help.

A beautifully produced but relatively bloodless (literally and figuratively) Hollywood rendering of the 1836 siege on San Antonio by tyrannical General Santa Anna, who was determined to recapture the territory for Mexico, it's a movie more concerned with details like Jim Bowie's terminal case of consumption than it is with the historical context of its story and its legendary characters.

In this movie, Bowie (Jason Patric) the frontier adventurer and volunteer army colonel is presented as little more than an infamous "knife fighter" haunted by his wife's death. Newspaper publisher, lawyer and militiaman Lt. Col. William B. Travis (Patrick Wilson) is just a determined dandy with questioned military skills (questioned mostly by Bowie) who rises to the occasion as temporary commander of these now-fortified grounds surrounding an unfinished mission. David "Davey" Crockett (Billy Bob Thornton) is a fiddle-playing former senator made famous by a stage play written about something he once did while wearing a coonskin hat -- and why he's even at the Alamo isn't entirely clear.

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We Were Soldiers Review


Good

Mel Gibson plays yet another idealized and idealistic father-of-five war hero, bursting at the seams with charge-leading integrity in "We Were Soldiers," a detailed and staggering account of the first harrowing battle of the Vietnam War.

This may sound like a bit much to take so soon after he single-handedly vanquished the British as a choleric colonial in "The Patriot." But Gibson is well cast in this far heavier and historically accurate picture that only falls back on hackneyed Hollywoodisms when it takes a break from the battlefield (and that isn't very often).

Gibson stars as Lt. Col. Hal Moore, the man who reluctantly but boldly lead the first American ground troops into the Ia Drang Valley on November 14, 1965 -- 11 years after the occupying French were trounced in the same location (as established in the film's brutal World War I-styled prologue).

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First Daughter Review


Zero

Set in an absurd, patronizing fantasy world in which flag-waving citizens line the streets to see the president's kid off to college and angry political protesters share the red-carpet sidelines at black-tie events with shallow reporters asking stupid questions, "First Daughter" could well be the most hackneyed and insipid movie of 2004.

Failing to achieve even the shrug-worth mediocrity of January's similarly plotted "Chasing Liberty" (with Mandy Moore), this gimmick-driven disaster drags star Katie Holmes down with it as Samantha Mackenzie, the sheltered, personality-free offspring of a controversial commander-in-chief (an unconvincing, completely vanilla Michael Keaton), who falls in love with a cute Secret Service agent (an even blander Marc Blucas) posing as a student in her dorm.

Although introduced in the manner of a fairytale, the film's rampant lack of authenticity is simply insurmountable. Samantha's bodyguards constantly hover three feet behind her -- even in class and while she's alone in the dorm's TV room. The girl is never once shown doing anything that even remotely resembles studying, yet as she's egged on by a soundtrack of flutes and twinkling triangles, she proclaims her determination to have a normal coed experience. In pursuit of it, she sneaks out on dates with that charming classmate she doesn't know is an undercover agent -- that is until he blows his secret identity by rescuing her during one of many security breaches so impossibly contrived that the Secret Service should sue 20th Century Fox for defamation of character.

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Marc Blucas Movies

Touchback Trailer

Touchback Trailer

At high school, Scott Murphy was the star football player. He was also popular and...

Mother and Child Movie Review

Mother and Child Movie Review

An excellent ensemble makes the most of a multi-strand female-centred film that drifts very close...

Red State Movie Review

Red State Movie Review

Smith departs from his usual sunny-silly style for this grim, unsettling thriller, which explores the...

Knight and Day Movie Review

Knight and Day Movie Review

This is a breezy, brainless action rom-coms like they used to make in the 1980s...

Mother & Child Trailer

Mother & Child Trailer

Adoption is a life changing situation for all involved.The woman who feels she must give...

Knight & Day Trailer

Knight & Day Trailer

Watch the trailer for Knight & Day When June Havens meets an attractive man called...

Thr3e Movie Review

Thr3e Movie Review

Despite my distaste for movies that use numerals in place of letters in their titles,...

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They Movie Review

They Movie Review

Watching a truly scary movie is a great cure for drowsiness. Your heart thumps a...

I Capture the Castle Movie Review

I Capture the Castle Movie Review

Movies teach us the power of love. Reality, quickly and without apology, demonstrates its limitations....

First Daughter Movie Review

First Daughter Movie Review

We now understand why Forest Whitaker and the suits at Fox held off releasing their...

The Alamo Movie Review

The Alamo Movie Review

If you want to remember the Alamo, the latest feature film version of the Texas...

We Were Soldiers Movie Review

We Were Soldiers Movie Review

Mel Gibson plays yet another idealized and idealistic father-of-five war hero, bursting at the seams...

They Movie Review

They Movie Review

After almost 90 minutes of stodgy "what's that in the shadows?" jump-frights and a whole...

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