Cinema Siren

Leslie Combemale is Cinema Siren, here to guide film lovers through a sea of celluloid. Watch her video reviews, including exclusive access to actor and director interviews, on YouTube! (Cinema Siren on YouTube) Cinema Siren's reviews are published nationally on Patch.com - just find your local Patch page and search keywords Cinema Siren. But to keep things easy, her reviews are also always posted right here on ArtInsightsMagazine.com. Check back with us regularly as there is always something new!

INDIE SPOTLIGHT — BOYHOOD review: Not just a slice of life, but the whole pie

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Cinema Siren says: It’s not just a slice of life, it’s the whole pie. If you Sirenauts haven’t heard about the latest cinematic darling to critics the world over, allow Cinema Siren to introduce you to Boyhood, which with over

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES review

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is so surprising in its excellence, its depth, beauty, and substance, it is hard to oversell to anyone with the remotest interest in seeing it, and almost incumbent upon us as reviewers to get a few cynics and naysayers into theater seats. Potential audiences can rise their expectations from wherever they lay, as cinematically, it breaks new ground and raises the bar in almost every way.

The Art of John Alvin: Top 10 Movie Posters

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There are so many anniversaries for great movies this year. Part of the list includes the 40th for Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, and the 20th for the great Disney 2D film, The Lion King.

Those movies all features one-sheet posters by artist John Alvin.

Now let’s count down the 10 best images from the hundreds of movie posters he created…

Transformers: The Age of Extinction-Lobotomus Prime

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Potential audiences of all stripes be warned: time spent watching Transformers: The Age of Extinction will feel like an age, and by the second hour, you’ll pray for extinction.

Solstice Cinema: 10 Nature Documentaries on Netflix

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It is a weekend meant to be filled with ease and fun. What better way to support that than movies documenting the beauty and spender of nature? Here then are 10 suggestions, all nature documentaries on Netflix, that will groove you, move you, or calm you! Happy summer to all!

1. The Ultimate Wave Tahiti
Following in the colossal surfer-doc steps of the historic stoner-friendly The Endless Summer, 2010’s The Ultimate Wave, which was released in IMAX and filmed by IMAX-specialist director Stephen Low, explores the beautiful Tahitian shores, and shows world class champ Kelly Slater and legendary Tahitian surfer Raimana Van Bastolaer enjoying the culture and exploiting the island’s best waves on Teahupo’o. The cinematography is spectacular, giving well divided attention to underwater reef habitat, Tahitian music and dance culture, and the island itself.

How To Train Your Dragon 2: All the great and twice the dragons

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You loved How To Train Your Dragon. Or maybe you didn’t see it, even after all the buzz, nearly $500 million at the box office, and two Oscar nominations. Get out your asbestos, because here comes the second in the

The Edge of Tomorrow: “Live, Die, Repeat, Explain.”

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Cinema Siren says: Live, Die, Repeat, Explain. The Edge of Tomorrow re-imagines Groundhog Day as a bloody, battle-heavy and apocalyptic war adventure, and in the process unexpectedly creates a nearly thoroughly delightful movie with a spectacle of such exciting action and engaging plot that it seems time stands still in

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: Filth

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Cinema Siren says: James McAvoy’s arresting portrayal makes the film a must-see There’s this little movie called X-Men: Days of Future Past, which has been critically acclaimed and deservedly found a fair amount of success at the box office this summer.

Maleficent: Revenge Fantasy Fails, While Its Star Soars

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   Picture the cult revenge fantasy flick I Spit on your Grave with a happy ending and some magic, and your imagination might approximate the experience of watching Disney’s new release Maleficent, starring a fearless, luminescent Angelina Jolie.  A film that vacillates between

X-Men: Days of Future Past

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REVIEW AND TRAILER: X-Men: Days of Future Past- Cinema Siren’s 5 Star Spoiler-Free review by Leslie Combemale Unless you are currently living off-world on Thor’s home planet of Asgard, you’ve witnessed the colossus that is the X-Men: Days of Future Past marketing