Edwin Arnaudin

Edwin Arnaudin is a freelance writer and a member of the North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA) and the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS).

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Ashvegas movie review: Under the Skin

| April 19, 2014 | Comments (0)
Just your average night on Patton Ave.
(A24)

Scarlett Johansson gets her “Species” on in this technically sharp, narratively poor sci-fi experiment.

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The Week in Film: Mistaken Curry Identity edition

| April 16, 2014 | Comments (3)
The Lunchbox
(Sony Pictures Classics)

The rundown of this week’s new films in theaters, on DVD, and on Netflix Instant.

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Ashvegas movie review: Sabotage

| April 4, 2014 | Comments (0)
Sabotage
(Open Road Films)

Ah-nuld’s new shoot-’em-up is dumb fun until it turns plain old stupid.

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Ashvegas movie review: Enemy

| April 4, 2014 | Comments (0)
(A24)

Double your Gyllenhaal, double your mind#&*$.

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The Week in Film: Unrated edition

| April 3, 2014 | Comments (3)
Nymphomaniac: Vol. I
(Magnolia Pictures)

Not afraid of a little nudity, are we? (OK, there’s actually a LOT of nudity…)

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Ashvegas movie review: Divergent

| March 27, 2014 | Comments (0)
Ashvegas movie review: Divergent

The latest “Hunger Games” challenger is better than Katniss & Co. despite following the formula of it and other dystopic YA peers.

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The Week in Film: What’s a Cubit? edition

| March 26, 2014 | Comments (0)
The Enemy
(A24)

Russell Crowe gets nautical, 2x Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Bateman uses spell check, and Ah-nuld pops off a few rounds.

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The Week in Film: Checking In edition

| March 18, 2014 | Comments (0)
The Grand Budapest Hotel
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Muppets return, plus the Next Big YA Thing, the Veronica Mars movie, theological debate, and what could be the year’s best film.

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Ashvegas movie review: The Grand Budapest Hotel

| March 15, 2014 | Comments (3)
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)

A visual feast and a comedic showcase for Ralph Fiennes, Wes Anderson’s latest is the film to beat in 2014.

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Ashvegas movie review: Mr. Peabody & Sherman

| March 9, 2014 | Comments (0)
(Twentieth Century Fox)

Rob Minkoff’s smart, fun, and funny take on the classic Jay Ward cartoon cements 2014 as a great year for animation.

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The Week in Film: Slo-mo Persian edition (Part 2)

| March 4, 2014 | Comments (1)
300: Rise of an Empire
(Warner Bros.)

Enjoy your action slllloooooooowed dowwwwwwwn? Well, this is your lucky week.

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Ashvegas movie review: Non-Stop

| March 1, 2014 | Comments (0)
Non-Stop
(Universal Pictures)

Liam Neeson delivers quality mindless thrills as an air marshal sniffing out a terrorist plot.

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The Week in Film: Japanese Aviation edition

| February 25, 2014 | Comments (0)
The Wind Rises
(Touchstone Pictures)

Planes, Palestinians, poets, more planes, and prophets offer plentiful possibilities.

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Ashvegas movie review: Pompeii

| February 24, 2014 | Comments (0)
(Sony Pictures)

A dash of “Gladiator,” an ode to “Titanic,” and more “Hercules” than intended leaves “Pompeii” without an identity of its own.

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The Week in Film: Grumpy Vesuvius edition

| February 18, 2014 | Comments (0)
Pompeii
(Sony Pictures)

Fiery volcano? Check. Risky love? Check. Kevin Costner? Check.

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Ashvegas movie review: Winter’s Tale

| February 17, 2014 | Comments (0)
(Warner Bros.)

Colin Ferrell and Lady Sybil make for a lovely couple in this good, not great romantic fantasy.

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Ashvegas movie review: About Last Night

| February 17, 2014 | Comments (0)
(Screen Gems)

Kevin Hart and Regina Hall skunk up a perfectly good romance between Joy Bryant and Michael Ealy.

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Ashvegas movie review: Vampire Academy

| February 13, 2014 | Comments (0)
Vampire Academy
(The Weinstein Company)

The era of teen vampire movies is officially over.

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The Week in Film: The Blame Game edition

| February 12, 2014 | Comments (0)
The Past
(Sony Pictures Classics)

“The Past” and “Winter’s Tale” join three remakes, including the surprisingly good “RoboCop.”

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Ashvegas movie review: 2014 Oscar Nominated Shorts (Animated)

| February 9, 2014 | Comments (0)
Mr. Hublot
(Shorts International)

Mickey Mouse, discarded objects, wayward animals, mechanical men, and a wild child make up this year’s batch.

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Ashvegas movie review: The Monuments Men

| February 9, 2014 | Comments (0)
"You're fine, but you're no Brad."
(Columbia Pictures)

There’s little to be offended by in George Clooney’s WWII art rescue film…or to get excited about.

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Ashvegas movie review: 2014 Oscar Nominated Shorts (Live Action)

| February 9, 2014 | Comments (0)
The Voorman Problem
(Shorts International)

Imaginative coping, a god in jail, escape from abuse, African child soldiers, and a rushed family comprise the non-animated lot.

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Ashvegas movie review: Labor Day

| February 4, 2014 | Comments (0)
Labor Day
(Paramount Pictures)

More like Laborious Day or La-bored Day.

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The Week in Film: Gimme the (Fine Art) Loot edition

| February 4, 2014 | Comments (0)
Monuments Men
(Columbia Pictures)

Painting rescuers, talking toys, miniature films, and teen vamps are all on the menu.

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