Looper – Some Thoughts on Time Travel

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First off, I want to say, I really enjoyed Looper, it posed some great moral questions, had some excellent action scenes and could be both funny and poignant. Although the acting was good all around, hands down Pierce Gagnon, the young actor who portrayed Cid, stole any scene he was in. In an instant he […]

Thoughts on The Hunger Games

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The Hunger Games takes place in the undefined dystopian future in a country called Panem. Many years prior the overbearing central government crushed a rebellion. In retribution for the rebel’s actions, the outlining cities or Districts are forced every year to give as Tribute a young boy and girl. The twenty-four Tributes are then locked […]

Little Known Horror Films for Halloween

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Fido. In this alternative Earth timeline, zombies are a fact of life and also family pets. Fido is a non-traditional zombie movie with 50s style and sensibilities. There is plenty of gore, but there is also sweet moments and a interesting subtext on how society views death and dying.   Dead and Breakfast. On a […]

10 Highly Rated Movies That Actually Suck

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Just because a movie comes highly recommended and generates a lot of buzz doesn’t mean it doesn’t suck. Here are 10 movies that are supposedly excellent, but in actuality are awful. 1. Citizen Kane- It may be unfair to judge a movie this old and iconic based on modern standards, but if the AFI is […]

Super 8 – Review

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Super 8 is an Abrams’ creature candy bar inside a shiny Spielberg wrapper.   It’s a nostalgic look back at the wonderment and adventure of previous Spielberg films, but with the bigger and bolder Abrams’ treatment. Twelve year old budding filmmaker Charles, played by Riley Griffiths, can think of nothing else but the production value on […]

Attack The Block Review

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Attack The Block is a science fiction horror film that is written and directed by Joe Cornish. It stars Nick Frost, Jodie Whittaker, John Boyega, and Luke Treadaway and is produced by Edgar Wright. It premiered at SXSW but has not been released wide in the US yet. It was released in the UK on […]

Bridesmaids: A Review

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When a movie is marketed by a poster featuring six women in candy pink dresses, it brings to mind a certain kind movie. Despite its title and leading cast, it is not a chick flick. It is a flick with chicks in it, certainly, but it was not just a movie for women. It doesn’t […]

Thor – Review

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Thor is a battle scene after battle scene coming of age story.  After Thor, played by Chris Hemsworth, is banished from his home, Asgard, for being an immature hothead he falls to Earth as a mortal.  He quickly befriends some Earthlings including Jane Foster, played by Natalie Portman, and promptly becomes at odds with the […]

Super – Review

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Super, written and directed by James Gunn, is a dark comedy to the extreme that does not pull any punches or in this case wrench bludgeonings.  The film follows a parade of graphic violence left by wannabe superhero The Crimson Bolt, played by Rainn Wilson, and his well-intentioned sidekick Boltie, played by Ellen Page.  The […]