Jupiter Ascending:  Not quite The Matrix.
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Jupiter Ascending: Not quite The Matrix.

Jupiter ascending had such promise, which is why it’s so damn hard to see it fail so miserably. I feel like it’s worth comparing Jupiter…

“Kingsman: The Secret Service” (2014): James Bond Meets Ender’s Game (Review)
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“Kingsman: The Secret Service” (2014): James Bond Meets Ender’s Game (Review)

When did February become a month for good releases? Last year, The Lego Movie and The Grand Budapest Hotel came out in the same weekend…

“The Voices” (2014): What’s New Pussycat? (Review)
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“The Voices” (2014): What’s New Pussycat? (Review)

Directed by: Marjane Satrapi, Rated: R, Runtime: 103 minutes “A dark comedy about a likeable guy (Ryan Reynolds) pursuing his office crush with the help…

“Song of the Sea” (2014): All Sealed Up (Review)
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“Song of the Sea” (2014): All Sealed Up (Review)

With all of the complaints and backlash against the Oscars not nominating The Lego Movie in this category. I wanted to take a look at…

“American Sniper” (2014) & Meditations on Criticism (Review/Opinion)
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“American Sniper” (2014) & Meditations on Criticism (Review/Opinion)

Movies aren’t always for whom we think they are. With the release, reception, and buzz around American Sniper, there’s an important conversation we’re not having…

“Foxcatcher” (2014): A Flawed Golden Eagle (Review)
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“Foxcatcher” (2014): A Flawed Golden Eagle (Review)

What I loved about Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher is that it is the first time in my recent memory that I have been confronted exclusively by…

Triple Feature: “John Wick,” “Nightcrawler,” and “Fury” (2014): The Pulp, the Camera, and the Cultures of Violence (Review)
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Triple Feature: “John Wick,” “Nightcrawler,” and “Fury” (2014): The Pulp, the Camera, and the Cultures of Violence (Review)

2014 was a pretty lackluster year in entertainment media. I say that now even though the year isn’t over and I have not seen every…

“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” (2014): Thorin Back Again (Review)
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“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” (2014): Thorin Back Again (Review)

In the serialized world of cinema and continuity that we live in, opinions are finite. That occasionally puts critics like myself in difficult positions, where…

“Beyond the Lights” (2014): Why You Wanna Fly, Blackbird (Review)
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“Beyond the Lights” (2014): Why You Wanna Fly, Blackbird (Review)

It a premise that you have heard before: a young pop princess who is constantly asked to succumb to the hypersexual and fame-whoring demands of…

“The Theory of Everything” (2014): Biopic By The Numbers… (Review)
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“The Theory of Everything” (2014): Biopic By The Numbers… (Review)

It’s as compassionate and life-affirming a tale we as a species can refer to. The story of Stephen Hawking is one of incomparable perseverance and…