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“Sorry to Bother You” (2018): Well That Was Unexpected (Review)

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“Sorry to Bother You” (2018): Well That Was Unexpected (Review)

Very seldom am I ever surprised by a movie. Unfortunately with the way trailers are cut, reviews are written, and spoilers are posted, it is…

“Mission: Impossible – Fallout” (2018): Action Figured Out (Review)

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“Mission: Impossible – Fallout” (2018): Action Figured Out (Review)

In just about every single action scene, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is asked how he’s supposed to do something. His reply: “I’ll figure it out.”…

“Ready Player One” (2018): Life Affirmation In the Oasis (Review)

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“Ready Player One” (2018): Life Affirmation In the Oasis (Review)

This review is written by someone who didn’t read the book, and didn’t need to in order to love the movie. Movies don’t speak to…

“Pacific Rim Uprising” (2018): Soulless, Superficial, yet Still Fun (Review)

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“Pacific Rim Uprising” (2018): Soulless, Superficial, yet Still Fun (Review)

Pacific Rim is my favorite film by Guillermo del Toro. It was my #3 favorite movie of 2013. I co-founded a gaming clan named after…

“Rogue One” Is Not Canon

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“Rogue One” Is Not Canon

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story contradicts the established facts of Star Wars. Merits of the film aside, it is, for that reason, an illegitimate…

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (2016): The Sudden Silencing of Inspiration (Review)

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“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (2016): The Sudden Silencing of Inspiration (Review)

Can a film functioning presented as a prequel to a much-beloved work of genuine art craft or rework its inspiration into a valuable and resonant…

“Room”(2015): What Moms Can Do (Review)

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“Room”(2015): What Moms Can Do (Review)

When you feature a child character in a novel that goes through some pretty rough times. Doing a faithful adaptation to the screen has got…

“The Martian” (2015): Solving Problems into the Future (Review)

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“The Martian” (2015): Solving Problems into the Future (Review)

This movie was made by the guy whose first breakout feature (Alien) came with the tagline: “In space, no one can hear you scream.” Ridley…

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…

“Profile of a Killer” (2012): Try to understand his mind (Review)

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“Profile of a Killer” (2012): Try to understand his mind (Review)

This week I read a message on Facebook about an article about an inmate’s last meal while he was on death row. The man was…

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