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What I Really Thought of Last Year’s “Ender’s Game”

Last year’s Ender’s Game film had about 907 listed “producers.” I figured that wasn’t a good sign, especially when two of those producers were the Hollywood equivalent of Harry and Lloyd from the popular comedy film, “Dumb and Dumber”. I’m … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “X-Men: Days of Future Past”

Bryan Singer had his work cut out for him with his new X-Men movie, X-Men: Days of Future Past. I’m not necessarily referring to the tricky subject matter—which involves time-travelling and alternate histories and multiple Wolverines—as much as I am … Continue reading

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5 Stupid Things About Alfonso Cuarón’s “Gravity”

I recently took another look at Alfonso Cuarón’s 2013 film, Gravity, curious as to whether I’d been too hard on it with my original movie review. With a second viewing, I wanted first to see how well the special effects … Continue reading

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“Riddick” Review

It’s official. By muscling through to a third movie, the “Riddick” franchise survived a messy suicide attempt. After the surprise success and lasting popularity of Pitch Black, writer/director David Twohy did something naughty: he decided to shift the genre for his … Continue reading

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“Blue Jasmine” Review

First thing’s first: this is another “serious” one. A lot of people went into Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen’s latest offering, with smiles already plastered to their faces. Just waiting to laugh. Those same people ended up leaving the theatre thoroughly … Continue reading

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“Dr. Sleep” Review: Part 3 (of 3)

Dr. Sleep by Stephen King, Review: Part 3 (for Part 1, click here) Stephen King, you’re better than this! I found the whole second half of Dr. Sleep so predictable I felt like I had a case of the shining myself. I … Continue reading

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“Dr. Sleep” Review: Part 2

Dr. Sleep by Stephen King, Review: Part 2 (of 3)(for Part 1, click here) Horror novels can live and die by their villains. Today, let’s talk a bit about the villains of Dr. Sleep: the True Knot. I went into this … Continue reading

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“Dr. Sleep” Review: Part 1

Dr. Sleep Review: Part 1 (of 3) When Stephen King first announced he was hard at work on a Shining sequel, he spilled some details that made a lot of people—including myself—raise an eyebrow. Apparently, the book was going to feature … Continue reading

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