Category Archive: Movies

Films On HBO: “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” (2015)

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) feels like the mildly cynical indie alternative to the already indie-feeling The Fault in Our Stars (2014), a film which, if you remember I loved,… Continue reading

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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Spoilers The hinge on which the Hero’s Journey turns is the Crossing the Threshold. The moment the hero makes the choice to answer the call to adventure. This is dramatically compelling. A character,… Continue reading

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”: Flight and Empathy

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Here’s the one with all the spoilers! Because you love me, you’ve hopefully read my generalized, vaguely non-spoiler review of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, in which I spoke lightly about the movie’s… Continue reading

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is a Force to Be Reckoned With (Spoiler-Free Edition)

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Pun intended. What I really hate is when critics that positively review a space sci-fi story call it “stellar”. Isn’t that just terrible? The funny thing about this review was that I wrote… Continue reading

“American Ultra” Review

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American Ultra is a hyperviolent and marijuana infused action film written by the stoner (assumed) nerd who brought us Chronicle and directed by the dude who did Project X. You know, that terrible, soulless party… Continue reading

“Trainwreck” and the Perpetuation of Adolescence

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Trainwreck is a current film in which Amy Shumer shooms and amies her way through a movie playing a character named Amy while she Amy Shoomers her way through a vapid job in the… Continue reading

Netflix Review: “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby”

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It takes a lot for me to be surprised by the way a movie is made. I’m not talking about jump-scares or even the horror genre; I’m talking about the process of filmmaking and… Continue reading

“Ex Machina” Review: Unsettling Techno-Cautionary Tale

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Imagine if a brilliant wunderkind founded Google at the age 13. It’d make Mark Zuckerberg look like a chump. Now imagine it’s a near future, in a time where this kid is now… Continue reading

“The Avengers: Age of Ultron”: A Delightfully Familiar Novelty

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“Ultron” is the kind of movie that needs no introduction. Even if you’re a lazy MCU fan like myself and skipped “Thor: The Dark World,” you know what’s going on here, and you… Continue reading

Furious Seven Review

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There are a lot of things I thought a Fast and Furious film could achieve. Making an audience weep was not one of them. As if to prove me wrong, James Wan delivered… Continue reading

Netflix: “One Day” Review

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Messing with time is a funky thing. The Doctor would have us believe it’s all wibbly wobbly and very dangerous, yet storytellers have been playing with it for as long as stories have… Continue reading

Corey’s Film Favorites from 2014

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In no particular order: X-Men: Days of Future Past Hugh Jackman is the heart of the X-Men franchise, despite his first stand alone (ish) movie being the worst of them all. DoFP took… Continue reading

Off the Cuff Reactions to DC Universe’s Movie Lineup Announcement

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Earlier today, Kevin Tsujihara, head of the studio over at Warner Bros (who controls movie rights to DC Universe) announced a very deep and very ambitious timeline for movies in the foreseeable future.… Continue reading

NYCC Day 3

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Today was a much simpler day but filled with some incredible content. After getting our panel passes for Marvel’s Daredevil Netflix Exclusive Panel we spent the next few hours checking out the rest… Continue reading

NYCC Day 2

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Early start today but well worth it. Step one was a beeline for the the ticket line for the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. panel; a great idea because those tickets went within minutes. Then… Continue reading

NYCC Day One Recap

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Today was the first day of NYCC and it was incredible. Here are the awesome things I got to do! Started the day with a Disney panel. The panel featured Big Hero 6… Continue reading

“Tomorrowland” Teaser Trailer Arrives

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It was easy to forget about this one. It’s deep, deep in the Mystery Box. A technique writer Damon Lindelof surely adopted from JJ Abrams. Well now it’ll be impossible to forget about… Continue reading

“The Maze Runner” Astounds with a Predictably Indecipherably Labyrinthian and Nebulously Insufferable Plot

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Don’t ask me what The Maze Runner was about because I have absolutely no idea. It’s got a story about as cryptic as its titular labyrinth. Sure, I sat through two hours of forced dialogue and… Continue reading

Growing Up With Richard Linklater’s Inspiring “Boyhood”

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Marketed as a film “12 years in the making”, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood follows the character of Mason Evans, Jr. from the ages of six to 18. His parents are divorced, and his mother… Continue reading

“Guardians of the Galaxy” Podcast Discussion

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Corey and Liam carved out some time to riff on some thoughts relating to the absolutely stellar Marvel film “Guardians of the Galaxy”. Take a listen here!

“Guardians of the Galaxy” Review

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Think of your favorite Marvel film. Now think of your favorite moment in that film. I have good money betting it’s a character beat, not an action set piece. Mine? I can’t tell… Continue reading

Movie Review: “Snowpiercer” Shocks and Awes

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I grow restless with my media. It’s a thing that I do. As a teenager I would devour my books, video games, and movies with reckless abandon — especially my RPG’s and JRPG’s.… Continue reading

How To Train Your Dragon 2 Review

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How to Train Your Dragon was released in 2010 and it blew me away so much that it easily topped my favorites list of the year. Inception was released in 2010. This is a… Continue reading

“Edge of Tomorrow” Review

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It is easy to deride the state of the modern blockbuster. Sometimes it feels like we have been overwhelmed by Transformers, Marvel and their clones, remakes, reboots, reimaginings, adaptations, and recreations. Each of… Continue reading

Best of Netflix: “Mud” (2012)

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Some of the best films out there are the ones you just can’t watch casually. They are almost a task to watch because of their gravity, and when you reach the end, they weigh heavily… Continue reading