Movies

Elysium │ Review

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There is even greatness somewhere beneath the surface of 'Elysium.' But the film doesn’t do the needed digging to bring out its potential. It definitely packs a punch. It just doesn’t know where to aim.

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Fruitvale Station │ Review

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There were very few people in attendance when I saw 'Fruitvale Station,' but every one of us sat in shocked silence as the credits rolled. This is a film that deserves open and thoughtful discussion about why young men like Oscar Grant wind up in such situations and how we as a society can prevent this from happening again.

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The Conjuring

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'The Conjuring' has everything that I look for when going into a horror film – relatable characters, strong writing, a balance between the male and female lead and a suspenseful atmosphere that lasts the entire film.

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[Infographic] Evolution of the Zombie

Zombies are everywhere these days. From the popularity of 'The Walking Dead' to Brad Pitt's summer blockbuster 'World War Z,' you'd have to be from the Land of the Dead yourself to be unaware of this trend. But just when did zombies become a popular horror trope and when did they become such a big part of our cultural awareness?

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The Wolverine | review

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Freed from the onerous task of having to tell Logan’s convoluted origin story, 'The Wolverine' plumbs the popular anti-hero’s tortured psyche and emerges with introspective gold while also delivering the kind of ballistic, berserker action that fans expect of the character.

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Pacific Rim – Review

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In a summer where most of the big, event movies have been overly cheerless, 'Pacific Rim' arrives like a titan to defend moviegoers from the gloom of monster blockbusters. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have the strength to prevent a' barrage of clichés from beating it down.

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The 5 best bowling movies of all time

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Movies featuring bowling are extraordinarily rare. Sadly, the majority of bowling movies are lowbrow comedies such as 'King Ralph' or 'She’s Out of My League,' limited-appeal documentaries like 'League of Ordinary Gentlemen,' or whatever the hell 'Sorority Babes in Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama' is. Still, there are some that not only feature this great sport but are also great films.

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Badlands – Review

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Terrence Malick's 'Badlands,' in many ways, feels like the movie that Quentin Tarantino has spent his entire career trying to make. It is an astonishingly confident effort by a first time filmmaker, and one that remains a touchstone for others even decades later.

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Much Ado About Nothing – Review

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Once the limitations and quirks of 'Much Ado About Nothing' are accepted, the film’s strengths become abundantly clear. Even within the limitations of a micro-budget and dated dialogue there’s a tremendous feeling of playfulness and freedom within the film.

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World War Z – Review

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'World War Z' has the star, the budget, the scope; all it needs is a smarter script and the will to be better. Done correctly, zombie movies don’t need ripped throats and smashed heads to be good, but they do need guts and brains.

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Why People Love the Zombie Apocalypse

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The truth is people really don’t love the idea of a zombie apocalypse. They only think they do, and largely because of the way the Zombie Scenario is presented to us. In this post, I’ll talk about the things that make the Zombie Apocalypse Scenario so attractive and more appealing than other apocalyptic scenarios.

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