Evil Dead – Review

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I'll give the remake of 'Evil Dead' this much: it sure was pretty, visually. However, this incarnation lacks female strength and focuses instead on how vulnerable and weak women are.

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G.I. Joe: Retaliation – Review

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You can't have G.I. Joe without Cobra and you can't have Cobra without Cobra Commander and Destro. But G.I. Joe: Retaliation woefully neglects these central characters which the first movie went to great lengths to set up.

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Warm Bodies – Review

Riding on the phenomenal success of the Twilight series and The Walking Dead, Warm Bodies, based on the novel by Isaac Marion, arrives just at a time when the public is ripe for a zombie version of “Beauty and the Beast.” That’s fortunate because this is one of the finer …

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Oz: The Great and Powerful – Review

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A step forward from 2010’s Alice in Wonderland, Oz: The Great and Powerful is able to mix beautiful cinematography with a well-constructed story and well-developed characters. Where Alice failed, Oz comes on strong and is an example of what Disney should continue to do if the company decides to continually remake the classic …

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Grrrl Power: Why Female Superheroes Matter

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Within superhero mythology there exists room for women to exhibit just as much power as men and be celebrated as well. Whether it’s Buffy from Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Raven from Teen Titans, female superheroes are able to hold their own against powerful male (and female) super villains that threaten the world they vow to protect.

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Cabin in the Woods – Review

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(**caution:  may contain spoilers**) There are two potential ways to view Cabin in the Woods, and two ways in which it may have been constructed, as entertainment or as criticism. It attempts to make the most of both and, unfortunately, is less for it. The concept of the film, established …

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Prometheus – Review

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Prometheus begins with a standard but solid literary SF premise - scientists searching for the origin of life - but ends in a typical sci-fi movie fashion.

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Skyfall – Review

Although, as with many Bonds, the globe-trotting middle portion drags, Skyfall is all the expected fun of the best Bonds, with a surprising amount of depth.

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