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Ready Player One is the nadir of fanboy culture

Sarah Posted by Sarah at April 2, 2018 13:44:11 April 2, 2018 13:44:11
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Ready Player One is Steven Spielberg’s latest movie, a return to his populist roots and the escapist fantasies for which he is most famous. Based on poet Ernest Cline’s novel of the same name, RPO is a fanboy’s love letter to nostalgia and gatekeeping and now it’s been enshrined by Steven Spielberg himself. Full Story

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Is Rogue One the next blockbuster disaster?

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 12, 2016 14:46:16 August 12, 2016 14:46:16

It’s been a bad year for blockbusters. With but few exceptions—pretty much just Deadpool and Captain America: Civil War—blockbusters have disappointed and underperformed, with the carcasses of more than one disaster strewn behind summer’s unforgiving wake (see also: Warcraft, Independence Day: Resurgence). Full Story

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