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Will Smith in Collateral Beauty

December 22, 2016 16:44:39 Posted at December 22, 2016 16:44:39
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SPOILERS because this movie is INSANE Based on the trailers, you probably think Collateral Beauty, aka Will Smith’s holiday movie, is some kind of twenty-first century It’s A  Wonderful Life, where the universe conspires to convince a sad schmuck that he’s better off being a sad schmuck, and he should learn to appreciate the little things that go with being a sad schmuck, like pleasant memories and warm air sometimes. Full Story

Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence Passengers, the best worst movie of the year

December 21, 2016 15:32:11 Posted at December 21, 2016 15:32:11
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SPOILERS because everything wrong with this movie is the plot Passengers starts out like it’s going to be an existential sci-fi horror movie, something along the lines of Ex Machina, perhaps, where the science fiction premise is used to examine questions of morals and ethics, and the plot revolves around a small cast trapped together, forcing them to work through the moral math problems set before them. Full Story

John Wick is TOTALLY that guy

December 20, 2016 16:20:51 Posted at December 20, 2016 16:20:51
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A new trailer for John Wick: Chapter 2, aka one of my favorite movies of 2017, was released yesterday and this movie continues to look completely f*cking rad. We actually get a little sense of the plot in this one, as John Wick turns down a job which results in a guy sealing his fate as a future victim of John Wick by putting out a contract on John Wick. Full Story

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Blade Runner’s potential answer

December 19, 2016 20:03:24 Posted at December 19, 2016 20:03:24
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Blade Runner is one of the most influential sci-fi films of the last thirty years, building off the dirt-and-muck aesthetic of Star Wars and the headier, more philosophical engine of 2001: A Space Odyssey. So it’s only natural, in our current nostalgia-driven culture, that a beloved classic be revisited for the twenty-first century. Full Story

Rogue One almost stands alone

December 19, 2016 16:00:43 Posted at December 19, 2016 16:00:43
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The first spin-off of the Star Wars cinematic universe, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, starts on a familiar path: Trouble comes to a remote farm, where the hero of the piece is left orphaned. Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones Full Story

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Sarah’s Top 10 of 2016

December 16, 2016 16:33:09 Posted at December 16, 2016 16:33:09
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Captain America: Civil War Paying off years of story and character work, and servicing a cast numbering in the double-digits, somehow Civil War doesn’t collapse under its own weight. It delivers on both the action front, with the best superhero battle ever filmed, and the character front, executing the best single character arc in a superhero franchise (Cap), and it also has the balls to have the heroes lose in the end. Full Story

Harry Styles’s acting debut

December 15, 2016 18:10:22 Posted at December 15, 2016 18:10:22
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Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan’s inevitable World War II movie – it’s practically a rite of passage for male filmmakers of a certain age to make a WWII movie—released its first trailer yesterday, marking the official acting debut of Harry Styles Full Story

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Sebastian Stan makes the leap

December 14, 2016 15:21:03 Posted at December 14, 2016 15:21:03
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Over the last couple years Sebastian Stan has enjoyed a visible career bounce thanks to Marvel, picking up roles in big-deal movies, like The Martian, and Steven Soderbergh’s return to feature film, Logan Lucky, as well as higher profile indies like We Have Always Lived in the Castle. Full Story

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Bryan Cranston and James Franco in Why Him?

December 13, 2016 20:06:30 Posted at December 13, 2016 20:06:30
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Why Him? is more than just a Christmas comedy, and more than a fish-out-of-water, meet-the-family tale. It’s a deep philosophical exploration of the inescapable loneliness that haunts us all, which is inevitably exacerbated by the tide of false cheer and forced goodwill that is the holiday season. Full Story

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