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Rogue One almost stands alone

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 19, 2016 16:00:43 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

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 16, 2016 16:33:09 December 16, 2016 16:33:09

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

Sebastian Stan makes the leap

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 14, 2016 15:21:03 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?

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 13, 2016 20:06:30 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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Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston in Office Christmas Party

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 13, 2016 17:31:19 December 13, 2016 17:31:19

On the heels of Bad Santa 2 comes Office Christmas Party, another sub-par Christmas “comedy” in which actors play characters that are more like guesses about what real people are like than representations of actual human people. But besides being a Christmas movie this is also an office comedy that seems to have been entirely by people who have never set foot in a real office. Full Story

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The F8 of the Furious

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 12, 2016 18:29:14 December 12, 2016 18:29:14

The eighth Fast/Furious movie has an official title and it is The Fate of the Furious and somehow, miraculously not F8 of the Furious. To whoever chooses the names for these movies—YOU HAD ONE JOB. How do you not name it F8 of the Furious?! It’s RIGHT THERE. You can do 2 Fast 2 Furious but you’re too good for “F8”? Oh, well, look who’s a big fancy man in his big fancy pants, using full words instead of number-word hybrids to title his movie. Full Story