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Pete’s Dragon: a reason to go to the movies

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 26, 2016 19:54:39 August 26, 2016 19:54:39

So far, it’s been kind of a sh*t year for film. The highlights have been incredibly high (Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Green Room, Swiss Army Man, Captain America: Civil War), but they’re vastly outnumbered by a slew of utter dreck, and more than once this year, I’ve had to force myself to go see a movie while feeling like I simply couldn’t sit through two more hours of garbage when I could be doing something else with my time, like punching myself in the face repeatedly. Full Story

Kubo and the Two Strings: Who is watching this?

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 26, 2016 16:06:15 August 26, 2016 16:06:15
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The animation house Laika makes beautiful jewel-box movies, all done in distinctively macabre stop-motion animation, and even when their aesthetic leans into “ugly on purpose” territory—as in their two previous films, ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls—their films are visually stunning. Full Story

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Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, and Ben Foster in Hell or High Water

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 26, 2016 15:02:34 August 26, 2016 15:02:34
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Sometimes you try to get to a movie to review it, but it keeps not working out, and you start to think that maybe you should just let this one go. I had just about reached that point with Hell or High Water when my schedule finally lined up and I made it to a showing of the movie, and man am I glad I stuck with this one, because Hell or High Water is GREAT. Full Story

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Two Assholes

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 25, 2016 14:54:11 August 25, 2016 14:54:11
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In today’s “There’s Absolutely No Way This Ends Badly” news, Sean Penn and Mel Gibson are going to star in a movie together. The movie, The Professor and the Madman, is an adaptation of Simon Winchester’s book about the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary, and Gibson will play the professor, and Sean Penn will play the madman. Full Story

More Thor & Loki

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 23, 2016 20:14:59 August 23, 2016 20:14:59
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Filming continues in Brisbane for Thor: Ragnorak, which means yet more photos of Thor and Loki walking around in civvies (I love how, in street clothes, Loki always looks like the older sibling). Now that everyone in Australia knows where they’re filming, crowds are gathering to watch the goings-on, and it seems like the cast is being pretty cool with the crowds. Full Story

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Nobody You Care About in Ben-Hur

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 23, 2016 17:18:09 August 23, 2016 17:18:09

In case you missed it, Paramount’s adaptation of Ben-Hur—already an iconic 1959 film starring Charlton Heston—sh*t the bed in a BIG way over the weekend, becoming one of the biggest flops of the summer. So, naturally, I went to see it. Full Story

Charlie’s “unique love story”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 23, 2016 14:06:22 August 23, 2016 14:06:22
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Drake Doremus’s movies are always about love. Like Crazy was about love. And Equals was about love. And the people who are in love are young and hot. According to The Hollywood Reporter, his next movie is, once again, about love. And the stars of his next movie are really, really hot. Full Story