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24 August 2014

Jon Favreau’s Chef

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Much like the Cubanos and three-cheese Paninis created throughout the film, Chef warms the soul like a favorite comfort food. The underlying story of the film revolves around reuniting a …

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20 August 2014

And the Molar of the Story Is… – Ernest and Celestine*

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Ernest and Celestine is simply a film of cuteness and beauty. The 2012 animated film manages to be bothcharming and endearing while still containing some dark and serious dramatic moments, …

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17 August 2014

The Continuing Adventures of Hiccup and His Vikings

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The first How to Train Your Dragon film took a tired storyline premise and managed to rework it with good characters, visuals and humour. Not unlike the blockbuster Avatar (which …

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12 August 2014

A King, a Genie, and so Much More

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Many years ago, I remember being obsessed with saying “Good Morning, Vietnam” as a young kid.  I was probably five or six, but I remember this loud boisterous guy bringing …

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11 August 2014

The Where’s Waldo edition of Godzilla

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It’s inevitable that Godzilla will be compared to its former American incarnation. The 1998 Roland Emmerich film of the same name followed the same tropes established by his other disaster …

A Most Wanted Man

07 August 2014

A Most Wanted Man

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At the halfway mark of A Most Wanted Man, I felt decidedly… sleepy. I saw it almost on a whim, on a Sunday morning when I’d already seen all the …

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06 August 2014

Hooked on a Feeling

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One of the major pluses to Marvel building a complicated, interconnected multiverse (that also happens to be the most profitable thing around right now that’s not called Frozen) is that …

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24 July 2014

Segel and the Ages of Man (aka “a review of Sex Tape“)

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As the Apatow crew approaches REAL adulthood- sailing past the heady days of child-like freedom and adult-like access to beer- they’ve all branched off into their own style. Rogen has …

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17 July 2014

Boyhood

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Somewhere in the two-hours and forty-two minutes of Richard Linklater’s masterpiece you’ll find your mind wandering. Not because it’s boring or not engrossing but because Boyhood is a movie about …

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14 July 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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When Rise of the Planet of the Apes came out, it was met with a tidal wave of surprised praise. How did a movie starring a sleepy James Franco i- …

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28 June 2014

Transformers: Loud and Obnoxious

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… oh wait I’m sorry, the Tagline is Age of Extinction? Yes, Transformers is 165 minutes, and there were times I was hoping a dentist drill would come in a …

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26 June 2014

Trailer Park Boys: Don’t Legalize It

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Trailer Park Boys is the show that fans constantly say goodbye to and yet they always welcome it back with open arms. At this point, the show has ended on …

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24 June 2014

Obvious Child

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I thought a lot about the lighter side of male privilege while watching Obvious Child. As a woman obsessed with social justice (especially the particular form of social justice that …

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16 June 2014

The Ballad of Rinku & Dinesh

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Million Dollar Arm isn’t really a movie smart, discerning people are supposed to love. It’s Disney live-action feel-good goofiness starring a beloved actor who’s being paid exorbitant amounts of money …

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