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20 September 2014

Wit, Heartbreak, and a Background in Comedy

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The Skeleton Twins is both incredibly witty, heartbreaking, and one of my favorite films of the Year, so far! If you asked me over the years which generation of Saturday …

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19 September 2014

The Oscar Race: Early Analysis

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I know what you are thinking, yes its only September, but with festival circuit in full swing, Telluride, Venice, and Toronto, it’s time to start talking about and predicting this …

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17 September 2014

TIFF ’14: War in Many Forms

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’71- screenplay by Gregory Burke; directed by Yann Demange Impish Skins star Jack O’Connell has well and truly left the fun and juvenility of Cook behind him. The whole of Yann …

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13 September 2014

Sin City 2: Is that the best you can do, you pansies?

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So, it turns out there is a window of opportunity to make a sequel to a popular ‘R’ rated movie. Based on the abysmal performance of the latest Sin City, …

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12 September 2014

Binge Watching The Purge: Anarchy

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When I first became aware of the concept behind the first Purge film, I was intrigued. I believed that the idea of a free-for-all crime night would serve well for …

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10 September 2014

TIFF ’14: The Last Five Years

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Director Richard LaGravenese did right by Jason Robert Brown and his off-Broadway masterpiece The Last Five Years. From casting to small script additions to keeping Hollywood out of it and …

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07 September 2014

What Happened to Summer 2014 at the Movies?

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The statistic all over the Internet, troubling studio executives and producers of the world, is the domestic summer box office was down 14.6 percent from last year. Some films found …

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06 September 2014

It’s OK To Be Takei

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Full disclosure: I’m a big Star Trek fan. Well, I should qualify that by saying I have no use for anything that came after Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Voyager …

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04 September 2014

Diet-her! Lots more fizz but none of the flavor – Lucy

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Allow me to explain my title, briefly. The best way I can describe Lucy is to compare it to the movie her, because they happen to have a lot in …

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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 …

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