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The Wolverine

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Last year we were “treated” to another X-Men movie. Not necessarily one that we were demanding for though. I mean, I loved the Wolverine character, but lord knows I didn’t want to see anything related to X-Men Origins. Not to mention we had just seen the start of the First Class series, and it looked super promising. When I saw this last year, I thought it was boring, inconsistent, and a bit…

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(7/25) Hercules, Lucy,

This week, action movie fans get their fill with Hercules and Lucy hitting theaters. And more fans of the artistic side of cinema get treated to their annual dose of Woody Allen.

Top Three Movies You Didn’t Realize Had Scarlett Johansson

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Scarlett Johnasson has had her major successes in her career, both as a sex symbol, a very serious actress, and both at the same freakin time. Whether it’s Lost in Translation or The Avengers, we always love to watch Scarlett be Scarlett. But there’s movies that we don’t really know she was in. Or, at least for me, they were movies I watched and said “WHOA!! NO WAY!! Is that Scarlett…

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The Purge: Anarchy

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I have to eat my words a bit. In my trailer screening for this, I said skip it, and the reality is I actually enjoyed it.

The first Purge film was horrible. It was such an intriguing idea that fell completely flat. You know a movie is bad when little old musician-by-night me can think of a better idea in the same world as this story. But instead of getting morals questioned and awesome creepy…

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Planes: Fire and Rescue

Planes: Fire and Rescue

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Okay. So, this wasn’t…awful?

Actually, I mean that genuinely. I know I said that this wasn’t going to be worth a thing in my trailer screening, but in reality, I definitely didn’t hate this movie as much as I thought I would. It definitely wasn’t good, and it didn’t make a whole lot of sense. But…it didn’t…make…NO sense…ish.

Okay, but seriously. Planes: Fire and Rescue is a clear improvement over…

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Plan 9 From Outer Space is So Bad It’s…

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There’s no point in an article series if we don’t take a look at the one movie that’s considered to have started the whole idea of “So Bad It’s Good”.  Widely considered the worst film ever made, somehow the film maintains a positive RT score of 66% and an enormous cult following. It’s directed by the infamous Ed Wood, a director from the late 40s through the 70s who directed not one but two of…

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The World’s End

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I love Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Lord knows I also adore Edgar Wright (SO depressed when I heard he dropped Ant Man). The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy is my favorite group of comedies, and the first two are nothing short of masterpieces. Last year this weekend, I went and saw the latest and final addition to the trilogy, The Worlds End. I gave it a perfect score. A year later, do I still…

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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I love this new series. Each one breathes new life into an otherwise tired action glut of movies, in a bizarre but wonderfully thematically poignant story that works on many levels. This was a wonderful movie, filled with enough to satisfy anyone looking for whatever they’d like in either a summer blockbuster or a great movie.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes picks up 10 years after the original…

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(7/18) Planes: Fire and Rescue, The Purge: Anarchy, Sex Tape

Looks like we’re getting a really lackluster week. Between a lame looking animated sequel, an awesome wasted concept, and a lame comedy, we’re really getting treated to some Grade C crap.

Top Three Worst Spin-Off Movies

Top Three Frank Grillo Movies

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Planes is a crap movie. But it’s based off of a franchise and studio I enjoy rather a lot. It was really heart breaking to see a separate studio, one responsible for those direct to DVD disney sequels we all hate, taking charge of this bland premise and somehow making it even more bland. This week, in honor of the Hollywood adoration of spinoffs, reboots and sequels, here’s my three least…

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Begin Again

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I think there’s only one way for me to effectively review this movie. I’m going to start with a quick pair of lists. The first list is going to be three things I like about this movie. The second is going to be three things I didn’t like about this movie. So here it is.

Reasons I liked this movie:

1) Everyone in it was super strong in their performances – Mark Ruffalo in particular was…

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Pacific Rim

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Ah, yes. Pacific Rim, the wonderfully over the top robot action flick. Transformers meets Godzilla, Gundham meets Guillermo Del Toro. A year ago, I gave this movie a 4.5/5 and was incredibly excited about it. I thought it was dramatically interesting, visually stunning, and actually pretty damn engaging. But now a year’s passed by, and I’ve rewatched the film on my little 3D TV. So, does it hold…

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(6/11) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Boyhood, Rage

(6/11) Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Brothers,

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This is a great week of movies, as we look towards another entry into the new Planet of the Apes franchise, a movie 12 years in the making (actually taking 12 years to film), and …. oh boy….

Well we’ll get to that… First, let’s look at Apes!

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The original Planet of the Apes series benefited from a sharp…

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Top Three Bizarre Sounding Science Fiction Movies That ROCKED!

Planet of the Apes is a premise that will always raise eyebrows. A movie about super intelligent monkeys that take over the world? How on earth can THAT work? The original film worked as social commentary, parody of itself, and as a brilliant interpretation of a bizarre premise, one that actually opened up a lot of imagination on how it could even work. So in honor of the newest Dawn of the…

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Earth To Echo

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Earth to Echo was strange. It was a strange idea, a strange execution, and a strange resolution. The idea is a found (but cut together) footage movie about three kids riding their bikes into the middle of the desert to chase signals resonating from their phones in the form of maps. Confused yet? Yeah it’s a little all over the place. And it lends itself to some cool ideas, but then falls to other…

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