Articles tagged: Movie Reviews


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O Aquaman, O Aquaman, Or 12 movies that made it possible

[Disclaimer: I am an aggressive Marvel fan, and in all fairness, probably should not have been allowed to review this movie. My phone lock screen is a high quality .png... Read more

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Trailer Takes: Sicario 2: Day of Soldado, Eighth Grade, and Tag

Sicario 2: Day of Soldado – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIMChzE_aCo Sam: Mixed feelings from me on this one. Soldado is the sequel to Sicario (2015), a violent, unfettered foray into the war against... Read more

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The Voice‘s Favorite RomComs

In honor of Valentine’s Day, Voice staffers wrote about their favorite romantic comedies to get them through this fake holiday! When Harry Met Sally I got stood up on New... Read more

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Job (Half) Well Done: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Brings Laughs but Lacks in Depth

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot makes perfect sense—under certain conditions. It is undoubtedly the combination of directors Glenn Ficara and John Requa’s (Crazy, Stupid Love) rom-com orientation, writer Robert Carlock’s (30 Rock;... Read more

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Not Your Average Underdog: Egerton Delivers in Charming Eddie the Eagle

The Winter Olympics probably don’t receive the credit they deserve. Sure, it’s fun to get fired up about Shaun White, but how often do our nation’s children huddle around the... Read more

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Mouthy and Magnificent: Reynolds Makes Deadpool a Manic Success

After about a minute of watching Deadpool, it is abundantly clear that the film is not taking itself the least bit seriously. Instead of listing the standard rundown of actors... Read more

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Et Tu, Brolin? An Ensemble Cast Carries the Coen Brothers’ Hail, Caesar!

The Coen Brothers have become cinematic chameleons. Over the course of their career, they have moved from the absurdly comical, The Big Lebowski, to the darkly comical, Fargo, to the... Read more

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The Boy: Clichéd, Innovative, Or Both?

Toeing a fine line between cliché and innovation, director William Brent Bell’s newest horror movie, The Boy, gets audiences screaming as it spins the tale of a doll replacing the... Read more

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Imperfect Storm: The Finest Hours Fails to Make a Splash

Despite having a thrilling storyline and an amazing ensemble of actors to work with, Disney fails to create a truly moving cinematic experience with its newest movie The Finest Hours.... Read more

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A New Kind of Old-Fashioned: The Classic Romance of Carol

The thing about most great romances, and romantic films in particular, is how much they rest on what is implied, and how they can fit maximal meaning into minimal gesture.... Read more

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Grin and Bear It: The Revenant is a Tour-De-Force For Its Director and Actors

No one likes a show-off. There are undoubtedly some moments throughout Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant that feel as if the director is simply showing off what he can do... Read more

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Lost in the Woods: The Forest Succumbs to Tropes of Terror

Horror movies are hard to get right, often in danger of becoming a string of clichés and cheap scares. Unfortunately, 2016’s first horror flick, The Forest, director Jason Zada’s first... Read more

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Smoke and Mirrors: Bay’s 13 Hours Celebrates Benghazi Heroes, Derides U.S. Intelligence

You can’t tell the good guys from the bad guys. Jack Silva (John Krasinski) hears this line early in 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, and the rest of... Read more

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Ferrell and Wahlberg Reunite to Butt Heads in Daddy’s Home

Tension caused by a biological father‘s return home to meet his kids’ new stepfather may be a familiar theme to many, but director Sean Anders raises it to absurd proportions... Read more

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Jennifer Lawrence Shines in Dull Joy

David O. Russell has been enjoying something of a boom period as of late. His last three films—The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook, and American Hustle—have all enjoyed considerable commercial and... Read more

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Tour de Force: Abrams Reinvigorates the Star Wars Franchise

“Luke Skywalker has vanished.” These four words kick off the seventh installment of the Star Wars saga, The Force Awakens. An unbelievable amount of hype has surrounded the film since... Read more

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An Artist’s Touch: Hooper, Redmayne, and Vikander Make The Danish Girl A Delicate Triumph

Today, movies about LGBTQ characters are often relegated to a subgenre—Netflix has a whole category of “Gay & Lesbian” movies that is often left untouched by many simply because of... Read more

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Best of 2015: Movies

1.) Mad Max: Fury Road: Mad Max: Fury Road is a brilliant revival of a franchise long considered to be dormant. Tom Hardy takes over for Mel Gibson as the... Read more

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New Hendrix Biopic Emerges from the "Purple Haze"

  Music biopics have a tendency to rear toward hagiography, as the stars they depict often end up falling into the stereotype of tortured genius or underdog who bucked the... Read more

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Brick by brick: The Lego Movie is a breathtaking creation

Chris Pratt. Will Ferrell. Elizabeth Banks. Will Arnett. Morgan Freeman. Sounds like the recipe for a well narrated Television crossover Parks and Recreation, Arrested Development special, doesn’t it? But unfortunately... Read more