Tag: Movies

Draft Day Dissapoints

Draft Day Dissapoints

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04/11/2014

Ah, Draft Day. One of the most exciting times of the year for football fans, filled with expectations and hopes for a new year of athletic excellence. This is a subject sure to arouse a lot of interest in football fans, and the allure of the draft, with all of its drama, is sure to…

Are remakes really that bad?

Are remakes really that bad?

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04/05/2014

Every couple of years, there seems to be a rush of articles written about Hollywood’s remake culture, most recently brought on by the upcoming (and totally baffling) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, courtesy of Michael Bay. There’s always a great deal of lamenting the loss of originality in movies, pining for the good ol’ days…

New Captain America is a mild improvement

New Captain America is a mild improvement

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04/04/2014

Captain America is back! The World War II hero who helped save the world in Captain America: The First Avenger and The Avengers has returned, once again fighting to save the world. Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, and Scarlett Johansson all reprise their roles working for the fictional defense organization, S.H.I.E.L.D. in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.  In an exciting…

The novel thing about movies

The novel thing about movies

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03/29/2014

For about as long as there have been movies, people have been making books into movies. The urge makes sense, as many of humanity’s greatest stories had already been written down by the time motion pictures had emerged. Even today’s bestsellers, like The Hunger Games trilogy or Gone Girl, are being adapted into films. Because…

Satbotage will bore you to death

Satbotage will bore you to death

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03/28/2014

Featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger, one of the most prominent action movie stars of all time, Sabotage follows the time-honored plot of money being stolen and people being killed. But, with a movie like this, the plot is not what people go to see. What matters is a high body count and lots of gunfire, and on…

Divergent is indefinitely bland

Divergent is indefinitely bland

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03/22/2014

Ever since the success of the Harry Potter film franchise, a lot of young adult book series have been adapted for the big screen to cash in on that popularity, most notably Twilight and The Hunger Games. The newest addition is Divergent, based on the novel by Veronica Roth. Given that the concept of the…

Bad Words is obscenely good

Bad Words is obscenely good

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03/21/2014

Bad Words is a film that could have easily gone sour. The premise sounds like something that would promise a dull story and empty crass humor. But luckily for us, star and first-time director Jason Bateman manages the film in such a way that avoids both of these and comes out with something pretty funny….

Brick by brick: The Lego Movie is a breathtaking creation

Brick by brick: The Lego Movie is a breathtaking creation

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02/07/2014

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 for the world, this has not yet come to fruition. This is actually the cast list for The Lego Movie, the new animated feature from…

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