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Ant-Man (2015)

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Ant-Man (2015)

Based on the number of ants present in this movie, I suppose we can thank our lucky stars he wasn’t called Roach-Man. Within the vast population of Marvel characters, Ant-Man is one of the goofiest of superheroes, and seemingly the narrowest in terms of functionality. The challenge in the new Ant-Man movie is to effectively […]

| July 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Rifftrax Live! Sharknado 2: The Second One (2015)

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Rifftrax Live! Sharknado 2: The Second One (2015)

It is difficult to describe the irony of the fact that within the span of one week I’ve seen Jaws and Sharknado 2 on the big screen – a better July at the movies does not reside within my recent memory. If those two movies played on a double bill at a drive-in theater this […]

| July 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Minions (2015)

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Minions (2015)

You just have to smile when you see The Minions. They’re cute, happy, jolly little fellas with a babbling speech pattern, a drive born of basic instinct, and a talent for being loyal to a fault. They’re like happy-go-lucky little boys who are mischievous but not malicious despite their lot in life. As supporting characters […]

| July 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Jurassic World (2015)

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Jurassic World (2015)

The message from Jurassic World is crystal clear: Man is an idiot. That’s right, man is a thoughtless creature more dangerous than any dinosaur; a creature led by hubris and the pursuit of the all-mighty dollar. That, at least, is what you take with you when the movie is over. Perhaps this is a commentary […]

| June 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
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San Andreas (2015)

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San Andreas (2015)

San Andreas is exactly what you think it is – it’s a disaster movie with a capital D. The trailers deliver what they promise: a catastrophic event rocks Southern California while our foreground heroes run from falling concrete blocks, power lines, glass, tidal waves, wrecked cars and falling buildings. Meanwhile, your standard lone-nut scientist decries […]

| May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

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Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

No one would really blame you if you approached Avengers: Age of Ultron with a bit of weariness. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is now in its seventh year, and each release is a massive tentpole event, the size of which is usually reserved for The Super Bowl or The World Series. Yet, if you’re the […]

| May 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre creates an atmosphere that is comparable to rotten meat.  Believe it or not, I mean that as a compliment.  There’s a lot of death and decay in this movie, a lot of rotten, messy decomposition.  What is unsettling is that this atmosphere hangs heavy over long silences in which nothing […]

| January 16, 1974 | 0 Comments
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Cocksucker Blues (1972)

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Cocksucker Blues (1972)

Eternally ebbing just around the edges of cinema lore exist a handful of films that, for one reason or another, you were never meant to see.  Whether legal or personal, the reasons behind such decisions more or less guarantee that someone, somewhere is going to doggedly pursue the film until a copy is unearthed.  Take, […]

| October 29, 1972 | 0 Comments
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