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Joy (2015)

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Joy (2015)

There is a breaking point for most people, when the soul-crushing frenzy of everyday life brings them face to face with the inevitability that three things are possible for them: a nervous breakdown, a burst of brilliant inspiration, or the all-consuming threat that the rest of their life may become a den of mediocrity and […]

| February 18, 2016
Spectre (2015)

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Spectre (2015)

Even with its impressive longevity, the James Bond series has always seemed to be teetering just on the edge of becoming outdated, at least in the years since Sean Connery stepped aside. The culture, the world situation, the political climate, the technological advancements and, of course, the state of cinema itself are always threatening to […]

| November 9, 2015
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Sicario (2015)

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Sicario (2015)

There’s an effective, quiet pall that hangs over every scene of Sicario, an appropriately nervous sense that we have entered into an atmosphere of death. This is refreshingly new. Movies about federal agents at war with the Mexican drug cartels have a tendency to be very slick and unafraid to get into the messier bits […]

| October 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
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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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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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