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Zoolander 2 - Movie Review

Zoolander2 - Movie Review15 years is a lifetime in the fashion industry. It’s even longer in the one-note joke business. Yet a decade and a half after the original Zoolander walked the runway to deafening indifference, Ben Stiller and Company attempt another milking of a concept that ran its course a  ...

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The Finest Hours - Movie Review

The Finest Hours - Movie ReviewWere they not based a true story, the events depicted in The Finest Hours might feel more like the excessive by-product of Hollywood’s hyperactive imagination than something that actually happened. After all, there’s so much heroism, bravery, and selfless duty going on  ...

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Where to Invade Next - Movie Review

Where to Invade Next - Movie reviewWith giddy ambition and a newfound optimism in his sails, the new Michael Moore – a more laid-back version of his angry, hot-button, leftist self – brings us the misleadingly titled Where to Invade Next, his first film in six years, and his latest to skewer the American ethos  ...

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Ride Along 2 - Movie Review

Ride Along 2 - Movie ReviewThe unlikely comic pairing of Ice Cube and Kevin Hart gets another go-around as the dynamic duo of dysfunction continue the journey for a second installment in the Ride Along series. Perfectly positioned, once again, in the January dumping ground, Ride Along 2 should ...

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400 Days - Movie Review

400 Days - Movie ReviewThere is something powerful when science fiction goes into B-movie mode and sneaks up on audiences with head-spinning moments and WTF endings.  There’s a free-spirited agent driving these movies that gets them outside of the influence of the big studios and they   ...

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The Forest - Movie Review

The Forest - Movie ReviewOddly, Japan’s Aokigahara Forest, exceedingly dense with a tangle of trees, plants and exotic vegetation, is virtually void of any wildlife, making it eerily still and quiet.  However, this peacefulness masks a more macabre side as it is statistically the number one site for Japanese to ...

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Son of Saul - Movie Review

Son of Saul - Movie ReviewFor those of you still grousing about getting shut out of this weekend’s Star Wars ticket buying mania, might we suggest some alternative programming to counter the raucous space opera madness currently taking over theaters. Not only is the Hungarian language Son of   ...

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Movie Review

Star Wars: The FOrce Awakens - Movie ReviewI cannot imagine the pressure JJ Abrams must have felt putting this film together. Again, after a decade of waiting, the anticipation for the next chapter in the Star Wars saga, had reached new heights of expectation. After the critical failure of George Lucas’s prequel trilogy,  ...

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The Big Short - Movie Review

the Big Short - Movie ReviewThe Big Short isn’t so much a movie as it is the continuation of a movement designed to wake America the fuck up. Don’t believe me? Go watch Ramin Bahrani’s 99 Homes or J .C. Chandor’s Margin Call because messages are being delivered and audiences are paying  ...

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Brooklyn - Movie Review

Brooklyn - Movie ReviewScreenwriter Nick Hornby’s Brooklyn is, on its surface, the epitome of a classic immigrant’s tale. The cinematic roadside is littered with wonderful stories of desperate yet brave young men who leave their homes and families behind to seek a better life in America. But ...

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