James Bond: The Craig Era (2006 - )

Casino Royale

A fifth outing for Pierce Brosnan was being written as late as 2004, even though the rights to Fleming’s inaugural Bond tome Casino Royale had come into Eon’s possession in 1999. Although Brosnan’s last outing as 007 had been his highest ...

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List of the Best Movies of 2012

Best Films of 2012As the curtain comes to a close on the 2012 movie season, it's time to not only marvel at the year that featured an unprecedented share of history-making blockbusters and budget-busting bombs, but also a time to look over a list of the best films this spectacular ...

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Quentin Tarantino: Screenwriting Pioneer - Part One of Three

Quentin Tarantino - A Writing PioneerIf one needed to sum up who Quentin Tarantino was in one word, I think the best one would be “pioneer.” He ushered in a new wave of film that is replicated over and over again, ad nauseum, until the entire pool...

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Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Vote LINCOLN as Best Film of 2012

Lincoln - Movie ReviewThe Dallas-Fort Worth film critics association, of which we are proud members, has voted Steve Spielberg's historical epic Lincoln as the best film of 2012, according to the results of its 19th annual critics' poll released today. Rounding out the composite list of the top 10 films of the year were as follows ...

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Quentin Tarantino - 1990s Directing - Part Two of Three

Quentin Tarantino - 1990s WritingIf one needed to sum up who Quentin Tarantino was in one word, I think the best one would be “pioneer.” He ushered in a new wave of film that is replicated over and over again, ad nauseum, until the entire pool...

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Quentin Tarantino - 2000s Directing - Part Three of Three

Quentin Tarantino - 2000s DirectingIf one needed to sum up who Quentin Tarantino was in one word, I think the best one would be “pioneer.” He ushered in a new wave of film that is replicated over and over again, ad nauseum, until the entire pool...

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Movies to Look Out for in 2013

Movies coming in 20132012 saw the silver screen with sequels and remakes of superhero films, film adaptations of best-selling novels, and end-of-the-world stories. The Mayan Apocalypse trend also had its impact on the movie industry, lending the concept of time running out, and horrific images of  ...

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The Hollywood Pinup Throughout Cinematic History

Hollywood Pinups Throughout Cinematic HistoryFrom Betty Grable in a one-piece bathing suit peering saucily over her shoulder into the eyes of millions of American soldiers fighting in WWII, to the iconic shot of Ava Gardner slinking in a skimpy leopard leotard against an animal print backdrop, Hollywood pinups have tickled the ...

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Superman on the Big Screen - Part 1 - The Donner Era

Superman: The MovieTo celebrate the bravery of a new creative team, and a new actor, in the upcoming Man of Steel, we will explore all of the Superman films leading up to its release, and see if Henry Cavill can become Kalel of Krypton for a new generation ...

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Superman on the Big Screen - Part 2 - The Lester Era

Superman IIITo celebrate the bravery of a new creative team, and a new actor, in the upcoming Man of Steel, we will explore all of the Superman films leading up to its release, and see if Henry Cavill can become Kalel of Krypton for a new generation ...

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Superman on the Big Screen - Part 3: The Misfires

Superman IV: The Quest for PeaceTo celebrate the bravery of a new creative team, and a new actor, in the upcoming Man of Steel, we will explore all of the Superman films leading up to its release, and see if Henry Cavill can become Kalel of Krypton for a new generation ...

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Superman on the Big Screen - Part 4: A Fresh Start

Man of Steel - Movie ReviewTo celebrate the bravery of a new creative team, and a new actor, in the upcoming Man of Steel, we will explore all of the Superman films leading up to its release, and see if Henry Cavill can become Kalel of Krypton for a new generation ...

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2013 Fall Movie Preview

2013 Fall Movie PreviewIt's that time of year. The time when theaters sweep up the popcorn, mop the aisles, and restock refreshments as the curtain closes on another hectic summer movie season of lycra-tighted superheroes and sugar-charged kiddos. But more importantly, it's ...

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Do We Really Need Disney’s New Proprietary Movies Anywhere Digital Locker?

Disney Movies AnywhereIf trying to figure out how to use Ultraviolet wasn’t already difficult enough, we now have yet another "digital movie locker" storage-retrieval-repository thingy in which to house our digitally downloaded movies.

Walt Disney Studios just announced it has launched Disney Movies Anywhere, a proprietary, cloud-based digital locker that gives movie fans access to Disney's digital library of over 400 Disney, Pixar, and Marvel Studios movies to watch on the computer, iPad, iPhone, or Apple TV.

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List of the Best Post-Apocalypse Movies

Post-apocalypse thrillersEver since images of Fritz Lang's expressionistic epic Metropolis flickered on a wall somewhere in Germany back in 1927, Hollywood has been enamored with visions of what may become of our society in the face of extinction and mass dehumanizaton.

Following is a list of our favorite apocalyptic nightmares in no particular order. Your favorite didn't make the list? Let us know about it in the comments section

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A Critic's Dirty Laundry

A Critic's Dirty Laundry‘Top’ lists are an unending phenomenon that spawn articles in magazines, books, TV shows, fan sites, and, in the world of movies, unending discussion/debate on which ones make the cut. As a young movie lover, it was always fun to talk about which ones were my favourite. A discerning pallet...

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13 Films Perfect for Halloween Night

13-for-halloween-smSo you’re throwing a party on Halloween night and, while the ghouls and boils are still ringing your doorbell and pulling pranks in the neighborhood, you want something to set the mood. Decorations are out. The jack-o’-lanterns are lit. Cobwebs spread throughout the house. Yet, 

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The ALIEN Franchise: The Ripley Saga Pt. 1

Alien (1979)With Alien: Covenant about to hit screens in 2017, we thought we’d take a trip back and explore one of the most successful and often turbulent franchises in cinema history. This six part article series will take you from the beginning, through all the twists and turns, all the way through to Ridley Scott’s latest entry into the Alien legacy.

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Have Yourself a Scary Little Christmas

Have Yourself A Scary Little Christmas

Christmas is a stressful time of the year. Everybody knows this, but no one is ever prepared for just how stressful the act of decorating houses, stringing lights, and putting up Christmas trees actually is. Suddenly, everyone – even those ruddy-faced carolers outside the living room window – becomes annoying and demanding of your time. Almost suddenly, the idea of ...

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The Top 10 Films of 2016

Hell or High WaterAs the curtain draws on the 2016 movie season, it's time to not only marvel at the year that featured a number of history-making blockbusters and budget-busting bombs, but also time to look over a list of the best films this spectacular year had to offer ...

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The ALIEN Franchise: The Ripley Saga Pt. 2

Aliens (1986)With Alien: Covenant about to hit screens in 2017, we thought we’d take a trip back and explore one of the most successful and often turbulent franchises in cinema history. This six part article series will take you from the beginning, through all the twists and turns, all the way through to Ridley Scott’s latest entry into the Alien legacy.

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The ALIEN Franchise: The Ripley Saga Pt. 3

Aliens (1986)With Alien: Covenant about to hit screens in 2017, we thought we’d take a trip back and explore one of the most successful and often turbulent franchises in cinema history. This six part article series will take you from the beginning, through all the twists and turns, all the way through to Ridley Scott’s latest entry into the Alien legacy.

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Five Beers: In Defense of the Trashier Side of Cinema

Drive InI saw the last flick to ever be shown at a drive-in close to my hometown. Ark Vue Drive-In Theater was its name. Sadly, it is now a fucking Wal-Mart. But, damn, you could get close to 300 automobiles inside the lot during its prime. The drive-in theater roared successfully straight into the beginning of the 1980s. Everything about the experience...

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