Month: October 2016

REVIEW: Westworld – “Contrapasso”

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The following is a spoiler review of the fifth episode of Westworld – Developed by Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy

In the fifth episode of Westworld, the Man in Black (played by Ed Harris) says goodbye to one of his companions, Dolores (played by Evan Rachel Wood) and the boys – William (played by Jimmi Simpson) and Logan (played by Ben Barnes) – go on a mission for someone called ‘El Lazo,’ and Dr. Robert Ford (played by Sir Anthony Hopkins) meets with one of his guests. (more…)

Halloween 2016: 5 Horror Films To Watch

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It’s the creepiest time of the year! Halloween is almost always an enjoyable thing to celebrate, and, at the very least, you have an excuse to dress up and watch horror films all day. Today, I wanted to list five films that I think you should watch this Halloween.

It’s way too easy to just name one of the Halloween films, so I’m not going to do that, but these are all films I really enjoy watching, even if horror isn’t my favorite genre at all. So, without further ado, let’s get to it.
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REVIEW: Doctor Strange (2016)

Theatrical Release Poster - Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Theatrical Release Poster – Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

The following is a review of Doctor Strange. The reviewed film was seen in IMAX 3D.

At this point, people expect a lot from Marvel Studios. Doctor Strange is the fourteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and most of these films have been pretty well-received. Still, Doctor Strange is a bit of a risk, seeing as it is introducing magic and beings from other dimensions to the universe.

While Doctor Strange has to introduce its own corner of the universe with just this film, Marvel Studios has been releasing these films in a smart way. Marvel Studios has, essentially, been preparing moviegoers for this kind of film with Thor, Ant-Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy.
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REVIEW: Dirty Grandpa (2016)

Poster - Lionsgate

Poster – Lionsgate

The following is a quick review of Dan Mazer’s Dirty Grandpa.

In 1975, Robert De Niro – my favorite actor of his generation – won an Academy Award for his performance as Vito Corleone in The Godfather Part II. In 1981, De Niro won his second Academy Award for his performance as Jake LaMotta in Raging Bull. Then in 2016, one of De Niro’s worst films was released. Let’s talk about Dirty Grandpa.
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REVIEW: The Witch (2016)

Release Poster - A24

Release Poster – A24

The following is a quick review of Robert Eggers’ The Witch.

Robert Eggers’ The Witch takes place in 17th century New England, and it follows a family that has been banished from a Puritan plantation. They build their new home right outside a giant forest, and soon the mother of the family gives birth to a new child.

But, one day, that same child disappears while playing with his big sister, Thomasin (played by Anya Taylor-Joy). Her mother (played by Kate Dickie) blames Thomasin for the child’s disappearance, but it is revealed to the audience that it had been taken by an old witch who lives in the forest. (more…)

How Lucky Are We?

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We live in the greatest time to ever be a fan of something. There are new comic books coming out every week, comic book movies are getting Oscar nominations every other year, people stand in line every month to watch the next big spectacle, and, most of the time, these spectacles are about the characters we love. (more…)

REVIEW: Westworld – “Dissonance Theory”

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The following is a spoiler review of the fourth episode of Westworld – Developed by Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy

In the fourth episode of Westworld, Dolores (played by Evan Rachel Wood) follows William (played by Jimmi Simpson) and Logan’s (played by Ben Barnes) bounty hunt. Meanwhile, the Man in Black (played by Ed Harris) find the next clue in his search for the Maze: a woman with a certain tattoo, and, elsewhere, Theresa Cullen (played by Sidse Babett Knudsen) has a meeting with Dr. Ford (played by Sir Anthony Hopkins) to discuss the future of the park.
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