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A (Hunger) Game Well-Played: MOCKINGJAY PART 2 Film Review

By at March 29, 2016 | 10:32 pm | 2 Comments

A (Hunger) Game Well-Played: MOCKINGJAY PART 2 Film Review

3.5 / 5 stars In the three short years since the first big-screen episode of The Hunger Games, the young adult genre saw two notable events: A spate of lesser – and less popular – YA film series surfaced, and The Hunger Games became the category's surprisingly solid standout. What began with a passable, mild by-the-numbers opening entry from director Gary Ross more...

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Newbies, Oldies and Goodies: STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS Film Review

By at December 21, 2015 | 1:00 am | 1 Comments

Newbies, Oldies and Goodies: STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS Film Review

4 / 5 stars The skills needed to properly rejigger the Star Wars series happen, luckily enough, to be J.J. Abrams' strong suit: Understanding popular sci-fi culture remarkably well and evolving its mythology. Abrams exhibited these talents long before Star Wars was a gleam in his eye, right on your TV screen with Lost. There, his isolated universe had sci-fi zeitgeist more...

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First STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Movie Poster

By at October 18, 2015 | 12:35 pm | 0 Comment

First STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Movie Poster

A nod to the past, a peek into the future. From a galaxy far, far away, of course. This first poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the precursor to a very busy Monday (October 19) for Star Wars aficionados/dreamers/finger-crossers, as the newest teaser premieres during Monday Night Football, and advanced tickets go on sale for the movie. Sounds like a lot of more...

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Death Race 2015 – MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Film Review

By at May 14, 2015 | 11:10 pm | 5 Comments

Death Race 2015 – MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Film Review

4.5 / 5 stars After simmering in George Miller’s fertile mind for more than a decade, Mad Max: Fury Road powers onto the screen as the director’s masterpiece and then some. It's also the creative pinnacle of the entire genre of raging, car chase films. Within the film’s dry, barren, soulless landscape there exists an astounding level of detail – demented, more...

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