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Now on Netflix: THE OA Review

By at April 3, 2017 | 9:46 pm | 0 Comment

Now on Netflix: THE OA Review

3.5 / 5 stars If you’ve seen Brit Marling act, you know that her strength – if you choose to call it that – is being overly emotive. Onscreen she is a deep feeler of feelings, a wrencher of guts. An even greater strength is Marling's ability to find or create projects that let her do her thing, requiring her to wrinkle a well-groomed brow or share a moment of more...

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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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