Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Conjuring Review: The Anti-Ambien

Are you suffering from an excess of restful sleep?  Does the thought of letting yourself fall into the warm, soothing embrace of a nightly REM cycle just fill you with dread?  You could drink a cup of coffee or five, … Continue reading

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Scorsese Spotlight: The Last Temptation of Christ (The Cinematic Frontier)

Louis from The Cinematic Frontier was so kind as to submit review for both this film and Hugo for my ongoing Scorsese Spotlight segment, and I was so unkind as to forget to post them after he had sent them … Continue reading

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The Wolverine Review: Once More, With Ninjas

Of all of the tactics used by companies to promote a product, my favorite in a simultaneously ironic and serious sense is the “We Fixed It!” strategy.  Whether it’s Domino’s basically admitting that its old recipe was garbage or Apple … Continue reading

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The Way, Way Back Review: The Perks of Being an Awkward Teenager

The coming of age story has never been anything new.  From The Breakfast Club to Stand By Me to Juno, there’s just something about the subject of growing up that seems to offer unlimited potential when it comes to basing … Continue reading

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The World’s End Review: The Wright Stuff

This evening I had the pleasure to attend an advanced screening of Edgar Wright’s apocalyptic follow-up to the incredible Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead; The World’s End.  The event began with a mandatory marathon of what is now … Continue reading

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The Fine Line Between Determination and Stubbornness

Seeing as I’ve been complaining about it for the past six months or so, many of you are probably aware that I made a pledge earlier this year to see every nationwide release of 2013 in theaters.  The reasons for … Continue reading

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Movies I Should Have Seen By Now: Weekly Wrap-Up 7

It’s time again to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the Box Office and return to the movies that really matter in a little segment I call Movies I Should Have Seen By Now.  Every couple weeks … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim Review: Salvation Through Jaeger-Bombs

Oh anticipation, thou art a heartless bitch at times.  You fill our hearts with hope and our minds with thoughts of endless possibility, building our excitement to the levels which make disappointment all but inevitable.  From a philosophical angle, this … Continue reading

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Two Cents Worth: Best/Worst of 2013

Well, we’ve officially reached the halfway point for 2013 so I thought I might mold today’s Two Cents Worth to that theme.  I’d love to hear from all of you as to what is your favorite and least favorite film … Continue reading

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June Wrap-Up: Whoooaaa We’re Halfway There!

Well, we’ve officially finished the first half of 2013 and so far I have stayed true to my pledge to see every nationwide release that comes out this year (well, xx% true… goddamn you Tyler Perry).  So far the year … Continue reading

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