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“Deadpool”: The Vanity of It All

Deadpool tells the tale of a snarky titular superhero (Ryan Reynolds), and the R-rated humor keeps you laughing the whole way through. Buoyed by great word of mouth, I went to this pic which I might have otherwise skipped, because I’d rather drill a hole in my head than watch another superhero franchise movie. I…

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Movie Review

For young people (the Millenial Generation and younger), Star Wars: The Force Awakens might be the highest quality Star Wars released in their lifetimes. The second trilogy does not compare to the original trilogy, and the original Star Wars movies have not aged well. What was cutting edge in 1977 looks cheesy and ancient to much of the young…

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Crimson Peak: Haunted Hiddleston is Hot

I love seeing horror movies, because it is quite difficult to make a good one. For every classic like The Shining or The Blair Witch Project, there seem to be several crappy Paranormal Activity sequels to get through. But finding a real gem is worth it. The thing about Crimson Peak is that you think…

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Long Live Julianne Moore! Freeheld Movie Review

Full disclosure: I work as an independent contractor at the Twitter Headquarters in downtown San Francisco, and sometimes various luminaries stop by on their press tours. This week I came to work and found out Oscar-winner Julianne Moore would be visiting with Ellen Page to promote Freeheld—the true story about Laurel Hester whose fight to…

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“The Martian” Movie Review: Disco Rocks On Mars

Gaining momentum with great word of mouth (and currently sitting pretty with 94% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes), The Martian starring Matt Damon might be a pop culture moment from 2015 we talk about for years to come. It might not have been that way, as Damon used the press junkets for The Martian to put…

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Sicario: Emily Blunt Enters Heart of Darkness

War is being waged right in front of us, and Sicario explores the battle within Mexico and the American border towns while posing some interesting questions about morality. A “sicario” is a Mexican slang term meaning “hit man.” The word is symbolic of the carnage wrought by the battle over narcotics. Emily Blunt stars as…

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BLACK MASS: Cumberbatch Is Depp’s Brother?

What ludicrousness is this? Johnny Depp is Benedict Cumberbatch’s brother? That’s really believable. And I suppose Pegasus unicorns will start flying out of my sphincter. Black Mass, the Johnny Depp-driven tale of Boston kingpin Whitey Bulger, asks us to believe that Johnny Depp’s sibling is Benedict Cumberbatch. Je ne comprend pas. The movie starts off with…