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Bat Man v Superman: Was It That Bad?

By now you might have heard that critics have savaged Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (currently 29% on Rotten Tomatoes), and despite this Warner Bros. can make it rain on the haters. At time of writing, the movie has already brought in half a billion in box office receipts worldwide. Which goes to show that even…

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“10 Cloverfield Lane” Movie Review

Every family has one. You see it all the time on Facebook and other social media: the conspiracy theorist. Whether they are 9-11 Truthers or trying to convince you about FEMA camps, almost everyone has that one outspoken friend or relative that you simply KNOW has a bunker built in their backyard complete with iodine…

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“The Witch” Movie Review: The Devil You Know

Puritan New England doesn’t look like it was very much fun. The fashion is a disaster. The log cabins are drafty. And remember toilet paper hadn’t been invented yet. The setting of the movie The Witch reminded me of the camping trips from Boy Scouts that I hated, because I’m basically the human version of…

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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…