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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…

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Ricki and the Flash

Meryl Streep leads an artist’s life as the titular character in Ricki and the Flash. Perpetually stuck in the ’80s, I’m going to agree with a blogger who wrote that Meryl Streep appears to be dressing in “Melissa Etheridge Drag” (I think someone said that on Dlisted). I totally agree, because it looks like Meryl Streep…

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“Amy” – A Beautiful Soul and an Amazing Talent

Watching the documentary Amy reminded me how much time has passed since Amy Winehouse left us. Remember Amy Winehouse? For me she symbolized this golden moment in celebrity gossip culture where there was always something funny happening in the tabloids. In fact, the first time I heard her song “Rehab” was when it was posted on Perez…

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X-MEN: Richard Nixon Looks Really WEIRD

There’s a moment when Magneto circa 1974 flies an entire baseball stadium (presumably the Baltimore Orioles, I don’t think Washington DC had a team at that time), and smashes it around the White House which is hosting a bunch of reporters and President Richard Nixon. The actor looks only slightly like the historical Nixon; in…