I’m actually a big fan of single-setting films. When done right, putting the focus on characters rather than exploring different locations can make for an interesting, engaging, and emotional viewing experience. Such is the case for “The Wall”, a war thriller that sees a pair of U.S. Army soldiers pinned down by a sniper in a cat and mouse game that leaves viewers on the edge of their seats waiting to see what happens next.
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The final trailer for “War of the Planet of the Apes” has landed with around two months to go before the release of the third film in the much-loved reboot series. As one of the summer’s most anticipated releases, this final look at the film has a lot to live up to and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. I broke down some details and took a closer look at what we can expect from this third “Apes” adventure.
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Aliens and extra terrestrials have been a staple of almost every kind of creative media for a long as space has fascinated the creative minds of our own world. That fascination has given birth to some of the greatest films of all time as aliens tend to be a great tool to inspire fear and love and even tackle more thought provoking themes. With the highly anticipated “Alien: Covenant” being released this weekend, I took a look at some of the best alien encounter films out there.
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Say what you want about Amy Schumer, she knows her style of comedy and she does it well. She had a certified hit on her hands not long ago translating that humor to the big screen with “Trainwreck” and she’s at it again with the action comedy “Snatched”, fittingly released in time for Mother’s Day. While it may not be the greatest comedy you’ll ever see, “Snatched” is a solid hit full of fun action, effective one liners, and unapologetic gross out and sex-based humor that helps it shine well above the mediocrity of its paper-thin story.
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It’s common for remakes, reboots, and other new takes of old stories to insert a bit of unique flair into the tales we all love and adore. However, this doesn’t always work. In fact some things are better left with their clichés intact. Thus is the case for “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”, a film by Director Guy Ritchie that, while a rather a somewhat entertaining fantasy epic, tries a bit too hard to insert some youth and modern charm into one of fantasy’s most beloved literary and cinematic figures with all the wrong results.
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Movies are a form of art, and thus sometimes a few errors or oversights slip through the cracks. When these errors impact the outcome or logic of a story they are known as plot holes and eagle eyed fans love to point them out when given the chance to challenge the cohesiveness or realism of films from some of cinema’s worst to its very best. However not all of these plot holes are really plot holes at all when you take a closer look. I did just that, creating a list of ten supposed plot holes that are actually resolved in the films where they take place.
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Biographical movies are hit and miss, but once in a while you get a gem in the same vein as “The Revenant” where biographical details are mixed with action and intrigue to create and engaging and adventurous story. That is the case with “The Lost City of Z” (pronounced “Zedd”), which follows the adventures of Percy Fawcett with Charlie Hunnam in the starring role. With Hunnam also starring in this weekend’s potential franchise starter “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” I decided to give his other early 2017 project a viewing and I wasn’t disappointed.
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It’s been 35 years since “Blade Runner” first hit theaters and the long-awaited sequel is ready to hit the big screen. We finally got our first good look at what the film will be offering as Warner Bros. released the official trailer on May 8 with a lot to see and enjoy. So I took a closer look at the trailer and broke down a few details that I found to help you guys get excited about the film which will be released this fall.
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Superhero films aren’t just for comic book fans. While many of the most popular and well-done hero films have been based around superheroes that first came to life in the pages of comics, quite a few have focused on completely original heroes who bring their own sense of justice to the big screen. With “Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2” lighting up theaters over the weekend, I took at look at ten of the most notable non-comic superhero films of all time.
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe has become a movie-making juggernaut and the poster child for the creation of an extended universe since 2008. It has been so successful that the studio found a cinematic hit with some of its more obscure characters in 2014 with the massively entertaining “Guardians of the Galaxy”. The long awaited followup had a lot to live up to and has been one of the year’s most anticipated films. The final product is, to use a single word, “awesome”!
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It’s the weekend many have been waiting for! “Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2” finally hits theaters this weekend to kick off the summer blockbuster season and continue Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So to prepare for this weekend’s fun I took a look at ten fun facts about the film you should or might want to know going into the theater.
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One of Stephen King’s most popular book series is finally coming to life as Sony has released the first trailer for the highly anticipated cinematic take on “The Dark Tower”. The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Idris Elba, and Tom Tyler in a tale of two worlds, our world and an alternate one whose fates are intertwined through a conflict between a Gunslinger and an evil sorcerer. I took a look at the trailer and broke it down to take a closer look at what we can expect from this upcoming sci-fi adventure.
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