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Mad Max: Fury Road Review: Oh, What A Lovely Day

George Miller released the original Mad Max way back in 1979, using a ridiculously low budget and a little known future star named Mel Gibson.  With it’s insane stunts and over the top action it …

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Avengers Age of Ultron Review: Blockbuster At It’s Best

When Marvel brought us The Avengers, it was arguably the biggest movie ever made.  Biggest when you consider the number of star actors involved, the combination of so many multi-million dollar blockbuster franchises and the …

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Ex Machina Review: The Intelligence Isn’t Artificial

Deus Ex Machina: a god introduced by means of a crane in ancient Greek and Roman drama to decide the final outcome. The ‘deus’ of course means god or diety, the ‘ex’ means from our out-of, …

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lost river

Lost River Review: Gosling’s Dark Detroit Drama

I love Detroit.  It’s the city that I live, and work, and it’s home to many of my favorite places and things.  It’s a city that is a husk of it’s old self, but is …

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It Follows Review: Still Want To Fool Around?

Sex equals death. The idea that young adults having sex in a horror movie being a death sentence is a common and accepted stereotype. It was commonly used in the horrors of the 80’s and …

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The Salvation Review: Simple But Effective Revenge Western

I’m a huge fan of the western.  It’s a genre with it’s own rules, and it has provided us with some of the greatest films of all time, particularly in the middle of the 20th …

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Focus Review: Can Will Smith Land The Big Con?

Will Smith hasn’t been very busy lately.  He’s been quiet since 2008 basically, with a brief reemergence to make Men In Black 3 and the critical failure that was After Earth.  It looks like he’s …

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Kingsman: The Secret Service Review: Ultra Violent, Outrageous, But Fun

Kingsman: The Secret Service has been called a spy movie spoof.  It’s not that.  Right from the get go, it’s clear that Kingsman is more like a spy movie on crack.  The very first scene …

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Selma Review – A Powerful Portrayal

It took close to half a century to get a biopic about Martin Luther King Jr. made. One of the most influential men in the history on our world, whose words have been immortalized and …

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A Most Violent Year Review: Oscar Is Oscar Worthy

Every year there are a number of films and actors who get snubbed at the Academy Awards.  I only complain when it’s really, really egregious because the fact is, when you’re talking about a snubbed …

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