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With more than a handful of films under their belt (and more in the way), you would think you have seen everything from Marvel Studios, and yet they found a way to cure our superhero-film-numbness with Dr. Strange. Even when following a heroe’s-journey-paint-by-numbers formula, boy, do they know how to

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Last night I had the pleasure of seeing episode three of season three of The Avengers.  This episode was titled Doctor Strange.  It was directed by Scott Derrickson and written by Jon Spaiths, Derrickson, and C. Robert Cargill. I want to make it clear up front that my quasi-facetious comparison

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Jack Reacher
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The first Jack Reacher was better than it had any right to be. Steeped in generic action tropes that were more at home in a Dolph Lundgren film, Jack Reacher had no right being a $60 million Tom Cruise film. But in the hands of writer-director Christopher McQuarrie, Reacher toyed with those tropes on its

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The Girl on the Train
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For better and worse, The Girl on the Train will always be tied to Gone Girl. Paula Hawkins’s debut novel was almost immediately anointed “this year’s Gone Girl.” To this day, The Girl on The Train is still compared – unfavorably – to Gone Girl. Such was the case for the book, and now is the case for

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  Director/Writer: Nacho Vigalondo. Actors: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, and Dan Stevens. Alcoholism and addiction is devastating both for the person going through this disease and the people around them. And in director Nacho Vigalondo’s new movie, COLOSSAL, the devastation is very literal in the form a Godzilla-esque creature. Anne

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Deepwater Horizon
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The Deepwater Horizon horizon on April 20, 2010 resulted in the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history, with 4.9 million barrels worth of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico. Eleven crew members lost their lives and another 17 were injured in the disaster. Six years later, the inevitable film version

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  William Shakespeare once said ‘Let’s kill all the lawyers’ but what he should’ve said was ‘Let’s kill all of the rats.’ Morgan Spurlock (Supersize Me) explored the horrific nature of the most unstoppable type of vermin that plagues nearly every city on the planet, rats. You’d never expect a

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  Fantastic Fest is often able to pull of some amazing tricks. Among them are the famed secret screenings which always prove to be well worth whatever effort was put in to finagle a ticket and usually end up in the front row early. Fantastic Fest 2010 will always go

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Director: Amat Escalante. Actors: Simone Bucio, Ruth Ramos, Jesus Meza and Eden Villavencio.   I love Mexico. It’s my home country and a beautiful place. However, most cinema that comes out of the home land has a tendency of being either a gang, drug movie, or immigrant story. So of

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  Director: Julia Ducornau. Actors: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabat Nait Oufella, Laurent Lucas and Joana Preiss. People fainting, storming out, or being kicked out of screenings are nothing new to film festivals. Never mind that most attendees or press are exhausted, drunk, and malnourished half of the time. RAW is

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Queen of Katwe, opening this weekend, tells the true-life story of Phiona Mutesi, a young girl living in poverty in Uganda who becomes an international chess champion.  The film is lovingly directed by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding) and stars David Oyelowo (Selma, Jack Reacher), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave,

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  How far would you go to protect a lie? How far would you go to uncover the truth? This classic battle of ideals has been the central theme of many a Hitchcock-ian thriller, and they don’t always deliver. Whey they hit, they are some of the best films around

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The Magnificent Seven
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We need more Westerns. Brimming with the optimism of a country still being forged, the genre was a mainstay in Hollywood for decades. Back in the day, all of the biggest stars made Westerns. John Wayne. Paul Newman. Jimmy Stewart. The list goes on and on. Modern day stars like

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Hell or High Water
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Chris Pine may be living the good life thanks to his role as Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek franchise, but he also seems to embrace the movie star life as much as he runs from it. From insane roles in Smokin’ Aces and Stretch to indie fare like Z for Zachariah, more

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This week Disney is releasing a remake of the 1977 film Pete’s Dragon.  Co-written and directed by indie darling and Dallas, TX native David Lowery, the new Pete’s Dragon is a beautiful and emotional ride that people of all ages will enjoy.  It stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Wes Bentley, Robert

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Suicide Squad
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Suicide Squad should’ve been a home run. A film starring a who’s who of DC Comics villains, including The Joker, Harley Quinn and Deadshot? Sounds like a blast. It should’ve wiped away the bad taste of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Instead, it only exacerbated the problems surrounding the DC Extended Universe.

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