Film

Oliver Harper returns to take a look an the 1984 gem The Last Starfighter.

Retrospective / Review: The Last Starfighter (1984)

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Every Frame a Painting returns to examine the use of texting and the Internet in film.

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Divergent

by Cap'n Carrot on August 12, 2014 · 0 comments

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Based on the young adult novel by Veronica Roth, Divergent cashes in on several of the same themes that made The Hunger Games a box office success. Casting Shailene Woodley as Tris, the plucky young heroine in a dystopian future, the movie follows a similar formula of class warfare and child warriors.

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Directed by Jonathan Liebesman (Battle Los Angeles, Wrath of the Titans) and produced by Michael Bay, it’s not really a surprise that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles isn’t a good movie. What is surprising is the fact it isn’t mind-numbingly awful, and at times it even borders on even being dumb fun and mildly entertaining.

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Crom! Oliver Harper returns to take us back to simpler time with his retrospective of Conan The Barbarian.

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Choosing to go where no Marvel film has gone before, Guardians of the Galaxy not only opens the door to the wider Marvel Universe among the stars but also introduces some of Marvel Studios most memorable characters. I’ve been a fan of the current team since they got together back in 2008, but I had serious doubts about how well Marvel could incorporate a group of space misfits who include thieves, killers, a genetically-enhanced raccoon, and talking tree into a mainstream sci-fi/action film.

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Premiering at San Diego Comic-Con here’s a new extended full-length Red Band trailer for the upcoming Sin City sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For featuring Marv (Mickey Rourke), Gail (Rosario Dawson), Dwight (Josh Brolin), Nancy (Jessica Alba), and Johnny (Joseph Gordon-Levitt). The movie opens in theaters on August 22nd.

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Wish I Was Here

by Cap'n Carrot on July 28, 2014 · 0 comments

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Ten years ago Zack Braff wrote, directed, and starred in a little film called Garden State. Over the next decade the actor continued to work in front of the camera but other than directing a few episodes of Scrubs left the work behind the camera to others. With the help of a Kickstarter campaign, Braff returns to the big screen with Wish I Was Here which features many of the same quirks of his Garden State while focusing on sensibilities that have evolved over time.

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Lucy

by Cap'n Carrot on July 25, 2014 · 0 comments

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Falling back on a long debunked myth Hollywood fell in love with years ago that somehow a person only uses 10% of their brain, the latest movie from writer/director Luc Besson casts Scarlett Johansson as a completely unexceptional young woman whose mind is opened up by a designer drug allowing her to access more and more of her “unused” brain. The result feels very much like a script where only a fraction of 10% of a person’s brain power was used to write it.

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We now have a full-length trailer for The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch as mathematician Alan Turing tasked with breaking the Nazi codes created by the German’s Enigma machine during World War II. Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance, and Mark Strong also star. The film opens in theaters on November 21st.

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