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Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon as Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse in this dramatic retelling of the pair’s rivalry concerning control of electricity. Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Tuppence Middleton, Matthew Macfadyen, and Nicholas Hoult also star. The Current War opens in theaters on January 19th.

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6 Movies Whose Timelines Don’t Add Up

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Hidden Meaning in Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino) – Earthling Cinema

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THE WOLF OF WALL STREET (2013): A Satirical Masterpiece – A Video Essay

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Written and directed by Greta Gerwig, Saoirse Ronan stars as a teenager struggling with life, her mother (Laurie Metcalf), and the uncertainty the future brings. Odeya Rush, Kathryn Newton, and Tracy Letts also star. The film opens in theaters on November 10th.

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Honest Trailers – Kong: Skull Island

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Screenwriting | How Kubrick Adapted ‘The Shining’ into a Cinematic Masterpiece

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Batman & Harley Quinn

by Cap'n Carrot on September 5, 2017 · 0 comments

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batman-and-harley-blu-rayBatman & Harley Quinn is Batman: The Animated Series Lite. Co-written by Jim Krieg and Bruce Timm, featuring Kevin Conroy as Batman, and set in the later style of BtAS, the straight-to-video feature has some of the feel of lesser episodes of the animated series. Sadly, it also has some stunningly bad dialogue, odd tangents (super-hero-themed restaurants and bars for henchmen) which are only loosely connected to the plot, juvenile fart jokes for the kiddies, and an over-sexualized nature that’s certainly not directed at the same audience. In other words, it’s something of a mess – although starting out be recasting one of the most iconic roles from the TV-series was a good hint that something would be amiss.

In our tale, Batman (Conroy) and Nightwing (Loren Lester) enlist the help of a reformed Harley Quinn (Melissa Rauch) to stop her gal-pal Poison Ivy (Paget Brewster) and her new partner the Floronic Man (Kevin Michael Richardson) from unleashing a virus to turn all animal life on the planet into plants.

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I Do… Until I Don’t

by Cap'n Carrot on August 30, 2017 · 0 comments

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i-do-until-i-dont-posterDolly Wells stars as a documentary filmmaker with a personal vendetta against marriage who sets out to prove that the concept no longer works in a modern world. In order to prove her thesis that matrimony should only last for seven years (with an option to renew), the filmmaker sets her sights on three unhappy Florida couples: a pair of senior citizens (Paul Reiser and Mary Steenburgen), a middle-aged couple (Lake Bell and Ed Helms) struggling with money and starting a family, and pair of free-love hippies (Wyatt Cenac and Amber Heard).

Writer, director, and star Lake Bell may have won me over with 2013’s In a World…, but her latest is severely lacking in charm (while sadly having no lack of cliche to fall back on). After an hour of insufferable characters who only really begin to show small moments humanity in the film’s last half-hour, I Do… Until I Don’t is like the first date from hell that only gets bearable as it nears its end. Even the few moments of genuine emotion we see in the last half-hour are sullied by the script falling back into the contrivance of the filmmaker’s project in its final few moments.

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Honest Trailers – Face/Off

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