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    The Shallows Review
    Posted in: Movies

    Dark water is scary. Like, really scary. It’s a common trend in horror films. And a trend that isn’t likely to fall off anytime soon. But if it does, it’ll be the next example of a horror revival, since the fear of the unknown isn’t something that’s likely to go away. The Shallows is the next in […]

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    Love & Mercy Review
    Posted in: Featured, Movies

    As a child, there wasn’t a roadtrip my family took without the Endless Summer cassette playing our way across the endless terrain that my dad insisted on driving. Sure, there were plenty of surf classics on there, but my brother and I were always partial to some of the mid-tape songs such as “Girl Don’t Tell Me.” […]

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    Poltergeist: A Retrospective Review
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    Oh, it’s here, and this one hurt. Walking into this, I, like most horror veterans, knew it’d be terrible, but I ended up leaving the theater absolutely mortified and disgusted; mortified by the craptastic quality, and disgusted by the positive reactions of the audience, who probably don’t know what they’re missing in an age where […]

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    Unfriended Review
    Posted in: Movies

    Where to begin with this one… The mere existence of Unfriended feels like an insult to horror altogether. To me, it comes across as a corporate cash in designed to cater to the MTV tweens with unlikable, market-theorized, poorly written high school stereotypes using the latest “hip” technology for cheap scares. Toss in some “happening” […]

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    It Follows Review
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    To describe It Follows as wasted potential would only be scratching the surface. Here you have a setup reminiscent of other classics akin to The Ring, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and even Halloween to an extent, and they’ve managed almost completely squander a good idea. In this critic’s opinion, contrary to the mixed to high […]

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    Love and Engineering Review
    Posted in: Movies

    When determining a language for love, we think to the Western Europeans. This refined and chivalrous structure has created a fog over the idea of romance. Romantic languages originating in Spain, France and Italy provide a framework for what we all chase in a partner. With our expectations skewed to a time hundreds of years […]

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    Sponge Out of Water Review
    Posted in: Movies

    Are ya ready, kids? Your favorite animated sponge has reached another milestone with his second theatrical release. Can you believe it, kids? What can you say about SpongeBob? He made history invading the mainstream back in the ‘90s, becoming a cultural phenomenon, and continues going stronger than ever today with his new movie. Like it […]

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    2015 Oscars Predictions: What Will Win And What Should
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    Best Picture American Sniper Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan, Producers Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole, Producers Boyhood Richard Linklater and Cathleen Sutherland, Producers The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson, Producers The Imitation […]

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    Whiplash Review
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    When the blood begins to spurt from the webbing between his thumb and his forefinger, seeming to splash in time with the unrelenting jazz drumbeat, you just want it to be over. In fact, you wanted it to be over three minutes ago, when you could see the post-traumatic stress already beginning to form in […]

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    The Babadook Review
    Posted in: Featured, Movies

    I should start by saying that if you’ve ever had to look under your bed for monsters or check to make sure your closet door was closed while you slept, this film is not for you. The critically acclaimed Australian film, The Babadook, which might be described as a psychological thriller, resurfaces all the fears […]