Kick-Ass 2 REVIEW

Kick-Ass 2 is the second film based on Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.’s hit comic series about people in the “real world” deciding to follow their comic book icons by fighting crime as costumed superheroes. But the grounded view …

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Upstream Color REVIEW

Written by Guillermo Troncoso. Upstream Color is the brain-child of Shane Carruth, a former software engineer that made a noticeable splash in 2004 with Primer. Primer was a unique, albeit challenging, collision of ideas and sci-fi influences. Carruth’s $7000 indie …

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What Maisie Knew REVIEW

Written by Douglas Whyte. What Maisie Knew, co-directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel, is a contemporary adaptation of Henry James’ 1897 novel of the same name. Set in Manhattan, it details the tumultuous divorce of a recklessly selfish couple …

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Elysium REVIEW

Written by Guillermo Troncoso. Neill Blomkamp burst onto the scene with District 9, a unique sci-fi film that blended genres and film-making styles while providing both social commentary and blockbuster entertainment. Many proclaimed that sci-fi cinema had an original new …

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We’re the Millers REVIEW

Written by Rebecca Marie Taylor. In Ron Marshall Thurber’s raunchy comedy, the laughs may be cheap, but they definitely keep ‘em coming. While some of the plot twists are fairly predictable, the narrative moves along quickly and there isn’t a …

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Pain and Gain REVIEW

Written by Guillermo Troncoso. Scattered “action” sequences aside, there’s barely an explosion (well, there’s one) or car-chase to be found amongst the bizarre plot, which can only be based on a true story. Yes, this is pretty different for a …

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The World’s End REVIEW

Written by Zac Platt. After proving that no comic is unfilmable with Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, writer/director Edgar Wright reunites with star and co-writer Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and producer Nira Park for the third instalment in the so-called …

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Mood Indigo REVIEW

Written by Christopher D. Bruce. “Colin put down his comb and, arming himself with a nail clipper, beveled the corners of his shaded eyelids to give mystery to his gaze. He had to repeat this often because they grew back …

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Now You See Me REVIEW

Four magicians are given cards telling them to go to a particular location. A year later they are known as ‘The Four Horsemen’ and are holding a spectacular performance funded by a wealthy businessman (Michael Caine). During this performance the …

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The Wolverine REVIEW

Written by Zac Platt. With two to three years passing between each film, and some pretty embarrassing (though financially successful) entries over the last 13 years, things were looking pretty grim for Fox’s X-Men movie franchise. Before X-Men: First Class …

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This is the End REVIEW

Written by Adam Carson. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have written and directed This is the End, a disaster-comedy loosely adapted from a 2007 short film entitled Jay and Seth Versus the Apocalypse. The film focuses on Rogen and Jay …

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The Way, Way Back REVIEW

Written by Guillermo Troncoso. Ah, the awkward teenager. Cinema’s beloved subject matter has provided audiences with countless young, troubled protagonists that remind us all of a time that was full of confusion and heartbreak. The Way, Way Back’s graceless adolescent …

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Before Midnight REVIEW

Written by Guillermo Troncoso. Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine’s (Julie Delpy) story began around eighteen years ago. They met each other on a train in Europe and ended up spending a night together in Vienna. That was Before Sunrise, a …

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