Category: Film

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The Problem With Motivational Documentaries

There’s a recurring problem with documentaries these days, specifically the call to action ones. The point of them is to make you feel motivated to get involved and to educate yourself, and to take action right? However this is all…

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The Best Shakespeare Movie Adaptations

A lot of us encounter Shakespeare in the classroom, going from student to student reading it out loud. It was the most boring part of the entire day for some, and when students didn’t appreciate the masterful storytelling by Shakespeare, they usually…

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What’s New in Theatres this weekend

Movie studios have tried to avoid from releasing any major titles in the time period between franchise titans James Bond and Hunger Games so it appears we will be seeing mainly low-profile movies getting wide releases. Warner Bros. has The…

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“A Walk In The Woods” Review

Inspired by the best-selling book by Bill Bryson, “A Walk in the Woods” was at first conceptualized by Robert Redford as a venture that would reunite him onscreen with “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” co-star Paul Newman. However, when…

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Sequels That Beat Their Original

It’s very uncommon, but it does happen. A sequel actually turns out better than the original movie. Maybe it’s an improvement in the camera work, effects, story, etc. The original wowed us, but the sequel blew us out of the…

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5 Greatest Sci-fi Movies of All Time

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) The first line of this movie, spoken 30 minutes in, was “Here you are sir, Main level, please.” There is no debate concerning 2001: A Space Odyssey being the greatest sci-fi movie of all…

What's the Perfect Length of a Movie

What’s the Perfect Length of a Movie

Watching a movie can either be rivetting or extremely boring, and it all boils down to the length of it. Sometimes the best theatrically filmed movies can come off as quite boring as the movie progresses – simply because everything…

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Straight Outta Compton Review

There’s no mystery about the US box office’s embrace of Straight Outta Compton, the story of the rise of West Coast gangsta rap. The country’s recent cases of police brutality prove that things haven’t changed much for young African-American men since…