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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ is as cool as it is thrilling as it is genuinely great

| July 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ is as cool as it is thrilling as it is genuinely great

“Alright fellas, what’s cooler than bein’ cool? ICE COLD! Alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, alright, alright.” – Ancient Western Proverb It’s no secret that the “Mission: Impossible” movies are cool. They exist to be cool. But this fact was turned up to 11 in 2011 with Brad Bird’s fourth entry into […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Paper Towns’ is engaging enough to ignore its flaws

| July 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Paper Towns’ is engaging enough to ignore its flaws

Confession: I didn’t finish reading “Paper Towns,” but I legitimately started reading it at a bad time — right before finals started kicking my ass. If you want to read a great review of the book, check out Lifestyle Editor John Lineberger’s review of it right here. I felt a little disingenuous going into the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Vacation’ brings the R-rated laughs in spades

| July 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Vacation’ brings the R-rated laughs in spades

The original “Vacation” was one of the first R-rated films I ever watched, and while the film — at least by today’s standards — is pretty tame, I still felt pretty badass amongst my fifth grade peers. But despite this landmark achievement in my life, the remake of “Vacation” never really came on my radar as […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Southpaw’ is an important sports movie if there ever was one

| July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Southpaw’ is an important sports movie if there ever was one

I’m not a fan of sports movies. In fact, I’m not a fan of sports at all. It’s not that I’m necessarily against athletics, I just never got into them and instead became what I assume was my parent’s worst nightmare: a chorus/theatre kid. I’ve never really understood the glorification of athletics in mainstream society […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Self/less’ is soul/less

| July 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Self/less’ is soul/less

When I was 14 years old, a movie called “The Cell” blew my mind. The film featured some of the most inspiring visual palette I had ever seen on a film, and as I looked to see who directed the film, a man who went by nothing but Tarsem, I saw that his later film, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Ant-Man’ is less awful than you might believe

| July 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Ant-Man’ is less awful than you might believe

Blockbusters are fun, especially during the summer months, but damn, superhero movies are about to drive me out of my mind. If it weren’t for the spectacular trailer for “Suicide Squad” released recently, I probably wouldn’t have been able to stomach “Ant-Man.” It’s simply become too much for me because I hold a belief that […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Trainwreck’ is anything but one

| July 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Trainwreck’ is anything but one

In most modern studio-backed movies, subtlety is not something to be reckoned with, as it might go over many audience members’ heads. Recent movies like “Max” and “The Gallows” have been completely devoid of any sense of subtlety, almost literally spelling things out for the audience as the film trekked on. A recent comedy, “Spy,” […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Pixels’ is one of the better Adam Sandler movies, even if that isn’t a compliment

| July 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Pixels’ is one of the better Adam Sandler movies, even if that isn’t a compliment

I don’t know if you can tell already, but Adam Sandler is not my favorite. His movies annoy me like no other, from their racist, sexist and transphobic humor, to the simple fact that none of his jokes stick anymore. Unlike many of his “comedy” partners, Sandler has no likability to me; he simply seems […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Gallows’ is the pinnacle of forgettable horror

| July 20, 2015 | 2 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Gallows’ is the pinnacle of forgettable horror

I could never tell whether I was excited for this film or was just watching the trailer for its awesome cover of “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” “The Gallows” suffers from a good idea, one that I’ve been waiting for: a group of students locked in a high school at night with a supernatural force hunting them […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Saint Laurent’ is a sickly sweet biography of a deeply flawed perfectionist

| July 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Saint Laurent’ is a sickly sweet biography of a deeply flawed perfectionist

Even if you’re not a fashionista, you know the name Yves Saint Laurent. Whether you can spot the brand is beside the point — you know the name. The name is so popular that “Saint Laurent” is not the only biopic about the couturier to have been made in 2014. “Yves Saint Laurent” was another, […]

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Charlotte Millertary called to party

| July 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
Charlotte Millertary called to party

Word on the street is, girls love Jake and according to his 601k twitter followers -his Millertary, he does no wrong. Pop sensation, Jake Miller seems to be the thing amongst teen girls. Most of his Instagram and YouTube uploads are fun and suggestive at face value, but in songs “Like Me” and “First Flight […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Amy’ is a heartbreakingly tragic look inside the tainted angel that was Amy Winehouse

| July 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Amy’ is a heartbreakingly tragic look inside the tainted angel that was Amy Winehouse

Being 18 years old, I don’t really remember 9/11 that well. I remember coming home from school and that the TV was not on Nickelodeon and that my mother wouldn’t move. I had just turned 5 years old three weeks earlier, so I obviously had no concept of terrorism and couldn’t comprehend what my family […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Terminator Genisys’ is the surprise of my summer

| July 15, 2015 | 5 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Terminator Genisys’ is the surprise of my summer

Fun fact: Not a single one of the “Terminator” movies, however expensive they were, have been produced at a major studio. James Cameron made the first one independently at Hemdale. Mario Kassar’s Carolco Pictures produced “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” and “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” at his later company, C2 Pictures. When C2 went bankrupt, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘A Little Chaos’ is a comfortable period piece, nothing more, nothing less

| July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘A Little Chaos’ is a comfortable period piece, nothing more, nothing less

“There is an outdoor ballroom in the gardens of Versailles. In what follows, that much at least is true.” – Opening card to the film My mother loves period pieces, so it seemed obvious that we watch “A Little Chaos” together. We were able to order it on-demand and watch it in our Snuggies on the […]

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Imagine Dragons at Time Warner Cable Arena

| July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
Imagine Dragons at Time Warner Cable Arena

  Someone once told me, you should write things while you’re still high from the experience. That’s exactly how Imagine Dragons left me: high. From start to finish, the band went hard. Bless my heart for misjudging their occasionally folk-like guitar picking for Southern music. I can see the Vegas in the well coordinated and lively […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: I hope you like offensive humor, because ‘Ted 2′ has offensive humor for days

| July 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: I hope you like offensive humor, because ‘Ted 2′ has offensive humor for days

While I shamefully love offensive humor, the first “Ted” movie was oddly off-putting for me. I never really got into it that much, which always confused me as it seemed like a film tailor made for my sense of humor. So going into “Ted 2,” I was wary as to how I was going to […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ will leave you in tears, from sadness and laughing

| July 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ will leave you in tears, from sadness and laughing

It’s hard to explain “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” without one of two things happening: 1. You roll your eyes when I say it’s about a boy, his friend Earl and a dying girl, and 2. You pose the question “Why would I want to watch a movie about a girl with cancer? […]

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‘Max’ proves to be in good hands with star Josh Wiggins and writer/director Boaz Yakin

| July 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
‘Max’ proves to be in good hands with star Josh Wiggins and writer/director Boaz Yakin

“Max” is a new movie about a military dog from Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures set for release on June 26. The film surrounds a young boy left to care for his brother’s marine dog after he is killed in Afghanistan. The film blends many different genres, and I got to sit down with […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Max’ is sweet and well-meaning, but also quite scatter-brained

| June 30, 2015 | 2 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Max’ is sweet and well-meaning, but also quite scatter-brained

Dogs make me emotional, if I see a dog being really cute with someone, I promise you that I will shamelessly, in front of everyone, cry, because I love dogs so much. So it’s no surprise that “Max” caught my attention, partially I was dreading crying in front of my other film colleagues, but also […]

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Hunter’s Top 10 Movies of 2015 (So Far)

| June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Hunter’s Top 10 Movies of 2015 (So Far)

In my humble opinion, 2015 is already better than 2014 in terms of film. At this point last year, there weren’t many films that I was truly gushing over as much as I am this year, and that in itself proves 2015 to be a winner. Granted, I haven’t seen every film this year, and […]

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