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I am not, generally speaking, a SpongeBob fan. Having said that, this movie is quite humorous and in many ways fresh and original. The primary parts of the trailer don’t happen until the end of the film, leaving most of it traditionally animated in the form of the show, but the idea is clever and the execution has the …

Reviews Jupiter-Ascending-Review

There’s something about The Wachowski’s films that I’ve never liked. After coming home after a late screening of their most recent bloated sci-fi epic Jupiter Ascending, I put on The Matrix just to try and remind myself what I don’t like about their pictures. I’ve never been a huge fan of The Matrix or its sequels (at …

Reviews Seventh-Son-Review

An uninspired, derivative, bargain-basement action-fantasy directed by Sergey Bodrov (Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan, Prisoner of the Mountains) from a screenplay credited to Charles Leavitt and Steven Knight, Seventh Son finally arrives in multiplexes after seemingly endless delays, seemingly endless, that is …

Reviews the battle of the five armies

With The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the third film in his adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s slim children’s book, Peter Jackson completes his devolution as a filmmaker. Like its two previous predecessors…

Trailers divergent series: insurgent

We live in a land of plenty when it comes to post-apocalyptic worlds with teenage heroes. As The Hunger Games series nears its conclusion, others are merely getting started. This past March saw Divergent…

Reviews exodus_01-plague-battles-and-big-waves-in-first-exodus-gods-and-kings-trailer

Far from the camp disaster many thought or expected it would be, Exodus: Gods and Kings, Ridley Scott’s latest foray into epic territory (e.g., Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven, Robin Hood) offers moviegoers the best and worst of Scott, his spectacle-creating, small-moment best and his narratively problematic, bombastic worst.

Trailers Terminator Genisys

Teases upon teases have been heaped onto us regarding this new Terminator film. Talk of Arnold returning in some strange capacity, a slew of promotional images that appear to have been taken on the set of the new Mad Max movie, and then yesterday’s teaser for the trailer that graces us…

Trailers Pan

No this is not a film about the endlessly sexual Greek god (is that happening ever?), but yet another in a long line of recent forays into the world of Peter Pan. If the many TV incarnations, first…

Trailers jurassic world

Cinephiles love to heap praise on little know films, underseen foreign jaunts, classic bits of black-and-white, and the doggedly independent. But even the most snobbish clear a space…

Reviews mockingjay-trailer-katniss-rose

The dystopian Hunger Games saga continues with the first part of the final chapter. Similar to other young adult franchises (e.g. Harry Potter, Twilight) the third book Mockingjay is split into two films, arguably for financial reasons rather for narrative advantages. Francis Lawrence, who also directed Catching Fire, shot …

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