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Tomorrowland: Film of the Future?

Devon Stoeber

June 11, 2015


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Disney’s newest film, “Tomorrowland,” directed by Brad Bird, follows the story of a science-loving, driven teenage girl and her unlikely acquaintance, a grown man who was once a child-genius. The pair ventures into an unknown, futuristic world while discovering many twists and turns that they,...

Tomorrowland: Film of the Future?

Max Plotkin

June 11, 2015


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For a movie about the future, “Tommorowland” sure uses a lot from the past. An overused plot and a one-dimensional villain is not necessarily the greatest combination for a high budget Disney movie. With big actors such as Academy Award-winning George Clooney and multiple Oscar-winning director Brad...

Movie Review: Interstellar

Movie Review: Interstellar

Marina Furbush

November 24, 2014


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Full disclosure, when I walked into the theater to see “Interstellar,” I fully expected to hate it. To my surprise, I walked out after the film having thoroughly enjoyed myself. Despite the fears of a generic “the earth is dead and we need to save humanity” movie that the trailer instilled in...

The Equalizer: Denzel Delivers

The Equalizer: Denzel Delivers

Dom Quaranta

October 27, 2014


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Denzel Washington is no stranger to channeling the role of an unforgiving bad ass. Whether it is his portrayal of ruthless Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas in “American Gangster” or his role on the opposite side of the law as LAPD Narcotics Detective Alonzo Harris in “Training Day,” his trademark...

“Star Trek Into Darkness” Review: Boldly Going Where The First Film Went Before

“Star Trek Into Darkness” Review: Boldly Going Where The First Film Went Before

Wesley Emblidge

May 17, 2013


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When J.J. Abrams rebooted the “Star Trek” franchise in 2009, I was faced with an interesting dilemma: a movie that was very dumb and poorly written, but was so fast and so much fun to watch that it actually didn’t matter. The energy was high, the cast was perfect, it was just hard to not have a good t...

“The Great Gatsby” Review: Luhrmann’s Excess Isn’t Enough

“The Great Gatsby” Review: Luhrmann’s Excess Isn’t Enough

Wesley Emblidge

May 11, 2013


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The news story “Warner Brothers Greenlights $100 Million 3D Adaptation of ‘The Great Gatsby’ For Summer” sounds like an article from The Onion, but it is in fact the movie we’re faced with this weekend. A book where, admittedly, not that much actually happens, has been turned into a big, lavish,...

“Stories We Tell” Review: Storytelling From Multiple Perspectives

“Stories We Tell” Review: Storytelling From Multiple Perspectives

Wesley Emblidge

May 8, 2013


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 Sarah Polley’s new documentary “Stories We Tell” is somewhat hard to describe by simply relaying the plot. Polley has had success directing narratives with “Away From Her” (for which she was nominated for an Academy Award) and last year’s “Take This Waltz,” but here she crafts somethi...

“Iron Man 3” Review: Marvel Kicks off “Phase 2” With A Bang

“Iron Man 3” Review: Marvel Kicks off “Phase 2” With A Bang

Wesley Emblidge

May 3, 2013


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A year after the massive success of Marvel’s “The Avengers,” Marvel is back to start the “Phase Two” with the latest film from their most popular hero. Robert Downey Jr. dons the suit again for the third installment, this time backed by writer/director Shane Black (“Lethal Weapon,” “K...

“Shadow Dancer” Review: Spy Drama Focuses On Tension More Than Action

“Shadow Dancer” Review: Spy Drama Focuses On Tension More Than Action

Wesley Emblidge

April 25, 2013


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James Marsh is a director best known for his work with documentaries, primarily his Oscar-winning 2008 film “Man on a Wire.” The film about Philippe Petit's 1974 tightrope stunt was exciting, tense and thrilling, and it was all true. Now, with “Shadow Dancer,” Marsh has successfully translated...

“Oblivion” Review: A Movie That Will Fade Into…

“Oblivion” Review: A Movie That Will Fade Into…

Wesley Emblidge

April 19, 2013


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In 2010, director Joseph Kosinski came out of practically nowhere to helm Disney’s franchise-relauncher “TRON: Legacy,” a film that no one seems to have liked all that much and that didn’t light up the box office the way Disney might have hoped. I really only enjoyed parts of the film, mainly ...

“Evil Dead” Review: Blood Stains Can’t Cover Up Everything

“Evil Dead” Review: Blood Stains Can’t Cover Up Everything

Wesley Emblidge

April 5, 2013


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About a month ago I saw Sam Raimi's new film, “Oz the Great and Powerful,” and took note of one specific shot that reminded me of the fun, creative camerawork in the 1981 horror classic “The Evil Dead” that made Raimi a star. In the shot, Oz (James Franco) is in a hot air balloon that has been wh...

“Room 237” Review: Conspiracy Theorists Examine “The Shining”

“Room 237” Review: Conspiracy Theorists Examine “The Shining”

Wesley Emblidge

March 29, 2013


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"I'm not saying we didn't go to the moon, I'm just saying that what we saw was faked, and that it was faked by Stanley Kubrick." At what level of obsession do you become crazy? That’s a question that should probably be posed to the interviewees in “Room 237,” a new documentary examining fan...