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2017 Comic Book Movie Preview

2017 Comic Book Movie Preview

There are 12 movies coming out this year that are adapted from original comic material, which is pretty insane. Many of them are superhero films that fall into existing franchises under the Marvel or DC umbrellas, [...]

xXx: Franchise Revisited

xXx: Franchise Revisited

The most extreme letter in the alphabet is inarguably X, and the only thing more extreme than just one X is three! xXx or ‘Triple X’ is not just the most extreme combination of letters, but [...]

The Best Films of the Decade So Far – Part 2

The Best Films of the Decade So Far – Part 2

Last week I covered films 14-26, so here are the 13 best movies of the last five years (2011-2016). 13. Edge of Tomorrow (dir. Doug Liman, 2014) Great science fiction conceit, unique action sequences, and fun [...]

Oscars So Not White 

Oscars So Not White 

With The Golden Globes behind us, the Oscar nomination announcements are only a few weeks away. Recent years have seen an increased focus on the diversity of the awards season, in large part due to the [...]

Grant Me the Strength to Sit Through All of <i>Silence</i>

Grant Me the Strength to Sit Through All of Silence

As I write this I am trying to decide whether or not to spend this snowy evening watching Marty Scorsese’s latest, Silence. It looks good, and even Scorsese’s worst films are still wandering in the realm [...]

Top 10 Most Anticipated Films of 2017 (Non-obvious Edition)

Top 10 Most Anticipated Films of 2017 (Non-obvious Edition)

  It may seem crazy to already cast an eye to the big movies of 2017, but like any good movie junkie that’s just what we do. We need our fix. The great news about being [...]

The Best Films of the Decade So Far – Part 1

The Best Films of the Decade So Far – Part 1

So this list was meant to be a top 25, but since I decided to do it in two posts, I added a 26th film to split it right down the middle at lucky thirteen, because [...]

Hidden Treasures of 2016

Hidden Treasures of 2016

My initial intention for this week’s blog was to make a list of honorable mentions for 2016, but then it occurred to me that said list would be redundant. Between all of the excellent lists that [...]

Jill’s Top Ten of 2016

Jill’s Top Ten of 2016

Oh lists. Anyone who knows me well knows I can’t stand them. They’re arbitrary and meaningless and the reason why I’m last in line to post mine this year is because, boo hoo, I really didn’t [...]

Ryan’s Top Ten of 2016

Ryan’s Top Ten of 2016

As of this writing, I managed to see a whopping 81 new films this year (a personal best), but this was a year that had many films I liked very much, but not too many films [...]

Andy’s Top Fifteen Films of 2016 (Plus a Few More)

Andy’s Top Fifteen Films of 2016 (Plus a Few More)

15. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (dir. Jorma Taccone & Akkiva Schaffer) I was expecting this to be a big summer comedy, but it came and went in theaters so quickly that I didn’t have a [...]