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    In Defense of the Neeson/Collet-Serra Duo

    Some of the best things in life come in pairs, and film is no different. No, I don’t mean sequels and/or remakes, because I think we all know how those often turn out. Instead, I mean those actors and directors who very frequently collaborate on films, so much so that it feels odd when the […] More

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    Watch the first full trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming ‘The Hateful Eight’

    Among one of the most recognisable names with film fans around the world is filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. Nuerous Tarantino films, including Jackie Brown, Pulp Fiction, and Inglourious Basterds, have been critically and commercially acclaimed, with many excited by the news that Tarantino would soon be working on a new feature. The film, however, soon reached […] More

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    ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ sacrifices fun for action, with mixed results

    The Avengers clicked with both Marvel fans and general audiences because we loved watching these massive egos clash for the first time. It was the perfect blend of action and attitude, and its mastermind, Joss Whedon, was handed the golden ticket to Marvel’s keystone franchise. The long-awaited sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron, shows the strain of trying to be bigger-and-better while still indulging the subtle pleasures of its predecessor. It succeeds, just barely, on the strength of a talented cast and our fondness for these characters. Still, it’s a decidedly somber affair that will turn off casual fans, and it stands as the most impersonal, and arguable weakest installment of Marvel’s vaunted “Phase Two.” More

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    ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ is the Bond adventure they don’t make anymore

    While officially the script to Kingsman: The Secret Service is credited to director Matthew Vaughn and fellow scribe Jane Goldman, the truth of the matter is that the film represents a reunification of sorts between the veteran British director and comic book author and ‘enfant terrible’ Mark Millar. Their first foray into cinematically transposing a comic book was with 2010’s Kick-Ass, More

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    ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ is more smarm than charm

    There’s a hilarious moment in the classic ‘80s comedy Planes, Trains & Automobiles when Steve Martin has finally had enough of John Candy’s inane anecdotes. “When you’re telling these little stories,” he instructs Candy, “here’s a good idea… have a point. It makes it so much more interesting for the listener!” If only the makers of the new spy actioner Kingsman: The Secret Service had taken that advice. Despite all of its self-satisfied smugness, Kingsman neglects to give us a coherent story, consistent tone, or anything worth caring about. It’s ironic that a film trying so hard to be inventive and outrageous ends up being such a derivative bore. More

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    Thanks for Noticing, Golden Guy: Top Ten Oscar-Nominated Actor Acknowledgements

    The 87th Academy Award nominations were released on January 15, 2015 representing the excellence in film for the previous year. Naturally there was the standard controversy regarding those films and performances that got unfairly overlooked. Unfortunately, the perceived snubs do happen from year to year so this goes along with the territory. Nevertheless, the lucky […] More

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    Quentin Tarantino Says He Will Retire After Ten Films

    I guess it is true. All good things must come to an end some day and it seems like that day is coming soon for Quentin Tarantino and the fans of his movies. According to Deadline, the Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained director is planning on retiring after he makes his tenth film (which means […] More

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    Quentin Tarantino officially confirms ‘The Hateful Eight’ moving forward

    It’s Sunday and the final day of the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con, typically the quietest day of the convention. After a crazy weekend of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Godzilla 2, Skull Island, Mad Max: Fury Road, Crimson Peak, a ton of TV, and comic news, we’ve got one last big film announcement. As reported by Deadline from the Dynamite Comic’s panel, while promoting the Django Unchained/Zorro crossover comic, Quentin Tarantino confirmed that he is officially moving forward with his new western The Hateful Eight. More

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