The Talk (2015) Short Film Review

The Talk, from director Joe Otting, is a two-person short depicting a conversation between a father and his young daughter. This conversation begins with an innocent confession, one that every child needs to hear at some point in their life, but then it takes a nosedive into a frank, awkward realm.

The short features performances from John Hoogenakker and Isabella Crovetti-Cramp, who is most recognizable from her appearance in Continue reading The Talk (2015) Short Film Review

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Race (2016) Movie Review

Race is the biopic of Olympic athlete Jesse Owens. The film follows Owens (Stephan James) as he tackles adversity in 1930s America and Germany. It also explores the relationship between Owens and his down-and-out coach Larry Snyder (Jason Sudeikis).

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What it boils down to is that this film is a Continue reading Race (2016) Movie Review

The Witch (2016) Movie Review

The Witch follows the trials of a 17th century New England family banished from society to a home on the outskirts of a threatening woods. They struggle to survive: the crops die, the hunting traps bear no food, the chicken’s eggs bear stillborn chicks. But what is to blame for the family’s misfortune? For the Puritanical family, their misfortune becomes a hysteria over religious heathenism.

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The film is marked by quiet. At the film’s outset, we get a flurry of Continue reading The Witch (2016) Movie Review

Zoolander 2 (2016) Movie Review

Sequels can be many things. They can be good…sometimes. Or they can be superficial rehashes. Or they can be pure nostalgia pieces. Or they can be re-imaginings with topical insertions to try and bring an old property into the present day, where these insertions take the place of original comedy.

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Zoolander 2 falls mostly into the latter category. Justin Beiber, Uber, and Susan Boyle are featured in early gags, in moments meant to hook the viewer in. These “topical” moments (Susan Boyle = topical?) feel Continue reading Zoolander 2 (2016) Movie Review

Deadpool (2016) Movie Review

From minute one of Deadpool, it is clear that we are dealing with a wholly unique film. If you didn’t know what you were getting into with this film, the opening credits sequence explains it for your rather efficiently.

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Given a film that never Continue reading Deadpool (2016) Movie Review

When Will We Finally See A Rogue One Trailer?

The buzz around Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a strange beast. It is the next film in the most well-known cinematic universe in history, and it seems that only people deeply entrenched in the Star Wars world are talking about it. I question whether the majority of average filmgoers even knows what this film is all about (or that it exists at all).

Given the smashing success of The Force Awakens, I figured Continue reading When Will We Finally See A Rogue One Trailer?

Super Bowl 2016 Movie Trailer Roundup

The Super Bowl means one thing. Advertisement. And, you know, sports and such.

With high-profile ad spots comes movie trailers. The Super Bowl is the starting point for many a movie ad campaign, as well as a great place to bolster an already established ad campaign. 2016 is no different. Here are some highlights from the Super Bowl movie trailers.

 

Deadpool

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Deadpool continues its amazing marketing campaign with a pre-Super Bowl spot. Here, we get the superhero’s signature Continue reading Super Bowl 2016 Movie Trailer Roundup