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The Ending of Avengers: Infinity War Kind of Ruins itself

Note: As you can see with the title of this article, this discussion of Avengers: Infinity War contains massive spoilers about the ending of the film. So don’t read this if you haven’t seen the film and want to see it spoiler-free.

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All right. I even put a picture in-between the spoiler warning and the spoilers. Just in case. So now you can’t say I didn’t warn you. Continue reading The Ending of Avengers: Infinity War Kind of Ruins itself

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2018 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Makeup & Hairstyling Nominees

Best Makeup & Hairstyling. The oddest category at the Academy Awards, in that it only takes three nominees. It might be hard to narrow this one down…

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The Nominees:

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Movie Review

On a planetary system called The Sovereign, the Guardians of the Galaxy defend some golden batteries from a large squid monster. Upon success of this task, the golden inhabitants of the planet that houses these golden batteries pay the Guardians. They then chase them down violently when it becomes evident that one member of this indelible crew, Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper), stole some of these batteries for his own gain.

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This long diversion about batteries aside (and, yes, batteries take up a large portion of this film’s narrative), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is about Continue reading Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Movie Review

Summer 2017 Movie Preview: May

May kicks off the Summer movie season: One of the best…no that’s not right…one of the most underwhelming periods in the Hollywood calendar.

Alright, that’s not entirely fair. But there have been some clunky Summers in recent years when it comes to U.S. theatrical releases. Every year there are films that are on the schedule that look great on paper (Jurassic World), or at least acceptable on paper (Independence Day: Resurgence), and then turn out to be major disappointments. (Yes, I realize Jurassic World was by no means a major disappointment in terms of money or general audience response. But mark my words that that film will not hold up over time).

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And sure, there can be May surprises (Mad Max: Fury Road, a second example), but Summer is generally Continue reading Summer 2017 Movie Preview: May

2015 Academy Award Predictions — Best Visual Effects

 

The Nominees:

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier — Dan Deleeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill, Daniel Sudick
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes — Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett, Erik Winquist
  • Guardians of the Galaxy — Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner, Paul Corbould
  • Interstellar — Paul J. Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter, Scott R. Fisher
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past — Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie, Cameron Waldbauer

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2015 Academy Award Predictions — Best Makeup & Hairstyling

 

The Nominees:

  • Foxcatcher — Bill Corso, Dennis Liddiard
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel — Frances Hannon, Mark Coulier
  • Guardians of the Galaxy — Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou, David White

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