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Louder Than Bombs

Louder Than Bombs

| April 7, 2016

In James Baldwin’s book The Devil Finds Work, the author states, “It is said that the camera cannot lie, but rarely do we allow it to do anything else, since the camera sees what you point it at: the camera sees what you want it to see. The language of the camera is the language […]

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Matilda the Musical touring Chicago’s Oriental Theatre

Matilda the Musical touring Chicago’s Oriental Theatre

| April 2, 2016

Currently running at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre, Matilda the Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life.  Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Matilda the Musical is based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, and Chicago actress […]

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“RiffTrax Live: Time Chasers” to Bring a Beloved MST3K Classic to Big Screens

“RiffTrax Live: Time Chasers” to Bring a Beloved MST3K Classic to Big Screens

| April 1, 2016

PRESS RELEASE: Dust off that time machine (and the floppy disks that run it), because this May the guys of RiffTrax – Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett (best known for the groundbreaking “Mystery Science Theater 3000) – are bringing “RiffTraxLive: Time Chasers” to select cinemas across the nation. Presented by Fathom Events and RiffTrax on Thursday, May 5 LIVE at 8:00 p.m. ET/ 7:00 p.m. CT and […]

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

| March 28, 2016

When time allows, I do enjoy reading, and because I’m a slow reader, I have to be choosey with what I spend my time on.  I first heard about the Hunger Games trilogy through my position as a college instructor when several of my students wanted to use it as the source material for one […]

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

| March 28, 2016

I basically haven’t been looking forward to this movie since it was announced.  In the wake of Zack Snyder’s (300, Watchmen) boring and deeply problematic Man of Steel, Warner Brothers and DC Comics decided to build their budding cinematic universe on Snyder’s vision and announced that he would not only be directing Batman v Superman, […]

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My Summer Story

My Summer Story

| March 22, 2016

Over twenty years after its initial release, watching Bob Clark’s My Summer Story—the 1994 sequel to his beloved classic A Christmas Story—is like a nostalgia trip within a nostalgia trip. It’s familiar enough to piggyback off the charms of its predecessor, but at the same time, its recreation of the world is like experiencing the […]

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The Trip

The Trip

| March 22, 2016

Easy Rider (1969) would easily top most people’s lists of the most significant films about the countercultural drug scene of the 1960’s. Less talked about than Easy Rider, though, but no doubt every bit as important the film’s precursors: Roger Corman’s biker drama, The Wild Angels (1966), and the focus of this review, The Trip […]

Game of Thrones: The Complete Fifth Season

Game of Thrones: The Complete Fifth Season

| March 12, 2016

*This review will contain some minor spoilers for Game of Thrones. Read at your own discretion. “There is only one war. Life against death”, an utterance by the Red Priestess, Melisandre, in this past season of Game of Thrones and yet this idea echoes through the entirety of the TV show thus far. The series […]

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Victor Frankenstein

Victor Frankenstein

| March 9, 2016

To say that Victor Frankenstein (2015) did not perform well upon its initial release is an understatement. That much cannot be overlooked. Sure, I heard the negative reviews and I saw the dismal box office returns, but I’m not one to trust box office numbers and other critics’ opinions alone. But I don’t let others […]

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Triple 9

Triple 9

| February 26, 2016

Like a double-edged blade, John Hillcoat’s latest film, Triple 9 manages to cut both ways. On one side, it’s a well crafted, action packed heist film. On the other side, it contains too many convoluted plot lines and crossing paths that seem to converge into a head on collision of mediocrity in its final 20 […]