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Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four

| August 7, 2015

As I write this, Fantastic Four has a 9% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and honestly I don’t know why it’s being so universally panned.  It’s not perfect by any means, and I’ll get to my issues with it, but the predominant criticism I keep reading is that it’s boring.  I was never bored by it.  […]

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Pixels and Why Video Game Films Suck

Pixels and Why Video Game Films Suck

| August 5, 2015

2015′s Pixels is one of the biggest flops to come out of this year’s summer blockbuster season. An Adam Sandler vehicle purporting to pay tribute to the golden age of video games while making it clear that the film’s creators find them to be outdated and lame, Pixels ironically pressed all of the wrong buttons. […]

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Announcement: Pre-Order The Carol Burnett Show: The Lost Episodes

Announcement: Pre-Order The Carol Burnett Show: The Lost Episodes

| July 23, 2015

Press Release: This summer, Time Life will unearth rare treasures from the Golden Age of TV not seen in more than 40 years with THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: THE LOST EPISODES. Showcasing the early days of one of the most honored and beloved shows in television history, Time Life will initially release long lost episodes from the first five seasons of The Carol Burnett Show in […]

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Ant-Man

Ant-Man

| July 17, 2015

I did something new before going to see this latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: I actually went back and read old Ant-Man comic books.  Not that I’ve been opposed to doing this before other movies, but now I have a great means of doing so: I signed up for Marvel Unlimited, which provides […]

RiffTrax Live: Sharknado 2 – The Second One

RiffTrax Live: Sharknado 2 – The Second One

| July 13, 2015

Have you ever had a plate of food placed in front of you, which looked intriguing but lacked a little flavor? Movies have been known to do the very same thing. Take for example the SYFY made-for-TV Sharknado series. On the surface, these films look like they could be a complete nightmare. But when you […]

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Maggie

Maggie

| July 7, 2015

The 2015 film, Maggie, is like an after school special for the post-apocalypse. It treats its central world-ending zombification virus like a disease-of-the-week TV movie might treat AIDS. Indeed, if you replace teenage runaway Maggie Vogel (Abigail Breslin) being bitten by a zombie with her contracting AIDS from a used needle or something, and much […]

RiffTrax Live: Sharknado 2-The Second One Coming to Theaters!

RiffTrax Live: Sharknado 2-The Second One Coming to Theaters!

| July 4, 2015

July 4 is Independence Day in the United States. It is a day for Americans to celebrate their many freedoms: freedom of press, freedom of religion, and freedom of speech. And nothing better exemplifies this freedom of speech better than the comedy minds behind RiffTrax! For a special 2-night limited engagement, Fathom Events presents RiffTrax […]

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While We’re Young

While We’re Young

| June 30, 2015

In While We’re Young (2014), writer/director Noah Baumbach approaches the concerns of his dispirited middle-aged characters with terrific wisdom. His is a deft eye that’s focused squarely on the nuances of the human condition as we move kicking and screaming into adulthood. It’s a film about confusion and yet it is itself a somewhat confused […]

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Dope

Dope

| June 27, 2015

Dope can be defined as an illegal recreational drug; a person who isn’t too smart or, in street vernacular, something that is way past cool. In director Rick Famuyiwa’s breakout Sundance Film Fest comedy, Dope, the word takes on an entire new meaning. The geeks run everything in this movie, while they are running from […]

The Marvel Cinematic Universe Timeline

The Marvel Cinematic Universe Timeline

| June 26, 2015

I was listening to the new episode of The Marvel Cinematic Universe Podcast yesterday and the topic of the MCU chronology came up.  It’s interesting to examine as Marvel so far has consistently maintained ambiguity concerning when certain chapters of their universe take place in relation to others.  Below is the order as I see […]

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