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Top 10: Best Animated Sequels To Date

The art of the sequel is hard to perfect, as we’ve seen already countless times this summer. The temptation to revisit tried and true characters is sometimes too great and many times studios want to strike while the iron is hot and end up rushing a sequel without a strong story. Only rarely is there […]

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (★★★)

The franchise has finally come to an end. What began in The Hunger Games and begun wrapping up with the unnecessarily bifurcated The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is now over. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 suffers from being only part of a whole, but it’s the superior part, heavy on tension […]

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Film Review: Spectre (★★★)

In many ways, the modern incarnation of the James Bond character has finally collided with the classic 007 in Spectre. The result isn’t nearly the success that Casino Royale or Skyfall was, though this Bond flick is not without its charms (and much better than Quantum of Solace). Daniel Craig is more at ease with […]

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Danny Boyle is planning to make his next film a ‘Trainspotting’ sequel

Hot off the heels of Danny Boyle‘s upcoming film Steve Jobs premiering to excellent reviews at the Telluride Film Festival as a “work in progress” (ahead of an actual debut soon at the New York Film Festival), news has potentially broken on his next project. Reports have Boyle actually planning to finally make a sequel […]

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George Miller might direct ‘Man of Steel 2’

If ever there was a juice rumor to marinate on for the weekend, it’s this one. Apparently, not only is George Miller potentially staying with Warner Brothers for his follow up to Mad Max: Fury Road, he might even be getting a chance to finally play with Superman. Yes, reports have floated the possibility that […]

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Colin Trevorrow officially will direct ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

After some speculation that just this announcement was headed our way, Lucasfilm has confirmed in a Press Release from D23 that a director has been chosen for Star Wars: Episode IX. The choice? Well, it’s the rumored pick who was initially up for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, none other than Colin Trevorrow. As I’ve […]

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Film Review: The Look of Silence (★★★)

Though it might not be of particularly strong interest to anyone who hasn’t seen director Joshua Oppenheimer‘s award winning and Academy Award nominated prior documentary The Act of Killing, that shouldn’t be an excuse not to go out and see The Look of Silence. This is a compelling companion piece and pseudo sequel that looks […]

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Ben Affleck will direct and co-write his own ‘Batman’ film

I suppose this was basically an assumption that’s just been confirmed, but we now know one reason why Ben Affleck accepted the gig of playing Bruce Wayne/Batman in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (as well as in Justice League and Suicide Squad, for that matter). Reports have him officially being named as […]

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Film Review: Terminator Genysis (★★)

In some ways, Terminator Genysis is the counterpoint to the recently released Jurassic World. Both traffic in nostalgia but while the latter stuck to almost all of the original’s rules, this one here seeks to rewrite the franchise as it sees fit. Unfortunately, Terminator Genysis is a bland and generic blockbuster that doesn’t even manage […]