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August 2014

‘Into the Storm’ Is No ‘Twister 2’

Not only is Into the Storm mindless and mediocre, it's disrespectful, as well.


The ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Are Half-Baked Heroes on a Half-Assed Shell

What happens when you substitute bombast for fun and bloat for finesse? This.


‘Kismet’ Is a Mix of ‘Arabian Nights’ and Hollywood

Warner Archive has offered up a version of the 1955 version of "Kismet", which contrasts nicely with its 1944 counterpart.


Don’t Open That Door! #61: The Aztec Mummy aka La Momia Azteca (1957)

This week on our ongoing field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them: things get spicy south of the border in The Aztec Mummy, known to Telemundo viewers as La Momia Azteca


‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Out-Whedons ‘The Avengers’

What makes James Gunn's scruffier and un-spandex'd band of reluctant heroes so appealing is how they approximate the good-hearted rogues on the raggedy charm of space westerns like Whedon’s own "Firefly".


The 10 Best Examples of Make-up Artist Dick Smith’s Genius

With his passing at age 92, this make-up wizard left behind a legacy that literally reinvented movie F/X while influencing the people who created them.


Sexism, Sanity, and Motives

Chase a Crooked Shadow trades upon sexism, but it also makes the audience question its own uncertainty about the motives and sanity of the female characters.


‘Cabin Fever: Patient Zero’ Is One Pathetic Prequel

Unless you count a last act catfight between two babes that are basically disintegrating into pools of genetic stew right before our very eyes, there's not much to recommend Cabin Fever: Patient Zero.


July 2014

The Architecture of War in ‘King and Country’

King and Country finds Joseph Losey examining the human soul with his signature dispassionate curiosity.


The Top 10 Reasons Why ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Is Awesome

Leave it to Marvel to save the Summer 2014 movie season with this amazing slice of popcorn entertainment. Here's 10 reasons why this unusual group of heroes is blockbuster boon.


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