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May 2014

James McAvoy’s Performance Fuels ‘Filth’s’ Fury

Without him, a movie like Filth would fail to find any real value whatsoever. With him, it carries on past the problems to be a somewhat worthwhile experience.


What Edgar Wright’s Departure from ‘Ant-Man’ Says About Marvel

At one time, Marvel was seen as taking risks in defiance of the bottom line. Those days are gone, apparently.


My 5 Biggest Problems with ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

The newest installment of the X-Men movie franchise is good, not great. Here are five reasons why.


‘Kentucky’ (1938)

"Come on, Bluegrass!"


‘Men in War’ (1957)

Or, Mann on Men in War


‘The Dance of Reality’ Is Jodorowsky As Comfortable, Not Confrontational

You may not learn much about Alejandro Jodorowsky's actual childhood after watching this affecting film. You will see how the situation of his growing up influenced everything else in his life, however.


It’s a Family Un-fair: ‘Blended’

It all becomes a battle, not of wits so much as wishes. Indeed, one wishes Blended was better.


The 10 Worst Examples of Screenwriters Turned Directors

Sometimes, letting a screenwriter direct a movie turns out to be a terrific idea. Here are 10 examples, however, where that promise translated into something pathetic.


‘Star’ Dreck: Why Hiring Roberto Orci to Direct ‘Star Trek 3’ is a BAD Idea

Screenwriter Roberto Orci has no previous experience as a director. So naturally Paramount just hired him to direct Star Trek 3.


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I Don't Get 'Pokémon Go'

// Moving Pixels

"I’ve never felt more out of touch.

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