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Saturday Night @ the Movies: Suicide Squad review

Saturday Night @ the Movies: Suicide Squad review
2 years ago

Saturday Night @ the Movies: Suicide Squad review

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I’m not sure when it lost its way really. Some say that Suicide Squad, the new super villain from Warner Brothers’ DC Comics, is a fantastically awful movie. I haven’t read reviews as bad as this film is getting since Saturday Night Live decided to go rotating out its cast members and Tina Fey disappeared.
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Saturday Night @ the Movies: Captain America Civil War review
3 years ago

Saturday Night @ the Movies: Captain America Civil War review

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Writing is funny sometimes; you can spend a lot of time trying to come up with a good way to open a review like this. Marvel and Disney seem like they employ folks who’d understand the trials of trying something over and over again. After all, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is just the same movie premise at its core, remade every year. Guy has or gets super powers, he uses those super powers to do what is right and just. To protect the innocent. That he – or she – feels the need to do all of this while wearing brightly colored, elaborately painted suits and masks is an equally repetitive feature, of course. I expected this from Captain America: Civil War.
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Saturday Night @ the Movies: ‘Inside Out’ review
3 years ago

Saturday Night @ the Movies: ‘Inside Out’ review

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I’d imagine that the amount of time that’s passed since the average person last saw a movie made by Disney’s Pixar studio is a lot less than it is for me. I remember being mildly interested in Wall-E, Big Hero Six and Up. I couldn’t get motivated to see any of them though. No worry; Inside Out impressed me so much that the studio will probably have me buying tickets for their films for a very, very long time.
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Saturday Night @ the Movies – ‘Spectre’ review
3 years ago

Saturday Night @ the Movies – ‘Spectre’ review

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Spectre, the James Bond film that debuted a week ago today, better balances the Craig’s darker take on the British super spy with references to previous films and classic ropes. Plus there’s romance, so much romance
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Saturday Night @ the Movies: Interstellar review
3 years ago

Saturday Night @ the Movies: Interstellar review

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As legend has it, Zefram Cochran told a crowd full of people “don’t try to be a great man. Just be a man.” That poor, pseudo optimistic view of humans that Star Trek foists on us has bothered me ever since. Terrible human characterization aside, it’s almost as if science-fiction movies took Cochran’s word’s to heart.
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Saturday Night @ the Movies: Ex Machina 2015 review
3 years ago

Saturday Night @ the Movies: Ex Machina 2015 review

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Good movies tell you the same story in a way you’ve never seen it before. Better movies tell you the same story with quality writing and an all all-star cast. Great movies provoke an instinctive reaction from the people who watch them. It’s not enough for the great films to tell you a story or to act as stages for an upcoming and coming Hollywood starlet. Ex Machina wants to violently but elegantly destroy your modern sensibilities. If you’re so mentally damaged by the subject that you never want to use a search engine again, Ex Machina is ok with that.
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Saturday Night @ the Movies: ‘The Boy Next Door’ review
4 years ago

Saturday Night @ the Movies: ‘The Boy Next Door’ review

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There are standout movies from Jennifer Lopez, mainly Monster In Law, but seeing a movie like The Boy Next Door qualifies as spectator sport. You’re not paying to see the timeless elements of moving making blended into a decent thriller; no sir you aren’t. You’re watching because you want to know in whether the movies writers, director and actors will manage to crawl out of the cheap thriller hole they found themselves in the moment they took on the project.
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Saturday Night @ the Movies: ‘What If’
4 years ago

Saturday Night @ the Movies: ‘What If’

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I can’t begin to describe to you how hard the life of a romantic comedy lover is. A decent romantic comedy needs to have certain raw ingredients for success. There needs to be decent backstory, believable characters and actual chemistry. Beyond that, there needs to be some attention that you can relate to. The payoff is important too. It’s not enough to be funny or charming, at the end of a romantic comedy you need to feel moved in some way or it’s failed. What If, starting Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan is a decent romantic comedy that delivers, even if it is a big too awkward sometimes.
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