Category Archives: White Noise

Late-summer catch-up: ‘Detroit’

This article contains coarse language and distressing content.  *** 6/10 Both delving into the past and ripped from the headlines, Detroit explores America’s explosive racial divide. But like so much mass media that addresses these issues, it shies away at … Continue reading

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40 years of ‘Star Wars’

Forty years ago today, 20th Century Fox dropped Star Wars off into the 32 theaters they could convince to screen it. It was a Wednesday. The studio was worried the movie would be swallowed by other summer releases, so they … Continue reading

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‘Prometheus:’ five years later, still shitty

Prometheus is probably the most famously bad movie in recent memory. Well, no, there are a lot of people who would pretty condescendingly disagree with that. Maybe it’s the most often defended bad movie in recent memory? The worst good movie … Continue reading

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Remaking ‘The Raid’ is a stupid, self-defeating idea and it’s never going to work

The American remake of 2011 cult classic Indonesian martial arts film The Raid: Redemption seems to finally be getting underway. All the paperwork was done way back in November 2011 — the movie didn’t even release in the U.S. until … Continue reading

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Oscar upset isn’t fair to anyone

Presenters shocked the world last night by presenting the Academy Award for Best Picture to the wrong movie due to a clerical error. While no one wanted this onstage situation, in which La La Land producers were asked to physically … Continue reading

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