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‘Fifty Shades’ series peters out

2/10 So this is where Harry Potter ended up. It’s kind of astonishing to think about it in those terms, but when you take everything else about the past 20 years into account, doesn’t that seem right? With the series … Continue reading

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‘Fifty Shades Darker’ isn’t even good for a laugh

1/10 Listen Spanking isn’t kinky. It’s not even sexually explicit, it mostly exists in the context of corporal punishment. These movies are about this supposedly hardcore relationship that climaxes out at spanking and I just Fifty Shades Darker picks up … Continue reading

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Angry Birds is a fun, deep kids movie

Everyone’s cynical about the bevy of talking animal movies coming out right now, but for its part at least, The Angry Birds Movie is fantastic. The movie follows Red (Jason Sudeikis), a robin who can’t control his temper and is sent to … Continue reading

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Deadpool is everything you ever wanted

There were so many ways Deadpool could have gone wrong, but it doesn’t. It hits the spot and hits it hard. If you know what I mean. The plot, easily the film’s worst feature but also its least important, starts when Wade Wilson … Continue reading

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The most important female characters of 2015

Something that escaped mention in the previous year-end post is that 2015 was also a fantastic year for women in film, filled with strong characters and stronger economic motivations to serve a female audience. Given that I completely forgot about it … Continue reading

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