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Eat shit, Disney

Last week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced big changes for upcoming ceremonies at the behest of the Disney-ABC Television Group that owns the awards ceremony broadcast rights through 2028. Among other changes meant to reduce runtime … 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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Lights Out is an instant classic in every sense of the phrase

Lights Out is a stellar horror film that walks the line between terrifying and fun, but before that, it’s a happy ending for a genius short. After a pulse-pounding introduction in which a shadowy woman kills Paul (Billy Burke), Lights Out follows … Continue reading

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Deep horror, shallow exploitation

Looking up The Shallows, you notice a few things — it stars Blake Lively, who can’t act, it’s directed by Juame Collet-Serra, who only directs awful Liam Neeson vehicles that aren’t even the famous ones, and it’s sitting at a respectable 75 … Continue reading

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Bridge of Spies another Spielberg snoozefest

Look, Steven Spielberg’s filmography is beyond reproach. The guy essentially invented blockbusters with Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind two years later, and that hasn’t worked out so well, but it’s to his credit for developing the business method. But it’s time … Continue reading

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