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‘Meg’ measures up to sharks’ giant film legacy

8/10 I was perfectly fine skipping The Meg. Every five years or so, some shark movie comes along to pick the cartilage of Jaws, and I didn’t think this one would be anything special. But then it made a ton … Continue reading

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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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