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On whitewashing and the death of movie stars

The Great Wall came out in American theaters last weekend, beating industry expectations with a $21.7 million take. It’s a good result of a movie that was primarily met with claims of whitewashing and racism for starring Cambridge-born Matt Damon … Continue reading

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The Möbius strip: ‘Hidden Figures’ repeats easily as a whole batch of new releases flops

Hidden Figures reigned again over Martin Luther King Day weekend, with Golden Globe champion and Oscar favorite La La Land storming up the charts behind it. Of the new releases, it was cheap-looking STX horror flick The Bye Bye Man that performed way over industry … Continue reading

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Still not mad, just disappointed

Hope it’ll be good? Know it’ll be bad? Just interested to see the cinematic interpretations of the diverse cast of characters? Whatever you’re expecting from Suicide Squad, it doesn’t deliver. Suicide Squad takes place after the death of Superman in March’s Batman v Superman: … Continue reading

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On Darkseid and the actual value of Easter eggs in movies

There’s an idea that’s been developing for the past few years in comedy around reference humor or call-out humor. Comedians — or film or television — will, in place of a joke, simply call out a title and hope that’s … Continue reading

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Dawn of Justice surprisingly not unwatchable, but an extremely hollow adaptation

  There seemed to be only two ways Batman v Superman: Civil War Dawn of Justice could go — completely awful and also incredibly sad and dull to the point that you couldn’t even laugh at it, or completely awful, but in … Continue reading

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