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The Internship

The Internship

What’s the difference between a good comedy and a bad one? One half of an MPAA ratings point, apparently. Back in 2005, Owen Wilson and Vince Read More

The Purge

The Purge

It’s the year 2020 and America is experiencing unheard of prosperity. Crime is almost non-existent and unemployment is below 1%. The reason behind this sudden social Read More

Magic Magic

Magic Magic

Actors often struggle to keep from being typecast. Then there are those instances where no amount of onscreen manipulation can change an audience’s perception of you. Read More

On the Road

On the Road

Jack Kerouac’s beat masterpiece, On the Road, is often considered one of the most influential works of contemporary literature. Its road trip narrative set against a Read More

After Earth

After Earth

Apparently, studios don’t know any better. You’d figure after outright disasters such as The Lady in the Water, The Happening, and The Last Airbender, no one Read More

Now You See Me

Now You See Me

Magic has never really made a successful transition to film. While recent films like The Illusionist and The Prestige provided limited returns artistically (and financially), prestidigitation Read More

Twixt

Twixt

Francis Ford Coppola: What happened? There was a time, four decades ago, when you were one of the most celebrated filmmakers working in the post-modern era, Read More

Welcome to the Punch

Welcome to the Punch

It’s not enough to have good actors. In 2013, you need more than the standard “corruption from above” narrative. In order to keep contemporary audiences glued Read More

Epic

Epic

You can’t con kids. Don’t promise them the animated adventures of cutesy little characters when you really intend to deliver a borderline adult action adventure. That’s Read More

Erased

Erased

Aaron Eckhart is apparently one unlucky SOB. Not only does he fail to parlay his considerable indie cred (Thank You for Smoking, In the Company of Read More

Aftershock (2013)

Aftershock (2013)

They say that people pull together during times of crisis. There is also a lingering fear that civilized society will fall apart when such a tragedy Read More

Peeples

Peeples

Sometimes, earnestness can overcome cliché. There are also cases where actors and their innate likeability can surpass the slights in a script. Such is the case Read More