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Interview: Soundwave Director Dylan Narang

Writer-director Dylan Narang came to the film business by way of a stint in military counter-intelligence and an MBA from Georgetown, before attending film school at Chapman University and making his feature debut with the 2016 horror movie All I Need. His latest film is the sci-fi thriller Soundwave, starring Hunter Doohan as Ben Boyles, […]

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The 10 Best Time Travel Films of All Time

It’s one of sci-fi’s most popular go-to narratives. Whenever a story needs a boost, or a plot requires a trick that traditional reality can’t pull off, the space-time continuum becomes the back-up plan. Characters in trouble? Send them back in time. The circumstances are headed for untold disaster? A journey backward of forward should calm […]

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The 10 Best Films About Dinosaurs

They’re our first fascination, their images filling our preschool and kindergarten minds with the kind of “what if” worship that only something this scientifically fanciful can produce. As time goes on, we lose our love of these prehistoric placeholders, instead finding our minds manufacturing monsters much more meaningful to our daily lives. Still, dinosaurs are […]

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The 10 Best Disaster Films of All Time

Filmmakers love to play “what if?,” from small scale inquiries (“What if a mismatched couple falls in love?”) to large scale questions (“What if aliens invaded the Earth?”). It’s a basic building block for emotion, or in most cases, eye candy. Indeed, the disaster film, based around the idea that out world could be wiped […]

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The 10 Best Films About Hollywood

It’s sometimes referred to as the Land of Dreams. It can also be a hell hole of untold personal and professional nightmares. Still, hundreds of hungry wannabes head west every day, hoping that somewhere within the Matrix-like maze of Hollywood they can find a bit more than their 15 minutes of (usually local) fame. It’s […]

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The 10 Best Musicals of All Time

They got their start in the revue, the singing and dancing entertainment option that eventually gave way to vaudeville. Around the turn of the century, they stopped focusing solely on the music and brought more story and character into the mix. By the dawn of the jazz age, the musical was in full swing, and […]

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The 10 Most Eccentric Movie Eccentrics

He’s constantly chided for playing weird characters (his latest being an art dealer detective dork in Mortdecai), but Johnny Depp hasn’t cornered the market on eccentrics. In fact, he’s only been “unusual” in about half his films. The rest of the time he plays regular people placed in unusual circumstances or situations. Of course, the […]

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The Top 10 Movies of 2014

This year we had robot aliens, raccoon aliens, tentacled aliens, and hot chick aliens. We had fever dreams, snowbound train trips, and long walks of self-discovery. We had a kid growing up and two aging adults dumbing it down for a second time. We had movies about movies. We had movies about LEGO. There was […]