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The Foilers Winners!!

2016-03-15

"Yes Oscar Meltdown. It's that magical night where we, here at Movie Meltdown, get together on Oscar night and then completely disregard the Oscars and hand out our own coveted awards - The Foilers!" 

Spoiler Alert: It's REALLY hard to announce some of these categories without spoiling certain a…

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Best of 2015

2016-02-07

 by Kyle Armstrong


15. Carol: Carol is visually stunning with a script that is brilliantly written. I really wanted this to make it into my top 10, actually, I had it in my top 5 for awhile, but had to move things around. I love its recurring visuals and elements that really build up this film…

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Spoiler analysis and thoughts)

2015-12-28

by Kyle Armstrong

     Again, if you have yet to see the movie, watch it, because it is worth seeing it instead of finding out through some scumbag. Decided to wait a week, after most have seen it and wanted to talk about it as a whole. Last time I discussed Star Wars, I said Return of the Jedi did…

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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

2015-12-14

 by Kyle Armstrong

     The darkest film in the franchise, as well as my favorite film in the franchise (after the Christmas special, of course). This is the film where we learn that Vader is partially human, we see the back of burnt scalp, and we learn Vader is a puppet of the Empire. On Dagoba…

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Plan 9 from Outer Space

2015-10-31

 by Kyle Armstrong

      This is a very popular movie to hate, but I just don't understand it's title of "the worst film of all time". It is fun to point out its flaws (the many that it has), however, this is more of the worst film that the viewer had seen (in which he probably hasn't seen many)…

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Zombies Ate My City!

2015-10-27

     It was last Halloween that Leo ran my story about zombie movies, Return of the Living Dead and the doomed city where it was supposedly set.  Well I thought this October, I would give people a chance to read my full piece - a slightly longer and more personalized version of this undead tale.…

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Best Games For Marvel Geeks 2015

2015-09-16

 

     Best Games For Marvel Geeks 2015 has yet to see the release of a console system video game based on Marvel comics, and the only such game that appears to be on the way is another animated LEGO crossover. And according to Super Hero Hype, even that game, LEGO Marvel's Avengers, has been…

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Understanding Birdman. Analysis.

2015-08-16

by Kyle Armstrong

     I listened to many theories and generated my own. I have heard people perceive this entire movie as a dream or an illusion and his powers not being used to the full potential. Is this a work of Dadaism using reality and the perception of reality as its gateway to a meta…

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Kingsman: The Secret Service

2015-04-04

by: Kyle Armstrong

This is a movie not afraid to pay homage to the great action and spy mystery films, imagine London's Expendables, if the Expendables were actually good. It expresses its love to the Bond movies, but the more later Bond films, think more Pierce Brosnan, and if they were directed…

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The Best of 2014

2015-03-30


by: Kyle Armstrong

Before starting this list let me say I have not seen all the films I should've for this list, I have yet to see Inherent Vice and I made this list before watching Snowpiercer, so consider this a list of the best of 2014 at this moment and just before the pretentious Oscar sho…

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The Worst of 2014

2015-02-01

 by Kyle Armstrong

10. Single Mom's Club: Not only is this a badly written, badly directed mess, but it is also ugly to look at. The editing is probably one of the worst editing jobs I have seen all year, sometimes they appear in rooms together randomly, when they aren't in a room together at all…

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Coming in 2015...

2015-01-12

       by Kyle Armstrong

With the year of 2015 just starting, there is much to look forward to, whether it is the return of a beloved franchise or the continuation of one whole universe. Coming out of such a good year for film, with films like Whiplash, Birdman, and Force Majeure, I am ready fo…

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The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance

2014-12-08

by Kyle Armstrong   

     Birdman has to be one of the best movies I have seen so far this year. Birdman works with a psyche level to it. By the way, have I mentioned that this movie has perfect timing? In the midst of comic book to movie adaptations, what happens after that kind of fame? And who…

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The Equalizer

2014-11-26

by Kyle Armstrong

     A man, with a barely minimum wage job, befriends an underage prostitute and because he has a good heart, he locates her pimps to take justice into his own hands and become an underground crime fighter. Now the plot I just described is not the plot for the movie Taxi Driver

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Arnold Schwarzenegger to Reclaim Position as Action Hero King

2014-11-24

by Larry Alonzo

If you've forgotten who the king of all action heroes is, at 67 years old, Arnold Schwarzenegger is coming back to remind you. He's already set to star in in the new Terminator film, Terminator: Genisys, in the summer of 2015. Also, according to iDigital Times he's reprising his r…

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Nightcrawler

2014-11-18

by Kyle Armstrong

     Seeing Jake Gyllenhaal back in that weird, dark, edgy character archetype makes me feel a little better seeing him again. I have always been reluctant towards Gyllenhaal's acting and after seeing Nightcrawler I kind of get why. Gyllenhaal has been cast into these boring …

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Flood Tide

2014-11-10

 by Kyle Armstrong

     The beginning of the Flood Tide performance showed what would seem to be random short films, that is until you actually get into the film itself, that is when it starts making much more sense. As seen in the beginning of the film, it is shown in more of an American Be…

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

2014-10-30

by Kyle Armstrong

     For the October season, why not go for something creepy, something eerie. How about a musical? As for modern day, live action musicals, Sweeney Todd may  possibly be my favorite. It is weird to compare Oliver! to Sweeney Todd, but when I think of the two, I think of how …

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Iron Man

2014-10-21

by Kyle Armstrong

     Here it is, the film that started a new kind of franchise for Marvel movies. Iron Man, like Blade, X-Men, and even Spider-Man, gave Marvel the fighting chance to offer us a movie franchise. But "Iron Man" is what it needed to start it all! As apprehensive as the company may h…

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Thoughts from a Non Comic Book Reader: Guardians of the Galaxy

2014-08-17

 by Cameron Ross Price

            I’m going to be perfectly honest with you: I had no idea that Guardians of the Galaxy existed before I watched the trailer for the first time. I’ll pause to let the comic book enthusiasts boo (it’s ok they’ve earned it). Yet, while I was clearly missing o…

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