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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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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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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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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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Lucy

2014-07-31

by Dave "The Conduit" Davis

Director: Luc Besson

Starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman 

     There’s a good idea at the heart of Lucy, and some really good concepts. The performances are fine and it’s much more of a “thinking” movie than we’re used to during the summer months,…

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Begin Again

2014-07-26

by Dave "The Conduit" Davis

Directed by John Carney

Starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo

      Despite my complete lack of musical talent — or maybe because of it — I’m a sucker for the “songwriter/creative process” kind of film, and “Begin Again” falls squarely into the “Once” genre. A…

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

2014-07-16

by Dave "The Conduit" Davis

Director: Matt Reeves

Starring: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Keri Russell and Gary Oldman

     To avoid the “uncanny valley” — that zone where things seem both too real to be fake and too fake to be real for the movie audience to accept — filmmakers have to get the …

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The Monster Squad

2014-06-23

by Kyle Armstrong  

     Monsters like Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, Wolfman, etc. had been pushed aside to bring in the new monsters. Like Jason Vorhees, Freddy Kruger, and Michael Myers, but were the classics forgotten? Here is a film that says “No, and they should not be”. What makes these c…

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“To Catch a Yeti” - Spotlight on the Soul

2014-03-04

  by Dave "The Conduit" Davis

     My wife and I recently attended the "The Yeti Spaghetti Show", where the audience was asked if they would like to see a “bad” film or an “epically bad” film. The crowd, as was its nature, chose the “epically bad” film. While I would agree with the word “epic…

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