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Plan 9 from Outer Space

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

 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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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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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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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Under the Mesmerizing Skin

by Bryan Renfro

     This… this is the reason I go to the movies. Every once and a while I see something that is so captivating as a movie-going experience that I am reminded why I love it so much. Johnathan Glazer’s “Under the Skin” is such an undertaking, both visually and structurally, that it…

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by Dave "The Conduit" Davis

Directed by Jose Padilha

Starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton and Samuel L. Jackson

Rated PG-13


It’s pretty easy to determine if a reboot film is a financial success. For the film to be considered an artistic success, however, it has a little …

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Crystal Fairy and Michael's Magical Mescaline Migration

  by Allan Day 

     Full disclosure: I have been to a higher plane of existence. At least, that's how it felt at the time. Hallucinogens will do that to you. That is why people seek them out; it's called a “trip” because that's what it feels like: a journey to a different kind of consciousnes…

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With Friends like These... Who Needs this Movie?

 by Bryan Renfro

     Watching "Bachelorette" is one of the more frustrating movie experiences I've had in a while. Maybe because I don't usually seek out more recent comedies, since most of them seem really dumb and pandering. And so, I usually don't bother. Plus this movie seemed from the pitc…

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Double Indemnity

 by Len Mariani

Hi, I’m back.  Here’s another classic film well worth seeing. 


Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, & Edward G. Robinson.

     This film came from a book by James M. Cain who wrote quite a few crime novels.  It’s told in flashback, so I am not …

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Pacific Rim


by Dave "The Conduit" Davis

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi 

The Plot: There are always a couple of films that look like they're going to be the stand outs in the Summer season when the first trailers start to come out. For me, one of th…

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 by Len Mariani

Hello.  Just so you know, I have been a big fan of the classic films for a long time.  Certain films I can watch over and over and pick up something that I didn’t notice previously.  This is one of my favorites.

NOTORIOUS – (1946) Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman & Claude Rains.…

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My Darker Side


by Bryan Renfro 

     I was immediately drawn just to the title... "I Used to Be Darker". Beautiful and grim, it already begins to set the mood for a film I hadn't even seen yet. That line is taken from a from a Bill Callahan song, and it does in fact perfectly capture the tone of what you a…

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