Jurassic World: dino might or dino meh?

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This…this is something I’ve been looking forward to, you guys. Jurassic freaking World. As a child of the ‘90s, the Jurassic Park films mean a lot to me. I was too young to go see the first film in theaters, but I distinctly remember playing with toy dinosaurs for a large chunk of my childhood, and I am positive this had everything to do with Jurassic Park. Continue reading

Saving Mr. Banks: a Disneyfied tale of the team behind Mary Poppins

Some people might think it’s a little too sappy, but I actually enjoyed Saving Mr. Banks quite a bit. What did you guys think? Anyway, here’s my review from last year.

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It’s funny how the films you don’t intend to see can take you by surprise. Saving Mr. Banks was one of those films that I’d heard good things about, but I’d shrugged it off as a rental simply because it didn’t catch my interest (if I’m being honest, biographies and/or true stories rarely do).

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Don Jon: Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s interesting directorial debut

Though, for me, it was far from movie of the year, I actually have a lot of respect for Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut, Don Jon. It was gutsy, and I admire that. What did you guys think?

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In the midst of watching a bajillion horror movies for Spook Series 2013, I kind of let this film slide. It’s been out for about a month, and I’ve been anxious to see it not only because I admire Joseph Gordon-Levitt (his talent as well as that pretty face), but because I’ve heard a lot of good buzz.

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Film Club: Snowpiercer

The good ol’ Film Club gang got together to discuss Snowpiercer–a film that has received a lot of acclaim, but it’s definitely not everyone’s cup of tea. How did our little group feel about it? Check out this post to see!

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For this months edition of Film Club, Damien from Flashback/Backslide had the dubious honour of picking this months film. With that, Damien has chosen one of our most unique films yet; Joon-ho Bong’s Snowpiercer. Snowpiercer is Bong’s first English language film and proved an interesting film for our members to tackle.

As ever, Damien’s reason’s for choosing this months film are listed below, followed by all our thoughts.

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Gravity: you won’t want to be an astronaut, but you will enjoy this film

I still believe that seeing Gravity in theaters was the closest I’ll ever get to be in an astronaut, and I’m okay with that because it’s awesome. Here’s my review from 2013:

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Space: the final frontier. And one of the scariest freaking places ever if you’re a free-floating astronaut without a tether and without a shuttle.

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Prisoners: an edge-of-your-seat crime drama

I feel like Prisoners has kind of flown under the radar or at least already been forgotten by a lot of people, but it was one of my favorites from 2013. Today, I’m revisiting my review.

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Good lord. It’s been weeks since I went to see a movie. I think I was starting to have withdrawals. I’ve been so focused on Halloween movies and TV premieres that I’m afraid I’ve been neglecting my duty as a theater-goer. But now I make my triumphant return to film reviews with Prisoners

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You’re Next: a fox, a tiger, and a lamb break into a house…everybody dies

I know You’re Next might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I pretty much love it–especially for kickass Aussie Erin. I’m taking the time to revisit it today with my review from 2013. If you’re curious about it, go and have a little looksee!

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The subtitle needs a better punchline, doesn’t it? Too bad I’ve never been very good at jokes. Although it’s not supposed to be funny. Well…it’s kind of supposed to be funny. You’re Next is something of a dark comedy, so it’s only appropriate to handle this review with some levity. And although not everybody dies, fair warning: a lot of freaking people die.

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The World’s End: five friends say “cheers” to the apocalypse

I do love the Cornetto Trilogy. The World’s End may not quite live up to Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz…but it’s still pretty good. 😉 Here’s my review from back in the day.

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It’s the summer of apocalyptic comedies! At least if the world is coming to an end, we’ll go out laughing about it. Ever since I first heard about The World’s End, I’ve been pretty excited to see it. It’s the third film bringing together Edgar Wright (director/writer), Simon Pegg (writer/co-star), and Nick Frost (co-star). The first two films, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz

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Pacific Rim: sea monsters vs. robots—too silly to work?

When I first heard about Pacific Rim, I wasn’t sold on the whole “monsters vs. robots” thing, but you know what? It’s pretty fun. Here’s my review from a while back:

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Better late than never, right? Pacific Rim’s been out a while (since mid-July), but I just now got around to checking it out. I’ve gotta say—I thought the trailer for this looked stupid. Like, painfully stupid. So stupid that I never in a million years thought I would pay a cent to go see it in theaters. And now here I am biting my tongue.

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