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And The Oscar Goes To… (Well, It SHOULD Go To…)

I’ve seen more of the films this year than in any previous year. I’m still smarting from a film like The Artist winning a few years ago; I think it’s ridiculous that a retread remake like True Grit even gets nominated. But this year, … Continue reading

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The Hobbit Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition: Fire-Breathing Encore (Movie Review)

The middle installment of the tri-part Hobbit, The Desolation of Smaug, received the extended version treatment with an additional twenty-five minutes included from director Peter Jackson’s original footage of the film. The story doesn’t change much: the mission that first … Continue reading

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12 Years A Slave: Can Art Change The World? (Movie Review)

It was a big year for films based on true stories about racial relations in the United States. In 2013, merely weeks into January, Michael B. Jordan played Oscar Grant III in Fruitvale Station, the victim of a police-related shooting … Continue reading

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Desolation Of Smaug: The Hobbit Strikes Back (Movie Review)

For fans hoping for a quicker, more action-oriented prequel to Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug will be a welcome relief. Picking up soon after the evens of the first third of Jackson’s The Hobbit, we’re ushered into a … Continue reading

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12 Years A Slave: Are We Really Free? (Movie Review)

“All men are not free if one is oppressed.”– Anonymous The best film of the year. A brutal, unflinching look at slavery, racism, abuse, and humanity. An absolutely emotional punch in the gut. A film I couldn’t watch a second … Continue reading

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Star Trek Into Darkness: Old School Space

First off, a disclaimer: I’m a Star Wars guy, not a Trekkie, but I’ve seen all of the original cast Star Trek movies several times, and I have a lot of respect for the … even-numbered ones. But I thought … Continue reading

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