Theatrical Reviews

by / on December 21, 2015 at 7:10 pm / in Reviews, Theatrical Reviews

STAR WARS EPISODE VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS: A REFLECTION

In honor of the biggest film opening of all-time, Pete and Justin threw together a few emails over the weekend to commemorate the release. That’s right, you’re about to read 3,000 words about Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip. […]

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by / on December 21, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Reviews, Theatrical Reviews

NEW RELEASE REVIEW: KRAMPUS

Just hear those registers jingling, ring ting tingling too. Come on, it’s lovely weather for a movie together with you. Outside the snow is falling and friends are calling to watch Star Wars Episode VII! For those of us who are […]

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by / on December 7, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Reviews, Theatrical Reviews

NEW RELEASE REVIEW: THE PEANUTS MOVIE

I’m sure you all are thinking to yourselves, “Good Grief!,” doesn’t this reviewer ever stay on one subject. This year, I’ve jumped from streaming movies to binge shows and now I’ve jumped on the new release bandwagon. My intentions has […]

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by / on October 21, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Eternal Characters, Everything Else, Features, Reviews, Theatrical Reviews, Uncategorized

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: THE HORRIFIC GRIND

Even when they lack blood, guts, slashers, or ghouls, some movies feature topics that can serve as their own brand of horror. Often, this horror derives from versions of the human condition that are both extreme, and yet frighteningly common and […]

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by / on October 16, 2015 at 8:56 am / in Reviews, Theatrical Reviews

NEW RELEASE REVIEW: CRIMSON PEAK

Crimson Peak opens on an image of its star, Mia Wasikowska, in a snow covered field, her bloodied hands and face in stark contrast with her all-white surroundings. It’s a powerful depiction of compromised innocence, and as Wasikowska’s voiceover promises […]

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by / on September 28, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Reviews, Theatrical Reviews

NEW RELEASE REVIEW: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2

Afternoon stargazers. I decided to forego my Panning the Stream column this week, partly to bring you something new, partly because Time Warner service has been annoyingly spotty recently. Mostly though, I had a milestone weekend when I took my […]

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by / on May 15, 2015 at 10:43 am / in Reviews, Theatrical Reviews

NEW RELEASE REVIEW: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

Mad Max: Fury Road opens with a handful of expository voiceover lines spoken by the titular Max (Tom Hardy), goes on to show the “hero” eating a live lizard, then revs a car engine and goes. And for the next […]

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by / on April 4, 2015 at 10:53 am / in Reviews, Theatrical Reviews

NEW RELEASE REVIEW: FURIOUS 7

It’s difficult to put down in words the feeling of anticipation you can get from something you’re about to experience that you’ve been looking forward to. Moments before your favorite band comes on stage, all you can feel is the […]

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by / on March 17, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Indie Spotlight, Reviews, Theatrical Reviews

INDIE SPOTLIGHT/NEW RELEASE REVIEW: IT FOLLOWS

The entry below has been reposted from the original review which went up on my own blog a few hours before I posted it here. We open on a quiet suburban street. As a frantic, piercing music cue plays, a […]

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by / on March 13, 2015 at 9:14 am / in Reviews, Theatrical Reviews

NEW RELEASE REVIEW: RUN ALL NIGHT

Pretension plagues the world of film like ego plagues Kanye West. Typically associated with highbrow fare (hello, The Tree of Life!), it’s a word that exposes something, or someone, as intellectually fraudulent. Branding a movie/director/actor/writer as “pretentious” is the ultimate […]

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