Oscar Isaac Overpowers Artificial Intelligence, Movies in “Ex Machina”

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The notion of artificial intelligence has been fodder for science fiction films since 2001, but it’s unsurprisingly become the topic du jour in cinemas as the real world comes increasingly close to achieving it. So far it’s been a mixed bag, with Her, The Machine, Chappie and Transcendence, and the … Get hard

“White God”: The Dystopian Dog Horror Movie From Your Worst Nightmare

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When crafting a list of my most anticipated sci-fi/fantasy films of 2015, I naively listed White God, because it was described thusly on io9: A young girl is separated from her dog, who searches the city for his lost owner — but when that fails, the dog leads an army … Get hard

March Madness: Cartoon Theme Songs, Round 1!

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Do you enjoy all the tournament madness of the NCAA Basketball Championships, but wish there were a version that replaced sports with some of your favorite pop culture loves from childhood? Then you’re in luck, because we’re following up last year’s Muppets and Harry Potter tournaments with a new March … Get hard

“WolfCop” Is Everything You Want It To Be

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Before we had popped WolfCop into the Blu-Ray player, it already had one of the all-time great movie titles, blessed with an even better slogan: “Half man. Half wolf. All cop.” Little did we know that, as a ripoff of the Charmed theme song played over the opening credits, we had stumbled … Get hard

My First (And Last) CSI Experience: “CSI: Cyber” Pilot Review

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In nearly 27 years of existence, I’ve never watched an episode of any Crime Scene Investigation in its entirety. I’m not sure how that’s even possible, and it might not even be true (I may have tried CSI: NY‘s pilot because Gary Sinise), but I consider it one of my crowning pop culture achievements. … Get hard

“’71″ Is The First Must See Movie of 2015

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When I visited Belfast a couple years ago, I was struck not just by its beauty and industrial history, but by the uneasiness that hung in the air. The tension from The Troubles lurked over the place like fog. Tragedy and bloodshed felt fresh, like the city still had an … Get hard

Dev Patel & The AARP Avengers Light Up “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”

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It’s hard to come up with a movie that’s targeting someone more differently than me than John Madden’s The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. I’ve never even seen the first film (is there a more unlikely “franchise” than this?), but it’s a testament to the cast (the British Avengers of AARP) and the genuine heart of the … Get hard

Movie Drinking Games: “Frankenstein vs. The Mummy”

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Aren’t you tired of Oscar prestige pictures? Or $200 million Watchowski messes? Or Spongebob? Or Jeff Bridges? If so, look no further than RLJ Entertainment’s Frankenstein vs. The Mummy, a monster movie that has at least five minutes of the battle you’re waiting the entire movie for. And even so, it’s … Get hard

Ranking the 2015 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Documentary

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While nobody would argue that the Oscars are a fair representation of the best movies of any particular year (and are a white male heavy bunch), many of the less-publicized categories still have the capacity to inspire and surprise. Yes, Boyhood is important. But so are the foreign language nominees, the documentaries, and … Get hard

Ranking the 2015 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Live Action

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While nobody would argue that the Oscars are a fair representation of the best movies of any particular year (and are a white male heavy bunch), many of the less-publicized categories still have the capacity to inspire and surprise. Yes, Boyhood is important. But so are the foreign language nominees, like Timbuktu, the … Get hard

Ranking the 2015 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animation

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While nobody would argue that the Oscars are a fair representation of the best movies of any particular year (and are a white male heavy bunch), many of the less-publicized categories still have the capacity to inspire and surprise. Yes, Boyhood is important. But so are the foreign language nominees, like Timbuktu, the documentaries, and of … Get hard

Oscar Nominated “Timbuktu” Is Necessary.

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If you, like me, spend any period of time (or way too much time) talking movies with your friends and peers, how “sad” a movie is tends to come up a lot. This is often seen as a detriment, a drawback, an excuse to avoid it. Life is miserable enough … Get hard

“Earth Girls Are Easy” Is The Greatest Film Of All-Time

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I know what you’re probably thinking. You’re skeptical; this screams of blog hyperbole. And it most definitely is that, and an excuse to spam Jeff Golblum GIF’s. But it’s true. Julien Temple’s Earth Girls Are Easy came out in 1988, the year of my birth. I’ve never had empirical evidence that I … Get hard