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Review: Monster Party

Monster Party is a well-named film. Meaning it has a catchy title. It caught my interest. Especially when the film is described to be about a group of would-be thieves pretending to be caterers robbing a Malibu mansion, only they get m...

 
 
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Contest: Win a Blu-Ray copy of Blackkklansman

I won't go on about this for too long, but it's nice to be able to give something away that's not only really good, but socially relevant. It's even better in that while Blackkklansman is based on a true story, it's a movie, it's ...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Free Solo

It’s been a great year for climbing films. Where The Dawn Wall left off, with climbing megastars Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson free climbing the previously unclimbed route of El Capitan in Yosemite, Free Solo c...

 
 
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Review: The Old Man and the Gun

In one of the least action-packed heist movies you’ll ever see, Robert Redford proves that at age 82, he’s still got it, and by it I mean his gun, of course. From the opening shot, The Old Man & the Gun feels authe...

 
 
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New trailer for Halloween: Making a Murderer: Michael Myers

Universal recently released a second Halloween trailer, and frankly, if anything, it only adds to the hype created by the first. It begins with a true crime montage of the new Halloween mythos, i.e. the first film exists and now this film ...

 
 
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Netflix is making Diablo into a level 99 animated series

Is the world ready for a Netflix Diablo animated series? Hasn’t Diablo stolen enough of our lives already, keeping us running levels and bosses all hours of night and day for those super unique magic items and rune...

 
 
 
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Review: White Boy Rick

What’s shocking about White Boy Rick is not the lower-middle class family drama of 1980s eastside Detroit; it’s not the violence (relatively mild for a drug film); it’s not the depiction of a young girl becoming ...

 
 
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Daredevil season 3 teaser trailer is holier than thou

Fair warning, this is literally the definition of teaser. It's short, doesn't really show much, and says a lot less. Except, well, Matt Murdoch, attorney at law, has finally decided he likes his latex-suited friend better than himself. Yip...

 
 
 
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Review: BlacKkKlansman

Before this review gets serious, can we take a moment to appreciate the presence of the Inside Man thematic overture? So appropriate given the plot device and that Spike Lee directed the awesome 2006 heist film starring Denze...

 
 
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Review: Equalizer 2

There’s a scene in Sony’s The Equalizer 2, the follow-up to 2014’s rather enjoyable original, wherein Denzel Washington’s Robert McCall breaks into a drug den, beats the holy hell out a few guys and pushes his w...

 
 
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Netflix proudly displays their Package ... trailer

This actually doesn't appear to be a remake of the 1989 political thriller starring Gene Hackman (thank Zeus). This is more like Without a Paddle meets American Pie. Camping misadventure meets teen sex comedy. Will it work? It's 2 girls ca...

 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Incredibles 2

There has been early chatter that Incredibles 2 relies on nostalgia to achieve its ends. Let me be perfectly clear, I understand that (1) we’re in the middle of a nostalgia driven resurgence of a great many properties come back to lif...

 
 
 
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Review: Ocean's 8

It’s been eleven years since we had an Ocean’s franchise film. But consider this, we went 41 years before 2001’s Ocean’s 11 remade the original Rat Pack film. Maybe we should have waited another 30?

 
 
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Ralph Breaks the Internet trailer repairs expectations

It's not even been three months since Ready Player One whelmed at the boxed office and already someone has come along and shown how that should have been done. Love it or hate it, the crux of RPO, outside of nostalgia, was t...

 
 
 
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Andrew 'Rick Grimes' Lincoln leaving The Walking Dead

Citing an irreconcilable urge to shoot AMC in the head, Andrew Lincoln, aka Rick Grimes, star and lead of The Walking Dead is departing from the series. It's not clear why Lincoln is leaving the show, but what is known is that Lin...

 
 
 
 
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Sesame Street might murder Melissa McCarthy

Don't fuck with the street. That's the message Sesame Street producers are sending to the makers of Melissa McCarthy's forthcoming puppet comedy, The Happytime Murders, with a brand-new lawsuit featuring undisclosed damages. Citing th...

 
 
 
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MoviePass gives 'the whiners' back their one movie a day

Just yesterday, new subscribers to the MoviePass service were only able to see 4 movies at the rate of $9.95 a month. That's a far cry from the one a day the service was made famous for. For the mathletes out there, assuming a 31-day month,...

 
 
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Ant-Man and the Wasp 2nd trailer is one big dick joke

Ant-Man's been in the news a lot over the past few days, but it has nothing to do with his forthcoming sequel release on July 6, just over two months away. Instead, it's owing to his conspicuous absence in Avengers: Infinity War; you ...

 
 
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Review: Disobedience

Director Sebastian Lelio has developed a reputation as an arthouse director. To you, this means there's a good chance you've not seen his films. They're not blockbuster releases. They're not precisely mainstream. They're not really under ap...

 
 
 
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The Terror Season 1 Recap: 'First Shot a Winner, Lads'

[Editor's Note: Before we say anything, this recap will obviously go into detail about this episode of The Terror, so there are going to be a ton of SPOILERS. Beginning now.] Halfway through the season and no signs of ceasing its relen...

 
 
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Review: Wildling

As we all know, wildlings are people that live north of the wall that the Rangers, or Black Brothers like to kill. Oh, this isn't Game of Thrones? I just thought what with the 7 year wait it must be. In that case ... Wha...

 
 
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The Terror Season 1 Recap: 'Punished As a Boy'

[Editor's Note: Before we say anything, this recap will obviously go into detail about this episode of The Terror, so there are going to be a ton of SPOILERS. Beginning now.] Interesting episode title, isn't it? What exactly do they me...

 
 
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Dwayne The Rock Johnson and Vin Diesel are going to fight

It’s obvious. Dwayne Johnson (top billing) and Vin Diesel are going to fight. For money. And I’m going to tell you why. In a recent Rolling Stone cover story Johnson explained that there’s beef between him and Diesel by no...

 
 
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SXSW Review: Blockers

Prom! That magical experience of near mythical importance for high school students. You'll dance. You'll drink. And then, you'll definitely lose your virginity, because only losers haven't after prom has come and gone. The tradition begun w...

 
 
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Stephen King's The Stand coming to CBS as 10-part TV series

Last summer yielded some hits and misses in ye olde Stephen King adaptation department. Obviously, we had It. Andy Muschietti's adaptation was refreshing, well directed and ideated creatively, and--most importantly--a hit with aud...

 
 
 
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The Terror Season 1 Recap: 'The Ladder'

[Editor's Note: Before we say anything, this recap will obviously go into detail about last night's episode of The Terror, so there are going to be a ton of SPOILERS. Beginning now.] Two episodes in, I was impressed. Three episodes in ...

 
 


About Rick Lashone of us since 4:40 PM on 03.17.2016

Passionate about the world, the human experience, and how they co-exist.

Areas of expertise and interest: writing / photography / film / basketball / exploration / literature / production

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