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The 300 Week 45: Almost There... Almost There...

Hey there, howlers, and welcome back to The 300, my big-eyed, big-eared, sharp-toothed attempt to see 300 movies in theaters in 2018. I’ll be watching new releases, classics, hidden gems, and festival films to experience the wide worl...

 
 
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Review: The Girl in the Spider's Web

Lisbeth Salander should not be a superheroine. While the character is resourceful and strong, physically, mentally, and morally, The Girl in the Spider's Web turned her into some sort of action movie secret agent-type. As satisfying as...

 
 
 
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Review: The Other Side of the Wind

Orson Welles’ final film, The Other Side of the Wind, was shot from 1970-1976, but it wasn’t fully assembled until this year. The film released by Netflix today is an imperfect salvage job. Welles only finished editing about 40-...

 
 
 
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Review: Johnny English Strikes Again

Johnny English Strikes Again is neither entirely stupid nor entirely witty. It’s just smart enough to set-up a decent joke, but just dumb enough to flop its execution. It sees how pop-culture has changed since the series last outing (...

 
 
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The 300 Week 42: THIS IS SUSPIRIA!

Double, double toil and trouble, my little witches and warlocks, and welcome back to The 300, a recurring feature on my hellish attempt to watch 300 movies in theaters in the year 2018. I’ll be watching new releases, classics, hidden ...

 
 
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Review: Suspiria

Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria is going to piss off so many people. Fans of Dario Argento’s 1977 original will be enraged by the changes. Fans of Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name will be appalled by how brutal, gruesome, and ...

 
 
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Review: Halloween

Like all slasher franchises Halloween has had its ups and downs over the years. Sure there's something to appreciate in even the worst of the eight original films and two Rob Zombie reboots, but it's hard to argue that the fr...

 
 
 
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Review: Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

I won’t beat around the bush here; this movie blows. I was gonna do this whole intro I normally do where I tell you about how scary the Goosebumps books were when I was a kid, and blah blah blah, yadda yadda yadda, and this new thing...

 
 
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Review: Titans (Season 1)

There comes a point in one's life where they become disillusioned with the world and their surroundings, and when one's optimism and idealism become cynicism and nihilism. In Titans, that disillusionment is a constant in a wo...

 
 
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The 300 Week 40: THIS IS GAGA!

Why howdy, partner, and welcome back to The 300, a rootin' tootin' feature on my wild attempt to watch 300 movies in theaters in the year 2018. I’ll be watching new releases, classics, hidden gems, and festival films to experience the...

 
 
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NYFF Review: Roma

Thinking about the opening shot of Roma brings tears to my eyes. The centerpiece film at the 2018 New York Film Festival is a masterful display of Alfonso Cuaron’s craft, and how the magic of filmmaking can situate the mind in a speci...

 
 
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NYFF Review: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Like Hail, Caesar!, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a movie about movies. Hail, Caesar! took the tropes of the old-fashioned studio pictures and turned them into an interconnected backlot pastiche of cinematic styles. You had composites of ...

 
 
 
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Review: Bad Times at the El Royale

Genre deconstruction is awesome when done right. When it's done wrong it comes across as trite, like the filmmaker doesn't actually understand the very genre they want to take apart. However, when it's done right you get films that help def...

 
 
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Review: Venom

It is really easy to tear Venom apart. There are a myriad of issues with it from casting to screenplay to plotting to... well, everything. Superhero movies have come a long way in the past ten years, and Venom feels like...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Smallfoot

The fact that's there's a Tod Browning's Freaks reference in Smallfoot doesn't really say all that much about the movie. It's not actually crammed full of clever comedy for adults, or secretly hiding darker themes than w...

 
 
 
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Review: The House with the Clock in Its Walls

You know what a lot of kids movies lack these days (I ask while waving my cane in the air at a cloud)? Charm. There's some amazing stuff going on for sure, but that certain "charming" characteristic is often missing. Maybe it's because chil...

 
 
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The 300 Week 37: The Predator Is One Crappy Motherf***er

Hello, you sexual Tyrannosauruses, and welcome back to The 300, my ugly motherf***ing attempt to watch 300 movies in theaters in the year 2018. I’ll be seeing new releases, classics, hidden gems, and festival films to experience the w...

 
 
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The best damn movies of summer 2018

Ah, the summer. After the early year doldrums, moviegoers can finally sink their teeth into a feast that includes numerous sequels, reboots, adaptations, and crappy horror movies. Provided your MoviePass still works, there's a whole lot to ...

 
 
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The DC Extended Universe needs to die

I remember back in 2013 when Man of Steel came out. It was meant to be the big return of the Blue Boyscout to theatres after 2006's groan-worthy Superman Returns. After its release, people were split on whether or not Ma...

 
 
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Marvel's marvelous Captain Marvel trailer is a marvel

Well, Marvel waited. They held their cards to their chest and they didn't give us even a whiff of Captain Marvel until the first looks last week, but now it's here. The damn trailer for Captain Marvel has finally arrive...

 
 
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Review: The Predator

I came into The Predator with no real reverence for the series—I had seen the original film a long time ago, caught Predators on cable television once, and all I know about Predator 2 is that Gary Busey i...

 
 
 
 
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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: Peppermint

Peppermint looked so good on paper. The director of Taken returning to the revenge genre with Jennifer Garner doing her best Linda Hamilton and telling a bad guy she was going to shoot him in the face? That screams like somet...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Let's fight to the death over the best lamps in film!

The writers at Flixist have come together for a competition. Back in July, we all began a heated debate about something near and dear to all of our hearts. The argument was intense, causing gallons of blood to be spilt and several eyes to b...

 
 
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Review: Crazy Rich Asians

Much of the talk surrounding the film adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians is the need for Asian representation in Hollywood—while I'm with it all the way, it isn't what attracted me to the movie. See, people seem to forget that being Asia...

 
 
 
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Review: The Meg

What makes a good bad movie? It's a question I've been pondering over the years as I sit through more and more bad bad movies trying to be good bad movies. Take Skyscraper as a recent example. It's a bad movie, but it's not a good...

 
 




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They Shall Not Grow Old"Every bit as remarkable as expected"

 

The Long Dumb Road"Not quite long and only a little dumb"

 

Overlord"Cloverlord"

 

The Girl in the Spider's Web"Great 'Girl,' lame 'Spider's Web'"

 

The Grinch"Stink, Stank, Stunk"

 

The Other Side of the Wind"Orson Welles' "final" film is an angry, sloppy, salvaged ego trip"

 

Bohemian Rhapsody"Traveling at the speed of light"

 

The Great Buster"Proof that silent movies never get old"

 

Monster Party"Cause the party don't stop until -- wait, it does stop."

 
 
 

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Hello! I just picked up Demon Sword on Blue Ray and I cannot wait to watch it!

 
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Hey! So my friend is part of this TV Pilot: Dirty Laundry You should check it out!

 
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Deepwater Horizon was really good! I would probably rate it as my favorite movie this

 
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Oh so theres already a narrative in the making that anyone who dislikes Spiderman Homecoming is merely Racist because of Black Does that mean I can call anyone who disliked Suicide Squad racist now?

 
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