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Kids these days need to stay off my lawn and out of my movie theater. Back in my day, we had respectable young adult novels. Sure, most of them were never adapted into movies, but we didn’t care. We had imaginations. And we had to walk up hill to school or something. Look, I’m really […]

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When I was in sixth grade, I read Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card for the first time, and it instantly became one of my favorite books. It struck a long-resonating chord, and I have returned to re-read that book every two or three years since then with the same amount of joy – a […]

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Or How I Shoe Horned Every Film Cliché into Two Hours. [Editor’s Note: This review contains major spoilers… Though you can pretty much guess them all in the first act.] From what I understand The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones was originally a crappy Harry Potter fan fiction written by notable cat lady Cassandra Clare. […]

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It’s not exactly one of the classics. Hollywood is racing to fill the void in the young adult world left by the Harry Potter and Twilight franchises, and in their struggle, they’ve stumbled upon the Percy Jackson chronicles. The first installment came out three years ago and was a pretty nifty little film built around […]

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Last week, we put together a list of the most memorable movie guns, so this week we decided to go a little classier by looking at our favorite movie swords of all time. There’s something heroic about swords in general, dating back to those classic Disney-esque stories of the lone hero standing in defiance of […]

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Damn, it feels bloody fine to be a gangster. On the other side of the pond life is considerably different. They drive on the wrong side of the road, have funny colored money and don’t seem to understand the concept of edible. However, despite all these differences we seem to have with our posh overseas […]

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It’s November, that time of year when men apparently stop shaving to raise awareness. “Awareness of what?” you might ask. Well, we’re not exactly sure and apparently neither is the official site. Cancer, we think. Still, it’s a time of year when the world can celebrate the peach fuzz that has become so popular over […]

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Have you ever sat down to watch a movie or TV show and absent-mindedly read the opening credits, only to see a familiar name flash across the screen? “That’s funny,” you say. “I recognize that name from my secret fetish porn collection, but what’s she doing in a Disney movie?” It’s as if people in […]

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It sucks being the Demon King. What starts as something that seems like a joyful series that should appeal to audiences of all ages quickly takes a dramatic turn a few episodes in, not necessarily toward something darker, but more toward something weirder. Of course, what I might consider weird is actually probably a staple […]

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When did old people get so relatable? It’s one thing to run away from home when you’re a teenager, but it’s another thing completely to run away as a senior citizen. However, as The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel teaches us, the problems we face don’t get easier with age. Our overbearing parents are replaced by our overbearing children and the urge to do something exciting and different with our lives never stops growing. Marigold Hotel follows a group of elderly English strangers who are tired of being patronized by their children and doctors. So when they each stumble upon an ad for a luxurious retirement home in India, they jump at the chance to escape. After a delayed flight, crowed bus ride, and their first tuk tuk experience, they arrive at The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: Home for the Elderly and Beautiful.

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The odds will certainly be in its favor at the box office. Hollywood often turns to literature to find inspiration for new and exciting films, and with the enormous success of such series as Harry Potter and Twilight, it was only a matter of time before The Hunger Games made its way to the big […]

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The 84th Academy Awards have come and gone, and on the day after it feels almost like nothing happened. Sure, a bunch of celebrities (A-list through, let’s say, C-list) got dolled up and sat around a nice theater in Hollywood for a while. Sure, they carted Billy Crystal out of his secret underground chamber to […]

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