Film

M. Night Shyamalan SPLITS Into Box Offices

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M. Night Shyamalan’s newest hyped blockbuster, Split hit theaters on Jan. 20 and has already stirred plenty of mixed reactions from viewers. While this unnerving plot has many twists and turns, the most basic premise of the movie follows three unfortunate teenage girls who get kidnapped by a man living with Dissociative Identity Disorder. This means he is living with ... Read More »

‘The Jungle Book’ Marks a New Chapter for Remakes

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The art of the remake may be evolving to the next level, and Disney may be a huge part of that. Last year’s “Cinderella” directed by Kenneth Branagh was a pleasant surprise, a loyal yet innovative remake that added to what the original film had done rather than taking away from or distorting it. This year’s “The Jungle Book” directed ... Read More »

‘Zootopia’ Speaks Volumes about Our Nature

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“Zootopia” may end up meaning more to you than it will to most children. The kids are going to have a great time. They will have plenty of laughs and excitement. They will cheer with delight and quote all of their favorite lines until their parents go insane. But you might just find yourself doing something far different. You might ... Read More »

‘Gods of Egypt’ Is an Unholy Disaster

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“Gods of Egypt” got me thinking about hieroglyphics. Much of what we know about Egyptian society is based on stone drawings of important historical and cultural events. What most people don’t think about is that for every person who was scrawling on a wall about politics and economics at that time, there was also someone sniffing glue and scribbling pictures ... Read More »

‘The Witch’ Is a Must-See, Warts and All

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Ever since the likes of “Hocus Pocus,” witches have become more of a source of laughter in cinema than of horror. With the recent release of “The Witch,” things have taken a drastic turn. There are no broomsticks or pointy hats to be found in “The Witch.” This film has no interest in what you would find in a child’s ... Read More »

‘Deadpool’ Comes at the Perfect Time

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“Deadpool” is a lot like a cute little puppy. I know, I know, but stick with me here. Puppies can be so loud and obnoxious sometimes, so obsessed with constant attention that they never calm down. They also tend to splatter bodily fluids all over the place and seem to enjoy doing it. Despite all of that, they are so ... Read More »

Oscar Diversity Issue Not so Black and White

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It is hard enough as it is to take hashtag activism seriously, but many of the #OscarsSoWhite crowd are making it even harder. Now this isn’t going to be some piece about how the Oscars are fine as they are and how actors of color simply need to work harder if they want to earn nominations. Hollywood absolutely has a ... Read More »

Review: ‘Krampus’ Makes This Season’s Nice List

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There are worse things you could get than a lump of coal. For every holiday cynic out there who rolls their eyes at how Christmas has become this weird blend of over-the-top capitalism and watered-down Paganism, the movie “Krampus” couldn’t come soon enough. This is a film where the amazingly dark and often ignored mythology of Santa Claus comes to ... Read More »