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The End of the Universe, by Tyler Smith

With the recent release – and lackluster box office – of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the future of the DC Extended Universe is in question. While the success of Wonder Woman guarantees that there will be a sequel, and the...

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A Touch of Class, by Tyler Smith

After months of mystery – including a few weeks in which it didn’t even have an official title – Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread finally has a trailer. While we knew a lot of broad facts about the film –...

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Shine a Light, by Tyler Smith

Evil thrives in darkness. It scurries about, gleefully exploiting the weakness and vulnerability of others, while the rest of the world carries on in the light, ignorant (or perhaps in denial) 0f the darker instincts of humanity. It is only...

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Your Weekend Alternatives, by Tyler Smith

This weekend offers a shockingly bad collection of new theatrical releases, many of them Halloween-themed. There is the dour-yet-stupid The Snowman, directed by Tomas Alfredson, about a Norwegian serial killer. There is Dean Devlin’s Geostorm, a disaster movie starring poor...

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So-So: A Star Wars Title, by Tyler Smith

The title of the new Han Solo standalone Star Wars film has been officially announced. Director Ron Howard charmingly tweeted a video of himself holding up a sign with the title on it. It will be called Solo: A Star...

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I Stand with Woody Allen, by The Wicked Witch of the West

Much has been made of Woody Allen’s recent statement about Harvey Weinstein. In it, he comments that, while he feels bad for the women that Weinstein harassed, he was genuinely worried about a forthcoming “witch hunt.” I couldn’t agree with...

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Un-American Activities, by Tyler Smith

In a recent tweet, President Trump heavily suggested that NBC “and the Networks” should have their licenses revoked. That it was in the form of a question doesn’t really matter. A sitting president toyed with the idea of shutting up...

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If Only It Were The Last, by Tyler Smith

The official trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has arrived and there is a lot of fanfare about it, understandably so. I don’t consider myself much of a Star Wars fan, and even I felt a surge of excitement...

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The Silver Lining, by Tyler Smith

Much has been made of Blade Runner 2049‘s less-than-stellar box office this weekend. Bringing in only $31.5 million, the film is falling short of expectations. Many are calling the film a flat-out bomb, which is unfortunate, given how effective the...

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Gore’s Gambit, by Tyler Smith

It was just announced that director Gore Verbinski will be directing a Gambit-focused film for Fox, with Channing Tatum in the title role. Between this announcement, Deadpool 2 coming up, and The Gifted on television, it would appear that the...