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Deep Analysis: Jackie Brown

There are two distinct opening scenes in Quentin Tarantino's overlooked film Jackie Brown. The first is the opening credits sequence, a pseudo-homage to The Graduate, albeit more upbeat and colorful to introduce the tone and protagonist (pl...

 
 
 
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I'm happy John Lasseter is leaving Disney

I've always had very conflicting feelings about Disney's former Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter. This was even before the frequent sexual harassment claims, which led him to take a six-month sabbatical last year before announ...

 
 
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In defense of jump scares in movies

There's nothing worse than a horror movie that isn't scary. When the entire purpose of your movie is to scare people and you fail to do that, then it's hard to deny that the movie completely failed at its job. There can be a lot of reason w...

 
 
 
 
 
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Why was Westworld's second season just okay?

This is not a review of Westworld's second season.  I felt like I needed to get that out of the way right now so no one has any false expectations going into this post. This isn't to talk about the overarching positives and negati...

 
 
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How to understand the insanity that is the Flixist writers

Flixist has been around since 2010, but for many regular Destructoid readers you're just getting to know us. We're glad you seem to like us, but... do you really know us? We've had a bunch of new writers (some drawn straight from the commun...

 
 
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The perfection of Hannibal Part 2: Rudeness

By the summer of 2014, Hannibal had just concluded its second season with an explosive finale that left viewers shocked. The series was renewed for a third season, praise for the series was unprecedented, and fans were ravenous for more con...

 
 
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The perfection of Hannibal Part 1: Kaiseki

Kaiseki: A type of art form that balances the taste, texture, appearance, and colors of food. Finished dishes are carefully presented on plates that are chosen to enhance both the appearance and the seasonal theme of the meal.&nbs...

 
 
 
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50 Shades: Porn afraid to be porn

I don't think I'm really offending anyone when I say that the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy is one of the worst trilogies to ever happen to cinemas. It's rare to see a story told where every installment is awful from beginning to end,...

 
 
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A documentary about Mr. Rogers is coming just when we need it

I think it's fair for me to say that the world is filled with vitriol and animosity right now. Everywhere you look there are people angry about everything, politics, celebrities, social media, video games, a well made but somewhat flawed...

 
 
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How Star Wars: The Last Jedi fumbles its potential

(Editors Note: We've had two pretty glowing takes on The Last Jedi, found here and here, so Drew offered to provide a counterpoint to those.) Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a puzzling movie. Not because it’s...

 
 
 
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Why aren't you watching Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (from here on out known as Agents because screw those periods) is kicking off its fifth season tomorrow night and I couldn't be more excited. However, as we learned over the summer, not as many people are ...

 
 
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A meteorologist reviews Geostorm

Whenever you see a new action movie coming out that defies the laws of physics or sense you are always told to "check your brain at the door." Now for most movies I can do this, I'll watch a giant green man who got his powers from exposure ...

 
 
 
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Four patriotic movies to watch on the Fourth of July

The most patriotic of our major American holidays is upon us and for many that means barbeques, a day off from work, and fireworks. But me? Barbeques aren't the same for me since I don't eat meat, I work today because freedom ain't free, ...

 
 
 
 
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How To Do It: The Matrix Rebooted

The other night we learned that Warner Bros. is developing a reboot of The Matrix, with an interest in Michael B. Jodan as the lead. Zak Penn has been tapped to write the treatment for the reboot, but nothing else is solid at the moment. Th...

 
 
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Top 10 Weirdest Power Rangers Episodes

One of the more popular throwaway quotes among Power Rangers diehards comes from the "Forever Red" episode of Wild Force. T.J., the Red Turbo Ranger, says "Did I ever tell you guys about the time I got baked into a giant pizza?" and it...

 
 
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Hubert's Top 15 Movies of 2016

By plenty of measures, 2016 was a pretty crummy year. 2017 probably isn't going to be much better, to be honest. But we keep going. We may need to lean on family and friends to get us through, but we keep going. And like any year, we'll go ...

 
 
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Alec's Top 15 Movies of 2016

So, now that we've gotten those dumb Oscar nominations out of the way, I think it's finally time to let everyone know what the real best films of 2016 were. The hacks at the Academy wouldn't know quality if it slapped them in the face. I'm ...

 
 
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Nick's Top 15 Movies of 2016

2016 was full of all sorts of losses for me. My life went through a few unwelcome changes, we've got a crazy President now, and the general air was full of strife. But at least there were some good movies last year. The year may not have be...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Power Rangers, reboots, and you

I love Power Rangers. When I say love, I mean I have been following the show for twenty-two years. Every awkward season, every bad theme song (Operation Overdrive has a rap, if you were wondering which one was the worst), every casting cont...

 
 
 
 
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Could we get a great videogame film in 2016?

There are tons of films based on videogames. Straight adaptations, wild derailings, films about people playing videogames, films made to advertise videogames, documentaries, films where videogames cross into the real world, films about futu...

 
 
 
 
 
 




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Ready or Not"Let's play a game"

 

Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus"PHASE TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO"

 

The Amazing Johnathan Documentary"The man, the meth, the legerdemain"

 

Where'd You Go, Bernadette"Eh, she'll come back eventually"

 

Good Boys"Kissing party"

 

Driven"John DeLorean's shattered dream "

 

Long Gone By"Moral conundrum with ice cream "

 

Millennium Actress"A classic revived"

 

The Art of Racing in the Rain"No paws, all wheels"

 

The Kitchen"Half-cooked"

 

Dora and the Lost City of Gold"Can you say "mediocre?""

 

The Nightingale"Heed the black bird's call"

 

The VelociPastor"Not to be confused with The TriceraCops"

 

Nekrotronic"Pokemon GHOST"

 

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Season 3)"Space is warped and time is bendable"

 

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 6 Episodes 12-13 - "The..."No one in this show is allowed to be happy"

 

Fast &Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw"Enough fist bumps to put you into a bro coma"

 

Flixist on YouTube - Movie Reviews in Review (Once Upon a Time..."Can you feel the Quinten Tarintino love tonight? "

 

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"Tarantino sure loves movies, doesn't he?"

 

Luz"The creativity of constraint"

 

SXSW The Art of Self-Defense"Masculinity deconstructed"

 

The Lion King"Play it again, Simba"

 
 
 
 
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