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SXSW Review: Critical Thinking

Telling the true story of the 1998 Miami Jackson High School chess team who used their skills to compete in the state championships, Critical Thinking -- starring and directed by John Leguizamo -- is a compelling biopic-sports-movie looking...

 
 
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Never Rarely Sometimes Always looks like a heartbreaking film

Social commentary is one of my favorite things in media. A snapshot of the time and place we currently live in, it reveals what the average person is thinking under specific governments or oppression. It's the best way to physically captur...

 
 
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Review: Runaways (Season 3)

"I hate how the rules of this world keeps changing," says Nico Minoru at one point in the third and final season of Marvel's Runaways. It's a really easy quote to apply to the entire season, which continued the last season's trajectory of t...

 
 
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Marvel's Runaways renewed for season 3 by Hulu

Fans of the television side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are likely still reeling from the total purge of Marvel shows off of Netflix, but everything seems hunky-dory on Hulu. Marvel's lead show on the streaming service, teen drama Runa...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Runaways (Season 2)

While the familiar page-turning Marvel logo may grace the beginning of every Runaways episode, this Hulu original barely resembles any of the other properties of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that the show supposedly inhabits. As the charac...

 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Eighth Grade

The creation of Eighth Grade puzzled me when I saw the first trailer. It’s a comedy about a socially awkward 13-year-old girl named Kayla (Elsie Fisher) trying to survive her last week of middle school written and directed by comedian...

 
 
 
 
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See Midnight Sun early and free

The plot description for Midnight Sun has the word tear-jerker in it, so I think you know what you're getting here. A young adult romance full of challenges and possible death, its in line with a spate of these kinds of films that have...

 
 
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Review: Love, Simon

Love, Simon is the story of Simon Spier, a closeted high school student who isn't sure of how or when to come out, when another student at his school posts anonymously about being gay on his school's Tumblr. He responds with his own anonymo...

 
 
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Review: The End of the F**cking World

An adaptation of the 2013 graphic novel by Charles Forsman, The End of the F**king World is an early 2018 drop for Netflix aimed to cash in on the troubled teen variety of television series' success. Maybe it's done in a slightly diffe...

 
 
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Review: Pitch Perfect 3

I don’t know what I was expecting. The Pitch Perfect series has never been remarkable, but also never distasteful enough to shout about it on the internet for an extended period of time. It exists for the sole purpose of entertaining ...

 
 
 
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Review: Before I Fall

If you read my Top 15 Movies of 2016 list, then you'll know that at the very top (number 0) was The Edge of Seventeen. Also worth noting: my favorite movie of ever continues to be Joseph Kahn's Detention. From that, we can deduce the follow...

 
 
 
 
 
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NYFF Review: Microbe & Gasoline

When Michel Gondry writes his own films, I've noticed that his protagonists have a tendency to act like quirky, whimsical teenagers. The misfit oddballs of The Science of Sleep and Be Kind Rewind probably found a Zoltar machine, made a wish...

 
 
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Nickelodeon reviving 90's programming with The Splat

Remember the Nicktoons channel? It was this channel dedicated to past Nickelodeon cartoons like Rugrats or As Told By Ginger that was phased out in favor another outlet for their live programming. But with the 90s nostalgia boom, Nickelodeo...

 
 
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First trailer for The Divergent Series: Allegiant exists

The worst criticism I can give a film (which my roommate hates) is when I say a film just "exists." By that, I usually mean the film isn't good or bad enough to warrant an actual opinion. Through my tenure here I've been exposed to a wide v...

 
 
 
 
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Poster for the New Goosebumps Movie is Surprisingly Badass

Apparently, there's a Goosebumps movie coming out soon-- You know, those books they always sold at your school book fair that were equal parts cheesy, weird, and occasionally horrifying? Columbia Pictures released the poster for the film to...

 
 
 
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First official trailer for Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Although I don't remember liking The Maze Runner too much, I did appreciate what it did differently from all of the other Young Adult book films floating around. A testosterone riddled film full of run and gun dumb action. It was completely...

 
 
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Review: Unfriended

I went into Unfriended expecting garbage. I told multiple people that I was on my way to the screening, and they asked why. I told them I didn’t know, but I was expecting terrible things. The trailer compared itself to The Blair Witch...

 
 
 
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Super Bowl TV spot for The Divergent Series: Insurgent

With as interesting as the Divergent sequel, Insurgent, may be, I really hoped it would've fixed its CG issues by now. It's a shame too because the whole dreamscape aspects are putting out all sorts of crazy Matrix vibes (although the "She...

 
 
 
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First full trailer for The Divergent Series: Insurgent

I liked the first Divergent film enough. Although it's basically a thinly veiled message of "Everyone sucks but me because I'm different," everything was just super cheesy and bad looking enough to work. It's better than the sum of its par...

 
 
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Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

The Hunger Games has come a long way. From humble meh-ish beginnings, to a sequel that, well, caught fire in theaters, the films have gotten increasingly better the more comfortable everyone gets with the material. Going into the latest, Mo...

 
 
 
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Final trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

With the final trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, the awesome marketing this film has had comes to a close. From great propaganda style teasers and posters, to how few trailers for the film we actually got (usually we're told...

 
 
 
 




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Why Don't You Just Die!"Drain-licking good"

 

Coffee & Kareem"No thank you, I'll have tea"

 

Tiger King"Quarantine with Joe Exotic"

 

Slay the Dragon"A powerful piece on political activism and the impact an individual can have"

 

The Platform"As above, so below"

 

SXSW Critical Thinking"What's your next move?"

 

Bloodshot"A bloody mess (not the good kind)"

 

SXSW Drunk Bus"Going round in circles"

 

The Hunt"Not even the third most talked about movie of the year"

 

Never Rarely Sometimes Always"Necessary for our time"

 

Jurassic Thunder"Somehow worse than it looks"

 

Castlevania (Season 3)"WHERE'S GRANT???"

 

The Booksellers"The moment he croaks I'm on the phone with Sotheby's"

 

The Wild Goose Lake"Goose on the loose."

 

The Way Back"Can't find its way"

 

The Dark Red"Kidnapping babies and wasting time"

 

The Invisible Man"Nothing to see here"

 

Burden"Love conquers all...except boredom"

 

Verotika"'Your teets are looking at me!'"

 

Blood on Her Name"'That don't put the skin back on the cat'"

 

Dragon Quest: Your Story"Butchering a beloved classic"

 

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising"Yet I'm falling asleep"

 
 
 
 
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