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Yearly Archives: 2013

In modern day culture, we have as many movies that restore our faith in humanity as we have movies that totally suck. Hollywood has given us more examples of the latter in recent years, but still, we have the movies that don’t suck. Yet once in a while, that one movie comes around that we don’t really know what to… Read more »

09 August 2013 | Features, Film Lists

Sometimes, movie goers feel the need to see something real. Not just today’s news, but something that can be translated on to the big screen. That’s why documentaries were invented. They give you something so real and true that other movies just cant recreate. Whether it be ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, presenting raw facts about the world we live in, or… Read more »

07 August 2013 | Features, Film Lists

Since the turn of the century, Hollywood has given us fine pieces of movie-making art. We have the Leonardo Da Vincis, the Vincent Van Goghs, so on and so forth. Then, we have the other guys. The Salvador Dalis, the Pablo Picassos, the weirdists. From an angle, their work may seem abstract, obtuse, maybe even grotesque. But sometimes, you have… Read more »

04 August 2013 | Features, Film Lists

What do you do when your movie makes a ton of money at the box office? You make a sequel! But not all sequels are created equally. Especially when you look at superhero movies. Generally, movies that feature over-the-top heroes do well-enough to get sequels. The problem we face is when these movies are rushed and become something different all… Read more »

01 August 2013 | Features, Film Lists

As an exercise in challenging the conscience and human soul, Nicolas Winding Refn’s newest outing, “Only God Forgives”, succeeds dramatically. Regarding plot and character development, though, it’s slow-building. In fact, it hardly builds at all. The characters in the film remain the same through just about the entire time. There’s no rise and fall in their arcs, just violence and… Read more »

29 July 2013 | Features, Reviews

Generally, the marketing of independent films is characterized by limited release. They are playing in a select few theaters across the country (typically in cities such as New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco). Under this circumstance, many great indies are under the radar and remain unseen. Thanks to DVDs and independent film festivals like Sundance, many little-known indies got the… Read more »

28 July 2013 | Features, Film Lists

The world has an ongoing fascination with serial killers—partly out of fear, partly out of a desperate need to understand what drives such individuals. The serial killer is handled in all sorts of ways in popular culture—for example, Showtime’s hugely popular Dexter series takes us so far into the mind of a sociopath that we can empathize with him. Mostly… Read more »

27 July 2013 | Features, Film Lists

There comes an acting performance once in a good while that completely captivates anyone who views it. It doesn’t matter if the character is good, bad, nice looking, or ugly; the acting is simply out of this world and no matter who’s on the screen at that time, you can’t keep your eyes off that one actor. It’s an act… Read more »

19 July 2013 | Features, Other Lists

I wrote an article a short while back for this site entitled 8 Terrible Horror Movie Remakes We’re Still Angry About; well, this a follow up of sorts. I have a love/hate relationship when it comes to remakes (mostly hate). Movie studios have made endless remakes in the past decade and the horror genre seems to get treated the worst…. Read more »

19 June 2013 | Features, Film Lists

As everyone says old is gold, we thought we could line-up a few movies that shall always remain etched in our hearts. We shed some light on the top 10 Bollywood movies of all time that have always given us a reason to laugh, cry and scream with joy! We have surely missed out on a lot of other great… Read more »

10 June 2013 | Features, Film Lists

Title design can be interesting for a film. Right from the beginning, a film’s title can set the tone for the next 2 hours that will unspool in front of you. Title designs can be the extra boost that makes a very good film into a great one.   DUCK SOUP (1933) Duck Soup is an old film, but it… Read more »

27 May 2013 | Features, Guest Posts, Other Lists

Horror films tend to follow the same concept and an element of excitement arises when filmmakers claim to have a film that is original, terrifying, the scariest film in years. A majority of the time the only feeling that is experienced is strong disappointment. Recent years have seen the horror film industry at its all time lowest with one terrible… Read more »

24 May 2013 | Features, Film Lists

Ever since the beginning of cinema there have been plenty of overlooked performances. In each actor’s career there will be one or two performances that he/she aren’t ever truly recognized for, which is a true shame due to the work that’s usually put into portraying a character. From the much longer list I originally composed, I’ve narrowed it down to… Read more »

19 May 2013 | Features, Other Lists

If you are anything like me, you have waiting for almost a year for the debut of Iron Man 3. We’ve been seeing trailers for months, and to have finally seen the movie my biggest hope was confirmed. Iron Man 3 was good. I was seriously nervous about it. See, Marvel Phase 1 set a new standard for what superhero… Read more »

16 May 2013 | Features, Film Lists

What is The American Dream? Most would agree that it’s a basic formula, of sorts, that if followed correctly, and if the cards are stacked in one’s favor, can produce a normal, perfect life. Unfortunately, though, as much as one tries to achieve the dream, eventually they’ll soon realize that it’s exactly what it’s titled: A Dream. When simply glanced… Read more »

15 May 2013 | Features, Reviews

Since the beginning of cinema, the courtroom has been an (often climatically) important setting for the action to take place. Courtroom monologues stick out and stick with us – for instance, who could forget Jack Nicholson’s famous ‘You can’t handle the truth!’. Academy Awards have been won and careers have been made from courtroom monologues. It’s one of those real… Read more »

13 May 2013 | Features, Film Lists