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X-Men: Days of Future Past Is a Game of “Guess Who”

In 2023, mutants around the world, as well as the humans who help them, are hunted down and killed by Sentinels. According to Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), the only way to stop the Sentinels is to go back in time and stop them from ever being used by the government. With the help of Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page), Wolverine (Hugh Jackman)’s consciousness is sent back to his body in 1973. His mission? Find and unite Young Professor X (James McAvoy) and Young Magneto (Michael Fassbender) to stop Young Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) from killing scientist Dr. Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage), whose death forced the creation of the Sentinels. Continue reading “X-Men: Days of Future Past Is a Game of “Guess Who””

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Movie 43 is About as Funny as Its Title

You know what’s not hilarious? Paying $9 a person for a movie that is so awful that you have to drink away the memories of just how awful it was. I will tell you right now that Movie 43 is one of the worst movies I’ve seen in a while. The last movie I saw that was this bad was The Watch—and even THAT had a more coherent storyline than this movie.  Continue reading “Movie 43 is About as Funny as Its Title”

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Cloud Atlas: Why a Good Movie Fails at the Box Office

I’ll warn you right now that this review will be longer than my usual reviews because Cloud Atlas is in need of some plot explanation and serious discussion. And I mean “serious discussion” in terms of why a movie that required a hefty budget in order to translate a book’s complicated (yet epic) plot into an equally epic film is failing at the box office. This is the relationship between Hollywood, the story, and the audience that I find interesting. Because, somewhere, this story got lost in translation between Hollywood and the audience. Continue reading “Cloud Atlas: Why a Good Movie Fails at the Box Office”