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Year in Review: Best Villains of 2012

6 Jan

Rant. Rave. Review. 2012This is the other category that the higher-ups in Hollywood don’t really pay much mind to. However, the villain is such an integral part of any action movie that it almost seems a sin to not acknowledge their importance in the films of 2012. Especially in this age of cable television filled with morally ambiguous anti-heroes (Walter White, Dexter Morgan, Don Draper), I found myself craving a pure-blooded villain with only hate and destruction in his (or her) heart. Thankfully we got some good ones this year!
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Year in Review: Best Bromances of 2012

6 Jan

Rant. Rave. Review. 2012Lets start off the end-of-year movie madness with the lightest and most fun category: Best Bromances. While the Academy of Motion Pictures and virtually every other established film criticism group or professional guild does not acknowledge this culturally popular category, I have chosen to embrace the brotherly love between the male characters in our mostly patriarchal on-screen society. It is always nice to see two males cut the macho bull crap and work/live together in codependency. Now lets see what dynamic duos captured our hearts and brought the laughs this past year. Continue reading

Upcoming Release Dates: The Films of 2013

21 Dec

What started out as, “Top 10 Movies Yet to Come in 2013” turned into, “I Love Movies and I Want to See Them All in 2013”-type fiasco. I gathered a list of 44 movies that I was excited for next year and then couldn’t figure out how to properly organize them for your reading pleasure. Should I rank them by which one’s I’m most excited for? But isn’t 44 a weird number? How many should I cut the list down to? Why is this so hard?

In the end, I figured that I shouldn’t eliminate movies that I may not want to see that badly when the readers may want to. So we are back at 44 and the list is divided up by month with the release date next to every title. The list mostly contains bigger-budget movies since smaller movies tend to pop up when you’re least expecting to hear about them. Also, the number of entries starts to thin out when you get past August. The fall and winter movies are still far away so there is a good chance release dates will shift and other titles will get added. But for now, there is still a wide range of movies listed below and I know that you will find at least one that tickles your fancy.

I bolded the 10 films that I am most excited for just in case the list turns out to be a monotonous drone of titles you have never heard of before in your life. Hopefully my opinion will help you get excited for the wonder and excitement of going to the movies! Check the list after the jump.

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Hugo Finds Fun for Everyone

6 Jan

Martin Scorsese’s (Raging Bull, Goodfellas) foray into the worlds of family film and three dimensions is a delight for all to see. Set in Paris in the 1930s, a young orphan boy lives inside a clock tower in a train station, trying to unlock the secret his recently deceased father left for him to solve in the form of an automaton. He makes a few friends and a few enemies along the way as he ultimately discovers the true magic behind motion pictures. Wait, what? I thought this movie was about a boy fixing this old broken robot thing that his dad was fixing while he died. What is this about the magic of movies?

Martin Scorsese's cameo in Hugo.

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