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Calvary (2014)

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“I’ve always felt there’s something inherently psychopathic about joining the army in peace time, as far as I’m concerned people join the army to find out what its like to kill someone.  I hardly think that’s an inclination that should … Continue reading

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Star Trek (2009)

“Your father was captain of a starship for twelve minutes,” Captain Christopher Pike says to James T. Kirk.  “He saved over 800 lives, including your mother’s and yours.  I dare you to do better.” After the (intended?) failure of 2002’s … Continue reading

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Blue Jasmine (2013)

“Anxiety, nightmares and a nervous breakdown; there’s only so many traumas a person can withstand until they take to the streets and start screaming,” says Jasmine Francis to her nephews. Woody Allen is such a fascinating filmmaker.  He’s made many … Continue reading

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75 Years of Superman: Who’s Batman? Ben Affleck IS Batman!

Well, it’s official.  Two-time Oscar winner Ben Affleck will portray Bruce Wayne/Batman in the upcoming sequel to Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, which is slated to open in July 2015 and will be a box office hit simply for being … Continue reading

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Batman Begins (2005)

  “No, no, no.  A vigilante is just a man lost in the scramble for his own gratification.  He can be destroyed, or locked up.  But if you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to … Continue reading

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‘An American Tail: Fievel Goes West’ & ‘The Prince of Egypt’

Simon Wells is an animator, storyboard artist, and director who is also the great grandson of famed author H. G. Wells (The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds).  Simon studied audio-visual design at the Perse School … Continue reading

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‘Monsters, Inc.’ & ‘Up’

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Pete Docter is an animator, screenwriter, producer, and director who, inspired by Chuck Jones and Walt Disney, created flip books and homemade animated shorts while growing up.  He studied philosophy and making art for a year at the University of … Continue reading