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Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (2016)

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“You don’t have to make us feel safe, because you’ve made us feel brave,” says Emma Bloom. I have had a fondness for Tim Burton’s movies for as long as I can remember.  From Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure to Edward Scissorhands … Continue reading

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The Hateful Eight (2015)

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“If he’s a goddamn sheriff, then I’m a monkey’s uncle!” exclaims John “The Hangman” Ruth in reference to Chris Mannix.  Daisy Domergue replies, “Good, then you can go share bananas with your nigger friend in the stable!” Quentin Tarantino has … Continue reading

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Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

“I wanted him to face his fear, to create something we could use against him,” says Wanda Maximoff.  Ultron responds, “Everyone creates the thing they fear.  Men of peace create engines of war.  Avengers create invaders.  Parents create children that … Continue reading

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The Avengers (2012)

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“Is not this simpler?  Is this not your natural state?  It’s the unspoken truth of humanity, that you crave subjugation.  The bright lure of freedom diminishes your life’s joy in a mad scramble for power, for identity.  You were made … Continue reading

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Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

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“Whatever happens tomorrow you must promise me one thing.  That you will stay who you are.  Not a perfect soldier, but a good man,” says Dr. Abraham Erskine to Steve Rogers. There have been many incarnations of the Marvel Comics … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Tuesdays: 9/9/14 Recommendations

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

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“How do we tell the good guys from the bad guys?” asks Falcon while running.  Captain America responds, “If they’re shooting at you, they’re bad!” The first theatrically-released Captain America feature film was Albert Pyun’s awful 1990 film Captain America … Continue reading

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Defining 2012 Part Two

(continued from Defining 2012 Part One) One could argue that 2012 might have marked the end of the Men In Black franchise.  Men In Black 3 was released in 2012 to positive reviews but its domestic box office take was … Continue reading

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Gordon Parks: An Appreciation

Gordon Parks (1912-2006) was a photographer, musician, writer, and a film director.  He spent his early life working as a freelance photographer, eventually landing a job at Life Magazine, where he worked from the ’40s through the late ’60s.  He … Continue reading

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Spike Lee: An Appreciation Part One

Two-time Academy Award nominee Spike Lee has been a bit of a controversial filmmaker.  He’s a writer, producer, and a director whose films have examined race relations, urban crime and poverty, the role of media in contemporary life, and other … Continue reading