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Once, Again

 

Speaking of Unholy Abominations…

 

Never Go “Full Arthouse”

 

Ride this Dragon

 

United in Praise

 

Twitter Wars: A New Nope

 

Can Mew Dig It?

 

Fashion Backward

 

Yas, Queens!

 

Beasts of Burden

 

WikiDribbles

Seeing as how IRL, nobody can stop typing on various devices long enough to talk to each other with their mouth parts, why make a movie that could be called Watch ‘em Type? The Fifth Estate is Keystrokes: The Movie, a flat, dull, repetitive dud made modestly palatable because nobody doesn’t like the taste of Benedict Cumberbatch, the British treat.

You could make an interesting movie about Julian Assange...


All My Friends Are Dead (Part Two)

Despite the existence of Internet comments and the fact that some consider “rape humor” appropriate, I like to believe in the innate goodness of people. As someone who sees popular culture in all its forms as both a mirror to reflect the world and a tool to shape it, I tend to prefer art that inspires rather than that which darkens. The brief, momentary thrill of a character placed in danger is so fleeting...


All My Friends Are Dead (Part One)

Disclaimer 1: This will be long. So long I am splitting it into two articles.

 

Disclaimer 2: I am not a troll. I am not a hipster. I am not someone who feels the need to either disagree with others to make myself feel joy nor someone who considers something with mass appeal inherently flawed. The lowest level of criticism is deciding not to like something everyone else does.

Disclaimer 3: Don’t read if...


Phillips: Screwed Driver

A normal response to having heard of the harrowing rescue of kidnapped cargo ship captain Richard Phillips was “Wow, I wonder how they got him out alive.” That said, nobody actually wanted every single detail. Captain Phillips covers every tiny aspect so thoroughly that it makes no sense why it feels so “Hollywood staged.” When you work with a story so publicized and recent that everyone knows the end, you can’t...


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X-Men: Apocalypse

A nonstop mutant fight club with little plot, thin characters and a whole lotta fun!

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