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The Independence Day Problem: Thanks for Nothing, Buenos Aires

Some twenty years ago noted “extinction level Earth disaster” filmmaker Roland Emmerich gave us the ultimate summer popcorn alien invasion movie Independence Day. Squarely in the middle of heydays for both of the film’s leads, Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum, Independence Day made Twentieth Century Fox a bazillion dollars. The studio was eager to make […]

Warcraft: Movie Review

I’m not sure I’m the best person to review the new Warcraft movie. I mean, I’ve never really played any MMORPGs, but I do know my way around a DMG and a PHB. If you know your nerd abbreviations you’re probably pretty impressed by now. What I’m trying to say is that while I’ve never […]

Redemption Wish List- Scott Pilgrim vs The World

As I recently sat through season 1 of the Netflix adaptation of comic book hero Daredevil, I began to ponder the idea of redemption. For many, Daredevil is certainly redemption for the poorly received Ben Affleck vehicle foisted upon the masses over a decade ago. Another recent redemption-one that doesn’t merely ignore the past so […]
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Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice Movie Review

MovieFloss is posting a SPOILER WARNING for this review just so that those of you who think everything that isn’t in the trailer is a spoiler will know that we warned you. Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice Movie Review: I was never what you’d call a big-time comic book kid growing up, but I did read comics. […]
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10 Cloverfield Lane: Movie Review

When the J.J. Abrams produced Cloverfield which landed in theaters back in 2008 it was a film shrouded in mystery. Details were released in increments and no one fully knew what to expect right up until its release. This was no small feat in the internet age, where these days trailers get release dates, and […]
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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: Movie Review

No matter what your political disposition it’s hard to argue that the United States’ various wars and skirmishes in the Middle East over the last quarter century have been anything but a boon for American cinema. From Best Picture winner Hurt Locker to Blackhawk Down and Zero Dark Thirty, Iraq and Afghanistan are the gifts […]
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Triple 9: Movie Review

If you’ve seen enough movies over enough time-and lord knows I’ve seen over a dozen-you can easily recognize trends in the industry that can help guide your movie going tendencies, often without needing to so much as read a single movie review, as crazy as that sounds. For instance, if a studio releases a big, […]

The Revenant: Movie Review

A short while ago a friend of mine recommended a podcast for me to check out and specifically an episode done on legendary American bad-ass Hugh Glass. I had never actually heard of Glass before and, to be honest, I wasn’t all that intrigued at first. Then my friend told me that Leonardo DiCaprio would […]

The Forest: Movie Review

I’ve always enjoyed seeing some form of the term “Based on a True Story” under the title of a movie, even if it has lost a little of its luster over the years. Back in the day you could tack that phrase onto anything and your audience pretty much had to believe what they were […]
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The Big Short: Movie Review

When the housing market bubble burst in the mid to late 2000s it led to arguably the worst financial crisis in our nation’s history. No matter what you think of the victims of the shady loan practices that led to the collapse, one thing most everyone can agree on is that a tremendous breach of […]
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Movie Review

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Spoiler Free First and foremost, I am dedicated to avoiding any and all spoilers possible in this review. I will, however, assume that you have at least a commercial knowledge of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, so if you managed to shelter yourself from any and all SWFA advertising then […]
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In the Heart of the Sea

There is no question Herman Melville’s Moby Dick is the most well-known tale of a murderous sperm whale in the world. It is so highly regarded that you have probably lied about reading it to people at parties-not that I have, of course. Somewhat lesser known is the real life tale of the whaling ship […]