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Mad Max: Fury Road
Mad Max: Fury Road
Mad Max: Fury Road

Movie Review: Mad Max: Fury Road

I went into Mad Max: Fury Road excited as could be for two hours of the eye-popping, death-defying sci-fi road-rage lunacy the movie’s trailers had promised me. So why did I feel so unfulfilled when I got exactly that? I’d been...

 
 
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Avengers: Age of Ultron
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Avengers: Age of Ultron

Movie Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron

The 2015 summer movie season officially kicks off with Avengers: Age of Ultron. Needless to say that the bar has been set pretty damn high here. The prior installment, The Avengers (2012), was a well-received film that also had...

 
 
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Ex Machina
Ex Machina
Ex Machina

Movie Review: Ex Machina

Ex Machina may not be quite as profound an “ideas” movie as writer-director Alex Garland thinks it is, but I’m willing to cut it some slack for at least taking the shot. Garland’s film is intimate and intensely character-driven...

 
 
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Unfriended
Unfriended
Unfriended

Movie Review: Unfriended

Computers have become an integral part of our lives, but movies still haven’t come up with an interesting way of depicting their use. The character hunched over his or her laptop has replaced the character poking away at a type...

 
 
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Furious 7
Furious 7
Furious 7

Movie Review: Furious 7

A movie like Furious 7 has a special sort of appeal. It is a formulaic thrill-ride plain and simple. Furious 7 is directed by James Wan who is far more famous for his horror films, Saw (2004), Insidious (2010), and The Conjurin...

 
 
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The Salvation
The Salvation
The Salvation

Movie Review: The Salvation

The Salvation is a revenge film so obsessed with the “revenge” part of its plot that you can practically feel the filmmakers salivating to get to the cathartic final shootout. (And yes, a better title for it might be The Saliva...