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Are You Pets Talkin’ To Me?: The Voices

By: Lance In Marjane Satrapi’s The Voices, pills play a big part. When Jerry Hickfang (Ryan Reynolds) takes his prescribed anti-psychotic medication, he sees his environment for what it truly is: dark, twisted, and unpleasant. Similar to that other film

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A Celebration of “John Carter” — Followed by Depression

  This was previously posted on my personal blog on April 4th, 2012, shortly after John Carter was in theaters. While you’re here, please check out the Midwest Film Nerds (also available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio) and follow Alex

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Our Listeners’ Top 10 films of 2014 and Most Anticipated Films of 2015

UPDATE 2/8/2015: Added Nicki’s Top 10 of 2014, Joep’s Top 10 of 2014, and Alasdair’s Best of 2014! Hey everyone! Now that our most anticipated films of 2015 and our top 10 films of 2014 are out there, we wanted

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Lance’s Favorite Films From 2014

By: Lance There were 684 movies released this year by Box Office Mojo’s count. Seeing them all is a challenge I am not up for. The vast amount of films shown from January through December is a reason why I

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Lance’s Top 15 Most Anticipated Films of 2015

By: Lance 2015: The Year We Make Contact. Actually, it was the year 1997 that Robert Zemeckis made Contact. But in 2015, Zemeckis will again make another live-action film called The Walk. I’m thrilled to learn that Zemeckis is directing

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A History of Racial Equality in the Star Wars Saga

By: Gojo WARNING: HUGE SPOILERS ABOUT THERE BEING A BLACK GUY IN THE NEW STAR WARS MOVIE AHEAD! Movie fans and other people alike were abuzz with excitement when a teaser for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Wakes Up

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A Kaiju For All Seasons: Finding a Foe for the New Godzilla

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The King of the Monsters is back and he’s here to stay. Earlier this month, Godzilla returned to the big screen and performed quite well at the box office, netting a worldwide total of nearly 330 million dollars (at the

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The Langella System Chapter II: Dark of the Langella System

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For those of you haven’t read the first chapter on the foolproof ranking system named after legendary film and theater actor Frank Langella, let me provide you with a refresher. Frank Langella starred in Masters of the Universe (the He-Man

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The Langella System Chapter I: Rise of the Langella System

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What defines a great performance? Surely the slew of awards heaped upon actors for their roles would qualify. Every year, dozens of actors stand judged by their peers and Hollywood aficionados for performances that are deemed the best in their

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A Dissection of My Love of Movies About… Love

Anyone who has listened to the podcast for a few weeks knows that I’m a sucker for a good love story. Romantic comedy, tearjerker, etc… But the fact of the matter is, I don’t really know why this is the

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