Dissecting Arrival: Heptapod for Dummies

Arrival brings an intelligence and a beauty that is often lacking from Science Fiction films, but do potential plot holes and contradictions prevent it from being one of the best? SPOILERS ABOUND!

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Dissecting Avengers: Age of Ultron

Age of Ultron is now readily available for everyone at home, and a lot of its naysayers best give it a second look.

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Dissecting Fantastic Four – Not That Bad?

Zac: Fantastic Four is almost a great superhero movie, with a lot of great stuff in there from Josh Trank, before the film falls apart when it tries to be something it’s not in the end. Lauren: Uuuggggghhhh… Wwwhhhhhyyyyyy are you so stupid…

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Dissecting Ant-Man

Lauren: As someone who strongly questioned why Ant-Man deserved his own movie as a seemingly “bottom of the barrel” superhero, I can now say I’m glad Marvel felt much differently than I did. Turns out this little guy comfortably swimming outside the mainstream can pack quite a big punch.

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Is Inside Out Receiving Too Much Praise?

Inside Out has received overwhelming praise, but how does the film stack up against the best Pixar films? Grant and Zac discuss.

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Dissecting The Divergent Series: Insurgent

Lauren:  As the story of The Divergent Series scales out in the sequel, Insurgent, problems begin rearing their ugly faces as a bigger story is crammed into 2 hours of film.  I’m not saying I finally agree with Zac’s hatred levels when it comes to these movies, but I am starting to see his side […]

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Dissecting Focus

Lauren:  There may be a couple things here and there that didn’t work in Focus, but if so I didn’t notice; I was too busy focusing on everything that worked so well, playing right into the hands of the director/writer tag team of Glenn Ficarra and John Requa.  Also, my wallet is now missing, but […]

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Dissecting Jupiter Ascending

Zac: Jupiter Ascending is big, fun and weird sci-fi from the Wachowskis that entertained me from start to finish; shortcomings and all. Lauren: Poop jokes are entertaining too, but at the end of the day they’re still just a pile of excrement. Jupiter Ascending is a big ol’ pile.

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Dissecting The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Peter Jackson brings his Hobbit trilogy to a close with The Battle of the Five Armies, and it is the hardest to call a singular film in this new trilogy.

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Dissecting Interstellar: Love, Wormholes and Robots

Sky-high expectations and marketing oversaturation could leave some audiences disappointed, but Interstellar still does plenty to amaze viewers.

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