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‘Darkland’ Review

0 Submitted by on Fri, 13 October 2017, 17:59
Darkland is a Danish crime thriller that was almost selected as the country’s foreign film entry into the Academy Awards. As the title would suggest, Darkland is a gloomy film, the lighting almost always low and the outside shots overcast. Dar Salim stars as Zaid, a second generation Iraqi immigrant to Denmark, and respected surgeon with a pregnant wife. Zaid’s Continue Reading...
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‘The Prince of Nothingwood’ Review

1 Submitted by on Fri, 29 September 2017, 16:59
Salim Shaheen is one of Afghanistan’s, and perhaps the world’s, most prolific filmmakers. But his is a name probably not known to many outside of the Middle East. Nothingwood comes from Salim himself as he notes that America has Hollywood, India has Bollywood and, as he points to the desert around him, Afghanistan has Nothingwood. At the outset of this Continue Reading...
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‘Gilbert’ Review

0 Submitted by on Mon, 25 September 2017, 12:59
The first time I ever heard the voice of Gilbert Gottfried it was coming out of the mouth of Iago the bright red parrot in Aladdin. Gilbert was one of many great things about that movie, but it was a character that always stuck with me. For decades Gottfried has been known as the wacky, screechy, and his pummel-you-over-the-head-with-jokes comedy Continue Reading...
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Jumanji: More Than Just a Game

1 Submitted by on Mon, 10 July 2017, 16:59
The year is 1995. This is the year that films such as Se7en and The Usual Suspects are released, establishing Hollywood giants for years to come. Toy Story, the first ever fully computer generated feature film is released to widespread acclaim and box office success. Braveheart, Casino, Friday, Goldeneye, Apollo 13 and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers battle for supremacy at Continue Reading...
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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Trailer 2

0 Submitted by on Mon, 26 June 2017, 10:59
With the premiere just under three weeks away, HBO just dropped the second trailer for Season 7 of their wildly successful high fantasy series, Game Of Thrones. The trailer opens with Sansa Stark wandering through a snowy woods, Littlefinger narrates overhead, telling some offscreen character, perhaps Sansa herself, to fight battles on all fronts, not just one enemy. After that Continue Reading...
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‘Black Panther’ Teaser Trailer

0 Submitted by on Tue, 13 June 2017, 09:47
After making an impressive debut in Captain America: Civil War, Chadwick Boseman returns as T’Challa/Black Panther, king and ultimate vanguard of Wakanda, now in his own film. Black Panther will be the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to feature a primarily black cast, and a very impressive one at that. Let’s run it down: Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, Continue Reading...
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The State of Net Neutrality

0 Submitted by on Thu, 01 June 2017, 12:59
May 18, 2017 is a date that could be a landmark in the history of the internet. This is the date that the FCC led by chairman Ajit Pai, voted 2-1 to change the rules of Net Neutrality or to put it in his words, “take a weed whacker” to them. Net neutrality has been hotly contested by various groups and Continue Reading...
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‘Blade Runner 2049’ Trailer

0 Submitted by on Mon, 08 May 2017, 17:59
We first got a look at Blade Runner 2049 back in December, and that trailer had a lot of cryptic imagery and little dialogue or action. This trailer shows a whole lot more. First off, what’s with the trend of having a seven second “mini-trailer” before the actual trailer? Stop doing that. Stop it! This project has had a bumpy Continue Reading...
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Neil Gaiman Hopes ‘American Gods’ Will Lead to ‘Sandman’ Adaptation

0 Submitted by on Tue, 02 May 2017, 12:59
Prolific author Neil Gaiman is no stranger to adaptations of his work, and with the TV adaptation his bestseller American Godsabout to premiere, Gaiman stated he hopes the show will help get his magnum opus, The Sandman, what fans have long been salivating over: a proper TV show.       Gaiman told The Hollywood Reporter: “The trouble with Warners, and Continue Reading...
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‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Trailer

0 Submitted by on Fri, 28 April 2017, 08:59
Kingsman: The Secret Service came out in 2014, upending the Jason Bourne/New Bond trend of gritty realistic action spy movies, and nostalgizing on the campier more gadget focused spy stories. After revitalizing the genre, director Matthew Vaughn returns along with Taron Egerton as Eggsy, Mark Strong as Merlin (Kingsman’s version of Q), Sophie Cookson as Roxy, and Colin Firth as Galahad. Continue Reading...
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