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Suicide Squad Review

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Suicide Squad was produced by DC Entertainment, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Atlas Entertainment and Distrubted by Warner Bros. Pictures.

With the summer winging down, it’s time for yet another comic book film. This time, DC Comics is giving us it’s team of bad guys. Let’s talk about the Suicide Squad…
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Batman: The Killing Joke – An issue in Themes

Batman: The Killing Joke was directed by Sam Liu and based upon the graphic novel of the same name by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland. The film was produced by DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation and published by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Batman: The Killing Joke was directed by Sam Liu and based upon the graphic novel of the same name by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland. The film was produced by DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation and published by Warner Bros. Pictures.

While it might be known as one of the more important stories in the rich history of the character, Batman: The Killing Joke can be a dicey topic for some fans. While it does give us a closer look at one of the more important villains in the past 100 years of fiction, it also shows just how little an other character can appear and still be used as a plot device.

So when the story was adapted into a DC Animated Film, the team wanted to add some more to the short story and make Batgirl have more narrative weight. But maybe they didn’t go about it the right way… Continue reading

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Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice was produced by DC Entertainment, RacPac Entertainment, Atlas Entertainment and Cruel and Unusal Films. The film is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice was produced by DC Entertainment, RacPac Entertainment, Atlas Entertainment and Cruel and Unusal Films. The film is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Like many comic book fans, Batman has a special place in my heart. Growing up watching the 60s television series and the animated series based upon the tonally different Tim Burton films, showed the diversity in the character as his interpretation changed with the time.

So let’s take a look at his newest incarnation in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.
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Deadpool

Deadpool was produced by Marvel Enterprises, TSG Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Film Corp. The film is distributed by 20th Century Fox.

Deadpool was produced by Marvel Enterprises, TSG Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Film Corp. The film is distributed by 20th Century Fox.

We’ve seen enough comic book movies that it seems we need to get meta…like Mel Brooks levels of meta. And here to do that is the man in red, the merc with the mouth, the not Green Lantern himself, Deadpool. But is his first solo film any good?
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Hail, Caesar! Review

Hail, Caesar! was produced by Mike Zoss Productions and Working Title Films. The film is distributed by Universal Pictures.

Hail, Caesar! was produced by Mike Zoss Productions and Working Title Films. The film is distributed by Universal Pictures.

The Cohen Brothers seemingly try their best to pick odd topics to make films about. From murders in a small snowy town to the adventures of a stoner Humphrey Bogart wannabe the Cohen’s try to mix different ideas and settings together to craft an interesting story. This time, the brothers take on a kidnapping in classic Hollywood.
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Room Review

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Room is distubted by A24 (USA), Elevator Pictures (Canada) and Universal Pictures International (France).

With it being the middle of film award season, the larger drama films are out in full force. While this year we get the usual mix of drama’s on serious topics, few have the emotional weight of Room. To be frank, this movie is pretty damn heavy and not a film I’d normally watch. In fact, the whole reason I saw it was because I was out with a friend at the time.

That being said, I don’t regret seeing Room, I’ve just not been able to stop thinking about it… Continue reading

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Suicide Squad: Feels good to be bad

I think by now it’s clear that I love DC Comics, even though they make it very hard for me to keep going back to them. While the trailers around Batman V. Superman have been discussed and examined ahead of it’s upcoming March release, the trailer for the film I’m most looking forward to has hit the net.

So let’s grab Garth and Wayne, cram into a car, crank up the Queen and take a look at the Suicide Squad trailer…. Continue reading

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Goosebumps Review

Goosebumps was produced by Sony Pictures Animation, LStar Capital, Original Film, Village Roadshow Pictures and Scholastic Entertainment. The film is distrusted by Columbia Pictures.

Goosebumps was produced by Sony Pictures Animation, LStar Capital, Original Film, Village Roadshow Pictures and Scholastic Entertainment. The film is distrusted by Columbia Pictures.

When you’re a kid, there’s a lot to be scared of. From bullies, to homework, to even that one girl/boy you like for reasons beyond your limited life experiences most kids are little balls of fear at some points in their lives. That being said, things can get worse when you add on top of that the works of R.L. Stine.

While most of the books I read (or pretended to read while thinking about ReBoot or whatever) were silly small mysteries (shout out to the Clue book series) it was Goosebumps that really caught my attention. With monsters and characters not to far off from who I was at the time, the stories were easy to get into, and easy to finish…well short of the one about mutant potatoes with teeth…it’s made eating baked potatoes difficult for me even to this day.

So when the creatures of Mr. Stine came to the big screen, it was natural that I was gonna check it out. Continue reading

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D&D Mixed Reviews: American Ultra

American Ultra was produced by The Bridge Finance Company, Circle of Confusion, Likely Story, Merced Media Partners, PalmStar Media Capital, PalmStar Entertainment and Tadmor Entertainment. The film is distributed by Lionsgate Films.

American Ultra was produced by The Bridge Finance Company, Circle of Confusion, Likely Story, Merced Media Partners, PalmStar Media Capital, PalmStar Entertainment and Tadmor Entertainment. The film is distributed by Lionsgate Films.

We’re reaching the end of the packed Summer film season and of course there’s a stoner comedy. This time, Derek and Denis will be taking a look at Max Landis’ newest film, America Ultra. The review will be split into four categories; PLOT, PERFORMANCES, PRODUCTION AND OVERALL FILM QUALITY. They’ll then give the film a score of WATCH IN THEATRES, WAIT FOR STREAMING or PASS. But first here’s a look at the movie’s plot. Continue reading

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D&D Mixed Reviews: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. was produced by Richie/Wigram Productions and Davis Entertainment. The film is distrubted by Warner Bros.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. was produced by Richie/Wigram Productions and Davis Entertainment. The film is distrubted by Warner Bros.

It’s time for another D&D Mixed Review. This time Derek and Denis will be looking at the newest film based upon a old TV franchise, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. The review will be split into four categories; PLOT, PERFORMANCE, PRODUCTION and OVERALL FILM QUALITY. The review will then end with a score of SEE IN THEATRES, WAIT FOR STREAMING or PASS.  Continue reading

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