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The Movie the fault in our stars dominated the box office this weekend. Many teenage girls were finally given the ability to see the book they already loved on the big screen. The movie was very close to the book which impressed people who had read the book.

Bull Moose Blog

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Why is it that movies that showcase destruction on a societal and even global level always want us to only care about one, boring man, dry man?

After watching the new Godzilla film, I was immediately hit with flashbacks (more like trauma dreams) of World War Z. Why, in both films, there is immediate parallels, not so much in story, but of the fact they had two boring GI-Joe caricatures to be our protagonist.

A boring character is a boring character. It is an obvious truth in every sort of fiction. A character that does not have faults does not make an interesting character. Yet so often, these very characters are chosen to be the protagonists. Why is it in the most recent disaster films, Godzilla being the most recent example, is it that these films even need to stick so close to the single protagonist.

In the new Godzilla…

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Nerd's Eye View

Marvel Movies always seems to have me hooked.

I mean, Marvel is amazing, just amazing.

It seems to be something they can’t stop doing for anyone.

I Love DC, I read their comics continually and I watch almost all of their TV shows, but what is it about Marvel that always has me hooked?

………..DC makes me feel ‘meh’ sometimes. I don’t want to say this, but it’s true.

Ok, let me clarify

MARVEL is really knocking it out the park with their movies (*Cough*Avengers*Cough*) and DC is (Actually “was”) just about doing well with Batman, but that was it. It was just Batman.

He seemed to be fighting the Avengers and all of Marvel by himself and although he was putting up a good one. One man can’t win this battle.

Well I had to do some self-searching before I was able to give a full verdict, and I…

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No More Workhorse

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Maleficent – Review by Frances Winston

Directed by: Robert Stromberg

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville

In cinemas May 30th

You can’t have failed to notice posters for this absolutely everywhere featuring an even more uber-cheekboned than usual Angelina Jolie looking all vamp like. She is playing the live action version of the titular Disney super villain who was responsible for cursing Sleeping Beauty in the classic animated tale. However this version gives the story a whole new spin and all is not as you think you knew.

Having been betrayed by Stefan (Copley – surely one of the most underrated actors in Hollywood) so that he can become king, evil fairy Maleficent vows revenge. She surrounds the kingdom with a wall of thorns and when she learns that he and his wife have had a daughter Aurora (played by Fanning…

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CBS Philly

By Bill Wine
KYW Newsradio 1060

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Seth MacFarlane is a prodigious talent, which we’re reminded of in the opening credits of A Million Ways to Die in the West, where he’s listed as director, producer, co-writer, and star.

Hey, he’s gotta show off: that’s what showoffs do.

But it’s doubtful that this is what comedy hyphenate MacFarlane wants us thinking about as his western spoof unfolds. And yet those thoughts do intrude on the risible festivities.

(2½ stars out of 4) (2½ stars out of 4)

MacFarlance’s last big-screen outing was Ted, which was a hoot and a blockbuster.  Then came his Oscar-hosting gig, for which he got, unfairly or not, the critical boot.

So now director Seth MacFarlane gets back on the horse with A Million Ways to Die in the West.  And this time the creator of TV’s animated comedy “Family Guy” is front and center, not only…

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Maleficent

Posted: May 29, 2014 in movies

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A vindictive fairy is driven to curse an infant princess only to realize the child may be the only one who can restore peace.

The film is nothing without Jolie, she is the film from start to finish, everything else around her is average at best. The character of Maleficent has its good points and kinda bad points, for a film that carries the tagline “evil has a beginning”, i was confused as to what actual evil the makers of the movie were referring to? Maleficent isn’t evil at all, and it’s unfortunate, because with Jolie in the role they could have really reveled in just how evil the character could have been. She’s angry, betrayed, vengeful but not evil, the tag line on the poster should read “a fairy has a bad day”.
Still, Jolie is pretty great with what she does, the character is a sympathetic one, misunderstood…

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CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A man was jailed on suspicion of battery after rushing up and touching Brad Pitt on the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of the movie “Maleficent,” witnesses and police said, though Pitt was apparently unhurt and soon resumed signing autographs.

Witnesses saw the man from the fan area jump over a barrier onto the red carpet at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood and rush at Pitt, touching him briefly before security guards wrestled him back across the barrier.

The man was led away in handcuffs and arrested on suspicion of battery, said Los Angeles police spokeswoman Nuria Venegas, who did not know the suspect’s name. She could only confirm that he made contact with Pitt, and could not classify it any further.

Pitt kept greeting fans and walked into the theater.

Pitt’s longtime partner Angelina Jolie stars in “Maleficent,” Disney’s new live action spin…

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Movie Review: easy A (2010)

Posted: May 20, 2014 in movies

Life of this city girl

Easy A (Official Movie Poster)

Olive Penderghast (Emma Stone) is invisible at school until one little lie changes everything. To have an excuse not to go camping with her best friend Rhiannon (Aly Michalka) she says that she has a date the weekend with an older guy. The next week Rhiannon keeps asking if Olive slept with the guy and eventually she lies and says yes to shut Rhiannon up. Marianne Bryant (Amanda Bynes) overhears the conversation and starts spreading the rumors around school that Olive is a slut. Marianne is the leader of their high school’s annoying religious click and sets out to “help” Olive. Marianne dates Micah (Cam Gigandet), a 22-year old senior with peanuts for brains who is having an affair with the school counselor, Mrs. Griffith (Lisa Kudrow), Mr. Griffith’s wife.

Olive gets detention from her favorite teacher Mr. Griffith (Thomas Haden Church) when she calls Nina Howell (Mahaley Hessam) a…

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Life of this city girl

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IMDb Top 250: 35th with 8.5/10 rating

Plot:

It D Day, June 6, 1944. American soldiers plan to land on Omaha Beach, but their landing is waylaid by the German infantry, who starts shooting them to pieces the moment they second they come close to the beach. Many American soldiers die, but Captain John H. Miller (Tom Hanks) survives and assembles a group of soldiers to take down the German defences, leading to a breakout from the beach.

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Back in Washington, D.C, General George Marshall (Harve Resnell) is informed that three of four Ryan brothers were killed in the war, and that their mother will receive notification that very day. Her fourth son, Private First Class James Francis Ryan is a paratrooper, assumed alive but missing in action in Normandy. Marshall reads Abraham Lincoln’s Bixby Letter, and this moves him to order that Ryan must be found alive and…

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