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Editorial | Do the Old Movies Hold Up?

Well? Do they?  This morning I read this fantastic article from the AV Club  discussion how well Willow, Ron Howard’s 27 year old brainchild, withstands the test of time.  The author discusses the deep impact the movie had on him as a child, and how many years later, he has recently dug out a copy of the movie and watched it, finding the imagery, while dated, to be as fantastical, macabre, and imaginative as he did as a child, if slightly less engrossing–different from other movies of the same time frame, which have aged more poorly. Continue reading

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Staff Writer | A Look Back at Summer Cinema

So it is now September, the limbo month, where movie goers don’t get any blockbusters worth the name and no real Oscar contenders are out yet.  Let’s take a look back at the summer and see what we learned from the biggest movies of the summer:

#1) Your creation will kill you. In most movies where this is a plot device, a human playing god in some way will get bitten in the ass, and this summer had plenty of ass biting. There were three killer Artificial Intelligence movies: Ex Machina, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Terminator Genisys (although, to be technical about it Ex Machina wasn’t a summer movie), plus Jurassic World’s supercharged killer–dinosaurs–just to hammer home the point. Continue reading

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