Articles by Addison Wylie

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Drive Angry

By: Addison Wylie It’s understandable that some movie goers are frustrated at Nicholas Cage’s recent filmography. Some would say that he seems to be phoning in performances or that he seems to be taking any role that comes his way no matter how dull or campy that character may be. These are probably the same people who watched the trailer for Drive Angry, scoffed at it, shook their head in Cage’s direction, and turned the…

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Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son

By: Addison Wylie Back in 2006, the sequel to the hit Big Momma’s House was released on a slow weekend in February. When the numbers were released on Sunday night, the move snagged the number one spot and earned a surprising amount of money at the end of it’s theatrical run. Why is this information relevant to the third installment, Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son? I believe that executives looked at the initial high…

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Sanctum

By: Addison Wylie Sanctum is a bad movie. Sanctum is a bad movie that takes place in a dark cave. However, not only is it a bad cave movie, but Director Alister Grierson’s film reinforces everything I hate about movies that take place in the depths of the earth. In Papua New Guinea, the Esa’ala cave exists. Although it looks tempting to any eager spelunker, the cave itself holds dangers due to the fact that…

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Enter the Void

By: Addison Wylie When Enter The Void ended and the theatre lights faded up, the older man sitting behind me let out a relieved “wow..” He then followed it up by saying “I sure haven’t seen a movie quite like that before.” It’s an understatement to say that his choice of words speaks volumes. He’s right. Enter the Void is unlike anything you’ve seen before. The visuals are beaming with creative and the way Director…

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Little Fockers

By: Addison Wylie Little Fockers isn’t the abomination early reports and the bland trailer made it out to be. In fact, it made me titter a few times. However, it was all because of the deliveries of some lines and awkward looks characters would emote. Little Fockers may not be downright bad but it’s an odd comedy riddled with problems. Almost every problem the film has though can be traced back to the inane script…

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The Green Hornet

By: Addison Wylie Based on the long running character that was created in the late 30’s, Seth Rogen plays Britt Reid, a spoiled oaf who grew up with a strict Father, played by Tom Wilkinson. After his Father gets stung by a bee and has a lethal allergic reaction, the property and his Father’s belongings are given to Britt; one of those possessions being the role as publisher of The Daily Sentinel newspaper. However, Britt…

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The King’s Speech

By: Addison Wylie George, played marvellously by Colin Firth, is a strong but timid man. As much as he’s a family man who cares passionately about his royal family tree, George possesses a harsh speech impediment that makes him nervous. He tries to focus on the words in the written speeches he’s given to by his father King George, played by Michael Gambon, but he just can’t seem to overcome the verbal obstacles. After seeing…

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Blue Valentine

By: Addison Wylie Marriage is hard. At least, that’s what I learned as I left the theatre having watched the critically acclaimed Blue Valentine. Lots of films have tackled the subject of relationships and fidelity and have portrayed the subjects in both a positive and negative light. Even if the films themselves have been forgettable, they usually make movie goers immediately reflect upon love and marriage. However, when the topics are presented in a gloomy…

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Mother and Child

By: Addison Wylie¬† Mother and Child is a character driven film that follows the lives of three individuals; Karen, played by Annette Bening, Elizabeth, played by Naomi Watts, and Lucy, played by Kerry Washington. Karen is close minded and instead of letting people into her life, she constantly forces them away by not thinking before she speaks. However, Karen was pregnant at a very young age and gave up her new born baby for adoption….

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True Grit

By: Addison Wylie Recently, films belonging in the Western genre aren’t being well received. It could be because Western films are few and far between. It feels as if filmmakers aren’t tackling the category as often as they could. However, it also takes a keen, creative director to make a Western into something inspiring and interesting that adds its own spin and because of that, the genre may seem intimidating. With No Country for Old…