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Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie

By: Addison Wylie Pardon me while I digress for a moment. When I read a Joblo Movie Emporium review for Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, the review started with the critic stating that, “Humour is subjective. What is funny to one person may not necessarily be funny to another.” Those words have stuck with me since reading them in 2004. Right out of the gate, you should know which camp you fall into. You…

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Moon Point

By: Addison Wylie Road movies have been done so many times, that they’ve now evolved into their own genre. They follow a similar formula, a straightforward plot, and feature a lot of robust side characters but grounded leads. With any frequent genre, it’s not so much how common those notes are but how the musician plays them. With Moon Point, an independently made Canadian feature, Director Sean Cisterna takes a heartfelt script that has an…

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Take This Waltz

By: Addison Wylie Sarah Polley has not only made an impression with her acting career but in 2007, she proved that she’s as competent behind the camera as she is in front. Away From Her was a heartbreaking film where a devoted husband watches his Alzheimers suffering wife fall in love with another man. Polley was able to pull excellent performances from both of her leads. Gordon Pinsent was phenomenal and Julie Christie earned herself…

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Beauty and the Beast 3D

By: Addison Wylie Disney has seemingly hit an oil spring within the past year. As The Lion King’s anniversary was approaching, Disney released a print into theatres where long time fans and youngins new to the film could experience the now-classic tale in a different dimension. Sure, it’s gimmicky but it worked; not only for me but for the movie going public. The Lion King 3D made a boatload of cash. It’s two week engagement…

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The Devil Inside

By: Addison Wylie The marketing department behind the campaign hyping the recent Horror movie The Devil Inside deserves a raise or at least a cold glass of beer (their choice, of course). I say this because they have managed to successfully pull the wool over our eyes and have convinced the paying public that The Devil Inside is a highly effective and consistently frightening flick. I’m one of the victims. When I first saw the…

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Paranormal Activity 3

By: Addison Wylie The Paranormal Activity series is shaping up with each instalment. Sure, people may have considered the second film to be a let down and a rehash of the predecessor but the film’s are slowly but surely fitting into their own timeline. I love talking with friends about where certain events fit and how a movie marathon would work with these three Horrors. When I saw Paranormal Activity 2 last year, I was…

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50/50

By: Addison Wylie Some subjects are hard to write about. Even when successfully pulled off, sometime’s the film’s major obstacle is selling it to the average movie goer. Sure, 50/50 has a recognizable cast, producers with a noticeable track record, and a director that helmed The Wackness; a movie I wasn’t necessarily head over heels for but made an impression on numerous critics. However, since the film deals with the main character finding out he…

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Footloose

By: Addison Wylie I suppose I should start this review by stating that I have not seen the original Footloose. It’s a clich├ęd beginning to a review for the remake but I want to let readers know where I’m coming from. I know about the original’s obtuse popularity, I know the film helped Kevin Bacon project further into the acting world and I’m familiar with the story concerning an outsider trying to open the eyes…

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420 or Less: 3D SEX AND ZEN

It’s interesting to see how a sex comedy is handled in Hong Kong. It’s an utter gongshow, with Director Key & Cinematographer Wong taking advantage of 3D technology, but whether those laughs are intentional or not, it’s a riot; until the last third. It then becomes an endurance test as the movie becomes yucky & overly violent. The absurdity becomes so bizarre that scenes end up feeling uncomfortable.

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Super 8

By: Addison Wylie A Science-Fiction film helmed by Steven Spielberg and J.J Abrams is a great idea. On one side of the scale, we have a Director who has dabbled in the genre many times. Spielberg has produced and directed creepy and eerie films that deal with the supernatural and he’s made films directed towards young audiences that deal with similar fantastical content. On the other side of that same scale, we have an extremely…