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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…

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The Hangover: Part 2

Sequels are very tricky to form; especially if the filmmakers have pleased many with their first outing. The Hangover was a sleeper hit that connected with audiences all over the world. The film had “legs” when it was in theatres due to very positive word-of-mouth which also may have helped the film become incredibly successful on DVD/Blu-Ray. It doesn’t take much knowledge to figure out that people have high expectations regarding The Hangover: Part 2…

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Bridesmaids

By: Addison Wylie There seems to be this overwhelming popularity with wedding comedies. With the success of The Hangover and other R-rated outings like Wedding Crashers, weddings and the events that revolve around them seem to be winners in the genre. As I write this review on Monday, May 16 and if we count Bridesmaids, there are currently three films playing in theatres that involve weddings (the aforementioned Bridesmaids, Something Borrowed, and Jumping the Broom)….

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Madea’s Big Happy Family

By: Addison Wylie Tyler Perry is an incredibly smart businessman. I’m not sucking up or anything; I legitimately think Perry is very bright. He knows exactly who his plays and movies are geared towards and he knows how to please his fan base. He also has a strong voice and millions of people are willing to listen to him. So, if he has such an outspoken fierce voice, why is he making rubbish like Madea’s…

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African Cats

By: Addison Wylie Looking back on the three features brought to us by DisneyNature, one can make the observation that each movie is different in its narrative. Earth presented three families of animals and told their stories through footage of them living and coping. Oceans scrapped the “three family” idea and showed us a rapid fire look of underwater life. With African Cats, DisneyNature tries something new. The film takes breathtaking footage of Lions, Lionesses,…

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No Strings Attached

By: Addison Wylie They say “opposites attract”. No Strings Attached wears this saying on it’s sleeve. Adam, played by Ashton Kutcher, has been falling for Emma ever since he was a young man going through puberty. The problem is that Emma, played by Natalie Portman, has no interest in a relationship. Years go on and the two individuals keep running into each other. It may have been a while since the two met eyes but…