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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…

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The Freebie

By: Addison Wylie¬† The Freebie focuses on the concept of feeling tied down. Not particularly in a negative way. When settling down in, what feels like, a serious relationship, the thought of having intimate relations with only your partner and no one else is a shock to the system for some people. The Freebie demonstrates how even the seemingly “perfect” couple can hit this wall and humour the idea that there’s an alternative way to…

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The Virginity Hit

By: Addison Wylie Creating original comedies aimed towards a teen demographic is not an easy task. Sex and drugs, peer pressure, and crucial life changes are just some of the topics these movies may touch upon. Some filmmakers are able to take the content and spin it into gold. They are able to make the young audiences laugh and sometimes the teenagers walk away with learning something about how to adapt to the “real world”….

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I’m Still Here

By: Addison Wylie Andy Kaufman, Tom Green, and Sacha Baron Cohen are three comics who share a similar sense of humor. The comedians take on a radically different persona and propose situations or questions to unsuspecting individuals. This act usually reveals authentic awkward and confused reactions from the public. With features like Bruno and more-so Borat, Cohen has been able to take this specific type of comedy and use it to confront audiences with topics…