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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 clichéd 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…