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Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace 3D

By: Addison Wylie  At first, it’s puzzling as to why filmmaker George Lucas feels the need to keep milking the intergalactic cash cow that is Star Wars. Billions of dollars have been made off of the success of the saga that follows the rise and fall of Darth Vader and his prospering son. One would say that George Lucas has been beating a dead horse for ages; reinventing the same films. However, after watching all…

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Project X

By: Addison Wylie It’s already March and currently the counter for found footage films released in 2012 sits at three. Out of the three, only one of those has gotten a passing grade. The other two are devoid of any creativity and serve as complete wastes of time. Being that I gushed about how fantastic Chronicle was just a mere couple of weeks ago, I’ll let you connect the dots. Not to derail the review…

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The Vow

By: Addison Wylie The Vow is one of those movies that is a guaranteed success. With the film hitting theatres around Valentine’s Day and by having two attractive actors fill out the lead roles, the familiarity and the timing is enough to bring in big bucks for everyone involved. It also must be nice for Kim and Krickitt Carpenter (the couple this movie is based on) to have their story told to a younger, unaware…

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Chronicle

By: Addison Wylie It may be their first stab at a feature film but with their debut, Chronicle, I’m convinced that Josh Trank and Max Landis are two guys who have a bright future ahead of them. This isn’t a premature, quick-to-the-draw feeling but a solidified and excited statement. Chronicle is the latest found footage entry but although the filmmaking method feels familiar, it’s how it’s executed that leaves an impact. The story is told…

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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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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…