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Sharlto Copley

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Hardcore Henry

Some frenetic films have been described as live-action video games, but Ilya Naishuller’s Hardcore Henry takes that criticism up a notch by actually strapping viewers into a live-action video game.  We act out all of the disorienting, brutal action sequences.  It’s the gimmick behind Man Bites Dog injected with Crank’s epinephrine.

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Maleficent

By: Addison Wylie “I think I liked that movie…” As soon as Maleficent’s credits rolled, those were the lukewarm words that scrolled across my brain like a news ticker reporting a traffic jam at three in the morning.  Robert Stromberg’s reimagining of one of Disney’s villains had me entertained and interested throughout.  But, do modern day revisions have to be this heavy?  This is more of a question directed towards Disney and screenwriter Linda Woolverton. When…

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Elysium

By: Addison Wylie Neill Blomkamp came out of the woodwork in 2009 with his Oscar-nominated sci-fi flick District 9.  The action enthralled genre fans, but it was one of those rare films that had impacting political messages and symbolism under all the futuristic mayhem.  It ceased to bludgeon its audience with the meanings and issued the right amount of trust and respect towards movie goers. With Elysium, that greatness hasn’t let up.  Blomkamp proves he’s…