“Logan Lucky” is a Poor Man’s “Oceans Eleven”

After a four-year retirement, Steven Soderbergh returned to the director’s chair for Logan Lucky, but his biggest influence for this film was himself. Logan Lucky, a heist film taking place during the Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. is strikingly similar to one of Soderbergh’s previous (and probably most famous) film,…

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“The House” Fails to Up the Comedic Ante

Despite the pairing of two talented comedic actors in Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, The House is nothing more than 88 bland minutes where all of the funny scenes are shown in the trailers. The duo star as husband and wife, Scott and Kate, who are unable to afford their daughter’s upcoming college tuition and resort…

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“Rough Night” Turns the Table on Raunchy Comedies

For decades, raunchy comedies have been dominated by men, whether it is National Lampoon’s Animal House, The Hangover or Caddyshack. These movies have shown men at their worst, but have done so in a hilarious way. The genre, however, has long been missing a bit of estrogen, which is what is presented in Rough Night, although to some less-than-stellar…

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“Southpaw’s” Storyline Falls Flat

While Kurt Sutter did a fantastic job penning the script to FX’s “Sons of Anarchy” his film debut, “Southpaw,” did not live up to the expectations. “Southpaw” stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Billy Hope, an aging, undefeated boxer who must bounce back from rock bottom after his wife’s (Rachel McAdams) death and losing his daughter (Oona…

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“Self/less” Falls Into Sci-Fi Routine

In science fiction, it seems that the same story has been retold over and over again. A person is unsatisfied with life and, with the help of new technology, makes a change with disastrous results, with the overall message that one shouldn’t play God. “Self/less” stars Ben Kingsley as Damian, a wealthy man who is…

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10 Insane Film Conspiracy Theories

Sometimes, a film’s plot is just too juicy to be taken at face value. Fans will want more and sometimes will develop their own conspiracy theory behind what is actually going on. After learning about a conspiracy theory in a film, it is hard to watch it the same way again. Listed below are 15…

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Test of Time: “X-Men”

Sometimes, a film looks great when it is first released, but falls stale years later. Other times, a film is panned in it’s initial release only to become a cult classic and deemed ahead of its time (we’re looking at you, “Scarface!”). Every week, we will re-watch a film that is at least 15 years…

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Test of Time: “The Terminator”

Sometimes, a film looks great when it is first released, but falls stale years later. Other times, a film is panned in it’s initial release only to become a cult classic and deemed ahead of its time (we’re looking at you, “Scarface!”). Every week, we will re-watch a film that is at least 15 years…

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