Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)

  Special Guest Review by Andrew Helmer There are few moments quite like the dizzying anticipation that comes in the few brief seconds between “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” and the cacophony of joy that comes with the eruption of a new Star Wars title card. In these quiet moments, a

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Terminator Genisys (Movie Review)

  Arnold = Terminator When somebody says “terminator”, I don’t think of this guy: I think of this guy: Arnold = Terminator. So when he didn’t play a role in Terminator Salvation, it felt like a different kind of movie to me. I liked it, but not in the same way I liked T2. Terminator

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (Movie Review)

Last stand The final movie of the Hunger Games series. Peeta has been “hijacked” which makes things a bit more complicated. Katniss is convinced that President Snow must die. Is it really him that is doing all of this? The leader is important, yes, but if the whole Capitol was against him, I’m sure they

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (Movie Review)

The Beginning of the End I’ll allow “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” as the title of the 2nd movie, but to include “Hunger Games” in this movie’s title is no longer applicable. Suzanne Collins’ novel is called Mockingjay because the Hunger Games are done. I’m pretty sure the 75th Hunger Games were the last ones ever.

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Movie Review)

Two winners? Two people won the Hunger Games! Good? No, not good. The Capitol is pissed off. Before they were just evil and now they are evil and pissed off. What does that mean? Bring back anyone who’s ever won a Hunger Games and is still alive and make an even more insane Hunger Games

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The Hunger Games (Movie Review)

The Games It is some unknown date in the future. Modern civilization was destroyed long ago and the world is very different. If you are not wealthy and powerful(Capitol), you live in one of 12 districts. You are only allowed to learn about things that enable you to do your job, and that job is

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Chappie (Movie Review)

Why? Why was I programmed to feel pain?! I think Neill Blomkamp movies are great. I like movies that have a lot going on plot-wise and action-wise and also anything with robots and set in the future. This one is set in South Africa, like District 9. Crime was crazy until they invented these awesome

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District 9 (Movie Review)

Can’t wait for the sequel Love the District 9 concept: aliens finally arrive here and it turns out that they need our help because something went wrong with their ship. They seem to have superadvanced technology but none of it works anymore for whatever reason. Of course, we treat them like refugees and give them

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Elysium (Movie Review)

A WORLD OF EXTREMES I’ve seen Elysium a few times now and I’m realizing how much Neill Blomkamp tries to make his movies futuristic, but also realistic. Here are my observations: TERRIBLE PEOPLE WITH MONEY Elysium is a space station for all of the richest people on earth. It has machines that can cure cancer

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Terminator Salvation (Movie Review)

A DIFFERENT KIND OF TERMINATOR MOVIE   I’m a big fan of the Terminator world and the concept of time travel in general. In the first 3 Terminator movies, 3 distinct time periods exist; Present day: either 1984 in the first movie, 1995 in the second movie. This is the present(or very near future), from

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