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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Brian Taylor’s “Mom and Dad” (Movie Review)

TIFF Exclusive Review by Andrew Helmer A movie like Mom and Dad is a tough sell. It’s a comedic horror movie starring Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair that’s central conceit is about an epidemic spread through airwaves that flips a switch in the brain of all parents making them immediately want to kill their children.

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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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Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

I waited a long time for Terminator 3 to find out how judgement day happens. So it really didn’t matter to me how they did it – I just wanted some continuation of the story. People don’t like this movie for a bunch of reasons. I always try to find the good in movies, so

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Star Trek: Nemesis (Movie Review)

CLONE WARS   In the final Star Trek: TNG movie, Star Trek: Nemesis, we have yet another madman(yes, it’s Tom Hardy). I realize that movies need villains, but does it always have to be a psychopath who doesn’t care about anyone but himself? That being said, this movie’s madman has a very interesting story.  

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Star Trek: Insurrection (Movie Review)

THE PLANET OF YOUTH Ah, the fountain of youth. Imagine, finding this mystical fountain, drinking the water and never aging. Maybe you even look a little younger, or feel younger. You live forever, as long as you drink a little bit every day. What if, instead of a fountain, it was a whole planet? Live

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