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If you don’t like The Hobbit your life is probably terrible

The modern world is a cruel dystopia of relentless crushing banality. Our jobs are boring, our social lives have been commodified into barren online networks, and our culture is a pathetic commercial wasteland. Even our movies suck – at least, […]

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If you don’t like The Hobbit your life is probably terrible

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The modern world is a cruel dystopia of relentless crushing banality. Our jobs are boring, our social lives have been commodified into barren online networks, and our culture is a pathetic commercial wasteland. Even our movies suck – at least, […]

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Top Five: Chris Rock, rock solid

3 1/2 out of 4 stars Chris Rock's comedic genius is no longer limited to stand-up. For years, he had been the man on the stage, but a boy on the screen,

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Exodus: Gods and Kings: It’s close to being God-Awful

2 out of 4 stars Exodus: Gods and Kings could have been an epic, 3D masterpiece with director Ridley Scott using his Gladiator acclaim to bring to life the centuries-old

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1: Katniss’ words fall flat

2 out of 4 stars Feel free to throw a penalty flag. The Hunger Games is three books, yet Hollywood is trying to squeeze every last golden egg out of the

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Horrible Bosses 2: The gang’s back and just as funny

3 out of 4 stars The Three Vulgar-teers, better known as Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day, are back – and they brought their racist epithets, sexual innuendo, and utter

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Dumb and Dumber To: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels too little, too late

2.5 out of 4 stars It's been 20 years since we caught up with Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels), who endless game of dumb-upmanship pushed vulgarity

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Open Windows: Ex-pornstar Sasha Grey, a computer and a psycho

2 ½ out of 4 stars Nick Chambers thought he was in for the time of his life. He had arrived in hotel room and was preparing to go on the

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Open Windows: Too much of a smart gimmick

1 out of 4 stars  Filmgoers rarely get a completely new and exciting way to show a story on film. So much of filmmaking and storytelling has sat squarely on

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Birdman soars in artistry and scope

4 out of 4 stars Backstage antics find difficulty translating to the screen. Playwrights and directors have it hard enough translating this topic to the stage. But for film, much

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Fury: Brad Pitt delivers World War II-sized victory

4 out of 4 stars Brad Pitt killed zombies in World War Z, Greeks in Troy, a diabolical serial murderer in Se7en and even conventional baseball wisdom in Moneyball. But in

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