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Vault Movie Review: “X-Men: Apocalypse”

This is a non-spoiler review of “X-Men: Apocalypse” starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and more!

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Should I Watch..? "Duplicity"

With a dynamite pairing at the centre of this complicated rom-com, this film should have been explosive. Sadly, Benjamin Cox thinks this film is actually a bit of a dud.

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Movie Review: “The Woman in the Window”

This is a non-spoiler review of “The Woman in the Window” starring Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie, and more!

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Vault Movie Review: "X-Men: Days of Future Past"

This is a non-spoiler review of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" starring Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, and more!

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Should I Watch..? 'The Cabinet of Dr Caligari' (1920)

After a century, this landmark picture remains the genesis for so many imitators that followed. But what makes it so special? Benjamin Cox wakes up and investigates.

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The Conjuring Universe Films Ranked

This is a ranked list––from worst to best––of the films within The Conjuring Universe, including the newest entry, "The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It."

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Movie Review: “Concrete Cowboy”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Concrete Cowboy” starring Idris Elba, Caleb McLaughlin, Jharrel Jerome, and more!

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"The Fast and the Furious" (2001) A Twenty Year Celebratory Movie Review

As of June 22nd, 2021 the Fast & Furious franchise will officially be 20 years old! Why not celebrate this still-going movie series by taking a look back at the original. Not the Roger Corman flick. Care to join me on this ride? Let's talk about 2001's 'The Fast and the Furious' that started it all!

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“The Battery” Review – A Tale of Baseball & Survival

The Battery mostly focusses on two friends living in a zombie infested world. Life as it is, surviving zombies and baseball.

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"The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It" (2021) A Satanically Exorcised Movie Review

'The Conjuring' is a franchise that's been scaring the crap out of people for nearly a decade now. Does this third official entry in the 'Conjuring' series stack up against its two terrifying predecessors? Why don't you join me in my review and find out if we have the perfect horror trilogy!

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Should I Watch..? 'Room 237'

Few would argue that Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining' is one of the greatest psycho horrors ever made, but is it something more abstract? Benjamin Cox peels back the curtain and isn't sure what to make of it.

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The "Insidious" Franchise and Why Paranormal Horror Isn't Scary

This article outlines the plot of "Insidious Chapter 1," discusses its shortcomings, and finally reflects on the entirety of the paranormal horror genre and how "Insidious" is a perfect example of its failure to be scary.

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How Hollywood Lied About the Wild West

Western movies have given us a false notion of the American frontier.

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The Villains Were Right: How Christopher Nolan's Batman Trilogy Is About the Judgment of Gotham

Most superhero and action movies are about the protagonist rising to the occasion and saving the day. While the Batman trilogy looks like it follows that formula on the surface, I would argue it actually does the opposite.

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Should I Watch..? 'The Last Airbender'

It might not be Christmas but it sure feels like turkey time! The film that almost ruined the career of M. Night Shyalaman, this wretched anime adaptation is widely hailed as one of the worst films ever and Benjamin Cox is inclined to agree.

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"A Quiet Place Part II" - Was It Worth the Wait?

This is a review of the long-anticipated sequel to John Krasinski's "A Quiet Place." Was it worth the wait?

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Ranking Guillermo Del Toro Films 1-10

Here is a ranking of the films from Oscar-winning director Guillermo Del Toro.

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"Skull: The Mask" (2021) Review - Empty, Heart Removal Horror

A schlocky Brazilian horror film with tons of gore can't save Skull: The Mask from feeling like an underacted, poorly written mess. How many wrestling moves can you squeeze into a horror film? Skull: The Mask has the answer for you.

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Underrated Gems That Are Not Talked About Enough: "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World"

Steve Carell and Keira Knightley tackle the end of the world while trying to get to the people they love. Although this is not a gut-busting comedy, it has a unique story with interesting characters that will leave you inspired, sad, and lonely.

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Should I Watch..? 'Red Sparrow'

Jennifer Lawrence teams up with her namesake Francis in this Cold War-flavoured spy thriller. Unfortunately, there isn't as much to it as there was in their 'Hunger Games' collaborations. Benjamin Cox struggles to stay awake for this one.

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Cinematography Breakdown: "No Country for Old Men" (2007)

Breaking down the cinematography in "No Country for Old Men."

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"Army of the Dead" (2021) A Deadly Snyder Movie Review

Zack Snyder is back with an all new zombie epic! His first time officially back into the horror genre since his 2004 remake of 'Dawn of the Dead.' Will this be as beloved? Let's talk about it!

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Vault Movie Review: "X-Men: The Last Stand"

This is a non-spoiler review of "X-Men: The Last Stand" starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, and more!

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The Deadliest Killers in Japanese Horror Cinema

Japanese horror cinema has long terrified worldwide audiences with vengeful ghosts and murderous demons. Here are the deadliest killers ever from J-horror.

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Coppola's "Dracula": Sexualizing the Vampire in a Horrific Way

Coppola's take at the "Dracula" story is a striking one, yet it is one that emphasized vampires' sexual nature long before "Twilight" hit stores.

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Ranking "The Conjuring" Universe 1-8

I rank "The Conjuring" universe movies 1 through 8.

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Should I Watch..? 'A Hard Day's Night'

As amazing as it seems today, expectations were low for this modest pop exploitation film. But Benjamin Cox discovers that it actually proved to be one of the greatest examples of such ever seen.

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Movie Review: "Things Heard & Seen"

This is a non-spoiler review of "Things Heard & Seen" starring Amanda Seyfried, James Norton, Natalia Dyer, and more!

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"The French Connection" (1971) Review

Directed by William Friedkin. Starring Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, and Tony Lo Bianco.

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Should I Watch..? 'M' (1931)

Just four years after the release of the legendary sci-fi epic 'Metropolis', Fritz Lang then gave birth to another cinema trope - the serial killer thriller. And as Benjamin Cox discovers, it still has the ability to shock and awe its audience today.

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Should I Watch..? 'The Long Kiss Goodnight'

Sometimes, a good old-fashioned action thriller just can't be beat. And while this may borrow some themes from a more recognisable film franchise these days, Benjamin Cox has a lot of time for this under-rated effort.

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Vault Movie Review: “X2: X-Men United”

This is a non-spoiler review of “X2: X-Men United” starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, and more!

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"Spiral" (2021) Review: One Jigsaw Clone Too Many

Spiral stars Chris Rock, Max Minghella, and Samuel L. Jackson. It's directed by Darren Lynn Bousman. The film is the ninth film in the Saw franchise, but serves as a reboot of sorts since Tobin Bell/Jigsaw isn't involved in any sort of capacity.

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"Mainstream" (2021) Review: Eat the Art

From Gia Coppola, the comedy-drama film Mainstream stars Andrew Garfield, Maya Hawke, Nat Wolff, and Jason Schwartzman. The film addresses what you're willing to sacrifice to become famous on the internet. Is throwing everyone you know under the bus worth a few more likes or follows?

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Vault Movie Review: “Impractical Jokers: The Movie”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Impractical Jokers: The Movie” starring Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn, Sal Vulcano, and more!

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Should I Watch..? 'Yojimbo'

Akira Kurosawa's classic samurai film celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2021 and is rightfully hailed as one of the director's very best films. Benjamin Cox is still trying to work out who Jimbo is.

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Top 10 Steven Soderbergh Films Ranked

I rank the top 10 films from Steven Soderbergh.

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Should I Watch..? 'Lucy' (2014)

On paper, this should be a blast but on the screen, the combined talents of Luc Besson and Scarlett Johansson can't save the film from almost tanking. So what went wrong? Benjamin Cox uses less than 10% of his brain to explain.

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Movie Review: “X-Men”

This is a non-spoiler review of “X-Men” starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, and more!

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"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" Review

A review of Milos Foremans' Oscar-winning masterpiece.

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Great Bad Movies: "T-Force"

"T-Force" is a 1994 B action movie starring Jack Scalia and Erin Gray.

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"Star Trek" Movies, Ranked Best to Worst, by a Fan

This article provides a full listing of all of the Star Trek movies, from best to worst, by a true fan of Star Trek.

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Movie Review: “Godzilla vs. Kong”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Godzilla vs. Kong” starring Rebecca Hall, Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, and more!

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"Bloodthirsty" (2021) Review: A Mostly Were-Worthless Werewolf Film

This a horror movie that only teases werewolf carnage and transformations. However, "Bloodthirsty" is way more meaningful than it has any right to be. Especially for a horror film.

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Top 10 Coen Brothers Films Ranked

I rank the top 10 films from the Coen Brothers.

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Top 5 Strongest Mechagodzillas

Explore Mechagodzilla's five strongest forms throughout the Godzilla franchise!

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Fantaspoa 2021 - "Kontora" Review

A black and white drama shrouded in mystery. Kontora takes the two and a half hour scenic route to the meaning behind a grandfather's diary, buried treasure, and a man who can only walk backwards. This film is a part of the Brazilian film festival known as Fantaspoa 2021.

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Fantaspoa 2021 - "Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes" Review

"Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes" is the type of film with seemingly very little money at its disposal, but it has a fantastic concept with an even more brilliant execution.

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Movie Review: "Bad Trip"

This is a non-spoiler review of "Bad Trip" starring Eric Andre, Lil Rel Howery, Tiffany Haddish, and more!

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"An American Werewolf in London" - Werewolf Horror at Its Finest

This is a review of 1981's "An American Werewolf in London," a film that checks all of the boxes on my list of what makes werewolves great.