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Scott Pilgrim Turns 10

2020 marks the 10 year anniversary of the cinematic release of 'Scott Pilgrim vs the World'. Edgar Wright directed a standout video-game/comic book movie that packs a great soundtrack that includes both original music and copyrighted tracks. Let's take a closer listen...

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'Big Night': Soundtrack and Silence

'Big Night' is a hidden gem masterpiece co-directed, co-produced, and co-written by household name Stanley Tucci. It's a beautifully quaint film that boasts an extraordinary soundtrack. Let's take a closer listen to how the soundtrack shapes this wonderful film.

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Ennio Morricone's Pocket Watch

A tribute to the late great Ennio Morricone. This post takes a closer listen to Morricone's genius use of watch chimes to dictate the mood and atmosphere of Sergio Leone's masterpiece 'For a Few Dollars More'.

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Fellini 100 - "8 1/2"

Celebrating a century of the great Federico Fellini and his career-long collaboration with genius composer Nino Rota. Let's take a closer listen to two great pieces of film scoring in the cult classic '8 1/2'.

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7 Xianxia Movies to Watch If You Love Chinese Fantasy Stories

Xianxia movies are medieval Chinese sagas featuring supernatural battles and elements. They are a must-watch if you enjoy Chinese fantasy stories.

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Vault Movie Review: “The Impossible”

This is a non-spoiler review of “The Impossible” starring Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland, and more!

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"Ad Astra" - A Space Odyssey Towards Humanization

A review of Ad Astra, Brad Pitts space odyssey. Maybe instead of searching and looking to expand outward, we should look inside.

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"The Big Lebowski" - The Dividends of Being a Tumbleweed

Let's have a look at The Big Lebowski, a modern classic. Somewhere out there the Dude takes it easy for all of us sinners.

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Movie Review: "Rebecca"

This is a non-spoiler review of "Rebecca" starring Lily James, Armie Hammer, Kristin Scott Thomas, and more!

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Top 10 Jedi Council Members (Prequel Trilogy) in "Star Wars"

Explore the ten strongest masters on the Jedi Council during the Republic era!

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"Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed": A Self-Contained Improvement

"Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed" is the 2004 sequel to the 2002 live-action film. It still has its flaws, but it's not as terrible as before. The rest of the movie is a marginal improvement with an enduring mystery, sticking closer to the source material. There are some legit humorous moments.

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How Arwen Is the Most Underrated Character in "The Lord of the Rings"

While being one of the key characters in the Lord of the Rings franchise, Arwen is also treated as one of the most forgettable as well. To many, she appears only to be a crutch to Aragorn's rise to kingship. However, there is much more agency and gravitas than what critics give her credit for.

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Should I Watch..? 'The Blues Brothers'

Forget the sequel because this seminal Eighties hit is still well worth a watch. Benjamin Cox grabs his Ray-Bans, plugs his amp in and settles back for possibly the craziest musical ever filmed.

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Movie Review: “His House”

This is a non-spoiler review of “His House” starring Sope Dirisu, Wunmi Mosaku, Matt Smith, and more!

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Should I Watch..? 'War of the Worlds' (2005)

The perennial sci-fi classic by HG Wells has been scaring us witless since it was first published in 1898. But does the most recent film version do it justice or does it ride roughshod over the original? Benjamin Cox hunkers down in his basement.

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Should I Watch..? 'Halloween' (1978)

John Carpenter's cult classic may not have been the first slasher film but it did inspire countless imitators and filmmakers to follow suit. Benjamin Cox decides to stay in and not answer the door.

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"Leprechaun: Origins" - An Unnecessary Reboot

Want to know what I think is the epitome of bad horror reboots? Well, you've come to the right place.

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Vault Movie Review: "Poltergeist"

This is a non-spoiler review of “Poltergeist” starring JoBeth Williams, Heather O’Rourke, Craig T. Nelson, and more!

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"Scream" (1996) Is My Favorite Scary Movie

1996's "Scream" is my favorite horror movie of all time.

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2007's "Sweeney Todd" Is the Last Great Burton Film

A fond look at one of Tim Burton's classics.

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2020 Netflix Halloween Countdown: “Apostle”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Apostle” starring Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen, Lucy Boynton, and more!

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"Scooby-Doo" (2002): Scooby's First and Frail Live-Action Flick

"Scooby-Doo" is a 2002 live-action/CGI movie based on the long-running Scooby-Doo franchise. While satirically ambitious with a decent cast, the movie is flawed with a confusing tone, uncanny visual effects, and jokes that range from lazy to uncomfortable for family movie standards.

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2020 Netflix Halloween Countdown: “Eli”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Eli” starring Charlie Shotwell, Kelly Reilly, Max Martini, and more!

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2020 Netflix Halloween Countdown: "Train to Busan"

This is a non-spoiler review of “Train to Busan” starring Yoo Gong, Yoo-mi Jung, Dong-seok Ma, and more!

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2020 Netflix Halloween Countdown: "Velvet Buzzsaw"

This is a non-spoiler review of “Velvet Buzzsaw” starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Zawe Ashton, and more!

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2020 Netflix Halloween Countdown: “Malevolent”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Malevolent” starring Florence Pugh, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Scott Chambers, and more!

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2020 Netflix Halloween Countdown: "In the Tall Grass"

This is anon-spoiler review of “In the Tall Grass” starring Laysla De Oliveira, Avery Whitted, Patrick Wilson, and more!

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2020 Netflix Halloween Countdown: "Bird Box"

This is a non-spoiler review of “Bird Box” starring Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, and more!

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2020 Netflix Halloween Countdown: "The Binding"

This is a non-spoiler review of "The Binding" starring Mía Maestro, Riccardo Scamarcio, Giulia Patrignani, and more!

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2020 Netflix Halloween Countdown: "The Ritual"

This is a non-spoiler review of “The Ritual” starring Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali, Sam Troughton, and more!

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2020 Netflix Halloween Countdown: “The Silence”

This is a non-spoiler review of “The Silence” starring Stanley Tucci, Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, and more!

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'Justice League' (2017) [Whedon Edition] Movie Review

'Justice League' has caused quite the commotion among comic book fans over the last few years; between switching of directors from Zack Snyder to Joss Whedon, reshoots and rewrites, & now the controversy raised by Ray Fisher. But how does the 2017 film hold up before we get a new version next year.

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2020 Netflix Halloween Countdown: "Cargo"

This is a non-spoiler review of “Cargo” starring Martin Freeman, Simone Landers, Caren Pistorius, and more!

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2020 Netflix Halloween Countdown: "1BR"

This is a non-spoiler review of "1BR" starring Nicole Brydon Bloom, Giles Matthey, Taylor Nichols, and more!

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2020 Netflix Halloween Countdown: "The Babysitter"

This is a non-spoiler review of "The Babysitter" starring Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, Robbie Amell, and more!

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"Joe Versus the Volcano" - A Quirky Fable About Presentism

Joe Versus the Volcano is an interesting, but far from perfect movie about acquiescence. Surrender to what is. Only water in disguise.

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2020 Netflix Halloween Countdown: "Gerald's Game"

This is a non-spoiler review for "Gerald's Game" starring Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Henry Thomas, and more!

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2020 Netflix Halloween Countdown: “Hubie Halloween”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Hubie Halloween” starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Julie Bowen, and more!

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2020 Netflix Halloween Countdown: "Hush"

This is a non-spoiler review of “Hush” starring Kate Siegel, John Gallagher Jr., Michael Trucco, and more!

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2020 Netflix Halloween Countdown: "Little Evil"

This is a non-spoiler review of "Little Evil" starring Adam Scott, Evangeline Lilly, Owen Atlas, and more!

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'Hubie Halloween' (2020) A Sandler-rific Movie Review

Sandler supposedly vowed to make the worst movie of all time if he was snubbed at the Oscars for his performance in 'Uncut Gems'... This definitely isn't the worst movie of all time, or even the worst of his filmography, but he seems to be trying to do terribly again.

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2020 Netflix Halloween Countdown: "Hold the Dark"

This is a non-spoiler review of “Hold the Dark” starring Jeffrey Wright, James Badge Dale, Riley Keough, and more!

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10 Halloween Movies for Horror Fans

It irks horror fans when someone calls a random horror movie a Halloween movie. These 10 movies are Halloween themed and hopefully, even the biggest horror fan finds something new on this list.

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2020 Netflix Halloween Countdown: “#Alive”

This is a non-spoiler review of “#Alive” starring Ah-In Yoo, Shin-Hye Park, Bae-soo Jeon, and more!

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2020 Netflix Halloween Countdown: "1922"

This is a non-spoiler review of “The Perfection” starring Allison Williams, Logan Browning, Steven Weber, and more!

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Should I Watch..? 'Ghost' (1990)

It's October so Benjamin Cox finds himself diving into one of his least favourite film genres - horror - in time for Halloween. But unlike the endless slasher films he's faced with, this soapy romantic fantasy defies expectation.

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2020 Netflix Halloween Countdown: "The Perfection"

This is a non-spoiler review of “The Perfection” starring Allison Williams, Logan Browning, Steven Weber, and more!

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2020 Netflix Halloween Countdown: "Would You Rather"

This is a non-spoiler review of "Would You Rather" starring Brittany Snow, Jeffery Combs, Sasha Grey, and more!

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2020 Netflix Halloween Countdown: "Demonic"

This is a non-spoiler review of "Demonic" starring Maria Bello, Frank Grillo, Cody Horn, and more!

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Movie Review: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, and more!