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Should I Watch..? 'The Dig' (2021)

Much like the discovery at its heart, this unassuming drama from Netflix is something of a buried treasure itself. Benjamin Cox gets dirty - and back to his roots - and takes a look.

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Vault Movie Review: "The Avengers"

This is a non-spoiler review of "The Avengers" starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, and more!

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Should I Watch..? 'Sudden Death' (1995)

It's safe to say that 'Die Hard' has inspired more than a few imitators over the years - including this Jean-Claude Van Damme vehicle. Benjamin Cox gets onto the ice to examine this explosive but derivative effort.

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Movie Review: “Locked Down”

This is a non-spoiler review of "Locked Down" starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anne Hathaway, Dulé Hill, and more!

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Should I Watch..? 'Django Unchained'

As controversial as ever, Quentin Tarantino's first western is an ultra-violent and bloody affair that demands your respect and attention. Benjamin Cox likes the way you subscribe, boy!

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Worst Films of 2020

2020 was... terrible. And there were some awful stinkers that didn't make things any better! So here we are, at the beginning of a new year looking back on what last year unsuccessfully entertained us with. Won't you join me revisiting the worst movies of 2020?!

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"Panic Room": Crafting the Perfect Thriller

This article explains why "Panic Room" deserves more admiration.

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10 Japanese Horror Films You Need to Watch

An introduction the creepy, weird and wonderful world of J-horror.

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'The Reckoning' (2021) Review: The Devil Never Rests

Neil Marshall's latest film is now playing in select theaters and is available on demand and on digital now.

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Movie Review: “The Dig”

This is a non-spoiler review of “The Dig” starring Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes, Lily James, and more!

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Movie Review: “Outside the Wire”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Outside the Wire” starring Anthony Mackie, Damson Idris, Enzo Cilenti, and more!

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Review: "The Little Things"

Denzel Washington stars in a moody and brooding whodunit murder mystery that features terrific performances from its leads that distract from an uneven and slow moving plot.

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Review: "Our Friend"

Our Friend isn't anything new, but amid a pandemic, it is a poignant and heartwarming tale of how friendship can make hard times so much easier just by being there and caring.

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Vault Movie Review: “Thor”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Thor” starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, and more!

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'Wrong Turn' (2021) - A Victim of Too Many Ideas

This is a review of 2021's 'Wrong Turn' reboot. Is the film any good? Does it rise above other January horror releases? Read to find out. (Spoilers ahead.)

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Best Films of 2020

2020 was... terrible. But there sure were some pretty damn good movies to come out from it at least! So here we are, at the beginning of a new year looking back on what last year successfully entertained us with. Won't you join me revisiting the best movies of 2020?!

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Should I Watch..? ‘Super Size Me’

Combining public health information with the recklessness of 'Jackass', Morgan Spurlock's insightful documentary remains a vital and relevant watch today. Benjamin Cox orders up a second helping.

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Vault Movie Review: “Iron Man 2”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Iron Man 2” starring Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke, Gwyneth Paltrow, and more!

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Why 'Quantum of Solace' Was Such a Letdown

In 2008, "Quantum of Solace," the sequel to the subjectively outstanding "Casino Royale," was released. Needless to say, it didn't live up to my expectations. Here's why.

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Should I Watch..? ‘Last Man Standing’ (1996)

Akira Kurosawa's 'Yojimbo' gets another English-language remake, albeit one a bit more official than 'A Fistful Of Dollars'. But with such an iconic movie as inspiration, can this live up to expectations? Benjamin Cox reloads and takes aim.

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Vault Movie Review: “The Incredible Hulk”

This is a non-spoiler review of “The Incredible Hulk” starring Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, and more!

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Should I Watch..? 'The Mask' (1994)

As CG began heralding a new dawn in film-making in the early nineties, Jim Carrey's manic performance demonstrated exactly what the technology could be capable of. Benjamin Cox looks back at the green-faced goon's first outing - smokin'!

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Movie Review: “Pieces of a Woman”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Pieces of a Woman” starring Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf, Ellen Burstyn, and more!

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Should I Watch..? 'Clue'

A film based on a board game might not be the nuttiest concept in Hollywood but it did give us a true cult classic in the form of this somewhat experimental picture. Benjamin Cox does the old 'good cop, bad cop' routine.

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Movie Review: "Iron Man"

This is a non-spoiler review of "Iron Man" starring Robert Downy Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges, and more!

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"Dracula" (1931) - Exploring Vampire Horror

This is an exploration of 1931's "Dracula." Where does it stand nearly 90 years later, and how does it handle its titular vampire?

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Movie Review: “Ava”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Ava” starring Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich, Colin Farrell, and more!

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Movie Review: “The Midnight Sky”

This is a non-spoiler review of “The Midnight Sky” starring George Clooney, Felicity Jones, David Oyelowo, and more!

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Should I Watch..? 'Jurassic Park III'

You'd think after two movies, they'd learn not to go back but here we are again! Benjamin Cox digs deep into this less heralded third trip back to Dinosaur Island and realises there isn't much more than old bones left.

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Movie Review: “Wonder Woman 1984”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Wonder Woman 1984” starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, and more!

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The 20 Best Space Movies of All Time - Reaching for the Stars

Man has always looked up and attempted to reach the stars, be it in real life or fiction. This is our best space movies of all-time list. Enjoy the flight!

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Movie Review: “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” starring Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane, and more!

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Movie Review: “The New Mutants”

This is a non-spoiler review of “The New Mutants” starring Blu Hunt, Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, and more!

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Should I Watch..? 'Viva Las Vegas'

Widely considered one of the better films of his career, Elvis struck gold with the natural pairing of The King and Sin City. But there is also genuine chemistry with his leading lady, as Benjamin Cox discovers.

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Should I Watch..? 'The Karate Kid' (1984)

With the remarkable success of spin-off TV series 'Cobra Kai', Benjamin Cox-san wondered what it was about the original film that makes it still so popular among audiences. Turns out that this is more than just 'Rocky' in pyjamas.

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'Wonder Woman 1984' - Film Review

This is a spoiler-filled film review for "Wonder Woman 1984." If you have not seen it and don't want to be spoiled, don't read this. If you have seen it or don't care about spoilers... well, be my guest.

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Why the Death of Boromir in "Fellowship of the Ring" Is Still My Favorite Scene

The death of Boromoir is one of the most powerful scenes in the "Lord of The Rings" Trilogy. It hits hard cinematically as the last stand of a man trying to redeem himself is great and yet almost proven futile until the last moment when Aragorn comforts him of their eventual victory before he dies.

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Ranking the MCU Films –– Phases 1-3

This is my ranked list of the MCU films –– phases 1 through 3 –– in preparation for "WandaVision" kicking off phase 4 on January 15, 2021. As it usually is with ranked lists... opinions lay ahead.

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"Red Christmas" - Exploring Christmas Horror

This is a review for "Red Christmas"... a not-very-good horror movie that will leave you wanting more during the holiday season. Read this review to find out why this film fails to deliver. Beware: spoilers lay ahead.

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Should I Watch..? 'The Muppet Christmas Carol'

It's that most wonderful time of the year (again), so it's time to dust off some festive favourites, starting with this typically Muppet interpretation of Dickens' timeless novel. Benjamin Cox looks back at an odd but much loved version of the ultimate festive film.

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Movie Review: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, and more!

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Ranking Paul Thomas Anderson’s Films 1-8

I rank Paul Thomas Anderson's directorial films from best to worst.

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'Sound of Metal' (2020) Review: A Symphony of Auditory Annihilation

Sound of Metal had a brief theatrical run back in November, but is now available on Amazon Prime and is free for Prime members. The film does some incredible things with Ruben's (Riz Ahmed) deteriorating hearing loss.

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Eomer and Eowyn: The Undercurrent and Nuances of Siblings According to the Movies

There's a scene in Return of the King where King Theoden's niece and nephew get into subtle debate about war. The theatrical version cuts it short, but the extended cut reveals just how much that undercuts the gravitas of the characters and other issues implied by the audience.

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'Another Round' (2020) Review: A Drunkenly Delectable Drama

Another Round is now playing in select theaters. The Danish drama will be released digitally on December 18th. Starring Mads Mikkelsen, the film is the Danish entry for International Feature Film for the 93rd Academy Awards 2021.

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'Black Bear' (2020) Review: An Uroboros Tale of Ambiguity

Black Bear is currently playing in select theaters and is also available on VOD. It is currently available to rent for $5.99 or own for $14.99 through Vudu, YouTube, Google Play, and Amazon Prime. The film stars Aubrey Plaza, Christopher Abbott, and Sarah Gadon.

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Movie Review: “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” starring Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom, and more!

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10 Horror Anthologies That Are Worth the Watch

This is my list of 10 horror anthology films I think are worth checking out. This list is subjective... therefore, opinions are ahead.

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Comparing Daphne duMaurier’s "Rebecca" With Its Netflix Adaptation

DuMaurier's 1938 novel was an instant classic. The recent Netflix adaptation of the novel "Rebecca" is a treat to watch, but differs greatly from the text.

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Movie Review: “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”

This is a non-spoiler review of “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” starring Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, and more!