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Should I Watch..? 'The Third Man'

Often cited as the greatest British film of all time, Carol Reed's film-noir mystery remains as amazing a watch as it has ever been. Benjamin Cox happily introduces you to a thriller of real class.

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A Reminder of Pure Evil's Face: Hanz Landa and Dieter Hellström From "Inglorious Bastards"

Movies usually present us with idolized or false representation of characters or societies. But every once in awhile, a movie will not only present something accurate, but socially apt in reminding the viewers of of a truth that may have been forgotten.

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"Black Widow" Review

A film about Natasha Romanoff in her quests between the films "Civil War" and "Infinity War."

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"Fear Street Part 2: 1978" (2021) A '70s Slasher-ific Movie Review

The 'Fear Street' book series by R.L. Stine has garnered plenty acclaim from a loyal cult following over the years. Now it's getting the Hollywood treatment with a brand new cinematic trilogy to be released over three week period. Let's find out if these new film adaptations are worth our time!

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Was "Black Widow" Worth the Wait?

Marvel's first film in two years (thanks COVID) has finally arrived. But was the highly anticipated solo film for the MCU's first female Avenger worth waiting for?

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"The Tomorrow War" Review

A family man is drafted to fight in a future war where the fate of humanity relies on his ability to confront the past.

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"Fear Street Part 1: 1994" (2021) A '90s Slasher-rific Movie Review

The 'Fear Street' book series by R.L. Stine has garnered plenty acclaim from a loyal cult following over the years. Now it's getting the Hollywood treatment with a brand new cinematic trilogy to be released over three week period. Let's find out if these new film adaptations are worth our time!

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Cinematography Breakdown: "Children of Men"

The latest installment of the Cinematography Breakdown series.

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"The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It" Review

The Warrens investigate a murder that may be linked to a demonic possession.

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"Infinite" Review

A man discovers that his hallucinations are actually visions from past lives.

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Why "Ready to Rumble" Deserves a Second Chance

This 2000 film has been panned by critics since its debut, but is the criticism of "Ready to Rumble" fair?

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5 Great Redemption Arcs in Science Fiction Shows and Movies

Redemption arcs are a very popular trope in fiction. Many people love to watch or read a story with a bad guy who turns good. These are five examples of redemption arcs in the science fiction genre.

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Ranking the "Fast & Furious" Franchise From Worst to First: A 20th Anniversary Celebration of Fast Cars & Family!

As of June 22nd, 2021, the Fast & Furious film series is officially 20 years old! I think it's about time we fasten our seatbelts as we speed our way to this wild finish line of a list. Ranking the entire franchise & find out exactly who's faster than the rest. Don't get too furious about who wins!

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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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Starting Up: Rob Zombie's "House of 1000 Corpses"

This is my first entry (hopefully!) on a series of articles dedicated to notable directorial debuts.

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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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5 Reasons Why Pippin Is Actually the Hero in "Lord of the Rings"

Pippin may be seen as a bumbling idiot, but despite his innocent curiosity, impulsiveness, and irrepressibility, this fool of a Took could actually be the most important character in the entire trilogy.

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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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Shreco Bakari: A Glimpse Inside the Mind Behind "The Ominous Universe"

Shreco Bakari is proving to be a whirlwind in the horror genre, shaking foundations with his "Ominous Universe". While promoting his new film "Carnage", Shreco sat down with me for a small interview.

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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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"The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It"... Why Did This Happen?

"The Conjuring" universe franchise has had a successful run, racking up over a billion dollar gross through its many films. The "Conjuring" films have been the most well-received, though James Wan did not return for the third entry. Does it stand up against its predecessors?

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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.