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Men in Black 3 — How Did That Happen?

As a movie reviewer, you try to set aside any preconceived thoughts you might have when you sit down to watch a film — even when said film has had a tumultuous path to the multiplex and seems preordained to be terrible. But, hey, you’re only human. Still, you do your best. No recent movie [...]

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A Newer, Lighter ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Trailer

There’s a brand-new trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man, and I’m happy to report that it’s a bit more, umm, entertaining than the previous peek we received. Last July, a teaser trailer made the rounds and it was a little on the dark side. This new preview of director Marc Webb’s reboot of Marvel’s teenage superhero [...]

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Friday Quickie—Forbidden Planet

So, how great is this movie? Forbidden Planet, made in 1956 and directed by Fred M. Wilcox, is still one of the best sci-fi flicks around. But why is it so great? Maybe it’s the wonderful futuristic set design or the little micro-mini skirt that the forward-thinking, hotsie-totsie Anne Francis runs around in (almost 15 [...]

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Invasion! (aka Top of the Food Chain)

Our next entry in ‘50s Parody Week is a somewhat odd film, but that is a large part of its charm. Invasion! (originally titled Top of the Food Chain) is a movie created by a bunch of Canadians (directed by cult filmmaker John Paizs and written by Phil Bedard and Larry Lalonde, TV writers best [...]

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