The Thing: Exacerbating the Worst Prequel Trend

The 1982 John Carpenter’s version of The Thing has gone down in movie history as the very definition of an Antarctic alien horror movie. This new prequel documents what happens at the Norwegian station immediately preceding the events…

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Apollo 18: A Guest Movie Review

by Martin L. Shoemaker Oh. My. Word. Go see this film. Go see this film. Go see this film, go see this film, go see this film. Well, maybe not. There might be reasons why you shouldn’t go…

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Movie Review: Captain America – The First Avenger

by Stefan Abrutat I couldn’t help but feel, after walking out of the movie theater post-Captain America: The First Avenger, that I’d just been exposed to a self-profiting marketing campaign for the upcoming Avengers movie. The story, though…

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Movie Review: Attack the Block

by Stefan Abrutat We seem to be in the grip of a spate of alien invasion movies. With last week’s release of Cowboys and Aliens, and the recent Super 8, Battle: Los Angeles, Monsters, District 9, Skyline, Paul…

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Movie Review: Cowboys and Aliens

by Stefan Abrutat Cowboys and Aliens promises big, but doesn’t quite deliver on the premise. It’s like two standard movies have been zipped together, as if the producers were expecting the combination to be greater than the sum…

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Movie Review: Transformers 3 – The Dark of the Moon

by Stefan Abrutat Maybe it’s because I’m getting old. Pointless, content-less explosionfests of the sort director Michael Bay seems to specialize are becoming less and less attractive to me. Of course, I don’t really think it’s because I’m…

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