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    [Sequel City] Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

        The filmmakers of both Sherlock Holmes films, directed by Guy Ritchie, have re-imagined Holmes as a steampunk James Bond. Holmes is constantly chasing or being chased, using Bond gadgets and protecting or fighting Bond girl types. He travels to glamorous locales in between...

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  • [Taste of Asia] Air Doll (2009)

    A heartwrenchingly beautiful urban fairytale, Air Doll seeks to answer what it is to be human. Hirokazu Kore-Eda directs the film adapted from the manga of the same title with sensitivity and precision. Reminiscent of Hollywood films such as Splash, Mannequin, Blade Runner, Real Life Doll...

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  • Sequel City — Die Hard 2 (feat. Lindsay Beaton)

    Lindsay Beaton: Oh, the title—Die Hard 2: Die Harder. Dumbest title ever. Steve Bogdaniec: Yes. Lindsay Beaton: For crying out loud. Steve Bogdaniec: F**k you, grammar! Hello again, everyone! Sorry that Sequel City has been MIA for a bit, but we’re back covering the first...

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  • Netflix Loses Starz, Will Movie Habits Change?

    But what do you think? Would you stick with Netflix for the convenience, even if it costs as much as pay cable? Or is the low price point Netflix' only selling point?

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  • Can’t Stop the Signal: New Life for Old Shows

    Should the movie come to be, the net result would be a movie based on a TV series about a fictional football team; in a fictional Texas town.

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  • Slap Shot

    Director: George Roy Hill / Writer: Nancy Dowd / Starring: Paul Newman, Michael Ontkean, and Strother Martin For this week I chose another one of those old movies that I actually did see when I had much younger eyes. I know I must’ve watched this movie when I was somewhere between the ages of,...

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  • Sequel City – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

    In this edition of Sequel City, I will cover the eighth and supposedly last Harry Potter movie, which I saw at a midnight screening.  That’s not the special part.  What is special is that, for the first time, I am reviewing a sequel without having...

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  • Old Movies / Young Eyes: Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

    Director: Robert Benton / Writers: Avery Corman (novel), Robert Benton (screenplay) / Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, and Jane Alexander In keeping with the serious tone of the previous installment of OM/YE, this week I decided to have a look at an old academy fave Kramer vs. Kramer. I’m as big a fan of Dustin Hoffman as...

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  • Looking Forward: July Movies (2011)

    After May and June, you’d think July would be filled to the brim with fantastic movie offerings. You’d be completely correct, though most of the thigns worth seeing are mostly at the end of the month. The 4th of July weekend is mostly being left...

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  • Hobo With A Shotgun (Review)

    Director: Jason Eisener / Writers: John Davies, Jason Eisener (story) / Stars: Rutger Hauer, Molly Dunsworth, and Robb Wells From its humble beginnings as a fake trailer created for a SXSW movie trailer contest, Hobo with a Shotgun came out guns blazing as a cult classic...

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