With the release of “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” there was a strange question of why there would be a sequel to a movie that barely anyone cared for six years down the road, while there are so many other movies that have been deserving of sequels for quite some…

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It may be easy to overlook yet another entry into the action genre as being not particularly worthy of notice or consideration, but public reception and critical reaction to the latest entry in the Mad Max series of films have all been markedly impressed. There’s something refreshing about a film…

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Now You See Me was not exactly what one might think of as a movie worth remembering, much less producing a sequel, or two, for. The heist thriller didn’t do much to impress audiences or critics, but it did earn $352M USD on a $75M USD budget. In financial terms,…

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Luc Besson’s practically established his reputation as a bombastic creator and director, with classics like Leon: The Professional, The Fifth Element, Taken, and The Transporter, the last two of which have spawned both parody and imitation alike, as well as a series of financially successful sequels. When it comes to…

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Superhero movies used to be something of a passing craze at best and a failed studio experiment at worst. Early radio plays starring Superman, followed by a television series, were successful enough, but never really seen as the box office powerhouses that other, more mature films were. Adam West’s depiction…

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There are some movies that defy expectations, and there are those that fall squarely within them. There are selections of movies, however, of which we have few expectations, and yet we are somehow disappointed with them regardless. This is what you might refer to as Paul Blart Syndrome. A Difference…

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“Found footage” refers to films that are presented as a sort of false documentary, using footage supposedly obtained after an event has taken place. The idea with found footage is to show the perspective of people, usually as they experience it in real time, and to lend an air of…

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Companies like Netflix, Hulu, and new competitors like Amazon Prime and now Yahoo all offer something that’s relatively new to the world: Premium TV show content, without the attachment to cable television or networks. It’s meant a lot for the creative flexibility of those involved, and the shows that Netflix…

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