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My Theory on Rey’s Heritage and History

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  Fan theories about movies are nothing new.  They’ve existed as long as the Internet.  However, we’ve seen the number of fan theories explode over the last decade.  Ridiculously so.  It seems every… Continue reading

Blackjack Artificial Intelligence: Ranking the top 21 A.I.’s of All-Time

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  Whether they are benevolent or malevolent, there’s something innately intriguing about artificial intelligence.  Perhaps it’s humankind’s desire to play God or to create intelligence that can help build a better world. Some… Continue reading

2015 Movie Year in Review: The Underrated, The Overrated, The Worst, and My Top 13 Films of the Year

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  Well another movie year has passed bringing with it its share of disasters, diamonds, and hidden gems.  There’s been lows (Get Hard), highs (Mad Max: Fury Road, Creed), a triumphant return for a storied… Continue reading

Oscar Snubs: 2015 Edition

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  On the whole I think most award shows are just an opportunity to showcase the massive egos of whatever entertainment medium is at hand.  The Oscars are no different.  They are also… Continue reading

5 Movies I Used to Hate But Changed My Mind On

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Watching movies and tasting foods for the first time are visceral experiences.  Love, hate, indifference, disgust; there are many gradations of response once the end credits roll or you take that first bite.… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Concussion’

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Plot:  Based on a true story, Concussion chronicles the story of forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith).  When former professional football player and Pittsburgh Steeler great Mike Webster (David Morse) dies homeless at the… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘The Hateful Eight’ (Second Opinion)

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  Plot:  1870s Wyoming.  Bounty hunter John “The Hangman” Ruth (Kurt Russell) is transporting known murderer and thief Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh) to the town of Red Rock for trial.  Waylaid by… Continue reading

Why Quentin Tarantino Is Batshit Crazy Insane

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I’m a firm believer that many geniuses are partly mad.  History bares this out.  Michelangelo rarely changed his clothes and walked away from conversations mid-sentence.  Famous Japanese author Yukio Mushima stormed the Japanese… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘The Revenant’

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Plot:  Inspired by true events, The Revenant details the story of Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio), a fur trapper and tracker who after being mauled by a bear is left for dead by his companions John… Continue reading

Movie Review: ’99 Homes’

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Plot:  Set circa 2010 during the real estate bubble, 99 Homes follows the story of Dennis Nash (Andrew Garfield) and his family.  A recently unemployed construction worker, Nash is evicted from his home despite… Continue reading