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The Pull List: Public Enemy Punisher

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The Pull List started as a weekly spotlight on interesting new releases, but it has since redirected that spotlight to random thoughts about characters, storylines, and other comic book elements. This isn’t about Punisher… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Battle of the Sexes’

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Directed by: Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris Starring: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Sarah Silverman, and Bill Pullman Plot: Retired Bobby Riggs challenges new superstar Billie Jean King to an exhibition tennis match to prove men are… Continue reading

Top 100 Acting Performances of the ’00s (100-81)

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100 + 99. Ryan Philipe and Benicio del Toro – Way of the Gun This is by far the most controversial choice on the list. Way of the Gun is one of those violent… Continue reading

Movie Review: Mother!

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Directed by: Darren Aronofsky Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, and Michelle Pfeiffer Plot: A couple’s relationship is tested when they invite challenging houseguests into their home. Review: At this point, you have probably already… Continue reading

Casting Call: HBO’s ‘Watchmen’

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So, we all knew this was coming. As soon as rumors first started that Damon Lindelof might be taking the seminal graphic novel, Watchmen, to HBO as a TV series, geek sites across… Continue reading

Phobia Philms: ‘Take Shelter’

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In “Phobia Philms,” I plan on reviewing and recommending scary movies based on real phobias, of which there is no shortage of, specifically what makes them scary and how they represent our anxieties. … Continue reading

‘The Big Sick’ and a Comatose Genre

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Directed by: Michael Showalter Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoey Kazan, Ray Romano, and Holly Hunter The Big Sick is based on the real life romance between Silicon Valley’s Kumail Nanjiani (playing himself) and therapist turned writer,… Continue reading

The Pull List: X-Factor-Fox’s Next Priority

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The Pull List started as a weekly spotlight on interesting new releases, but it has since redirected that spotlight to random thoughts about characters, storylines, and other comic book elements. The R-rated, modestly budgeted… Continue reading

The Pull List: The Man of Tomorrow, Today

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The Pull List started as a weekly spotlight on interesting new releases, but it has since redirected that spotlight to random thoughts about characters, storylines, and other comic book elements. When did Superman STOP… Continue reading

Phobia Philms: ‘Under the Skin’

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In “Phobia Philms,” I plan on reviewing and recommending scary movies based on real phobias, of which there is no shortage of, specifically what makes them scary and how they represent our anxieties. … Continue reading