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Jesse Eisenberg stars in American Ultra, a spy movie/stoner movie hybrid that plays a lot like if Jason Bourne worked at the same convenience store as Dante and Randal.

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Wow. What happened to Michael Mann?

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Some movies this summer and every summer manage to rise above some silly source material to be something that is genuinely compelling or at the very least interesting. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is not one of them.

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Besson manages to subvert audiences expectations at a few points by not delivering on big showdowns and staying true to his protagonist’s abilities and motives. That said, Lucy has still a lot wrong with it, chiefly that it’s kind of dumb.

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Tom Cruise has to relive the same hellish alien invasion over and over again in Edge Of Tomorrow, the latest sci-fi/action offering from director Doug Liman and a writing team that includes Cruise’s current collaborator Christopher McQuarrie.

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Trevan and Trey discuss the surprisingly touching The Fault In Our Stars before moving on to the latest Tom Cruise vehicle Edge Of Tomorrow. Then, they move on to time travel in general as a narrative mechanic in film and highlight some examples of movies that use it well. If you don’t already, please Like us on Facebook. [...]

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Chris Hemsworth returns at the titular thunder god in a movie that is a combination sci-fi, fantasy and Dr. Who that works – barely.

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How do you follow the latest from writer/director/auteur Terrence Malick? With possibly the biggest summer movie of the year, duh. Trey and Trevan are a man down this week, with Eric hanging out in New Orleans or something. Honestly, who knows what he does. Trey talks To The Wonder, one of Malick’s more accessible and beautiful efforts. While [...]

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The armored avenger’s third outing is a high-speed, action-heavy romp that deepens some existing characters, introduces some interesting new ones and is surprisingly funny throughout.

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Hey-o! A late post for the podcast this week. Sorry about that. This week, Trey talks The Host, while Trevan and Eric talk G.I. Joe: Retaliation and The Gatekeepers. Lastly, Eric takes on On The Road on his own.

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G.I. Joe: Retaliation is not high art. It is a sequel to a movie that is based on a 1980s bit of brand fusion that combined a toy line with a cartoon and comic books. It’s an obvious piece of nostalgia farming for a series that was honestly never that great, it is just remembered as [...]

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John McClane returns for a tired adventure in Mother Russia.

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Skyfall doesn’t reach the emotional depths of 2006’s Casino Royale—Daniel Craig’s first outing as MI6 secret agent James Bond—but it features jaw-dropping cinematography and set design, and some of the most exciting action scenes of the entire series.

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Daniel Criag returns as James Bond, but ‘Skyfall’ offers more than the standard spy thriller. As the plot changes from international mystery to revenge story to home defense/giant metaphor, the clean, do-no-wrong exteriors of these characters that have been established over the last 50 years fade away.

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After a long hiatus, we’re back. And we have 120 movies to work through. OK, Not really, just five.

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