samuel l. jackson

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a fascinating story that seems to waste far too much time explaining what the hell is going on.

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Those that don’t have the capacity to find some sliver of perverse humor in point-blank headshots, projectile blood vomiting, aggressive rape scenes, and cold blooded murder probably won’t like The Hateful Eight. That’s their loss, though, for the rest of us that have followed Tarantino on his cinematic gallop through the last 20-plus years have come to expect nothing less, and in the director’s eighth offering, he most certainly does not disappoint.

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If these costumed super heroes are truly the gods of our time and the films that they are in each summer are our contemporary mythological canon, then these films should reflect our current understanding of each other, including visual representation of women and minorities, instead of parading out old narrative tropes and stereotypes as if they were steadfast truths.

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Matthew Vaughn adapts another Mark Millar story with mixed results.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the latest offering in the Marvel Studios juggernaut, and it’s a fantastic example of what the film series has to offer in terms of quality, spectacle and sheer fun. Chris Evans returns as the titular captain, the super soldier who beat the Nazis, saved New York in The Avengers and is currently [...]

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The only shock that registered when Spike Lee’s Oldboy was released in theaters was at how little money it made. It shows just how far violence in the movies has come in 10 short years, because this new Oldboy — released today on Blu-ray and packaged with a digital copy — is technically more overtly graphic.

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Trevan and Trey go over a pair of movies this week: Robocop and Gloria, which couldn’t be more different.

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The satire is still there, albeit not as angry and way more obvious, and the targets have shifted ever so slightly to keep up with current events. Had the film been a carbon copy, though, there would have been no point in making it.

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It’s not very often that a book about film can serve as both a coffee table book and a critical examination of a movie’s themes, structure, and cultural legacy, but Jason Bailey’s ‘Pulp Fiction: The Complete Story of Quentin Tarantino’s Masterpiece’ does just that.

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Turbo is a cute, fun, and mostly entertaining 96-minute story about chasing impossible dreams and the complicated relationships between brothers that’s likely to please — but not wow — the whole family.

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When Quentin Tarantino writes or directs a film, one can rest assured in the knowledge that it will involve hard-hearted characters living in a dangerous world most likely fueled by drugs, hard-core violence, crime syndicates, and good music.

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Does Django Unchained continue Tarantino’s hot streak or is it a misstep? Find out on a not especially Christmas-y Christmas episode of the podcast.

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Evil is the theme of two movies new out on DVD. One is a thriller starring two well-known actors (‘Meeting Evil’) and the other tells the final chapter of a real-life horror story (‘Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory’).

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Wacthing ‘The Avengers’ is like watching director Joss Whedon play with really expensive action figures.

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At least one of our film critics wasn’t as enthusiastic as many others have been about Marvel’s The Avengers so far. Watch the video to find out who…

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