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Jurassic World is a bad impression of a Spielberg film. It rips off all of the bombast, but manages to capture none of the likability of the first one, instead resorting to basic fan service and overt nods to the original. Maybe worst of all, Jurassic World is stupid.

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Top 10 Coming-of-Age Movies

by Trey Hock on August 20, 2013

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Prepare for The Spectacular Now by brushing up on your coming-of-age films. Here are Trey’s Top 10 Coming-of-Age Movies. What’s your Top 10? Leave your list in the comments.

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Steven Spielberg’s groundbreaking masterpiece has been re-mastered into a state-of-the-art 3D format, introducing the three-time Academy Award®-winning blockbuster to a new generation of moviegoers and allows longtime fans to experience the world he envisioned in a way that was unimaginable during the film’s original release.

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Unexpected: Ben Affleck, Tom Hooper, Quentin Tarantino, and Kathryn Bigelow snubbed in Director in favor of Benh Zeitlin and Michael Haneke.

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It can be argued that his most mainstream work represents either his best or worst tendencies, but going back through Spielberg films from the 1970s on, I found that two of Spielberg’s best pictures were the ones that were ignored or misunderstood by mainstream audiences. The rest were pretty much hits, although not all are as adored as some that didn’t make my list.

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There are more than a couple extraordinary things about ‘Lincoln.’ Especially in today’s frustratingly gridlocked political environment, it is timelier than ever.

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Steven Spielberg’s newest holiday Oscar-bait project, Lincoln, suffers under the burden of its own ambitious pretensions, for what it offers up in the acting department is often sabotaged by jagged pacing, uneven story-telling, and a redundant message.

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Here we go again on our own. Going down the only road…. Eric, Trey, and Trevan are back this week with reviews for Lincoln and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2.

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‘War Horse’ is essentially a trite, manipulative soap opera run through the lens of World War I to give it a lot of historic and artistic sensibility.

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Usually once a year a film comes along that I find utterly despicable. These films usually come from exceptionally talented directors, and are so manipulative and ridiculous that they show an utter disdain for the audience.

‘War Horse,’ the newest of these films, has arrived.

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The Adventures of Tintin offers calorie-free empty thrills.

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Hollywood has thrown itself behind the notion that the Civil War will be the next ‘big thing,’ and seem to be angling for a piece of the action, the first offering coming in less than seven months with the June 2012 release of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

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In the Scene-Stealers movie podcast #42, Eric and Trevan talk about The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Adventures of TinTin, and We Bought a Zoo.

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This review of “Cowboys and Aliens” originally appears on KTKA-49. The new movie “Cowboys and Aliens” is a perfect example of truth in advertising. The title says it all. There are cowboys and there are aliens. And that’s about it. Taking the title of the 2006 graphic novel that it’s based on and none of [...]

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For 1 Year, 100 Movies, contributor/filmmaker Trey Hock is watching all of AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies list (compiled in 2007) in one year. His reactions to each film are recorded here twice a week until the year (and list) is up! As I move towards the final films on AFI’s list, directors who have [...]

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