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  • A Three Finger Salute to “The Hunger Games”

    For the past three years, a Hunger Games movie premiered in theaters during the month of November. It was something fans looked forward to all year. I know I looked forward to each November because a movie would be released. A little-known fact about me: from age 15 to 19, this series meant everything to me. […]

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  • Movie Review: The Unspoken

    One has to wonder what prompts an unsuspecting single mother with a child to move into a house in the country with a history as creepy and unnerving as the one in The Unspoken, a new feature out this week by writer/director Sheldon Wilson (Kaw, Shadowground). Yet it’s a story we’ve seen more than once […]

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  • “How to Be Single”: A 21st Century Guide?

    Picture this: a couple of weeks into February; I went to the cinema to see “The Revenant.” Looking back now I know it was probably not the smartest idea, but I needed to focus on something other than my recently shattered love life, and Leonardo DiCaprio is always good for my mental health. Irrelevant to […]

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  • Sister Cities: Not Your Typical Lifetime Movie

    Two years ago, when you signed into Facebook, you couldn’t scroll for more than two minutes before you saw a new video of someone completing the Ice Bucket Challenge. The premise was simple: dump an ice-cold bucket of water on your head and challenge three friends to do the same. It was created to raise […]

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  • On the Importance of Comfort Movies

    “What on Earth is a comfort movie?” I hear you ask. While trying to come up with a decent definition, I found this article over at Piddleville that described it best by saying that “in some ways, it’s best defined by what it is not.”  It’s most likely not a cinematic masterpiece to most critics. It […]

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  • Movie Review: Kubo and the Two Strings

    As a writer and as a person, I am very rarely rendered speechless. Kubo and the Two Strings, the latest stop-motion animation film from Laika studios (The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman, Coraline) left me in stunned, teary-eyed awe. Kubo and the Two Strings is the simple, yet not so simple, saga of a young, one-eyed boy (Kubo, […]

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