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Creed is a Triumph

In an era that is criticized for having poorly made remakes, reboots, sequels, prequels, and spinoffs, Creed stands out like a sore thumb. Deft direction from Ryan Coogler and strong performances from its leads prove that the Rocky formula is still as vital as ever. The film succeeds because it utilizes the Rocky formula while maintaining…

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7 Plot predictions for SPECTRE

It’s James Bond season again! The longest-running action film franchise returns this November with SPECTRE, three years after the billion-dollar grossing Skyfall. 007’s return is made even more special by the fact that the iconic terrorist organization Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion (hence SPECTRE) makes its comeback after decades of legal battles…

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Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ Review: It’s more than a feeling

Has 'Pixar Fatigue' set in for anyone yet? It did for me, especially for every Pixar movie that came after their 2009 masterpiece, Up. And especially after 2013's Monsters University, it seemed that the Pixar hype train was slowly screeching to a halt. But that same train picked up a full head of steam the…

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‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ is all shadows and spectacle

While the Bond franchise has gone for more subdued aesthetics with its contemplative leads, Mission: Impossible, on the other hand, just goes bigger and more insane with each entry, which isn’t bad really. While other spy films implode with their ludicrous plots and set-pieces, M:I somehow manages to succeed each time. Essential to all this…

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‘Terminator: Genisys’ is an ineffective relaunch

[Warning: Possible spoilers] How can one make endless sequels to a franchise whose sole message is the immutability of time? The premise itself guarantees strict linear repetition. This has been Terminator’s problem since the post-T2 days. However, like John Connor, Paramount is stubborn as a mule. For them, there is no sequel (or continuity) but…

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