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  Now that the critics groups’ awards have all been conferred and the nominations from the industry guilds are in place, those of us in the hinterlands (an odd concept for ...

Posted by Ken Burke On February - 10 - 2015 0 Comment
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I’d like to call your attention to my latest detailed review, this time a tale of two early Oscar-potential-buzzers from two well-respected directors featuring some notable actors, one of which, ...

Posted by Ken Burke On February - 3 - 2015 0 Comment
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Now that the Oscar nominations for 2014 film releases have been announced, there’s been some time for controversies to build over such topics as exclusions (here, there, and everywhere but ...

Posted by Ken Burke On January - 27 - 2015 0 Comment
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Among the good things about being an unpaid film critic blogger is that I don’t have to meet deadlines, write my reviews to a prescribed length, or submit to someone ...

Posted by Ken Burke On January - 21 - 2015 0 Comment
The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

The nominations for this years Oscars were announced this morning, and I can safely say there were no real surprises or any noteworthy snubs except for maybe The Lego Movie ...

Posted by Mark Bridge On January - 15 - 2015 0 Comment
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I took a little time off from blogging over the recently-concluded holidays so my latest detailed review attempts to catch up a bit with many of the films released recently as ...

Posted by Ken Burke On January - 12 - 2015 0 Comment
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  There's an odd congruency between two new offerings at your local theaters, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and The Imitation Game, with the first being pure fantasy and the ...

Posted by Ken Burke On December - 24 - 2014 0 Comment
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You could make the observation that the two movies I’ve done a detailed review of this week have a common thematic element of the chief protagonist in each one being a ...

Posted by Ken Burke On December - 21 - 2014 0 Comment
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Back in 1995 a woman named Cheryl Strayed was at her wits' end even though she was only 26: She was already divorced; she’d fallen in very deeply to alcoholism, ...

Posted by Ken Burke On December - 14 - 2014 0 Comment
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One connection shared by two otherwise completely disconnected movies that are currently in circulation, Horrible Bosses 2 and John Wick, is how their plots turn on the actions of the ...

Posted by Ken Burke On December - 6 - 2014 0 Comment
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By now you’ve likely had an opportunity to see the latest cinematic chapter of The Hunger Games, the one where the final book in Suzanne Collins’ source-material-trilogy was cut into ...

Posted by Ken Burke On December - 1 - 2014 0 Comment
star wars

Ever since the final shot of Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith ended, fans have wondered if we would ever see another Star Wars film again.  After all, ...

Posted by Mark Bridge On November - 28 - 2014 0 Comment
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There has been a lot of interpretations of the Peter Pan tale on film.  From retellings (Peter Pan 2003) to sequels (Steven Spielberg's Hook), but no one has ever told ...

Posted by Mark Bridge On November - 25 - 2014 0 Comment
jurassic world

We will never forget the spectacular Steven Spielberg film called Jurassic Park that made the early 90's a dream come true.  With the use of CG and practical effects, we ...

Posted by Mark Bridge On November - 25 - 2014 0 Comment
apocalypse

Well this is some interesting development I can say I didn't see coming.  The lead villain of X-Men: Apocalypse has been cast.  According to Variety, the role of Apocalypse will be ...

Posted by Mark Bridge On November - 24 - 2014 0 Comment
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The Batman Arkham series has given us the ability to play as Batman, utilizing everything that makes him the Greatest Detective\Caped Crusader.  No other superhero game save for Spider-Man 2 ...

Posted by Mark Bridge On November - 24 - 2014 0 Comment
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Proceed with caution this time to my detailed reviews of The Theory of Everything and Foxcatcher because the former is just now going into wider release and the latter is barely ...

Posted by Ken Burke On November - 20 - 2014 0 Comment
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By now I’m sure you’re aware of the arrival of Christopher Nolan’s long-awaited sci-fi spectacular, Interstellar, about a time in Earth’s not-too-distant future when the planet’s on the verge of ...

Posted by Ken Burke On November - 15 - 2014 0 Comment
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As we’re getting closer to the dawning of the awards-nomination season for 2014 films another strong contender in many categories, I would think (along with Boyhood, Gone Girl, Ida, and Whiplash ...

Posted by Ken Burke On November - 9 - 2014 0 Comment
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There are a lot of examples of terrible parenting and troubled family structures on display in your local cinemas at present (in most cases for the films I’m about to ...

Posted by Ken Burke On November - 1 - 2014 0 Comment
Avengers

Welcome guys to episode 59 of Galaxy View.  Joining me is my co-host with the most, Zak Wojnar.  Marvel has announces the release dates of Avenger Infinity War Parts  1 and 2, ...

Posted by Mark Bridge On October - 29 - 2014 0 Comment
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Two films—one just now opening in select markets, Listen Up Philip, and the other which has been out for awhile but you may have missed because it’s gotten such undeserved ...

Posted by Ken Burke On October - 24 - 2014 0 Comment
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Time and energy have been in short supply for me this week so I’ll just quickly direct you to three options at your local cinemas, Whiplash, The Two Faces of ...

Posted by Ken Burke On October - 18 - 2014 0 Comment
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“Healing! Wellness! LEECHES!” Before we begin, keep in mind that this chapter is where things begin to get confusing, title-wise, so let’s get this disclaimer out of the way: While this ...

Posted by Zak Wojnar On October - 14 - 2014 0 Comment
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I’m mostly going to use comments on Gone Girl as a means to open up some thoughts on depictions of criminals in current films so that I can focus more ...

Posted by Ken Burke On October - 9 - 2014 0 Comment