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The X-Files: I Want to Believe

Chris Carter’s series The X-Files was one of the most popular science fiction television series in history. It was one of the Fox Network’s first major successes other than The Simpsons or Married… with Children. This film marks the series return to the screen since it ended in 2002. Unlike the first film and much […]

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Disney is known for inserting social messages into some of their films. Certainly, Mulan and Pocahontas had social messages. Some of these stories, like Beauty and the Beast, already had morals built in. Disney is also known for producing some of the most vapid, brainless, and poorly written films in Hollywood. Luckily, WALL·E is a […]

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Hellboy II: The Golden Army

This second installment in the Hellboy series is a very interesting blend of modern science fiction. traditional fantasy and story book styles, humor, and romance. It blends a number of issues which are popular in modern fantasy and science fiction, all with the same whimsy seen in other similar films such as Pan’s Labyrinth. The […]

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The Dark Knight

In 2009, DC Comics will celebrate Batman’s 70th anniversary. Batman is an undeniably important part of the superhero pantheon. It takes an incredible character to match the feats of the likes of Superman, and to dwarf almost all of his contemporaries in terms of character complexity, psychology, and pageantry. Despite this excellent breeding, Batman has […]

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Batman Gotham Knight

With every big screen Batman outing, Warner Bros. releases a companion animated film to help build hype. What’s funny is that the companion piece is often better than its live action brother. This film is actually six. They are interlocking short films each with different directors. Warner Bros. tapped the directors and production companies of […]

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Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs

This latest film in the Futurama series is the second of several direct-to-DVD offerings which will precede the series return to the air. The follows the events of the previous, in which the Earth was purchased by an evil alien nudist, but was eventually thwarted by Bender. Beast with a Billion Backs opens with a […]

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The Happening

M. Night Shyamalan has a trail of films under his belt which are known for their shocking twists and unusual situations. For a writer and director of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and thriller genre works, this isn’t anything unexpected. However, this film cast aside the usual turnabout at the end. Nobody turned out to be […]

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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

The heavy hitter media franchises of the last thirty years have all swirled around various ideas which have focused them on a variety of issues. For example, the Star Wars series has long focused on the conflict between good and evil, which is stylized both internally and externally by the characters in the series. In […]

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Iron Man

In this film iteration of the comic book legend, Iron Man follows a modern remediation of a classic hero. Here Tony Stark, portrayed by Robert Downey, Jr., is depicted as a rich playboy, which is not at all a diversion from canon, but instead his motives and values are predicated by issues which are timely […]

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Justice League: The New Frontier

The title of this graphic novel-made-film is a reference to a speech by John F. Kennedy. In that speech, Kennedy makes reference to the future, to how principle and honor must go hand in hand with power and technology; and how justice and freedom must never be infringed. His words were inspiring, and to a […]

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