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Seeing Double: Top Ten Movie Clones Released Cheek-to-Cheek

Originality can be a rarity within the sparkly streets of Tinseltown, its cinematic offerings tending to consist of remakes, reboots, copycats and sequels which consistently dominate the worldwide box office. Just this week, Hollywood is presenting the US with Will Gluck's "Friends with Benefits," a rom-com about two long-time pals who decide to have casual… Continue reading Seeing Double: Top Ten Movie Clones Released Cheek-to-Cheek

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I Love Movies, but I Hate Yours: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

And so it ends. Eight movies, all glorious; millions of fans, all utterly devoted; billions of dough flooding the bank, all very much deserved. The "Harry Potter" franchise truly has become a gigantic staple of contemporary popular culture, each magical movie wonderfully adapted from the beloved series of bestselling books written by celebrated British author… Continue reading I Love Movies, but I Hate Yours: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

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I Love Movies, but I Hate Yours: Cars 2, Transformers 3, and Bad Teacher

"CARS 2" The problem with "Cars 2" is that it's produced by Pixar, a film studio that is automatically preceded by a reputation for producing groundbreaking masterpiece after groundbreaking masterpiece. Ever since it made its first full-length feature in 1995, the animation company has been responsible for some of the most highly regarded movies of… Continue reading I Love Movies, but I Hate Yours: Cars 2, Transformers 3, and Bad Teacher

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I Love Movies, But I Hate Yours: Green Lantern, Bridesmaids, and The Beaver

GREEN LANTERN I think we’ve all been waiting for a “Green Lantern” movie for friggin’ yonks, haven’t we? I mean, we’ve watched together as all the other comic book superheroes received the summer blockbuster treatment over the past few years, and “Green Lantern” will have been top of the list for everyone, yes? Because everyone… Continue reading I Love Movies, But I Hate Yours: Green Lantern, Bridesmaids, and The Beaver

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I Love Movies, But I Hate Yours: X-Men First Class

After eleven short years and five cash-guzzling hit movies, the timeline of the "X-Men" franchise is well and truly knackered. Questionable continuity issues run amuck throughout the series started by director Bryan Singer as it tries to juggle a boatload of characters taken from the Marvel source material, sometimes clumsily dropping them and not knowing… Continue reading I Love Movies, But I Hate Yours: X-Men First Class

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I Love Movies, But I Hate Yours: The Hangover II and Kung Fu Panda 2

The Hangover Part II In a predictable world, Todd Phillips' "The Hangover Part II" would be utterly dreadful. After all, it is an over-marketed sequel to one of 2009's biggest box-office smashes, an R-rated comedy which was essentially a much better orchestrated copycat of 2000's "Dude, Where's My Car?" set in Sin City, aka Las… Continue reading I Love Movies, But I Hate Yours: The Hangover II and Kung Fu Panda 2

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I Love Movies, But I Hate Yours: Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides

The "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise is like an increasingly annoying friend who's come over to your house one night for dinner. While at first charming and entertaining, the friend telling you some wonderful stories, he has a little too much wine to drink, causing him to become a bit unstable and loud, banging his… Continue reading I Love Movies, But I Hate Yours: Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides

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I Love Movies, But I Hate Yours: Something Borrowed, Priest, and Attack the Block

SOMETHING BORROWED The purpose of a love story is to enchant an audience with a tale of passion and romance, to entrance them with characters who fall for each other in spite of what is put in place to separate them and keep them from holding and caressing and kissing each other. Luke Greenfield's "Something… Continue reading I Love Movies, But I Hate Yours: Something Borrowed, Priest, and Attack the Block