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We salute our veterans with 20 top military movie quotes

Posted November 11, 2014, 4:11 PM

We can never fully express our gratitude for everything that our veterans have given us. Simply having the freedom to create a website devoted to films and the autonomy to know that we are free to say whatever we want (within reason naturally) is something that Tim and I both hold dearly.

We also know that we wouldn't be able to enjoy these freedoms and liberties if it weren't for the sacrifices and duties given by the veterans of our armed forces. We could never hope to fully express our gratitude, but we thought one way that we could show our love for veterans is to come up with a list of our top quotes from our favorite military movies.

To be honest, I could have created an exhaustive list simply from Full Metal Jacket, but the language is just a bit...

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Monday Mixer: Briar Rose, I am your Father!

Posted November 10, 2014, 4:11 PM

So, Interstellar was big this weekend, but did you know that the film wasn't always going to be directed by Christopher Nolan?

Nope, the film was originally intended to be Steven Spielberg's followup to Lincoln, but you know, things happened and he had to pull out. Nolan's brother Jonathan (Jonah) wrote the screenplay for Spielberg and when he pulled out, his brother got involved and the rest, as they say, is history.

Of course, that begs the question as to what a Spielberg-helmed version of Interstellar would look like? Well, thanks to /Film, you can get a pretty good idea of the main differences here. Obviously, there are major spoilers in that article, but it's a great read after you've seen Interstellar.

Needless to say, the changes are pretty massive and it just goes to show how even the smallest of changes would...

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'The Force Awakens' next year

Posted November 6, 2014, 12:11 PM

Star Wars: Episode VII officially has its title and believe it or not, it's already got a legion of haters. On December 18, 2015, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will stir from its slumber at theaters.

OK, OK I know that was a slight dig, but how can you not at least poke a little bit of fun at the title? Personally, I think the title is fine, but I guess I was just hoping for something mind-blowing. Again, the expectation levels were through the roof when I should have reminded myself that J.J. Abrams was responsible for Star Trek Into Darkness.

But the title is ripe for jokes and the jokes came fast and furious practically from the moment they tweeted the title treatment.

So does The Force Unleashed come after The Force Awakens? And when does The Force Sleep, those midichlorians...

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'Inception' as seen through the eyes of Mom

Posted November 5, 2014, 4:11 PM

Let's face it. We've all been there with our parents. I know that I've certainly had those moments when we watch a film and then later when we discuss it, it's almost like we've seen two different films.

I'm not just talking about personal taste and whether one of us liked it while the other hated it. No, I mean like despite sitting next to each other, my mom will have literally seen a different movie.

What is that you say? The Twilight Zone? Nope, I thought it was just a weird phenomenon that only happened to me and my other, but then I saw the below video from pixelspersecond. Apparently, my mother isn't the only one who sees a film, but doesn't truly "see" the film.

Still confused? Well, watch the video below and it will all make sense. As if Inception...

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South Africa represents in sci-fi trailer for 'Chappie'

Posted November 4, 2014, 5:11 PM

Like any of us, Neill Blomkamp is proud of his native country. It just so happens that the District 9 director was born and raised in South Africa.

Obviously District 9 was set in South Africa, but his followup Elysium wasn't so straight forward. It could have been set in South Africa as the dystopian future really made the setting irrelevant. You were either on Elysium or on Earth. It's been a hot minute since I've seen the film, so I'm sure one of you can enlighten me in the comments.

Regardless, Blomkamp returns to South Africa in a big, bad way for next year's Chappie. Not only does this film appear to be set in South Africa, but Blomkamp features South Africa's leading Zef group Die Antwoord.

What's that you're not familiar with Die Antwoord or the Zef scene? Well then, allow...

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'Tusk' DVD/Blu-ray latest to forego bonus features

Posted November 4, 2014, 10:11 AM

The film that was literally born thanks to a Twitter hashtag, #WalrusYes, is making its DVD and Blu-ray debut on December 30. However, it seems that #SpecialFeaturesNo won out when it came time to decide on what to include on the DVD and Blu-ray.

Tusk, the newest film from Kevin Smith, is a definite departure from his comfort zone, yet it still keeps his unique flair that is all Kevin Smith. A horror film through and through, I was fortunate to peep the film on its theatrical run and it is definitely a film that will stick with you and make you think. In the end, that's a pretty good judge of a film's worth in my eyes. Of course, the film isn't for everyone, but it should really find its wheel house for those fans of low-budget, Hammer-style horror films.


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Monday Mixer: 'Clerks III' is taking shape

Posted November 3, 2014, 1:11 PM

Is it just me or have we evolved into creatures dictated by seasons?

It's no longer just OK that it's November 3. It's now Christmas season. I was in a Walgreen's over the weekend and I was deeply saddened when I walked down their promotional aisle. You know the one. It's smack dab in the middle of the store and it's main purpose, besides guilting you into making terrible rash buying decision, is to remind you what season it is.

I was sad because one side of the aisle was a messy mishmash of discarded spider webs and pumpkin theme items while the other side was an impeccable display of wreaths and Santas. Somehow we were stuck in a limbo that mixed up Halloween and Christmas. Tim Burton would be pleased.

As I sat there with visions of Jack Skellington running through my...

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Undiscovered Picks

Upcoming movies worth watching that you may not have heard of.

  • By the Gun
  • The Houses October Built
  • White Bird in a Blizzard
  • To Be Takei
  • Bird People