Bruce Almighty vs. Click

*Disclaimer: Potential Spoiler Alerts*

Ever wonder what it might be like if you had control over your own life? And I’m not talking about normal control, I’m talking god-like, complete and utter control. You could change your boss’ mind to give you that promotion. You could suddenly have the car that you want without paying for it. You don’t have to be sick ever. This complete and utter power is explored by two different movies in two different ways- who did it better?

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Live Event

Hello ReelTalk followers! This post is to both inform and invite for you to participate in tomorrow’s live-blogging event! Starting at 10:30, a group of friends and I will sit down and watch each and every Star Wars movie, back to back, (so about 13 hours worth of lightsabers and blasters and “Luke, I am your father”‘s) in order to prep for The Force Awakens!

We will start with A New Hope (1977), and continue in order, despite many arguments for the “Axe Method”. Feel free to follow along and check in with us, since 13 hours is a bit of a time investment and we might very well go stir-crazy, so I’m sure some fun comments will be made.

Hope to see your usernames there!

Update: Here is the link to the site (I hope) so you can follow along, if you haven’t been already!

Live Blog Star Wars Marathon

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Live Blog Star Wars Marathon

Secret In Their Eyes: Enjoyable Open Secret

*Potential Spoiler Alert: You Have Been Warned*

In a weekend when one of the biggest blockbusters of the year opens up, sometimes it’s nice to watch something a little simpler while still being engaging. If you’re not into the Dystopian, over-the-top world of  Mockingjay Pt. 2 this weekend, you can stop by Secret In Their Eyes. It’s nothing awe-inspiring, maybe, and you can probably figure out the ending to this story fairly quickly, but as far as story-telling and character work goes, it’s definitely worth the price of a ticket.

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Keep The Memories, You Filthy Animals

25 years ago, we got a glimpse of what it might be like if we were ever left home alone while the rest of our family was on vacation, and what we could do if someone tried to break into our house during that time. 25 years ago, we got a holiday classic that is not only hilarious, but a warm holiday movie about love and family, no matter how much they may be driving you crazy. 25 years ago, we got Home Alone (1990) and I now realize I’m younger than Kevin would be today, and still feeling quite old. While followed by less than stellar sequels, this movie always plays on TV and in our homes during the holiday season- let’s take a look back at the reasons why. To get you in the mood, here’s the soundtrack to play while you go back to the Chicago suburbs.

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Spectre: The New James Bond is Still Just James Bond

*Potential Spoiler Alert- You Have Been Warned*

I have never seen a James Bond film. There, I’ve said it. Up until this point my experience with the British spy was limited to brief glimpses of Skyfall (2012) when my brother had it on and the fact that I used to watch my uncle play the video game (before Call of Duty became a thing). I was, however, familiar with the basic tropes of the Bond universe, and I think I can say with a decent amount of certainty that this James Bond film is like every other James Bond film- fans should not be disappointed by content. Continue reading

Looking Back at Star Wars, Looking Ahead to “The Force Awakens”

Star Wars is, arguably, one of the most successful and beloved film franchises of all time, as well as a game changer in pop culture everywhere. It made science fiction more accessible to the general public, rather than just science fiction fans, and it made major advances in cinematic technology, sound design and visual effects.

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Bridge of Spies: A Subtle Form of Spy Film

Sometimes it’s difficult for directors to go from action-packed blockbusters to simpler, more dialogue-driven pieces and make both of them worth seeing. Sometimes we are all so used to Steven Spielberg’s blockbusters (Jurassic Park, Jaws, Saving Private Ryan, ect.), that we don’t realize that his less action driven pieces, such as his new film Bridge of Spies, can be just as action full. Their action is just a little more subtle, maybe even less enjoyable, but definitely worth the trip to the theater, and they keep Spielberg in the game after 27 projects.

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