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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ a Masterpiece of Mayhem

Like a sublime dieselpunk opera scored for blood, fire, guns and accompanied by an orchestra of insanely tricked-out vehicles, Mad Max: Fury Road roars to life in a breathless, relentless two hours of sheer lunatic joy. It isn’t just the best action film of the summer. It isn’t just…

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‘Age of Ultron’ Delivers More, More, MORE

If the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a collectible card game, Avengers: Age Of Ultron is the best booster pack you could possibly get. But like all booster packs, it takes a bit of trying and hunting to find it, and you end up getting way too many cards that don’t serve much of a purpose. They’re…

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‘Ex Machina’ Aspires to Be ‘Such…

A kind of radical re-interpretation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest by way of Asimov, Ex Machina is a tense, closed-circuit kind of film. Writer/director Alex Garland presents a new twist on a number of cinematic and science-fiction tropes that doesn’t trod any especially new territory, but does it…

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An ‘Unfriended’ Ghost in the Machinery

Equal parts Paranormal Activity, The Ring and Scream, Unfriended comes off as a gimmick movie at first glance—the entire film is shown through the laptop screen of main character Blaire (Shelley Henning), a typical American teenager who spends her time flitting through social media,…

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Like a sublime dieselpunk opera scored for blood, fire, guns and accompanied by an orchestra of insanely tricked-out vehicles, Mad Max: Fury Road roars to life in a breathless, relentless two hours of sheer lunatic joy. It isn’t just the…

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If the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a collectible card game, Avengers: Age Of Ultron is the best booster pack you could possibly get. But like all booster packs, it takes a bit of trying and hunting to find it, and you end up getting way too…

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A kind of radical re-interpretation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest by way of Asimov, Ex Machina is a tense, closed-circuit kind of film. Writer/director Alex Garland presents a new twist on a number of cinematic and science-fiction tropes that doesn’t…

arrow

Equal parts Paranormal Activity, The Ring and Scream, Unfriended comes off as a gimmick movie at first glance—the entire film is shown through the laptop screen of main character Blaire (Shelley Henning), a typical American teenager…

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Previously...on Fanboys of the Universe

Detroit college student Jay (Maika Monroe) is dating handsome brooder Hugh (Jake Weary). After they decide to go all the… Read More »

Spoiler alert! The following entry discusses the events of Sunday’s season finale of AMC’s The Walking Dead.    … Read More »

Welcome to Earth, home of the Boov! Wait…let me back up. In DreamWorks’ Home, a passive-agressively pacifist alien species… Read More »

What do we have in the FBOTU Pull-List this week? Let’s see…He-Man…Jem…Darth Vader?! It’s… Read More »

Steve Grand was destined to go viral. Handsome, muscular, possessed of a rich baritenor and unassuming “boy next door”… Read More »

Once upon a time, Disney decided to further leverage its princess franchise and remake Cinderella, one of its most famous… Read More »

Madonna has been around for a while. Over 30 years, in fact. We’re not talking about Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone. We’re… Read More »

In Chappie, a lawless Johannesburg of the future is policed with the help of robots developed by the brilliant Deon Wilson… Read More »

Medical researchers Frank (Mark Duplass) and Zoe (Olivia Wilde) are working on a project that aims to revive a recently dead… Read More »

Eggs Unwin (Taron Egerton) doesn’t have it easy. Unemployed with few prospects, living in a working class ghetto with his… Read More »

Hoo boy. Jupiter Ascending defies the constraints of a typical plot summary, but here goes. Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) is… Read More »

In Disney’s Big Hero 6, teenage prodigy Hiro Hamada (Ryan Potter) lives in San Fransokyo with his Aunt Cass (Maya Rudolph),… Read More »

Ig Parrish (Daniel Radcliffe) is having a very rough time. His girlfriend Merrin (Juno Temple) has been brutally murdered,… Read More »

Lucy (Scarlett Johansson), an American living in Taipei, is kidnapped by men working for mob boss Mr. Jang (Choi Min­Sik)… Read More »

An experiment to combat global warming backfires, sending Earth into a new ice age that nearly kills all life on the planet.… Read More »

Every story has two sides to it, even the story of everybody’s favorite dark fairy. Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) was… Read More »

The hero known as Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) has hung up his tights, but his exploits have inspired a burgeoning community… Read More »

Wolverine, aka Logan (Hugh Jackman), is living as a hermit after the events of X-Men: The Last Stand, tortured by visions… Read More »

In the near future, humanity is under attack by giant monsters from the ocean floor called kaiju. Giant robots called jaegers… Read More »

I saw Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel three times before I felt like I could really write about it fairly. Like many others,… Read More »

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