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The promise of a title like Pride & Prejudice & Zombies is both blatant and implied. On the surface, you know you'll get Jane Austen's classic novel of English literature…

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There is a grim, dystopian future waiting for humanity. It is a future with no plucky, teenage girls to save it. There are no metaphors delivered with a hammer, no third film adaptation…

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Michael Dougherty’s holiday horror fest Krampus opens on a cynical note and stays there for 90 minutes, bless its cold and frozen heart. In a slow-motion, up-close grace usually…

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“You know this story.” That’s the first line of dialogue in Victor Frankenstein, spoken in voice-over narration by Daniel Radcliffe in somber tones. Yes, you know…

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When Quentin Tarantino decided to split his revenge epic Kill Bill into two parts, it made sense. Both films varied wildly in tone, style, and scope; each film could easily be enjoyed…

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When animated cinema continuously relies on fluid, photo-realistic CGI and high-concept, fantastical settings, it’s very easy to overlook the simple power of the squiggle, the…

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It's Halloween, and you want to throw a party. But what kind? You don't want to throw just any old costume party. You need a theme, something to set the mood. Vampires?…

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The 1987 live-action Masters of the Universe film has been criticized from day one for not adhering to the animated series of the same name. But what audiences keep forgetting is that…

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If you mention the word Jem to most people, especially anyone who grew up in the 1980s, the first thing most people think of is the cartoon's iconic theme song. In less than…

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The first line of dialogue in Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak is “Ghosts are real”, spoken in voice-over by a bloodied, worn Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska). It’s…

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In a great deal of science fiction, there is a profound sense of wonder inherent in the setting. There’s certainly a lot of poetry that can be gleaned from just observing the…

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It’s not easy being the second part of a trilogy. The expectations are high, and the rewards don’t really show up until the third and final part (or parts, as is the fashion…

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There’s a belief among some people that a piece of art is either a heartfelt, passionate representation of an artist’s vision or a calculating, pandering piece of commerce.…

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Ian McKellen seems to be making his way through literary icons. He's played Gandalf in six films; he's the definitive Magneto (sorry Michael Fassbender), and before all that,…

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“Style over substance” is a phrase that’s usually used as a kind of back-handed insult, mainly because “pretty but dumb” just isn’t pithy enough.…

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Let’s get this out of the way right now: there is probably no easy way to turn the Fantastic Four into sexy, exciting cinema. Marvel’s first super-team is from a pre-angst,…

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