The Drop

The Drop Review: Saying goodbye to James Gandolfini

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The Drop tells the story of “retired” mobster Cousin Marv (James Gandolfini) who know runs a money drop through his bar for the new mob boss.  His partner in crime Bob (Tom Hardy) who is a little slow and slightly socially inept helps him to run the bar keeps things going smoothly.  This all changes when two thieves rob the bar…

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How Marvel Changed Hollywood

How Marvel Changed Hollywood

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If you haven’t noticed, Marvel Studios has been taking the world by storm.  Every one of their films has been a financial success and for the most part a critical success as well.  Before this new age of superhero movies, these films were seen as fairly low-brow entertainment.  Simply actions movies whose stars had a few fantastic powers.  That is until Marvel Studios burst onto the screen with 

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Love and Time Travel

Love and Time Travel

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There is a recent trend that I have noticed in romantic comedies and drama.  That is the inclusion of  a time travel element for whatever reason.  Whether this element is in the form of exchanging letters at a magical lake house or by going into a dark room closing your eyes and clenching your fists to find yourself somewhere else.

I’ve noticed this idea before but it came back into my view when…

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The Power of Nostalgia

The Power of Nostalgia

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Nostalgia is a powerful force.  It can cause people to pay exorbant amounts of money on toys from their childhood and burst out into song when one of their childhood pop songs starts on the radio.  However, more and more nostalgia has played a much more vital role within Hollywood. This has mainly occurred in three different ways, reboots, references, and long-term sequels (I tried really hard to…

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Marvel, Where to Next?

Marvel, Where to Next?

If you haven’t heard, Guardians of the Galaxy is a complete success!  It broke box office records for August while nearly beating Captain America: The Winter Soldierin it’s opening weekend.  Something that is pretty impressive considering Peter Quill and his team of outlaws was largely unheard of until now.  However, you may be wondering where does Marvel go from here?  I am here to help you…

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Hercules

Hercules tells the story of the legendary mercenary Hercules (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson).  After completing his 12 feats, which have become more myth than fact, Hercules and his legendary band of mercenaries have been hired to help the kingdom of Thrace end a civil war.  Haunted by the death of his family and his apparent hand in their demise, he hopes that this will be his last job before he can…

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