Why you should watch it: Currently there is a wave of superhero film fatigue among common movie goers, myself included. Over 20 comic book movies have been released in the past 7 years alone, and due to their frequency of releases, critics and fans alike have grown increasingly frustrated with how formulaic, predictable, and recycled comic book films have become. If you are one of those people facing this superhero fatigue, than you should definitely check out Logan. Being a culmination of a Western, Science-Fiction, and a Superhero flick, the film is sure to be the fresh injection into the genre that people have been longing for. Even if you aren’t a superhero nerd, I still encourage you to go out and see Logan. Early reviews have labeled it as The X-Men franchise’s Dark Knight meaning we can expect it to be serious, dark, and, due to its R-rating, extremely violent.
Why I am excited: I’m a huge X-Men fan and I haven’t refrained from expressing this on 4therace. Apart from Star Wars, there is no other release from a franchise that gets me more excited than X-Men’s, so I’ll definitely be there on opening night (or sometime close to it).
Logan is directed by James Mangold and releases (finally!) March 3rd
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From the very first moments of Mr. Robot’s sophomore season I knew that the show was heading into a realm that has yet to be explored on television. What I am currently praising the most from this truly brilliant piece of television is the stellar and visionary directing of Sam Esmail.
Netflix’s Stranger Things is a science fiction, horror, mystery and drama show that pays frequent homage to films made in the 80s. What is to be lauded the most of this series is not its ability to hold these numerous titles but its ability to successfully define itself as a stand alone project while being these many things at once.
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The fourth (technically third) episode of Mr. Robot is strange and that’s saying a lot for a show with a story and directing style that hardly resembles any other running television series. The atmosphere of season 2 thus far has been quite “off”. Its eerie, nerving and the already odd world that surrounds Elliot seems unbalanced. Some fans have theorized that the slow pacing and weird tone of this season in building to a huge twist or something bigger in the grand scheme of the narrative. Other viewers have already thrown in the towel and gave up on the future of the show entirely. So which is it? Is Mr. Robot building to something grand or has it become too pretentious for its own sake?
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Down, down, down the rabbit hole we go in the latest episode of Mr. Robot eps2.1k3rnel-pan1c.ksd which marks where the show has gone officially batshit crazy.
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Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 thriller piece Rear Window opens with an uncut 2 minute shot that displays a lively New York City courtyard. The camera moves gracefully from window to window introducing a new character for a mere couple of moments before moving to the next frame. At the one minute mark in this beautiful continuous shot I had already realized that Rear Window was going to be a wonderful piece of cinema.
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The fourth season of Orange is the New Black (OITNB) is as complex as it is visceral. It bluntly throws the truth of American society at your face and barely gives you enough time to process the harshness of the reality. OITNB season 4, as all previous seasons have done so well, will rip your heart out, make you laugh, cry and scream at your television (laptop?) in agony within moments of your preceding emotion. Whatever you felt towards our beloved all female ensemble it goes without saying that the fourth season of OITNB is the show’s best.
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Film, going to the cinema and talking about the movies makes me so happy. There is no better way to cheer myself up when feeling down than watching a film. Especially watching a film I’ve watched 1000 thousand times and can recite the lines throughout the duration of the story. You know? Those movies that you will always love despite the incredible amount of times you’ve viewed them. I want to share some of those movies and hopefully introduce you to a world you may be unfamiliar with. Here are 5 movies that make me happy.
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