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Nostalgic Impulse: Ghostbusters

There are some films that will stay with us until the day we die. The reasons for their lasting impact can vary widely, but we know that we love them and that’s all that matters. Ghostbusters is one of those ...

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Exported Culture

It has always been easy to travel as an English speaker. Over the years, I’ve met many Europeans around my age and I feel terribly ignorant and lazy. Most of them speak numerous languages – fluently. I speak English, and ...

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White House Down

This review contains spoilers… or does it? If you’ve seen Die Hard, you have seen this film. Sure, White House Down has a bit of Independence Day and Air Force One thrown in as well, but you can probably guess ...

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Robot & Frank

Sunday evening rolled around after a tiring weekend of painting the hallway. I’m given a choice between watching Olympus has Fallen and Robot & Frank. Even with the Morgan Freeman factor, I wasn’t interested in watching Olympus. But Robot & ...

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Elysium

Neill Blomkamp’s debut feature film, District 9, was a complete surprise. It was refreshingly brilliant – a smart, well-made sci-fi that did well with both critics and the box office. District 9 gave me hope that sci-fi at the cinema ...

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