April 20th Weekend Predictions & Predilections

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Opening this Weekend

I Feel Pretty

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Ready Player One review

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I like DeLoreans

by Thom Yee

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Ready Player One images courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

Nostalgia is a hell of a thing. Or maybe it isn’t, I don’t even know anymore. Haven’t people gotten pretty sick of nostalgia by now? Aren’t we in the midst of the great nostalgia backlash? Don’t people now despise their once treasured memories after all of this overexposure? Don’t you all hate remembering stuff now? Hasn’t the whole thing gotten to be ONE. SICK. JOKE? Well anyway… here’s everything nostalgic for you… together…!

There’s a promise inherent in revisiting the things you used to love but have, for whatever reason(s), left behind. It’s like putting on your favourite pair of jeans or pulling a warm blanket all the way over your head on a cold and stormy night. Something that’s familiar, something that’s so comforting that it becomes sort of a shield from the terrible world around you.

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Pacific Rim: Uprising review

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Today we are SEQUELIZING THE APOCALYPSE!

by Thom Yee

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Pacific Rim:  Uprising images courtesy of Universal Pictures

There are only a handful of movies important enough that I make sure to have them somewhere on my person at all times.  It’s a pretty big handful actually.  Maybe closer to, like, 10 handfuls—I’m a media hoarder that way.  Though I’m not sure if ‘handfuls’ are the best way of quantifying movies in the first place.  But, even amongst all of those important movie handfuls, the first movie I’ll always put on any new phone, tablet, or computer I buy (or otherwise come into possession of) is Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim.  Or “PacRim” as we’ve started calling it now that its sequel, Pacific Rim: Uprising, is here. ~shudder~ Continue reading