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300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

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By: B-Side (Five Beers) - “You fight better than you fuck,” Eva Green snarks to chiseled, aggregate-male avatar Themistocles during the climatic battle in 300: Rise of an Empire. Bless her, but in ... Read More »

Walking With Dinosaurs (2013)

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By: B-Side (Five Beers) - Dinosaurs, we can all agree, are cool. They are very cool to kids: these monsters are part validation of our imaginations, part proof of the wonder of ... Read More »

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

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By: B-Side (Three Beers) - What a difference a dragon makes. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug may belabor the pronunciation of Benedict Cumberbatch’s name, but damned if it isn’t worth it ... Read More »

Battle of the Year (2013)

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By: B-Side (Six Pack) - Welcome to Battle of the Year, a cross-promotional synergetic platform for [sponsor 1], [sponsor 2], and [sponsor 3] to capitalize on director Benson Lee’s passionate vision for ... Read More »

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)

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By: B-Side (Four Beers) - Sing to me, Muse, of the boy of unnecessary plot turns, whose character was rebooted to fit a simplistic sequel.   Oh yes, Percy Jackson is back, ... Read More »

Rancho Notorious (1952)

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By: B-Side (Three Beers) - The alternate title of Fritz Lang’s final stab at The Western? The Legend – you guys, I’m not kidding – The Legend of Chuck-a-Luck. The refrain of ... Read More »

The Wolverine (2013)

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By: B-Side (Two Beers) - Whatever its faults, The Wolverine is its own movie, and that’s not something you often get to say about comic book films these days. Almost all of ... Read More »

Singin’ In The Rain (1952)

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By: B-Side (A Toast) - Singin’ in the Rain is always in the conversation whenever anyone discusses ‘favorite’ or ‘best’ musicals, although many others - An American in Paris, West Side Story, Top Hat - ... Read More »

River Of No Return (1954)

By: B-Side (Four Beers) - One of the pleasures of studio-era filmmaking is the weird combinations execs sometimes threw together in a picture. Think about adding together German director Otto Preminger, ... Read More »

Much Ado About Nothing (2013)

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By: B-Side (A Toast) - Those not already familiar with the dirty pun embedded in the title ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ might be surprised to discover that Joss Whedon and friends’ home-movie ... Read More »