Posts Tagged ‘original’

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[Reviewed by: Eric Raymer]

Slashers didn’t always used to be predictable, watered-down, remakes targeted at teenagers. Okay, maybe that’s not entirely true. But when they’re at their best, they possess a manic energy and dark sense of humor that doesn’t have to resort to self-aware, tongue-in-cheek laughs (Scream franchise, I’m looking at you). Adam Green’s Hatchet was a throwback to the best slashers of the eighties, and it succeeded in capturing their spirit. However, sequels in this genre don’t usually turn out so well. Can Hatchet II pull it off? (more…)

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[Posted by: Alex Miller] [Via: SR]

All-New Tron: Legacy footage combined with some awesome music from Daft Punk…what’s not to love? Don’t forget to check out our review of the original Tron.

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[Reviewed by: Danny Moltrasi]

“What is original?"

Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami’s first film made outside of his homeland, Certified Copy, gained some positive reviews from an otherwise rather uneventful 2010 Cannes Film Festival, where lead actress Juliette Binoche picked up Best Actress at the event for her performance. Mixed with French, Italian and English language throughout, and one in which director Kiraostami called his simplest film due to using professional actors and a relatively large budget for him to work with at €3.8mil, is a challenging attempt on originality, relationships and perception. (more…)

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[Reviewed by: Alex Miller]

“Computers and the programs will start thinking and the people will stop."

As we all know the next big thing to hit theaters will be “Tron Legacy”. So I thought it would be a good time to revisit the original. Many people today have never seen it or don’t remember it. I definitely remembered it but it had been awhile and it deserved another look. This movie is visually spectacular. In fact, even today, while some aspects look dated, the “wow” factor still rivals that of modern movies. No film before it, or since, used these exact techniques. But despite all of its technological wonder and originality, it is a flawed masterpiece. Although I didn’t notice it as a kid, this film borrows heavily from many films before it. It also may not even be as good at telling those stories. But even though it borrows from other films, likewise, many films have since borrowed heavily from “Tron”. Let’s take a look! (more…)