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War for the Planet of the Apes: Watch the Thrilling Final Trailer

“No mercy, no peace. This is war.”

War for the Planet of the Apes’ final trailer promises a super intense and visually stunning follow up to 2014’s critically acclaimed Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

Returning in the central role is motion capture pioneer Andy Serkis as Caesar, leader of an evolved ape colony.

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First Look at New “IT” Trailer Will Fill You With Dread

Have you ever wondered how anyone could be afraid of clowns?

Say hello to Pennywise.

Better yet, watch the 1990 two-part TV miniseries “IT”.

The evil clown is back and wants to traumatize a whole new generation. This time on the big screen. How very nice of … it.

IT is one of several Stephen King adaptations coming out this year.

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Blade Runner 2049: Watch the Visually Stunning New Trailer

Fresh off 2016’s Arrival, director Denis Villeneuve goes from aliens to androids in Blade Runner 2049.

In this sequel, Harrison Ford returns as a former blade runner: a special police operative whose job is to track down bioengineered replicants on Earth and retire them.

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Logan Movie Review: A great send-off to Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine

Logan (2017) Movie Review – ** Beware of Minor Spoilers **
Director: James Mangold
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Elizabeth Rodriguez

Saying that Logan is the best standalone Wolverine movie is hardly going out on a limb. Logan is deserving to be in the conversation for best X-Men franchise movie. What makes this film standout is exploring Logan at his most authentic self in a grounded way.

Many of the other X-Men movies don’t hit the mark especially when it comes to characters. By stripping away the trappings of a typical superhero team movie, this film distills the raw, essential aspects of Logan.

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The Biggest Problem with Netflix’s Iron Fist

Iron Fist Season 1 Review (Minor Spoilers)
Starring: Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, Jessica Stroup, Tom Pelphrey, David Wenham, Rosario Dawson

Iron Fist is loaded with possibilities. Marvel’s latest Defender has a built-in Netflix audience and the advantage of seeing how to construct a superhero TV show off the momentum of Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. Looking back at Season 1, it’s evident that Iron Fist is inconsistent, uninspired and deeply flawed.

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“13 Reasons Why” Season 1 Review (Non Spoilers)

 

13 Reasons Why Season 1 Review (Non Spoilers)
Starring: Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Christian Navarro, Justin Prentice, Kate Walsh, Alisha Boe, Derek Luke

“13 Reasons Why” is a Netflix series centered on adolescents and the issues they face. Cyberbullying, mental health, teen suicide, slut shaming and sexual assault are some of the hot button topics this slickly produced drama/mystery is built around.

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#Let’s Talk “Control”: Joy Division’s Ian Curtis and the silent epidemic of male suicide

#Bell Let’s Talk is a multi-year program to raise awareness on mental health issues. Each time you tweet on January 25, 2017 using #BellLetsTalk, Bell will donate 5¢ more to mental health initiatives.

To help raise awareness and empathy, I’m highlighting a specific aspect of mental health that does not get enough attention: the silent epidemic of male suicide.

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Predicting the Biggest Box Office Bombs of 2017

Which Upcoming Movies You Won’t Pay To See?

Some movies coming out this year like Star Wars: Episode VIII and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 have big dollars signs written all over it. Then there are poorly reviewed, critical flops which could still rake in a sizable stack of cash, we’re looking at you Transformers: The Last Knight. There will also be high budget behemoths starring A-list actors that’ll crash and burn. Here are 5 films that might be domestic box office bombs in 2017.

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Superhero Movies of 2016 Ranked Worst to Best

This year has plenty to offer fans of superhero movies.  The cinematic universes expanding and superheroes battling each other is all the rage. Also Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles returned in the sequel Out of the Shadows (Full Review Here). For the rest of the superhero movie lineup, here’s a personal take on how they all stacked up.

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Michael Fassbender is Destined for Great Things in “Assassin’s Creed” Movie

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Assassin’s Creed starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard is the first of eight film adaptations of video games from Ubisoft Movie Studios.

The new studio’s approach to producing video game movies is to prioritize what is the best artistic angle to serve the franchise that is being adapted. The upcoming movie lineup includes Tom Clancy’s The Division starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell with Tom Hardy attached to the lead role. 

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