About ‘Ender’s’ Ending

About ‘Ender’s’ Ending
Adam Markovitz - Entertainment Weekly

I hope I don’t have to spell this out for you, but this is going to be spoilery if you haven’t seen the film yet (or read the book). So go do those things before you read this. Then come back!

Ready? Here comes the spoilers!




Ender realizes that he’s just committed genocide, stumbles out of the command center, wanders into a Formic cave, discovers an egg, has a telepathic conversation with a dying Formic queen who WIPES HIS TEARS AWAY WITH HER GIANT ANT FOOT, and then sets off to colonize a new Formic world with his egg. At this point I had three main thoughts, in roughly this…

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Bill Condon on ‘The Fifth Estate’ Disaster

Bill Condon on ‘The Fifth Estate’ Disaster
Laura Hertzfeld - Entertainment Weekly

By all accounts, The Fifth Estate — Bill Condon’s movie about WikiLeaks mastermind Julian Assange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch — was a box office disaster. After a lukewarm reception at Toronto and opening to mixed reviews last month, the film has only made a little over $3 million since its Oct. 18 release. Director Condon told EW he blames the lackluster response on Assange.

“We were all so excited [around the release date] because it was just in the news recently, but the opposite might be true, that it simply wore out its welcome and that there is something about Assange. I do think…

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Gavin Hood and Asa Butterfield Discuss ‘Ender’s Game’

Gavin Hood and Asa Butterfield Discuss ‘Ender’s Game’
James Bean - Hypable

“When you’re just looking at it on the page and you read ‘he kicks the crap out of Stilson,’ they say ‘Gavin what are you doing? This has got to get a PG-13 rating, and you’re putting violence, don’t you know what the issue of bullying is?’ And I say ‘Yeah I do, I’m going to speak to that issue.’ He knows that he goes too far and we couldn’t shy away from that.”

In fact, Hood says that it was this attention to the spirit of the story that attracted the mostly veteran cast to Ender’s Game. Instead of focusing on the flashy effects and the super-cool technology at hand, they were excited to…

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Riddick — Review

1 of 5 stars

I suppose I should preface this review with two things: 1) I did not watch the first two films in this series due to lack of time and interest; 2) I never had any interest in seeing this film. With those items in mind, here I go.

The Chronicles

Due to my lack of background on the character, I’ll leave it to IMDB to tell you what the film is about:

Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick’s past.

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RED 2 — Review

3.5 of 5 stars

RED, a 2010 film starring Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman, and Helen Mirren, was great because it brought something new to the table: older actors, most not known for starring in action films, coming together to create an action film that works as both a good action film and as a good comedy too. However, I was slightly concerned for the sequel; could the filmmakers capture what was special about the first film without rehashing it in the second? Luckily, I think that they (mostly) pulled it off.

The Mission

RED 2 picks up where the first film left off, with…

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R.I.P.D. — Review

1.5 of 5 stars

One word: WHY.

The Story

R.I.P.D. tells the story of Nick Walker (Ryan Reynolds), a police officer who opens the film with the burying of some mysterious pieces of gold under an orange tree in his backyard. We quickly learn that the gold was found by him and his partner, Bobby (Kevin Bacon), during a drug bust, but Nick tells Bobby that he has decided to return the gold. Later that day, during a raid, Bobby shoots Nick, killing him and sending him to the office of Mildred Proctor (Mary-Louise Parker), head of the Rest In Peace Department, or R.I.P.D. for short. The organization’s purpose is…

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Will Smith Answers Questions about ‘After Earth’

Will Smith Answers Questions about ‘After Earth’

This is from May 31st and I’ve been meaning to post it because I thought you all might be interested in it. So better late then never right?

Many people are not too happy with After Earth, some are claiming it lacks ambition or originality. To both of those I say their nuts. Many are saying it’s due to the Scientology present in the film. Well here’s the deal, I don’t know anything about Scientology, so I evaluated the film in a very straightforward way based on the story and whether it was any good. And I have to say that while flawed, I liked it fairly well.

In any event, if you want…

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Box Office Report for June 3 - Can You See Me Now? Nope

Box Office Report for June 3 - Can You See Me Now? Nope

Now You See Me appears to be failing to amaze and no one seems to want to come closer because a film in its second weekend outing has come out ahead of Now You See Me which is in its first weekend outing.

And yet again I am disappointed.

#1 - Fast & Furious 6

Budget: $160 Million
Totals: $34.5 Million Weekend Gross / $310.2 Million Current Foreign Total / $480.5 Million Worldwide Total
Week Number: 2

Alright guys, you were complaining about my complaining when I had not even seen the film. So I saw it last weekend. As you would expect, some things about the film were better…

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Box Office Report for May 27 - They’re Fast and I’m Furious

Box Office Report for May 27 - They’re Fast and I’m Furious

Hey guys, I hope you’re having a great   Day. Personally, I’m getting a pretty late start here and I’m not to worried about that.

Last weekend apparently the box office got a little Fast and Furious with tickets sales… Here’s what we’ve got.

#1 - Fast and Furious 6

Budget: $160 Million
Totals: $96.7 Million Domestic Weekend Gross / $197 Million Current Foreign Total / $317 Million Worldwide Total
Week Number: 1

There must be something about this franchise that I’m just not getting. I don’t understand how something that looks like a pile of garbage can make this much money. And HOW…

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42 — Review

4.5 of 5 stars

A team of amateur organized baseball players stop at a gas station for a fill-up. Jackie Robinson (played by Chadwick Boseman), one of the African American ball players, is refused entry to the washroom. The team says they’ll find another gas station so the attendant allows Jackie to use it to keep their business.

As Robinson comes out of the washroom, a baseball scout for the Dodgers approaches him and asks Robinson to join him for a trip to Brooklyn.

Branch Rickey (played by Harrison Ford), the general/executive manager for the Brooklyn Dodgers, is looking for a new first baseman.…

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