Olivia Cooke

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Mar 28 2018

Ready Player One

Here’s the key to enjoying Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ernest Cline’s novel Ready Player One: Realize the film’s $175 million budget covered the filmmaking and what rights to various properties they could afford. Were they to include every little detail of the book, the film’s budget would have been at least triple that. So right […]
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Oct 24 2014

Ouija

Ah, the good ol’ Ouija board. The fairly reliable plot device that’s made its appearance in many a horror movie for years. From the first time I saw it onscreen (either The Exorcist or Amityville 3-D) as a child to its more modern uses in film (Paranormal Activity), it’s been like that friend who looks […]
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Jun 13 2014

The Signal

With influences ranging from Neill Blomkamp’s “District 9” to Michael Bay’s “The Island” to Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey”, William Eubank’s turn-a-minute thriller “The Signal” is in competition with “Under the Skin” for the most intriguingly bizarre sci-fi film so far this year. Does it all make sense? Absolutely not. Does it need to? Not […]
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Jun 13 2014

The Signal (Review #2)

I’m always fascinated by independent science-fiction cinema. Films like THX-1138, District 9, Primer, and now William Eubank’s The Signal take us to places that mainstream science-fiction films refuse to go, to the places where there are no fluffy Ewoks, laser pistols, converted DeLoreans, or Prime Directives. These films often say more about us as a […]
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