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Justin is a TV/Film Blogger whose work has appeared in Starpulse.com, BuddyTV.com, CharacterGrades.com, FilmmakingReview.com and MTV Networks' Nextmovie.com. He's also the author of the Thought Catalog eBook"We Put the Spring in Springfield: Chronicling the Golden Era of 'The Simpsons'".

Is 'Godzilla' Worth The Monstrous Buzz?

May 17th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
Is 'Godzilla' Worth The Monstrous Buzz?
It's one of the most hyped movies of Summer 2014. But does 'Godzilla' have the movie goods to make a big blockbuster impact?

It wouldn't be surprising if what you know of the "Godzilla" movies is from references in other Film and TV franchises. The last major film with the green scaled monster was in 1998, and that was critically panned and hated by actual Godzilla enthusiasts. The earlier Godzilla films go back all the way to 1954, originally magnificent in their campiness, but becoming weak self parodies year with each installment. Director Gareth Edwards 2014 film doesn't bury itself in...
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Ranking the "X-Men's" Powers by Deadliness

May 17th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
Ranking the "X-Men's" Powers by Deadliness
The "X-Men" franchise is the most popular comic book ensemble on film, combining the varying powers of brilliant and misguided mutants as they battle for political justice and save ther from extinction. Some of their powers are overblown and in your face, like Storm's ability to manipulate weather patterns and Magneto's control over all things metal.

Others are more discreet and deadly, like Mystique's ability to cloak herself under anyone's skin, and Professor X's penchant for invasive psychosis. Regardless of size or steel, these powers are sharp, cutting and are the perfect tools to sto...
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12 Historically Great Time Travel Movies

May 13th, 2014 7:00pm EDT
12 Historically Great Time Travel Movies
Even though humans haven’t found the necessary technological means to travel through time, we’ve been living our decade hopping “what if” fantasies for years on the silver screen. Whether these movies introduced historical figures to modern day morons, self-causing and often murderous time paradoxes, or just some good old fashioned incestuous scenarios, filmmakers wasted no moments in these creative and clever time travel sagas. Here are the 12 best Time Travel Movies

"Back to the Future"

Originally cast as Marty McFly was Eric Stoltz, an actor with several film and television credits to ...
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12 Modern Day Movie-Duo BFFs

May 8th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
12 Modern Day Movie-Duo BFFs
We all need a friend to lie on now when faced with life’s toughest hurdles are thrust in our paths, and movie characters are no different. Friends provide wisdom and solace, a much needed supporting ear and voice to guide us through familiar relationship and financial problems.

And while movie characters' problems are much more dangerous, with alien evils, mutant xenophobia and death match competitions threatening their livelihood, they still couldn't have succeeded without the dedicated support of their secondary cast. These characters may have been well written, but they didn’t fully com...
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13 Greatest Actors Turned Critically Acclaimed Directors

May 3rd, 2014 3:00pm EDT
13 Greatest Actors Turned Critically Acclaimed Directors
Very few actors are afforded success and fame in the brutally competitive film landscape. Those who miraculously do make have trouble-holding relevancy, as Hollywood trades aging veteran actors for relative and good-looking newcomers immediately destined to be the next big thing. But these screen presences who’ve been able to hold Hollywood’s attention even into their later years have also found a strong niche behind the camera, directing Oscar worthy films and Hollywood blockbusters that encapsulate audiences’ attention while reaping critics’ acclaim. Move over Scorsese and Spielberg, beca...
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12 Movie Deaths That Really Traumatized Audiences

April 26th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
Star Wars
Losing a loved one is a traumatic emotional experience for people of any age. And even though the explosive and violent deaths we watch in movies are make believe, there are a select group of characters whose fictional passing caused a real life waterworks overflow. From the animated deaths seen in Disney's undying classics to the sci-fi trekkers whose sacrifices showcased the best of humanity, these characters were gone but not long forgotten. Gather your tissues and get ready to empty your tear ducts, because here are the 12 most traumatic movie deaths witnessed on screen.

Obi Wan Kenobi...
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10 Superstar Actors Who Turned Down Iconic Movie and TV Roles

April 22nd, 2014 3:30pm EDT
Neo - Deal With It
Could you picture Tom Selleck outrunning boulders and beating up Nazis as Indiana Jones? Or lovable high school truant Matthew Broderick brewing up blue meth as Walter White? Highly doubtful, since Harrison Ford and Bryan Cranston’s iconic characters are impossible to play by any other actor no matter how talented or accomplished.

Yet it's surprising to consider how many iconic movies and TV series almost were narrowly miscast with the wrong stars. Even though their careers may have suffered from turning down these blockbuster hits, these characters luckilly found their proper Hollywood vo...
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17 Movies That Prove 2010s Will Be One Of Film's Best Decades

April 20th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
17 Movies That Prove 2010s Will Be One Of Film's Best Decades
With the endless sequel-reboot environment consuming the Hollywood landscape, it can be easy to claim that movies’ best days are already over. But just by looking at the crop of high-quality pictures from this decade alone, the era of top notch filmmaking is still far away from closing credits. From psychotic ballerinas to robotic romances and every top-notch indie and mainstream pic in between, these pics prove that the golden age of Hollywood may just be starting. Here are 17 movies that prove the 2010’s will be one of the best decades in film history.

The Avengers

Marvel movies wer...
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The Best of A Decade : The18 Greatest Movies Of 2000-2009

April 19th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
The Best of A Decade :  The18 Greatest Movies Of 2000-2009
It may have been just a few years since these films were released, but the early seminal films of the 21st century have been able to hold their own against Hollywood heavyweight classics. From Roman gladiator epics to unconventional family road trips and all the hamburger phones, bottles of Merlot and deadly coin flips inbetween, the films of the early aught's first decade have already made a strong case for cinematic storytelling in the new millenium. Here are the best movies of 2000-2009.

Gladiator (2000)

Ridley Scott’s thrilling Roman battle epic about revenge and redemption surely ent...
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The Coolest Movies Of The 90s

April 6th, 2014 12:00pm EDT
The Coolest Movies Of The 90s
The age of grunge music and beanie baby mania also was home to plenty of masterful movies. From Spielberg’s historical masterpieces to Scorsese and Tarantino inspired gangster action, the 90’s ran a gamut of films representing the best of every genre. Certainly an improvement over the flashy blockbuster films of the 80s, these films of the 20th century’s penultimate decade were adored by critics and casual moviegoers alike. Here are the best movies of the 1990s.

Goodfellas (1990)

Ever since I can remember, I’ve always loved to watch gangster movies - Goodfellas in particular. No, “Good...
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