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The O.D. on movies: Extinction with spoilers!!!

Rulerofowls (ROW), Highbrowl and John Dowle (JD) discuss the movie Extinction, which they all saw last night. The discussion covers plot twists and opinions on the movie, so SPOILER WARNING for anyone who has not seen the movie yet. ROW: You owls saw Extinction like we said, right? H: We saw it, and it seems […]

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Extinction Spoiler-free review

If you read the premise of Extinction and watch the trailer for the new Netflix original movie, you’ll probably think that this is sci-fi “Take Shelter”. It shares a lot of common threads with Jeff Nichols’ 2011 drama: A father has nightmares/visions of an impending catastrophe that impacts his sanity, family and job; nobody believes […]

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The O.D. on Movies: Mission Impossible: Fallout

Rulerofowls (ROW) and Highbrowl (H) just watched Mission Impossible from director Christopher McQuarrie, which stars Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg amongst other A-list stars. This conversation took place right after the end of the movie: ROW: Last time we came to the movies, we saw The Meg and you […]

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The O.D. on Movies: The Meg discussion

Outside of the local movie theater, rulerofowls (ROW) and movie snob Highbrowl, discuss the movie they just saw: The Meg, which was directed by Jon Turteltaub and stars Jason Statham, Bingbing Li, Rainn Wilson, Winston Chao, Cliff Curtis and Ruby Rose. ROW: That was a fun time, wasn’t it? H: It was a fun commercial […]

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The Cabin in the Woods movie recommendation

When I do a movie recommendation, I usually try to do a few specific things: Channel my passion and love for a movie into an article, which highlights the strengths of the movie, as well as some obvious errors. The intended outcome, though, was always to convince people that the movies talked about were worth […]

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Deadpool 2 review

Deadpool 2 is the sequel to the incredibly successful 2016 hit Deadpool, directed by David Leitch (known for his work on John Wick and Atomic Blonde) and stars Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin and Julian Dennilson. The movie follows Deadpool and a crew of misfits, as they attempt to protect a kid from Cable, […]

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Annihilation and the cost of making movies in 2018

After concluding my viewing of Annihilation on Netflix last night, I was left with a few thoughts; most were about the movie and dissecting its many themes and questions, but the main one was in my mind since it was announced, late last year. Obviously, I am referring to the controversial deal between Paramount and […]

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The Yellow Sea recommendation

The Yellow Sea is a hard movie to recommend; directed by Hong-Jin Na, the second offering from the director of The Chaser, The Yellow Sea is a weird mix of multiple genres that should not work as well together, yet not only they do, but it is in theory an improvement from The Chaser in […]

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Annihilation review

  Annihilation is a horror, sci-fi movie written and directed by Alex Garland (most known for Ex Machina) and stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Oscar Isaac. The movie follows Natalie Portman’s character as she travels into a mysterious zone, where weird stuff happens; as always this is what little I knew before watching […]

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Infinity Wars spoiler discussion

A spoiler-filled discussion on certain aspects of Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity Wars. The discussion will cover the structure of the movie, pacing issues and some worries I have about the future of the MCU. Be warned though; this is spoiler-filled.