G.I. Joe – Retaliation Today we’re talking about the half reboot, half sequel to a movie in which an iceberg sinks in water, so we can skip the part where we discuss merit or quality.  G.I. Joe – Retaliation is garbage.  If you’re watching it for anything other than guilty pleasure you’re already wrong.  Go…

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The Croods   Dreamworks, in their ongoing crusade to prove that they’re more than just an in-theatre mockbuster scheme, have really stepped up their game of late.  No longer content to make movies that look just enough like Pixar to remind us of how much better Pixar is, they’ve started churning out releases like the…

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Oz the Great and Powerful The Wizard of Oz has been re-made, sequel-ed, prequel-ed, adapted, rebooted, re-imagined and in general just fucked with so often that it’s hard to tell exactly how much it being done one more time matters.  Almost none of the 500 or so Oz rip-offs are anywhere near the original in…

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Snitch In Snitch, Dwayne Johnson plays John Matthews, the owner of a construction company who goes to extraordinary lengths to save his son from an unsympathetic and overly pragmatic legal system.  He fights his way through mounds of red tape and dozens of gangsters whose dialogue was clearly written by a white person but at…

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A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD As each Die Hard movie marches closer and closer to Fast and Furious territory, the question we have to ask ourselves is “Are we ok with John McClain becoming a big, dumb, American James Bond?”  There’s something about the tightly packaged, predictably trope-y action films that the James Bond…

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 SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK Silver Linings Playbook is all set up to win a bunch of oscars for brutally and honestly portraying what life is like for adults with mental health issues.  And then maybe it will win a nobel peace prize for inventing a more efficient bio-diesel, or be crowned prom king, since we’re already…

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Weekend Muvie Revue Looper Here at Yourpopfilter.com we spend a pretty solid chunk of our time talking about Chris Nolan.  We spend even more talking about M Night Shyamalan for some reason and I personally can never, ever shut the fuck about Darren Aaronovsky.  You probably have three very different opinions about those three very…

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Weekend Muvie Revue Dredd 3D When you set out to make an action movie you’re eventually going to have to decide whether the action is there to propel your plot forward or the plot and characters are just a there as a framework you can stuff as much action as possible into.  Or you can…

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Weekend Muvie Revue Lawless How soon is too soon to call a director Iconic? And how soon after that can I explain that iconic doesn’t mean great?  The answers are ‘after only three movies’ and ‘immediately’.  John Hillcoat has only directed three films, as long as your definition of film is the same as mine –…

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Weekend Muvie Revue The Expendables 2 Action movies are by necessity the most masturbatory of any genre.  Their entire purpose is to allow you to indulge in violence.  The goal isn’t to teach you a lesson about violence and when it is or isn’t necessary, the goal is to show you how awesome it is. …

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