Movie Review

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

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I was very excited coming out of the movie theater when I saw the first Sherlock Holmes starring the nearly-always likable Robert Downey, Jr. (Holmes) and Jude Law (Watson). Sure, the movie suffered from a lack of plot direction and overall muddled storyline, but I very much enjoyed the style of the film. While it […]

Movie Review

Winnie the Pooh

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Harkening back to the glory days of Disney, in the pre-3D animation era where hand-drawn artistry was revered above all else, comes Winnie the Pooh, a wonderful piece of nostalgic filmmaking that will delight the whole family. The first of many smart choices on Disney’s part came when they decided to maintain the style and […]

Movie Review

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the second film adaptation of the Stieg Larsson novel by the same name. The film follows the story of investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) and hacker Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara), and how they get wrapped up in a tangled web of mystery relating to the dreadfully dysfunctional […]

Movie Review

The Artist

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At this point, you’ve probably heard that The Artist is a beautifully conceived tribute to the era of silent filmmaking – but I would like to reiterate this fact because of how well writer/director Michael Hazanavicius pulled off this feat. Dealing with emotional themes like failure, change, loss, and growth, the period setting of The Artist allows for […]

Movie Review

Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol

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Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol knows it is an unabashedly silly popcorn flick, and it is with that wherewithal that it pulls off its story and characters so ably. That is not to say the film is without its flaws; rest assured, the film makes more than a few missteps. However, while it is far […]

Movie Review

The Iron Giant

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Brad Bird’s The Iron Giant mixes adult themes about over-encroaching governments and biting political commentary with humor, heart, and a true soul. To say this film is anything less than one of the preeminent animated films of our time is to do it injustice. I do not believe any movie has been able to so deftly […]

Movie Review

Star Wars: Episodes I/II

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Preface: In case you’re considering going to see the re-releases of the atrocious Star Wars prequels in crappy post-converted 3D, I’d like to cure your selective amnesia and remind you why you hate these movies. I really don’t remember enough differences in the faults between The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones to justify two separate reviews, and frankly, I don’t think […]

Movie Review

Hugo

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I must begin this review by dispelling one of the major misconceptions about this film: those of you who have been led to believe that Hugo is a “steampunk fantasy adventure” (as one friend described it) will be sorely disappointed. Hugo takes place almost exclusively inside a train station in Paris, France. Some amount of […]

Op-Ed

Ari’s Most Anticipated Films of 2012

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The world isn’t supposed to end until December 2012, right? Plenty of time to go to the movies. Here’s a list of my most anticipated films of 2012: 10. Django Unchained Tarantino’s latest. The film’s a Spaghetti Western revenge plot about a freed slave, but it gets a spot on this list for its cast alone, […]

Movie Review

A Dangerous Method

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As tempting as it is, I will try and get through this entire review without making any bad puns. A name like Jung is just begging for it, but I shall resist. David Cronenberg’s newest film, A Dangerous Method, is an in intriguing portrait of two of the biggest names in psychology and the patient […]

Movie Review

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

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Tomas Alfredson is an incredible director whose other internationally-acclaimed film, Let the Right One In, was easily one of the best movies of the last decade. Well, now he’s back and I am very pleased to say that his latest effort, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, easily matches up to his impressive debut. First and foremost comes […]

Movie Review

Iron Man

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Iron Man stands in my mind as the greatest super hero film released thus far. With a phenomenal mix of fantastic acting, near-perfect special effects, humor, and story, this film simultaneously gave me hope that future Marvel movies might actually be good, and brought the wonderful Robert Downey, Jr. back into the limelight. As a […]

Movie Review

The Dark Knight

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I cannot tell you how sorrowfully my hopes were dashed when I first saw The Dark Knight in theaters. Unfortunately, Nolan refuses to realize both the limitations of an audience’s attention span, and how much plot one can squeeze into one film. Christopher Nolan created what, as disparate elements, are absolutely amazing components of a […]

Op-Ed

Tim’s Top Ten Favorite Films

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Hey there – I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Tim, and I’m one of the writers here at Movie Fail. Since the site is brand spankin’ new, we thought that for our first posts we’d create a list of our favorite movies so that you could get to know […]

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Søren’s Top Ten Favorite Films

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At Movie Fail, we feel that it is important for every semi-serious filmgoer to have at least an idea of their top favorite movies. Why? Well, while a favorites list is purely subjective, it does help others better understand your film tastes. By isolating the cinema that you most enjoy watching or that you most […]

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Please have a look around; we work hard to get you the news, op-eds, and reviews you need to make informed decisions when you go to the cinema. To learn a little bit more about our staff, check out the Meet Our Staff menu on the top righthand side of the screen. Also be sure to check […]