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MALEFICENT: Curious Little Beasty

Maleficent (2014) – Directed by Robert Stromberg – Starring Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville, Ella Purnell, and Brenton Thwaites. When I reviewed Oz: The Great and Powerful, I expressed that I was having a bit of rehash fatigue, but in hindsight my dislike for that movie…

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PAYBACK (2014): He Knew What a Sugar Stick Was

Payback 2014 (June 1, 2014) – Allstate Arena (Rosemont, Illinois) – Main Event: The Shield vs. Evolution (No Holds Barred Six Man Elimination Match) – Announcers: Michael Cole, Jerry “the King” Lawler, John Bradshaw Layfield; Pre-Show: Josh Matthews, Booker T, Kofi Kingston, and Alex Riley. The 2014 edition of Payback had one major drawback entering…

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THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY: A Place of Jelly Man Toys

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) – Directed by Ben Stiller – Starring Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott, Patton Oswalt, Kathryn Hahn, and Sean Penn. THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY is Ben Stiller’s ode to getting someone to give him $90 million to make a movie about a guy who…

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FREE BIRDS: The Pardoned Turkey

Free Birds (2013) – Directed by Jimmy Hayward – Starring Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler, Dan Fogler, George Takei, Colm Meaney, Keith David, and Dwight Howard. Man, there are times when I’m watching a movie and am hit straight in the face with the fact that I’m kind of an asshole. FREE BIRDS is…

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OF SILENCE: You Need to Talk to People

Of Silence (2014) – Directed by Jeremiah Sayys – Starring Jeremiah Sayys, Masiela Lusha, Matthew Lawrence, Najarra Townsend, Ashlee Gillespie, Suzanne Ford, Paul Cuneo and Muse Watson. It bears mentioning before I get into my reaction to OF SILENCE that I watched the film after being contacted by the Producer, Writer, Director, and Star Jeremiah…

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EPIC: Many Leaves, One Tree

Epic (2013) – Directed by Chris Wedge – Starring Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, Colin Farrell, Christoph Waltz, Aziz Ansari, Chris O’Dowd, Pitbull, Jason Sudeikis, Steven Tyler, Judah Friedlander, John DiMaggio, Kyle Kinane, and Beyoncé Knowles. The low-hanging fruit here is to point out that EPIC is not, in fact, very epic. It is, however, a…

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GODZILLA: King of Monsters

Godzilla (2014) – Directed by Gareth Edwards – Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn, and Bryan Cranston. If you’re new here – spoilers lie beyond this point. This is not a review that is going to try to convince you to go see or not see GODZILLA. I…

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MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE: We Made You

Maximum Overdrive (1986) – Directed by Stephen King – Starring Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, Laura Harrington, Yeardley Smith, Frankie Faison, Leon Rippy, John Short, Holter Graham, Ellen McElduff, Giancarlo Esposito, Marla Maples, and Stephen King. Everything about MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE is awesome. I know Stephen King has said that he was “coked out of his mind”…

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AFTER EARTH: Fear is a Choice

After Earth (2013) – Directed by M. Night Shyamalan – Starring Jaden Smith, Will Smith, Sophie Okonedo, and Zoë Kravitz. I do not hate AFTER EARTH so much as I am forced to acknowledge its existence. It is a curious movie and it is not a good movie and, at times, it is an embarrassing…

Elysium

ELYSIUM: The Hippo Wants a Friend

Elysium (2013) – Directed by Neill Blomkamp – Starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Diego Luna, Wagner Moura, Emma Tremblay, Faran Tahir, and William Fichtner. I skipped ELYSIUM when it was in the theaters because what I was hearing from all of my friends was that it was a disappointment. Watching it…

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Atomic Anxiety: 1,000 Posts Young

This is an historic post, as it is the 1,000th post in the history of Atomic Anxiety. It seems nearly impossible to me that the site has reached this milestone. I’ve had blogs prior to Atomic Anxiety (The Fret, Planet Killer, Bring the Crazy) and none of them lasted all that long. The Fret was…