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My Problems With- The Wolverine (UNCUT EDITION)

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In this new editorial series, I take a film that has some controversy to it. Some people like it, some people don't and I look at it. I will break down my problems with the film. It should be noted that these will be movies that, overall, I did like but I have problems with it. I won't do movies that I hated entirely, because those articles would be way to long to express all my problems! It should also be noted that these articles will be loaded with  SPOILERS  for the movie, so read with discretion. So, with that said, let's get started. I will be discussing my problems with  The Wolverine  Remember, there will be  SPOILERS ! Watch out! And also, make sure to check out my top 5 favorite moments from this film, which you can read about here .  #1 Pacing What I really like about The Wolverine  is the fact that it is a smaller movie. It's not a large scale, end-of-the-world blockbuster, but a smaller, more personable film. It didn't feel the nee

Top 5 Favorite Moments From: The Wolverine (UNRATED CUT)

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This is the sixth installment of this new series where I basically take a movie and pick my personal five favorite scenes from that movie. Then, you can go into the comments and say why you either agree or disagree with me. For this article, I will be doing  The Wolverine . Warning- there are  spoilers ! It should also be noted that these will be scenes from the Unrated, Extended cut on the Blu-Ray release, as opposed to the theatrical edition. (Make sure to check out our other "Top 5 Favorite Moments From" for  The Dark Knight Rises, The Matrix,  Rise of the Planet of the Apes,  The Avengers and The Shawshank Redemption - all right  here ) The Wolverine #5 Funeral The man Wolverine ( Hugh Jackman ) once saved in World War II, Yashia ( Hal Yamanouchi ), has (seemingly) passed away, and a funeral is held for the business magnate. As Yashida's granddaughter, Mariko ( Tao Okamoto ), pays her respects, Wolverine can tell something isn't right

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice- New Images Give Us a Better Look at the Characters

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Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice  has had a long but effective marketing strategy so far. They have released a picture here, a comment there, for over a year now, hyping up fans without over-saturating them with too much too soon. And as we get closer to the film's March release date, the marketing has been slowly increasing. We have gotten two trailers already, and dozens of images released strategically through big film and entertainment magazines. Now, we have some more. Batman v. Superman  is the focus of the latest issue of Empire , with a couple new images of the World's Finest. The pictures aren't revolutionary, but they do reinforce the tone of the film, as well as giving us a better look at the characters. You can see the images below: Batman ( Ben Affleck ) and Superman ( Henry Cavill ) Cavill as Superman Affleck as Batman Jesse Eisenberg  as Lex Luthor I like these images. My favorite has to be the one of Batman, because h

Weekly Box Office Round-Up: Ant-Man Climbs the Ant Hill to the Top of the Box Office

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This weekend, Pixels, Southpaw and Paper Towns  opened in theaters. Let's take a look at this week's box office. #1 Ant-Man - $24,765,000 In its second week, Ant-Man  came in first place. I f*cking called this one! Every other site I read said that Pixels  would come in number one, and I said Ant-Man . Well guess who turned out to be right. But besides that, a lot of people have been saying that this movie is failing at the box office. Sure, for a Marvel  movie, it's not doing the numbers people expected. But it is far from failing. It has made $226 million worldwide in just two weeks. By next week it will have broken even, and will probably end around $450 million, which is really good. This is a smaller movie for Marvel. If The Avengers  was doing these numbers, then that would be a cause of concern, but for Ant-Man , these numbers are fine. You can read our review for the film here .  #2 Pixels - $24,000,000 On its opening weekend, Pixels  ca

The Movie Paradise Just Crossed 10,000 Views

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Despite some people's beliefs, maintaining a blog is not easy. It's a commitment: to write several articles a day, to market those articles and to edit your site. But it's something I have enjoyed doing for over a year now. I remember when I was excited to get 10 page views a day. I thought that was a miracle. And now, we get over a hundred a day. So I knew it wouldn't be long until we crossed 10,000 page views. Well, today we did. Now, to some bloggers or actual professional writers, 10,000 page views is nothing. That's what they get in a day. But to me, it's special. Because I don't have any help. Sure, our other writer Rob writes a movie review once every few months, but for the most part it's all me. I write two or three articles a day, every day. I don't have ads. My only marketing is posting links to my articles on our Facebook and Twitter pages. So to get 10,000 page views out of that is something I'm proud of. And I hope to do no

Jurassic World- Becomes the Third Highest Grossing Film of All Time; Sequel Confirmed

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I really enjoyed watching  Jurassic World . I saw it twice in theaters, which isn't something I do very often. Was it the best movie of the year? No, but it was a damn fun film. You can read my review for the movie here . But no one could have predicted how big of a success the movie would be at the box office. Many expected that it would be among the highest grossing films of the year, but no one thought it would make as much money as it has. After Jurassic World 's record breaking $208 million dollar opening (as well as making over $500 in total worldwide), I wrote an article which debated what the list of the highest grossing films of all time would look after 2015, which you can read here . At the time, Furious 7  was number four and Avengers: Age of Ultron was number five, so already 2015 films were prevalent in the list. But then Jurassic World  began building up momentum and moving up the ranks. Well it is official now that Jurassic World  has overtaken The Aven

The Movie Paradise Nerd Round-Up: July 25th

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In this new editorial series, I will be doing a weekly collection of all things nerdy. Some of the article will be a wrap-up of some movie news, perhaps casting rumors or images; stuff that doesn't necessarily warrant an entire article but are still important. Then the rest will be different geek culture items, such as memes or videos. I will try my best to post these every Saturday. So let's get our hands nerdy (okay, that was terrible) and check out the geek picks of this week. The News For a long time now, Fast and Furious  actor Tyrese Gibson  has been campaigning to play the role of John Stewart in a future Green Lantern movie. We did an editorial article about this back in January, as it was our first "Food for your Thought" installment (you can read it here ). And now with the 2020 Green Lantern reboot now having a title, being called Green Lantern Corp.  (read about that here ), the possibility of a John Stewart character is even more likely. Gi

Terminator: Genisys- Paramount Now Questioning Doing Sequels

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Being a fan of the Terminator  franchise, I had high hopes for Terminator: Genisys . It could have been a return to what made the series so good-- being high-octane science fiction action films. Arnold Schwarzenegger  was returning as the classic cybernetic organism, and the film had a very interesting idea of going back into the timelines of the original two movies and changing it up. What if Sarah Connor was prepared for the Terminator when it arrived in 1982? It was a very interesting premise, and it became a movie I was actually interested in seeing. But then reviews began coming out, and it became very clear very fast that this wasn't going to be a return to greatness. I didn't even end up going to see the movie. I did "In Preparation For" reviews for  The Terminator  and Terminator 2: Judgment Day  (which you can read here ), but I never saw the movie in theaters. I might check it out when it is on VOD... maybe .  With the poor response to the movie, di

Spectre- Trailer 2

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A movie I have been really interested in seeing is Spectre . It is the 24th James Bond  movie, and yet the franchise looks as fresh and as invigorating as ever. This new film reunites current Bond Daniel Craig  with his Skyfall  director Sam Mendes , as Bond hunts down the evil organization HYDRA... I mean SPECTRE. A teaser trailer came out for the film a little while ago, which I liked but wasn't blown away by. But now we have a new, full-length trailer for the movie, and it is awesome. I really like the look of the movie so far. It feels a lot like classic Bond, with the music and the production design. Christoph Waltz  is playing the villain, which I think will be great. Waltz has a strong presence in this new trailer, stating "I am the author of all your pain", which I think is a fantastic line, by the way. Dave Bautista  also plays one of Waltz's henchmen, and he looks like he is going to be menacing in this movie.  What the original teaser trailer lacke

Weekly Box Office Round-Up: Ant-Man Makes a Sizable Profit

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This weekend, Ant-Man  and Trainwreck  opened in theaters. Let's take a look at this past weekend's box office. #1 Ant-Man - $57,225,526 In its opening weekend, Ant-Man  came in first place. I was thinking that the film would make more like $65 million, but $57 million is still a good amount of money. However, it is the second lowest opening for Marvel . In 2008, The Incredible Hulk  made $55 million opening weekend. But it is the twelfth consecutive film for Marvel to open at number one. I think this movie will have legs at the box office, and will go on to make a fair amount of money at the box office. If Jurassic World  can do the numbers it's doing, then sure as hell  Ant-Man  can make money. You can read our review for the film here .   #2 Minions - $49,274,730 In its second week, Minions  came in second place. While I thought that Ant-Man  would come in first place, I was surprised by how much Minions  dropped off by. Last week, it made $1

Ant-Man SPOILER-FREE Review

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So while I was in the middle of watching Ant-Man  in theaters, the fire alarm went off. I saw the lights and heard the alarm, but I thought it was apart of the movie. Then the screen went black and we all had to exit the building and stand out in the parking lot for fifteen minutes while fire trucks and police cars pulled up. We were later let back into the theater, but the movie didn't start up again for another fifteen minutes. The projector light was on though, and the guy behind me started doing finger puppets. It was actually pretty funny, and everyone in theater starting clapping when he did this very complex bird puppet. He was skilled. Yeah, I know that has virtually nothing to do with Ant-Man , but I thought I'd share it real quick.  Ant-Man  is the latest film from Marvel Studios . In May, they released Avengers: Age of Ultron , which was my most anticipated film of 2015. However, it ultimately fell short of my expectations. You can read my review for the fil