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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies offers exactly what it says it will: Jane Austen’s classic story, spiced with legions of the undead. Is the joke good enough to base a whole movie on? It depends on how funny you think it is. If the phrase “zombie aristocracy” makes you crack a grin, read on. The…

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FILM: Constantine (2005)

I know what you’re thinking: “Constantine? You mean, that non-movie that came out a few years ago with Keanu Reeves battling demons while trying to maintain the balance of good and evil on Earth? That Constantine??” Yes. That Constantine. Plus, the fact that you could actually remember a summarized plot of this film, ten years…

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FILM: The Prestige (2006)

Watching The Prestige is like watching a magic show. Spectators sit on the edge of their seats, watching performers with narrowed eyes. They seek to catch every movement the magician makes in the hopes of uncovering his secrets. The movie follows two magicians in a deadly rivalry. Christian Bale plays Alfred Borden, who always seems…

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FILM: It Follows (2015)

Like many people around Halloween, I decided to watch a horror movie to commemorate the event. Directed by David Robert Mitchell, It Follows centres around a carefree teenager named Jay who has contracted a curse from her boyfriend Hugh that transmits itself through sexual intercourse. The curse itself is essentially “death,” but it’s personified as…

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FILM: Room (2015)

I am going to preface this review by stating that I went into this film knowing almost nothing about it, which is an achievement, considering how easy it is to merely know a thing these days. This was quite a bonus as Room is easily one of the best films of the year. So to…

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FILM: The Martian (2015)

The Martian is not just another space movie. It poses an important question: do we love Matt Damon enough to watch him monologue for two and a half hours? The answer: yes. Yes, we do. Damon plays Mark Watney, an astronaut stranded on Mars after his crewmates made an emergency departure from the planet. Watney…

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FILM: Spectre (2015)

A license to kill is also a license to not kill. – M Spectre follows James Bond, Britain’s number one secret agent, as he goes AWOL to investigate a mystery that has ties to his childhood. The plot unfolds in a measured and deliberate fashion, but does tend to run a little too slow in…

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FILM: Rites of Spring (2011)

  Rites of Spring is a slasher movie cloaked in the guise of a crime film that would have been more enjoyable if it dropped the horror aspect. The movie, directed by Padraig Reynolds – who has done nothing of note – top bills A. J. Bowen, who delivers a fantastic performance. The first half…

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FILM: Sicario (2015)

“You’re asking me how the watch is made. For now, just keep your eye on the time.” – Alejandro Sicario is a thriller directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro. The script by Taylor Sheridan redirects the spotlight away from the crises overseas and points it a little…

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Anime Reviews

This fall has brought along many good things. The changes in the colours of the leaves, pumpkin spice in drinks, but most importantly the best thing to come with this turn of season is the release of a new season of anime. Here are some impressions of the Vice President of the Dalhousie Anime Club,…

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