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Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ mashes up ‘National Treasure’ with ‘The Goonies’ for nerds

Haters claim Ready Player One is sexist. Gen Xers love the nostalgia. Film snobs hate on Spielberg and the story, while others praise the visual smorgasbord of pop culture references. Reality is that Ready Player One is an amalgam of The Goonies, National Treasure with some Matrix and Wreck-It Ralph mixed with a spoonful of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, More...

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By Brandon Jones On Friday, March 23rd, 2018
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Rian Johnson’s ‘fanboy genius’ comes to light in ‘Star Wars The Last Jedi’ extra features

While many fans have complained, the critics raved and Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi truly changed the trajectory of the franchise. Now the Blu-Ray, 4K and digital versions arrive and fans get a More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, March 6th, 2018
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Five reasons why the Oscar ratings inched towards an all-time low

The TV ratings for the 90th Oscars was down 15% from last year’s rating, following a steady 4-year decline. The horrible numbers are nearing the all-time low for the ceremony: 2008’s event hosted by Jon More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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‘Forever My Girl’ Review: The Romance never clicks in this sweet, predictable film

Forever My Girl is the latest retelling of the “price of fame,” keeping the story family friendly, sweet and yet gripping. Based on the novel by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Heidi More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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Elizabeth Banks was right about Steven Spielberg and ‘sexist’ casting in Hollywood

The latest liberal spat making headlines was Elizabeth Banks calling out Steven Spielberg for not having female leads in his films. “I went to Indiana Jones and Jaws and every movie Steven Spielberg ever made, More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, December 23rd, 2016
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Great Christmas Gift Ideas: ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Clue, who messed with Sheldon’s stuff

Some folks are hard to buy for. Period. It’s just hard. That said, The Dispatch offers advice for those weirdos in your life, which may addicted to Pop Culture, but refuse to let you buy them the latest DVD More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 17th, 2016
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‘Batman Return of the Caped Crusader’ is welcome return to the 1960’s Batman will all of the puns, corny jokes

UPDATED: A sequel has been confirmed with a popular Star Trek actor joining the voice cast. More details below. With bright colors, corny jokes and cheesy lines, the Adam West and Burt Ward incarnation of Batman More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
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‘The Killing Jokes’ fails on multiple levels and should frighten fans

While Alan Moore is one of the greatest comic book creators of this generation, none of the film adaptations are ever worthy of carrying the name. So, with that said, The Killing Joke‘s mitigated failure should More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
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‘Independence Day Resurgence’ review: They had 20 years to prepare and it certainly was a disaster

“We had 20 years to prepare… so did they,” was the tagline for Independence Day: Resurgence, a science fiction sequel to the 1996 blockbuster, proving that the film’s creators are just as culpable as More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, June 30th, 2016
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‘Willy Wonka’ still heartwarming and sincere 45 years later

Fathom Events partnered with TCM to screen Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory to honor the film’s 45th anniversary and audiences were treated to the beautiful colors of Wonka’s factory, the educational More...


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