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Upstream Color explained
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Jason Boyd

Upstream Color Explained … Maybe

Like Primer before it, Shane Carruth’s Upstream Color leaves many people confused. Maybe more than they need to be. Keep in mind that art can be subjective, and it’s hard to always diagnose exactly what an artist intends, especially if they intentionally leave it open for interpretation. But I believe

The Man From Earth Review
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Jason Boyd

The Man From Earth Review – Streaming Gems

This will be a The Man From Earth review, which might seem odd. It’s a small little movie that came out five years ago, and you’ve probably never heard of it. But, like most good little things, you can find it streaming somewhere online. I’ve been under the weather recently

Robopocalypse
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Jason Boyd

Robopocalypse delayed = I’m not surprised

I gave Robopocalypse an honorable mention in my 2013 list of movies that could become classics. I didn’t include it for a reason. The novel it’s based on has garnered accolades, but robots taking over the world has no freshness left. We’ve been talking about robots taking over since 1984.

Looper plot holes ruin the film
Movies
Jason Boyd

10 Looper plot holes that ruin the film

Looper is heralded as one of the best science fiction movies in recent memory. And it has a lot going for it. Chief among them is the fact that it’s one of the few completely original sci-fi flicks. No adaptation. It also does a great job accomplishing what sci-fi excels