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Review – Passengers

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Review – Passengers

By guest columnist David Leninhawk.

“Passengers” has an interesting concept for a story. In the future, Earth has become overpopulated and too expensive to live on. A corporation has developed a new revenue stream out of colonizing distant planets, recruiting people to move there for free in exchange for paying 20% of their future earnings to that corporation for life, and sending cruise spaceships to and from those planets by putting people into “hypersleep”, where they can be preserved without aging for the duration of the journey.

In this film, a ship moving at half the speed of light takes 120 years to get to the colony. The film begins with a malfunction causing one passenger aboard the ship to wake up out of hypersleep 90 years before the ship will reach the colony, meaning he’ll grow old and die alone on the ship before it reaches the destination since he’s somewhere in his 30s.

Click the jump for a spoileriffic review of director Morten Tyldum’s space-age action(sort of) romance(?).

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Movie Issues: X-Men: Days of Future Past

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Movie Issues: X-Men: Days of Future Past

One of the most anticipated movies of this summer would be the new installment in the X-Men franchise: X-Men: Days of Future Past. In this new chapter, the future of humanity is a dark and desolate place. Humans created a new weapon to hunt mutants, The Sentinels. Things look pretty bleak as the mutants are on the edge of extinction. But the X-Men have once last hope, they send Wolverine back to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants. With a mix of the original cast and new cast, this becomes one epic adventure and race against time for all.

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Movie Issues: American Hustle

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Movie Issues: American Hustle

American Hustle is the new film written and directed by David O. Russell (The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook) where he takes his favorite actors and places them in a long con game where everyone who plays could lose everything. A con man, Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), along with his amateur grafter girlfriend Sydney (Amy Adams), are recruited and forced to work for an FBI agent, Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper), who pushes them into a dangerous world of New Jersey powerbrokers who have mafia ties, eventually involving a small town mayor, Carmine (Jeremy Renner). Suddenly, everyone has their own agenda, leaving Irving’s lonely crazy wife, Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence), the only person who can screw everything up and get them all killed, all leading them to wonder who’s conning who and who will be left holding the bag.

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is the second installment in The Hunger Games franchise, written by Suzanne Collins. Catching Fire picks up a year after the events of the first film, where Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) have become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games, which has sparked a rebellion in the Districts of Panam. They are forced to embark on a “Victory Tour” of the districts to celebrate their win. But both are soon forced back into the arena with past winners for the 75th Hunger Games, where survival is even harder the second time around.

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Comic Issues Special Edition: X-Men First Class

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Comic Issues Special Edition: X-Men First Class

X-Men: First Class may of been out for a couple weeks already but that couldn’t stop our newest writer and I from getting together and gushing over James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender’s performances as Charles Xavier and Eric Lensherr.  X-Men: First Class is nearly everything you would want in a film, from an almost a perfect cast to amazing story-telling and even blue and gold uniforms.

Enjoy as two long-time friends joke around and talk about their new favorite movie, X-Men: First Class.

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