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The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

In 2012, the popular book series The Hunger Games made its big debut in the world of film. The movie was an outstanding hit for the film industry. One of the many reasons why it is loved by many is because of its certain unique qualities that were incorporated into the film. The film is visually brilliant and contrasts with ...

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300: Rise of an Empire

300 Rise of an Empire

In many films a dramatic art style is used for many reasons. Some use it to enhance a mood or bring attention to a certain aspect/object of the film. Some films do this by blocking out some colors or enhancing everyday colors to make a movie seem otherworldly. In the film 300: Rise of an Empire a similar art style ...

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The Day the Earth Stood Still

“Klaatu barada nikto” may well be the most famous phrase from any sci-fi movie ever (though it may share that crown with, “No, Luke… I am your father”). But there are a few reasons why its source, the 1951 film The Day the Earth Stood Still, is considered one of the greatest science fiction films of all time. The purpose ...

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Hoop Dreams

360. That is the number of the guaranteed roster spots for the 30 teams in the NBA today. Accounting for the fact that there are over 300 NCAA Division I teams that participate in the sport of basketball today, let alone the number of high schools fielding a basketball program, you can easily see the incredible odds it takes to ...

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About A Boy

About a Boy focuses on a young bachelor, Will, and his single, uneventful life that all changes when he meets a young boy, Marcus, and his lonely, struggling mother, Fiona. This film shows the audience how Will and Marcus grow and learn from each other and their experiences. It is unique and uses both of their points of view to ...

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The Shawshank Redemption

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The Shawshank Redemption is a film based upon Stephen King’s novel Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. The film mainly follows Andy, a banker who is serving time in prison for (allegedly) killing unfaithful his wife and her lover. The story also follows Andy’s friend, “Red,” an inmate whose parole application is constantly being denied and who serves as the narrator ...

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Bonnie and Clyde

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Bonnie and Clyde is a movie based on two real lawbreakers in history, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. This movie portrays the duo as fun loving people who rob banks with the initial intent not to harm anyone. Bonnie and Clyde’s meeting is racy and adventurous. This duo makes you want to know just what they will do next. Although ...

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The Battle of Evils

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Jim-Woon Kim’s I saw the Devil, or Akmareul boatda (original title), presents two versions of evil. The first is a horrific monster that kills for pure pleasure. He has no mercy: killing the elderly, pregnant, and even small children. His evil is so pure that it corrupts the “hero” of the story, played by Byung-hun Lee, who makes it his ...

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The Social Network

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A simple idea on how to connect college students by the web turned into a multimillion dollar company. The ever popular social network, Facebook, has gotten the attention of almost every generation. I have everyone from my grandma to my little cousins as “friends” on Facebook. This film demonstrates how the creator of Facebook took an idea so simple and ...

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