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The Liberal Guilt of Unbridled Anticipation for Ben Wheatley’s ‘Free Fire’

19 April 2017 12:47 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

When everyone has a gun…no one’s in control.

It’s kind of amazing to me that every film that features a gun (let alone a full stockade of guns) is not a horror movie. In 2017 alone, over four thousand human beings have been killed as a result of a firearm. When John Wick unsheathes his Glock 26 and rampages through the club popping one headshot after another, we should be fleeing to the exits rather than shoveling the next load of popcorn into our face. Have we simply built an immunity to ballistic violence? Has the trauma of the nightly news numbed our compassion, or have we reached peak saturation on tragedy. “Tonight on News 7, another horrible event we must ignore to maintain our sanity.”

Ten years after a gunman stormed the Virginia Tech campus killing 32 individuals and wounding 17 others, I found myself flinching during the trailer for Ben Wheatley’s latest film, Free Fire »

- Brad Gullickson

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Why Are We Compelled to Rank Movies in a Series with Each New Release?

15 April 2017 10:27 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

It’s not enough to love films, we now must enumerate that love or hate relative to any similar films.

It has become a familiar ritual — the latest release in a franchise or a noted director’s canon spawns more than one site to run a “The Films of ___________, Ranked” article. We’ve done this dance with the Marvel movies since At Least 2012 when The Avengers came out, and no doubt someone is at this very moment preparing a ranking of the 14 previous films in the McU to accompany the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. Wonder Woman will likely spur on a ranking of all the DC Films, and we saw just in the past week where everyone stood on the existing Fast & Furious movies.

And yes, I got into the act with my own “The Films of Assistant Director Frank Capra III, Ranked.” Hopefully the point was made.

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- The Bitter Script Reader

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Titanic, Dirty Dancing, Casablanca and more celebrate big movie anniversaries in 2017!

5 January 2017 1:36 PM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Titanic, Dirty Dancing, Casablanca and more celebrate big movie anniversaries in 2017!Titanic, Dirty Dancing, Casablanca and more celebrate big movie anniversaries in 2017!Adriana Floridia1/5/2017 4:36:00 Pm

One thing we all look forward to every year is our birthday, and we here at Cineplex like to celebrate the birthdays of movies too!

In 2017, there are tons of memorable films that are hitting milestone ages. While it makes us feel a little old, it also gives us a reason to look back on some of our favourite films and have epic movie marathons (oftentimes, ones where we know all of the lines).

We did some research and compiled a master list of all of the notable films that are celebrating big anniversaries this year. Among the crop are films like Titanic, Blade Runner, The Graduate, and more.

Check out the best movie anniversaries of 2017 below and start planning your movie-themed parties accordingly! »

- Adriana Floridia

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