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ESCAPE PLAN: You Hit Like a Vegetarian

Escape Plan (2013) – Directed by Mikael Håfström – Starring Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Caviezel, Vinnie Jones, Vincent D’Onofrio, Amy Ryan, Sam Neill, and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. It’s fascinating watching our ’80s and ’90s action heroes age. Bruce Willis has turned minimalist, his characters becoming more interior, as if what age has sapped…

Hunger Games Catching Fire

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE: Love Is Weird

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) – Directed by Francis Lawrence – Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, and Amanda Plummer. Click here for a review of THE HUNGER GAMES. I…

Anchorman 2

ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES: I Like Your Ginger Ale

Anchorman 2 (2013) – Directed by Adam McKay – Starring Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Christina Applegate, James Marsden, Kristen Wiig, Fred Willard, Chris Parnell, Dylan Baker, Greg Kinnear as Gary, Josh Lawson, Harrison Ford, Vince Vaughn, Will Smith, Jim Carrey, Marion Cotillard, Sacha Baron Cohen, Drake, Kirsten Dunst, Tina Fey, Amy…

Chris Hemsworth The Dark World

THOR: THE DARK WORLD: Trust My Rage

Thor: The Dark World (2013) – The 8th Marvel Cinematic Universe Film – Directed by Alan Taylor – Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jaimie Alexander, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Rene Russo, Alice Krige, Chris O’Dowd, Benicio del Toro, Ophelia…

Chris Evans as Captain America

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER: Peace is Not An Achievement, But a Responsibility

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) – The 9th Marvel Cinematic Universe Film – Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo – Starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Emily VanCamp, Hayley Atwell, Robert Redford, Toby Jones, Garry Shandling, Maximiliano Hernández, Georges St-Pierre, Chin Han, Jenny Agutter,…

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AMERICAN HUSTLE: Don’t Put Metal in the Science Oven

American Hustle (2013) – Directed by David O. Russell – Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner, Louis C.K., Michael Peña, Elisabeth Rohm, and Robert DeNiro. Ugh. AMERICAN HUSTLE is the most confounding movie I’ve seen in a very long time. I kinda actively hate the movie, while at the same…

Grand Budapest Hotel

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL: Keep Your Hands Off My Lobby Boy

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) – Directed by Wes Anderson – Starring Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, F. Murray Abraham, Edward Norton, Mathieu Amalric, Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Léa Seydoux, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Schwartzman, Jude Law, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Murray, and Owen Wilson. I don’t always love Wes Anderson movies,…

WrestleMania XXX

WRESTLEMANIA XXX: He Lives With the Lights on Bright

WrestleMania XXX (April 6, 2014) – Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans, LA) – Main Event: Randy Orton vs. Batista vs. Daniel Bryan (WWE World Heavyweight Championship) – Announcers: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield, Jerry “the King” Lawler, and “Mean” Gene Okerlund – Host: Hulk Hogan. WrestleMania XXX is a stunning achievement for the WWE. After a…

The Adventures of Gravedigger Volume 1. Written by Barry Reese. Art by George Sellas.

Atomic Interview #18: Talking Art with George Sellas

Welcome back, everyone, for the 18th installment of my Atomic Interview series. If you’re new to the Anxiety, pull up a chair and join us for a bit. There’s plenty of good interviews with some really talented creative folks and a movie review or 900 to keep you interested. I’m excited about the latest installment as I’m…

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MUPPETS MOST WANTED: Goodnight, Danny Trejo

Muppets Most Wanted (2014) – Directed by James Bobin – Starring Steve Whitmire, Eric Jacobson, Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Ty Burrell, Bill Barretta, Dave Rudman, Matt Vogel, Peter Linz, Tony Bennett, Hugh Bonneville, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Jemaine Clement, Rob Corddry, Celine Dion, Dexter Fletcher, Lady Gaga, Zach Galifianakis, Josh Groban, Salma Hayek, Tom Hiddleston, Tom…

Warm Bodies

WARM BODIES: We Even Have Almost Conversations Sometimes

Warm Bodies (2013) – Directed by Jonathan Levine – Starring Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Analeigh Tipton, John Malkovich, Dave Franco, and Rob Corddry. WARM BODIES makes me smile about as much as any movie in recent memory. While it doesn’t achieve the inconceivable heights of The Princess Bride, Jonathan Levine’s adaptation of Isaac Marion’s novel…

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SOURCE CODE: It’s Time Reassignment

Source Code (2011) – Directed by Duncan Jones – Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright, Michael Arden, Russell Peters, and Scott Bakula. Much like The Adjustment Bureau and About Time, SOURCE CODE is a science fiction movie where the sci-fi sits beneath the story. It’s not that science fiction is absent from…

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THE HOST: This Body is Mine

The Host (2013) – Directed by Andrew Niccol – Starring Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel, Frances Fisher, Chandler Canterbury, Diane Kruger, and William Hurt. Aliens have taken over the Earth. The Earth has never been better, but it’s better because aliens have taken over the Earth. The Aliens are glowing strands of collected light…