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Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog Review

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Written by Katy Dykes

Posted on 11 November 2014

Doctor_Horrible_BannerEver wanted to freeze the world, join an evil villain league, and talk to a girl at the Laundromat but your arch nemesis just keeps getting in your way? Dr. Horrible understands. In this 2008 musical comedy, Neil Patrick Harris stars as Dr. Horrible, a truly evil villain out to prove his evilness to everyone. All Horrible really wants is to join the most prestigious society for super villains: the Evil League of Evil. But in order to join the League, he must prove that he's bad enough to join their ranks. And so he hatches a plan: steal some wonderflonium to create a time-stopping freeze ray and take over the world! The only problem? As Horrible is carrying out his super evil scheme, that cute girl from the Laundromat appears. Penny, played by Felicia Day, is a sweet, generous volunteer at the local homeless shelter who comes looking for signatures on a petition to turn a condemned building into a homeless shelter. While Dr. Horrible is distracted he is interrupted yet again, this time by someone much worse: his arch nemesis Captain Hammer. Played by Nathan Fillion, Hammer is a hero with super strength, invulnerability, and an ego to match. Just when he thought that Captain Hammer couldn't get any worse, he steals Dr. Horrible's girl! Not that she was really his girl, but they talked a few times at the Laundromat so it was pretty serious. Now Dr. Horrible has to impress the Evil League of Evil and try to win Penny over. And it will not be an easy feat.

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Neighbors

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Written by Anonymous

Posted on 11 November 2014

"Neighbors" cannot be described as anything short of terrible. The acting was bad and the script was worse. Seth Rogen was not any better than usual, and yes, Zac Efron has a nice face, but this movie did not do much for his acting career. Rose Byrne and Dave Franco also appear, but they do little for the movie. The plot, two new parents move in next to a frat house, was questionable to begin with and did not do the movie any favors. Like a lot of movies these days, the trailer pretty much included all of the remotely funny parts, which meant the actual movie was quite disappointing.

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The Maze Runner

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Written by Erica Dettmer-Radtke

Posted on 11 November 2014

The_Maze_Runner_poster"The Maze Runner" is based on the best-selling young adult novel by James Dashner. Like so many movies before it, it is distinctly about a dystopian future, think along the lines of "The Hunger Games" and "Divergent", although that is not revealed until the end of the movie. Like many movies based on books, "The Maze Runner" does not always accurately reflect the book that it is based off of. That's probably to be expected, it's rare these days that a movie really encapsulates the book it is based on.

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Life of Pi

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Written by Katy Dykes

Posted on 06 October 2014

life_of_pi_ver2_xlgBased on the famous book by Yann Martel, "Life of Pi" is just a regular story about a boy whose family zoo boat sinks, resulting in him being stuck on a lifeboat with a tiger. Oh, and his name is the same as everyone's favorite irrational number. Maybe that is not so regular.

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Hitch

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Written by Katy Dykes

Posted on 29 September 2014

Hitch-poster-1020266426It is no secret that it is hard to ask a girl out. No amount of planning and rehearsing and making up scenarios will make anyone truly prepared to put their heart on the line. But what if there were someone who could make it all easier? In his 2005 movie "Hitch," Will Smith is just that person. Alex Hitchens, or "Hitch," works as an anonymous "dating doctor" coaching men in the art of wooing women. Hitch knows it all: when to call, when to send flowers, even when to go in for that ever-important first kiss. Hitch is happy and enjoying his booming business in New York when he meets possibly his hardest client ever: Albert Brennaman. Albert is a typical nerdy, nervous, slightly overweight employee at an investment firm. There is not much unique about him except one thing: he is absolutely infatuated with a client of his firm, celebrity Allegra Cole. Hitch will take on one of his hardest challenges yet, getting this quiet, awkward, klutzy man noticed by the bleach blonde A-Lister of his dreams.

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