Fantastic Four Marks Its 15th Anniversary

Fantastic Four is one of the few early 21st century Marvel films to not age well as the film marks its 15th anniversary since opening in theaters in 2005. The premise of the film is simple and it’s one that stays true to the comics in theory.  Physicist Reed Richards (Ioan Gruffudd) and astronaut Ben Grimm (Michael Chiklis) need Von Doom Industries CEO Victor Von Doom’s (Julian McMahon) space station.  The reason is to test…

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Frameline 2018: 1985

Filmed in black-and-white 16mm film, 1985 is an incredibly moving film from writer-director Yen Tan. After his boyfriend dies of AIDS, Adrian (Cory Michael Smith) leaves New York for his hometown in Texas during the holidays to visit with his family.  He’s in the closet, which isn’t a surprise given the 1980s setting.  At the time when the AIDS crisis was growing, anyone would be scared to come out to their family!  By visiting with…

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Fallen: Police Officers Are Human, Too.

Directed by Thomas Marchese with narration provided by The Shield alumnus Michael Chiklis, Fallen is a moving documentary that gives us some insight into police work and how they are impacted by their fallen service members.  After all, they are human. A police officer might be killed every 2-3 days in the United States and depending on the news story of their day, their deaths could go unnoticed and that’s a tragedy in its own…

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