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  • Movie Review: Don Jon (4.3/ 10) Posted by: Matt Rock Posted on: February 5, 2014
    How does one sum up the film Don Jon, which was released on DVD on January 31st? I suppose I should start by writing an honest synopsis: A chauvinistic Jersey shore d-bag with absolutely no personality gives up everything, which is actually nothing at all, to win over the girl of his dreams, who is also […]
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, you will be missed Posted by: Matt Rock Posted on: February 2, 2014
    I’m not a big fan of celebrity worship.  When I co-created Obscure Republic last year, I vowed to myself that the OR team would never trip over ourselves trying to report or espouse on gossip, reality TV nonsense, or other silliness.  But I certainly have no problem with talent worship; I firmly believe we need […]
  • Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor? What now? Posted by: Matt Rock Posted on: February 1, 2014
    Surely you remember the big huge stink the Internet had back in August 2013, when Warner Brothers revealed to the world that Ben Affleck was going to play the goddamn Batman in the upcoming film Batman makes Superman cry like a bit Batman vs. Superman, which is slated for a summer 2015 release.  And you […]
  • Sly Cooper animated film announced Posted by: Matt Rock Posted on: January 28, 2014
    On Tuesday, Blockade Entertainment CEO Brad Foxhoven revealed to the world that one of the PlayStation’s most beloved characters is headed to the big screen: Sly Cooper. The famous orphaned raccoon thief will be joined by Bentley Turtle and Murray Hippo in Sly’s first major motion picture, which Foxhoven describes as “a kinetic and comedic heist film.”  […]
  • Seven reasons I'm not in a hurry to see Star Wars - Episode VII Posted by: Matt Rock Posted on: January 28, 2014
    Star Wars is, to any nerd worth their salt, one of the great holy relics of our faith.  It’s our Ark of the Covenant.  So there are, of course, serious debates all throughout the orthodoxy as fans look toward the next installment to the film franchise, Episode VII.  The whole Star Wars fan community seems […]
  • Movie Review: The World's End (7.1/ 10) Posted by: Matt Rock Posted on: November 21, 2013
    When it comes to contemporary comedy duos, few are quite as prestigious as Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, stars of the classic British TV show Spaced and a slew of hilarious movies, including Shawn of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Paul.  So when the film The World’s End was announced, people were understandably excited to […]
  • A new Yoda movie? Yay or nay? Posted by: Matt Rock Posted on: February 5, 2013
    It was recently reported that Yoda is headed back to the silver screen, starring in his very own stand-alone Star Wars film.  No one is sure if the film will tell the story of a young Yoda’s quest to become a Jedi, or an older Yoda, perhaps (and I’m just guessing here) telling the story […]
  • We need new action stars, badly! Posted by: Matt Rock Posted on: January 30, 2013
    1988.  That’s the last time the “holy trinity” of action stars — Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Sylvester Stallone — all released action films that were in theaters at the same time.  There were other years since then when all three made movies, but never as closely together as they did in 1988.  Until now. […]