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Author Archives: Chad Michael Van Alstin

Chad is an award-winning libertarian opinion columnist. He's done with that now. Having earned himself a B.A. in Mass Communication, Chad now spends most of his time as a wage laborer, killing the pain by consuming as many video games and movies as possible. Follow him on Twitter: @ChadVanAlstin

Movie Review: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

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With a brainy script and some truly gorgeous photography, the artistry here is easy to see. Read More »

Movie Review ‘Godzilla’ (2014)

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In short, Godzilla is a disaster. It can’t decide if it’s a human melodrama, a deeply-philosophical exploration of human war culture, or a summer popcorn-flick designed to provide base-level fun. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Noah’

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I’m very glad I saw Noah, but it’s hard for me to get a grasp of what exactly I took away from it. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘The LEGO Movie’

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The first great film of 2014, not to mention one of the best animated features in upwards of a decade. Read More »

The Most Underrated Movies of 2013

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Critics shunned them, moviegoers ignored them, and award shows laughed at them. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘All is Lost’

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All is Lost is a snoozer of a film with an ending written for an audience with irrational expectations. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘American Hustle’

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Director David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook, The Fighter) has crafted one of the most fiercely entertaining films of the year. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Shadow People’

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Shadow People doesn’t even consider thinking outside the box. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘The Lone Ranger’ (2013)

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Director Verbinski invigorates the stale western genre by infusing modern style, all the while not sacrificing the props, costumes, and real set pieces that make the genre great. Read More »

Xbox 360 Review: ‘Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW’

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Though the game and cartoon have the same characters and voice actors, nothing about the brilliant cartoon seeps its way into these unhallowed halls. Read More »