5 Movie Franchises That Need To Die

All good things must come to an end. Sadly, not all film producers recognize this. Often, our favourite movie franchises are drawn out to the point where once-loved stories and characters become hollow shells of what they once were. Here are five movie franchises that I think need to come to an end:

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‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’: A Lesson In Visual Storytelling

We’ve been gifted with two movies this summer that rely more heavily on the art of visual storytelling than on the heavy use of dialogue to convey story. While Dunkirk was also light on dialogue and heavy on visuals and score, for me, it was War for the Planet of the Apes that packed the greater emotional punch and was, frankly, the better film.

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10 Movies Guaranteed to Make You Happy

Everyone needs a feel-good movie from time to time.

Everyone needs a feel-good movie from time to time. Sometimes after a rough day there’s no better cure than popping in a happy movie and cuddling up in front of the TV with a hot chocolate. Here are ten movies that never fail to leave me feeling all warm and fuzzy inside.

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How ‘Dunkirk’s Greatest Strength Is Also Its Greatest Weakness

Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, a film telling the story of how 340,000 Allied soldiers were evacuated from France back to Britain, is a cinematic experience unlike anything we’ve seen before. The audience is dropped right into the action from film’s opening scene and the tension doesn’t let up until its final moments. Despite being in awe and on the edge of my seat for the duration of Dunkirk, I couldn’t help but feel like something was missing when I left the theatre.

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An Action Icon Turns 75: Looking Back At Some Of Harrison Ford’s Most Memorable Roles

Harrison Ford is one of the most recognizable actors in Hollywood and has been in some amazing films over the course of his career. The carpenter-turned-actor recently celebrated his 75th birthday, making this a great time to take a look back at some of his most iconic roles.

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Five WWII Movies To Watch Before Seeing ‘Dunkirk’

With Christopher Nolan’s Second World War epic Dunkirk right around the corner, there’s no better time to brush up on your war-movie history. Wars have always been popular for moviemaking, but World War II holds top place as the most cinematically-depicted event ever. Over the past 70 years, movies have been made covering almost every possible aspect of the conflict in both the European and Pacific theatres.
Here are five WWII movies covering a range of perspectives and themes that you should see before heading to the cinema for Dunkirk:

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Why So Many Modern Movie Fight Scenes Suck

Action movies can be a lot of fun. There generally isn’t a whole lot of thinking required from the audience and it’s easy to just sit back and be entertained for a few hours. If you’re like me, though, you’ve probably noticed a lot of fight scenes in movies these days really suck. This isn’t just happening in bad movies either– there are a lot of big-budget Hollywood blockbusters being released with really underwhelming fight scenes. They’re hard to follow, choppy, and it’s generally difficult to understand what’s even happening. So what’s going on here?

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