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  • Dark Water

    Dark Water

    ★★★

    It sounds like an urban legend, after all. A building's water supply gets poisoned after someone falls in the water tank and dies without anyone realizing it. But not every urban legend is based on "what ifs" and speculation--some are all too real. Such is the case of Elisa Lam, a woman who disappeared in January 2013. She was found in the water tank of a hotel after guests complained about nasty water.

    Eleven years earlier, her odd little predicament…

  • 28 Days Later...

    28 Days Later...

    ★★★★

    As memory serves, 28 Days Later really modernized the zombie film. Granted, I try (desperately) to NOT think about the history of zombie cinema, but I can't think of an earlier example of fast zombies. Even if it's not quite as innovative as I'm remembering, 28 Days Later succeeds at a large, sweeping story--one of those where the characters are endearing and the scariest enemies all too human.

    The zombie outbreak starts in a research lab, where infected apes are…

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  • Spotlight

    Spotlight

    ★★★★★

    In college I was an English major with a minor in Journalism. I went that route because Journalism was the only English-related minor that, at my University, an English major could take. But as I went through the classes to get my minor, I came to realize two things:

    1. I had a deep love of what newspaper do and a respect for the people who write the stories.

    2. My personality would never hold up in the journalistic world.…

  • Joy

    Joy

    ★½

    David O. Russell needs to pause for a moment and look at the career of Tim Burton. Tim Burton started off as an intriguing, creative director, but then he fell in love with Johnny Depp and Helen Bonham Carter and he stopped making movies, he started making backyard jungle gyms for his new infatuations to play about in. Quality tanked, movies sucked, life goes on because there are plenty of movies out there to watch that aren't Burton/Carter/Depp lovefests.

    David…