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Ian Hornbaker




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I’ve always felt that movies are a form of escapism wherein you can flee your current life and surround yourself with interesting characters and unique locals. I enjoy watching all kinds of movies and choose not to be picky. I watch big-budget superhero, horror, indie, animated family films, B quality, or even the occasional rom-com. I watch it all because I truly respect the art and know that there were lots of people that put their hearts and souls into the product.

However, sometimes a film, no matter how much love is involved, fails to meet expectations. That’s where I jump in and break down “The Good,” “The Ehh” and “The Ugh-ly.” My purpose is to try to determine how the film succeeded and how it could have been better. I believe that this process can elevate the film industry and make the film going experience better for all.

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My Posts

John Wick: Chapter 2 movie review

John Wick: Chapter 2 – Unpopped Review

John Wick: Chapter 2 isn't as good as the first, but it still provides enough action entertainment to be a ...
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A Cure for Wellness – Unpopped Review

A Cure For Wellness is a decent, unsettling thriller that becomes style over substance once you learn what is actually ...
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The Space Between Us – Unpopped Review

What do you get when you mix an interesting sci-fi concept with a young adult romance novel? You'd think you'd ...
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Oscars Competition

Oscars 2017 Prediction Game

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced their nominations for Oscars 2017. So why don’t we play a ...
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C.R.Usher – Indie Film Review

Synopsis: Written, directed, and produced by Richard Groen. Catherine helps the police locate a drug lord named Scorpion who ends ...
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M. Night Shyamalan Talks Unbreakable Sequel

While making his promotional rounds for Split, M. Night Shyamalan talked with EW about the possibility of finally doing a ...
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The Deja Vuers

The Deja Vuers – Short Film Review

Synopsis: Directed by Chris Esper and written by Jason K. Allen. Starring: Christie Davine, Kris Salvi, Craig Capone, and JP ...
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Lost in London Live movie review

Lost in London Live – Unpopped Review

Synopsis: Lost in London is Woody Harrelson’s directorial debut and the first feature length scripted film that was taped and ...
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Home Education – Short Film Review

Synopsis: Short Film. An inquisitive girl is convinced by her controlling mother that her dead dad will resurrect if they ...
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Illegal Aliens – Short Film Review

Synopsis: Short Film. Due to the recent arrival of undocumented immigrants, the city of Simpletown holds a special session city ...
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Split Twist Explained: What it is and How it Improves the Movie

I feel this is fairly obvious, but HUGE SPOILERS for the new M. Night Shyamalan movie Split! Do not continue ...
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Split – Unpopped Review

Split isn't perfect, but it does give Shyamalan another film that helps him out of director's jail after The Happening, ...
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Silence – Unpopped Review

Martin Scorsese's latest film is artistically beautiful with a great story. However, the hefty run time hurts the final result ...
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My Worst 10 Movies of 2016 – Unpopped Review

I reveal my 10 worst movies of 2016. For the entire ranking, click below: http://www.movie-blogger.com/2016-movie-ranking-unpopped-review/ ...
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My Top 10 Movies of 2016 – Unpopped Review

I reveal my 10 favorite movies of 2016. For the entire ranking, please see below: http://www.movie-blogger.com/2016-movie-ranking-unpopped-review/ ...
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