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Author Archives: Zack Mandell

Zack Mandell is a movie enthusiast, owner of Movie Room Reviews, and reviewer of such films as Star Trek Into Darkness. He writes extensively about the movie industry for Gossip Center, Yahoo, Helium & others.

The Taxonomy of Time Travel in Movies: Star Trek, The Terminator and More

Star Trek 2009

Movies like Back to the Future and Timecop rely completely on the concept of time travel, but there are really only three types of time travel in movies.

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Review: A Better Life Examines Illegal Immigration Issue

Demián Bichir and José Julián of A Better Life | Summit

A Better Life takes a thoughtful look at illegal immigration, with Demian Bichir playing a gardener in East L.A. struggling to give his son a better life than he had.

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A Look Back at Say Anything and John Cusack’s Boombox Scene


Is there another movie scene as iconic as John Cusack holding a boombox above his head in Say Anything? Zack Mandell looks back at the classic romantic comedy.

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The Best of Sundance: Beasts of the Southern Wild, An Education, Winter’s Bone and More


Zack Mandell examines some of the best films to come out of the Sundance Film Festival over the years, including Beasts of the Southern Wild, Bottle Rocket and Winter's Bone.

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