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Ian Casselberry is a freelance writer, currently based in Asheville, NC. He is an editor at The Comeback and Awful Announcing

Previously, he has been a contributing writer for Yahoo! Sports' Big League Stew, MLive.com and SB Nation. In addition, he was a lead baseball writer for Bleacher Report. 

You can also find him on Twitter and Facebook, where he craves your attention.

He still plans to write that novel someday. 

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May212016

The last 10 films I've seen 

What a weird time for movies. Is there such a thing as the "summer season" anymore, now that blockbusters like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice are opening in March? Captain America: Civil War was soon to follow in May. As a movie (and comic book superhero movie) fan, I'm not complaining. There are so many of these things now that they need to be spread around the calendar.

Inspired by Film Comment's monthly lists, here are the last 10 films I've seen (with links to reviews I wrote), as of May 21, 2016. 

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising - Nicholas Stoller, 2016
The Hurt Locker - Kathryn Bigelow, 2008
Money Monster - Jodie Foster, 2016
Sing Street - John Carney, 2016
Captain America: Civil War- Joe and Anthony Russo, 2016
Everybody Wants Some - Richard Linklater, 2016
Hologram for the King - Tom Tykwer, 2016
Purple Rain - Albert Magnoli, 1984
The Jungle Book - Jon Favreau, 2016
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Zack Snyder, 2016

A bittersweet event in theaters was the re-release of Purple Rain. While it was fun to see — and hear — on the big screen, the occasion only occurred because of Prince's surprising death. I was grateful for the opportunity to write about it, though. 

Looking back at the past couple months, I'm surprised I didn't write a review for Sing Street, a movie I absolutely loved. Dropped the ball there. Go see it if you have a chance. You have no soul or memory of adolescence if you don't like that movie. 

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