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Movie Review: The Counselor

Movie Review: The Counselor

The Counselor Movie Review – Drug trafficking movies are a dime a dozen. It generally has to be something pretty special to enter the circulation of re-watchability and legacy. The Counselor boasts a magnificent collection of names; Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt, No Country for Old Men writer Cormac McCarthy, and director Ridley Scott. With such an impressive list of people attached to this project, it’s no wonder that it’s been one of the most highly anticipated […]

Movie Review: Carrie (2013)

Movie Review: Carrie (2013)

A remake of the classic 1976 film and Stephen King’s first novel adapted for film or television, Carrie follows the tragic circumstances and alienation of social outcast Carrie White.  It’s difficult enough being a teenager, dealing with puberty, the psychological transition to adulthood, and social interactions among peers.  For Carrie White, those challenges are exacerbated by the extreme sheltering of her overbearing religious zealot mother.  Carrie, who it is revealed has only recently entered public school due to state intervention […]

Movie Review: Gravity

Movie Review: Gravity

The silence of space, is deafening. The vast expansion of our galaxy in front of you the shining orb of Earth behind you. Only so few people in our world have actually experienced this view, 534 people to be exact. The first beginning in April of 1961 when Yuri Gagarin of Russia completed his orbit of Earth in outer space. Space ships, space travel and experiences have changed a lot since 1961 having further and further advancements in technology leads […]

Movie Review: Prisoners

Movie Review: Prisoners

Crime dramas that deal with kidnapping are a difficult genre to do anything particularly new, innovative, or mind blowing with.  We’ve seen so many different versions of this that the cliches of the mystery story perpetually lie in the back of our minds as we follow the filmmakers progression through the story.  We know what to look for in terms of misdirection and recognize cinematic slight of hand as we engage with the story and try to solve the classic […]

Movie Review: Insidious 2

Movie Review: Insidious 2

James Wan, the master of suspense brings us back to the Further in order to finish the horror that was started with Insidious (2010). Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) starts right where we left off in the first film. The Lamberts are back together but something in their lives is still not as it should be. When the new horrors start to surface, they are forced to head back into the Further, realm of the undead, in order to fight of […]

Movie Review: Riddick

We first met Richard B. Riddick in Pitch Black (2000) where his ability to see in the dark and kill anything in his path saved him from the nightmare planet he was left on. Although he made it off that rock, circumstances bring him back to a similar situation on a new planet. In Riddick (2013) our hero, played by Vin Diesel, is left for dead on a scorched planet where he must survive until the day he can escape. […]

Movie Review: The World’s End

Movie Review: The World’s End

The self-proclaimed hero of a small town in England has grown up to be an unsuccessful mirror image of his teen self. Refusing to mentally mature beyond his better days in the 1980’s and 90’s, Gary King (Simon Pegg) decides that he must team up with four friends whom he hasn’t seen in decades in an attempt to bring closure to some ‘unfinished business’ by completing an epic pub crawl made up of twelve locations – a memory that King fondly remembers as the best […]

Movie Review: The Mortal Instrument: City of Bones

Movie Review: The Mortal Instrument: City of Bones

In an era where most movies are geared toward the younger generation, it is nice to see a movie that doesn’t try too hard or take itself too serious. The Mortal Instrument does just that and in the process created a very tolerable film that otherwise would fall on deaf ears. The story is not ground breaking by any means. Young girl holds the key to save humanity but doesn’t know that. A love triangle, evil nemesis that wants to […]

Movie Review: Elysium

Movie Review: Elysium

Elysium, written and directed by the mastermind that brought us District 9, is a refreshingly new conceptualization of our near future with a side dish of sic-fi. But instead of the presence of an alien race acting as a catalyst to invoke violence and inspire antagonistic behavior, it is simply implied that humans of two different social statuses are meant to be separate when we have become overpopulated and destroyed many resources, resulting in the creation of a massive habitat […]

Movie Review: 2 Guns

Movie Review: 2 Guns

Two Guns gets two thumbs up in my book. Cheesy I know, but true none the less. Its a perfect summer movie if you’ve got a free Saturday night. Two Guns stars Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg who both are undercover agents in different U.S. departments. The two of them both learn to be impressed by the other through challenges that put their unique skill sets to the test. Washington and Wahlberg team up “together” (after watching the movie you’ll […]

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