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Movie Review: Robocop 2014

Movie Review: Robocop 2014

At the risk of badly dating myself, let me say that when I was a much younger man-a boy, even-my friends and I caught a double feature of the original Robocop paired with Lost Boys. I doubt I have to tell anybody out there that it was a pretty cool day. I love those movies and today they are still something akin to comfort food for me. At the same time, I’m not one of those people who finds every movie I cherish […]

Movie Review: The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug

Movie Review: The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Can Peter Jackson really make The Hobbit an epic trilogy or will the story be stretched too thin that it will cave under the weight of a Hobbit? The Desolation of Smaug continues right from where we ended in an Unexpected Journey.  The Dwarves continue on their way to Erebor to reclaim their land from the evil dragon Smaug.  This movie takes the heroes through mysterious forests, Elfish kingdoms, Lake town, and even the […]

Movie Review: Hunger Games – Catching Fire

Movie Review: Hunger Games – Catching Fire

Once in a blue moon a movie comes along invoking a lot of mixed emotions within moviegoers. So much in fact, that some will refuse to watch it. But what constitute a well balance movie that everyone can enjoy without the feeling of being put into a category?  ‘Teeny-bob’, ‘Twihards’ and ‘Horrorphiles’ this are just examples of labels you could be categorized in for liking a specific film or genre. Or you could be the person who looks down upon […]

Movie Review: Ender’s Game

Movie Review: Ender’s Game

Another link in the thematic chain of violence enacted by and directed toward children, that seems to be gripping Hollywood recently, Ender’s Game displays for us an army of children trained in military strategy, war games, and technology from a very young age, in order to do battle with the Earths enemies. With the box office success of The Hunger Games it’s no surprise that mainstream Hollywood would follow up with a string of films in the same vein. What […]

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. […]

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