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Movie Review: The Conjuring

Movie Review: The Conjuring

Not since the original Exorcist (1973) has a movie stricken so much fear to moviegoers as a ‘This could really happen’ kind of film”. Many have tried and failed, most of them miserably; but there’s always someone willing to take that chance. In this case, James Wan. James Wan is by far one of the best Horror film directors in the past 10 years or so. His take on what an audience should experience while watching a film is remarkable. […]

Movie Review: Pacific Rim

Movie Review: Pacific Rim

Is Pacific Rim the best Monster Movie of all times? – Back in the 1980’s Japanese animation had just started gaining traction in popularity.  The likes of Gundam, Macross/Robotech, and Voltron were quickly becoming popular and still have quite a large fan base to this day.  The popularity of these shows came not just from their detailed looks, interesting characters, and mature story lines, but their giant fighting robots, also known as Mechs.  Unlike Transformers, these mechs were piloted by regular humans […]

Movie Review: White House Down

Movie Review: White House Down

Director Roland Emmerich and writer/producer James Vanderbilt team up for the latest patriot-powered, shoot ‘em up, cliché macho fest to grace the silver screen. Once upon a time, Emmerich was known for explorative works that asked the viewer to imagine grandiose scenarios such as: an alien invasion in ‘Independence Day’, doomsday plots as seen in ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ and ’2012′, and a failed revamp of ‘Godzilla’ – all of them, big-budget projects that practically stood as definitions of the […]

Movie Review: Man of Steel

Movie Review: Man of Steel

For over a week now the reactions to Man of Steel (MoS) appear to run hot.  People either love it or hate it.  Doesn’t seem there is much of a middle ground.  For that same time frame I have worked very hard at avoiding spoilers (not 100% successful but pretty close). Today the need to avoid spoilers has ended (at least for me).  I promise to do my best to avoid any spoilers here so as to spare those that […]

Movie Review: World War Z

Movie Review: World War Z

Inevitably, when a film receives bad publicity prior to its release it tends to fall flat with audiences and cannot pull itself out of the curse. Surprisingly, I really think that Brad Pitt’s latest movie, World War Z, will be able to rise from the ashes so to speak. Although, it was marketed as a zombie-apocalypse-end-of-the-world movie, it truly is just a well-formed action film. The zombie genre is pretty played out in my opinion. Whether its TV shows like […]

Movie Review: The Purge

Movie Review: The Purge

This yearly event is a way to keep crime and unemployment at an all time low. The Purge takes place on an annual basis and lasts from 7pm to 7am and in these 12 hours, there is no prosecution for any crime committed within this time frame. Now, not all people partake in this outrageous event; James Sandin played by Ethan Hawk, a well off security system salesman is one of these people. He heads home to prepare for the […]

Movie Review: After Earth

Movie Review: After Earth

  There are a few things that I come to expect from director M. Night Shyamalan: spectacular camera angles, technically precise editing and of course a twist/turn when the audience least expects it. Unfortunately, After Earth, Shyamalan’s latetest film doesn’t deliver as I was hoping it would. When you take the storyline of Ferngully, mix it with a slightly less awesome level of Avatar visuals and add in the action of Battle LA, you basically get After Earth. Read the […]

Movie Review: Fast & Furious 6

Movie Review: Fast & Furious 6

Do you like explosions, car chases, witty one-liners and pulse racing action scenes? Well then you will LOVE the latest installment of the Fast & Furious franchise; Fast & Furious 6. We begin this movie following Toretto (Vin Diesel) and O’conner (Paul Walker) as they wind their way along the Caymen Island coastline taking every curve at the highest possible speed until they stop at what is now the home of O’Conner, his wife Mia (Jordana Brewster) and their newborn […]

Movie Review: Star Trek: Into Darkness

Movie Review: Star Trek: Into Darkness

J.J. Abrams returns with the all-star cast of the 2009 reboot of ‘Star Trek’ for this inevitable second act. So how was it? Was it as good as the last movie? How did it compare to the original series, etc? Let’s first get one thing clear – as these more recent iterations of the Star Trek universe exist within an alternate timeline to that of the original(s), expect there to be some moments of hesitation in feeling satisfied with how […]

Movie Review: Oblivion

Movie Review: Oblivion

Kicking off a summer of visionary science-fiction movies, is ‘Oblivion’.  Known primarily for for his work on the recent ‘Tron’ remake (and upcoming sequel), director Joseph Kosinski also helped to write and produce ‘Oblivion’; which was originally realized as a comic book upon which the movie is based.  Bringing sci-fi ‘out of the darkness of spaceship hulls’, the majority of the story takes place on earth.  The juxtaposition of clean, futuristic technology surrounded by a post-nuclear apocalyptic landscape allows for […]

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