Film Reviews

American Ultra finds fresh twist in a year full of secret agent films

American Ultra finds fresh twist in a year full of secret agent films

| August 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

The filmmakers do deserve a ton of credit for “American Ultra”; for a year that will end with at least seven secret agent movies before the year is over, they found an approach that carves its own niche to stand out from the crowd.

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“The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” provides smooth, slick style in lieu of substance

“The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” provides smooth, slick style in lieu of substance

| August 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

By all accounts, the performances are good, the stunts are well performed and deception and trickery is highlighted as characters slither around each other for their own personal gain. But instead of all of these bright moving parts working in unison to arrive at a very fulfilling vision, it feels more like a shell game to hide the lack of ingenuity behind the core of the film.

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Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation has all the elements that make the franchise great

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation has all the elements that make the franchise great

| July 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

I was pleasantly surprised that the storyline and plot direction balanced really well with the action and stunts. Most times actors and directors tend to lean on one aspect or the other, but with “Rogue Nation” I think director Brad Bird brought out the best of what makes the franchise great.

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Amy Schumer’s ‘Trainwreck’ is a hilarious film debut

Amy Schumer’s ‘Trainwreck’ is a hilarious film debut

| July 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Directed by the legendary Judd Apatow, “Trainwreck” definitely holds its own against his classics “40-Year-Old Virgin” and “Knocked Up.”

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Arnold’s back in Terminator Genisys, but film lacks charisma

Arnold’s back in Terminator Genisys, but film lacks charisma

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s more than possible to dip your toes back into a stagnant or failed franchise and deliver something ranging from quite good to spectacular but Genisys does not land in that spectrum.

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‘Inside Out’ confidently lands amongst Pixar’s best

‘Inside Out’ confidently lands amongst Pixar’s best

| June 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

After stumbling with clunking films about automobiles and monsters in college that seemed to lack traces of a human spirit, Pixar proves it is still capable of gathering its wits and knock out a masterfully told film with “Inside Out”.

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Jurassic World is worth a revisit to the park & franchise

Jurassic World is worth a revisit to the park & franchise

| June 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jurassic World is honestly better than it has any right to be.

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‘Tomorrowland’ uses expert execution to tell a flawed story

‘Tomorrowland’ uses expert execution to tell a flawed story

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

At its core, “Tomorrowland” shines brightly on the fuel of optimism. The characters are dreamers with ambitions. They are problem solvers that rise up when confronted with a puzzle instead of shying away from it.

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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ might be the defining action blockbuster of the summer

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ might be the defining action blockbuster of the summer

| May 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

This is not as much a review of “Fury Road” as it is me forcing myself to not rip my keyboard in half after writing 20 pages on how much I love this movie and want the world to know.

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‘Furious 7’ a worthy addition to the franchise

‘Furious 7’ a worthy addition to the franchise

| April 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

The movie is more inventive in its visual approach and willing to take take the film’s escalating stunts and sequences to a more extreme point.

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