Film Reviews

‘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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‘Run All Night’’s templated story dilutes action/drama potential

‘Run All Night’’s templated story dilutes action/drama potential

| March 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

If viewed on its own without having seen any Liam Neeson movie in the past seven years, “Run All Night” would have the potential to introduce us to Neeson’s ability to play the tough and gruff action hero with a strong dash of introspection. And that introduction alone, along with seeing the 63-year-old ex-boxer show how to kick people to the ground with a sense of class is generally enough to create intrigue.

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‘The Lazarus Effect’ not quite DOA, but not worth a theater trip

‘The Lazarus Effect’ not quite DOA, but not worth a theater trip

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Lazarus Effect is a fine enough horror film but it doesn’t necessitate a trip to the theater.

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‘Inherent Vice’ succeeds as strong adaptation, but flawed film

‘Inherent Vice’ succeeds as strong adaptation, but flawed film

| January 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

There are films that have an ability to transport audiences from their theatre seats into worlds and experience characters from another era. Some films do this so well that walking out of a movie theatre feels like stepping out of an airport as you return home from a vacation.

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‘Into the Woods’ is a fun fairytale twist for the whole family

‘Into the Woods’ is a fun fairytale twist for the whole family

| December 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Rob Marshall may not be the most experienced director cranking out studio films currently but he is no stranger to success and the big budget films that often earn it having directed four films prior to his latest, Into the Woods including two other musicals. These have all been met with varying levels of critical […]

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Real-life ‘Big Eyes’ story makes for Tim Burton’s best film in years

Real-life ‘Big Eyes’ story makes for Tim Burton’s best film in years

| December 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Big Eyes” is the least Tim Burton-feeling Tim Burton film in years and that’s a very good thing. Consequently, it’s also the best Tim Burton film in years. Burton’s been in a bit of his rut, his last few films have featured the same tired set of actors (cough *Johnny Depp* cough) and have been […]

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‘Imitation Game’ thrills & breaks hearts

‘Imitation Game’ thrills & breaks hearts

| December 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The life and even name of Alan Turing remains a vast unknown to most people even though his influence is a part of almost everyone’s day to day. The man who paved the way for the modern computer led a life shrouded in secrecy and sadness as he worked to crack German codes during WWII. […]

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‘Unbroken’ tugs at heart strings

‘Unbroken’ tugs at heart strings

| December 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

There has been no shortage of interesting people and events throughout history ranging from extraordinary people and the legacy they’ve left behind or normal people who have lived extraordinary lives. With this vast history to pull from there have been no shortage of biopics through the years ranging from sprawling depictions of entire lives to […]

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