Film Reviews

Long Wait for Sequel ’300: Rise of an Empire’ Is Not in Vain

Long Wait for Sequel ’300: Rise of an Empire’ Is Not in Vain

| March 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

For those worried that 300: Rise of an Empire could never live up to 300, fear not.

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‘Endless Love’ lacks heart

‘Endless Love’ lacks heart

| February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

A film such as “Endless Love” is simple enough on paper that the end result should be more pleasant.

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Stellar cast steal show in shiny, new take on ‘Robocop’

Stellar cast steal show in shiny, new take on ‘Robocop’

| February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Removing the satirical elements of the original “Robocop” and focusing on a more grounded, emotional story with improved action is not a problem in and of itself. Doing these things poorly however presents more problems than one would imagine.

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‘The Monuments Men’ no masterpiece, but it makes you think

‘The Monuments Men’ no masterpiece, but it makes you think

| February 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

The question that implicitly and explicitly hangs over “The Monuments Men” – the one you can spar with your buddies about – is, “Is it worth it?”

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‘Her’ is an original boy meets girl story worth falling in love with

‘Her’ is an original boy meets girl story worth falling in love with

| January 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Romance and love stories have present in entertainment since the dawn of entertainment and as such, we have all likely seen many versions. Whether it’s ‘boy meets girl’, ‘girl meets boy’ or any other variation, love stories can be a go-to format regardless of which medium an artist is working in. While this benefits us with a good starting point when trying to create something new, it often leaves the final product feeling rather unoriginal. Thankfully this is not the case with Spike Jonze’s latest directorial effort, Her.

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Action-packed “Lone Survivor” takes you into battle

Action-packed “Lone Survivor” takes you into battle

| January 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ruling through force is a sizable chunk of what war is all about. But can a war movie rule purely through force? Peter Berg’s new film, “Lone Survivor,” suggests that it can — if said force generates an experience so real you’d swear you were dressed in camo, tracking every micro-movement in the foliage around you.

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‘Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones’ adds fantastic new scares to found footage saga

‘Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones’ adds fantastic new scares to found footage saga

| January 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones” finds a way to relate itself to the previous movies but also adds on details that we were not aware of yet.

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Review

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Review

| December 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ben Stiller has been a big name in film for quite some time now, involving himself in countless projects all with varying levels of success. While comedy has been his main wheelhouse for the last almost 30 years, he has wandered into more dramatic territory from time to time including Permanent Midnight, The Royal Tenenbaums and […]

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Out of the Furnace review

Out of the Furnace review

| December 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sophomore directorial efforts are always difficult, whether this is because you are trying to change perceptions you earned with a less than stellar debut or you are trying to at least match the critical success that came from your debut. Scott Cooper faces the latter of these challenges with Out of the Furnace, his second […]

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Homefront review

Homefront review

| December 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Casting decisions can often influence our expectations of a film. Sometimes this is because of our personal feelings towards certain actors and other times it is because of an actor’s resume. Regardless of which, it is important to keep these feelings in check as they may not always influence you correctly. Homefront is a fair […]

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