Film Reviews

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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SXSW Film: Review Round Up

SXSW Film: Review Round Up

| March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

SXSW can be a whirlwind. Here are some of our initial impressions and quick reviews of SXSW 2015 films:

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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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