Film Reviews

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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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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