Tag: film review

‘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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‘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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‘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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‘Horrible Bosses 2′ just as fun as the original

‘Horrible Bosses 2′ just as fun as the original

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Luckily, the cast and crew made magic happen and created a movie that is just as entertaining and funny as the original.

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Christopher Nolan shoots for the Oscars with ‘Interstellar’

Christopher Nolan shoots for the Oscars with ‘Interstellar’

| November 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

While Christopher Nolan is no stranger to large scale films and borderline fantasy or sci-fi concepts, nothing in his filmography to date matches the scale or ambition that Interstellar brings with it. With a stellar cast and serviceable marketing campaign, it appears as if Nolan is making his first real attempt at awards season attention with this space epic.

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‘Big Hero 6′ showcases a big heart amidst a weakness of a formulaic story

‘Big Hero 6′ showcases a big heart amidst a weakness of a formulaic story

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Big Hero 6” is a visual delight to watch from the very beginning, introducing a playful world full of imagination and wonder.

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