Review | Interstellar
Nov06

Review | Interstellar

Just simply by being the next Christopher Nolan movie, Interstellar started off with lofty expectations for it to live up to. After all, this was the next film from the mind behind The Dark Knight and Inception, and if he could change the way we thought about Batman and dreams, what could he do to space? Then when he casts Hollywood’s golden boy Matthew McConaughey in the lead role and fills the cast with nothing but notable talent,...

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Review | Nightcrawler
Nov03

Review | Nightcrawler

There is a fine line between the horror and thriller genres. Often, they are used interchangeably to describe movies. I’ve come to consider them like this, thrillers are meant to take you for a ride, keep you on the edge of your seat, while horror movies are meant to, well, horrify you, be it through scares or something unsettling. That’s why cult favorite Audition is a horror movie and not a thriller. It’s not scary, just incredibly...

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Review | John Wick
Oct27

Review | John Wick

John Wick was a conundrum in my mind. After 47 Ronin, whose bomb was so great its effects are still being felt by the fact I had no idea Keanu Reeves was going to be in a bunch of movies in the near future, this film seemed to just appear. All of a sudden there were trailers for some new Keanu action movie all over tv. Even stranger, it actually look good. Considering that the past few months have brought us The Expendables 3 and The...

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Review | The November Man
Aug27

Review | The November Man

The November Man really wants to be a big, dumb action movie, and it achieves that goal for several brief moments. It’s the type of movie that Steven Seagal or Jean-Claude Van Damme has put out in recent years, with a plot that is pasted together using nothing but cliches and enough cursing and female nudity to hide its lack of substance. However, this isn’t a direct-to-DVD feature, this is a Hollywood release, albeit one...

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Review | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Aug07

Review | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The development process of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles should have been a recipe for disaster. First, Michael Bay was attached as a producer, and while this shouldn’t have necessarily been a bad thing, so much of the geek community was burned by the Transformers movies that all they had in response was venom and hate. Then he opened his dumb mouth and said that he was changing the Turtles, that they would be aliens now (guess what,...

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Review
Jul13

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Review

The poster for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes features a picture of an angry chimpanzee riding on a horse while wielding an assault rifle. It is my duty as a reviewer to go into films with an open mind, but I must admit that there are few concepts you could put in front of me that would fill me with glee more than that specific vision. Thankfully for my reputation, Dawn more than lives up to its first impression, going above and...

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