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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2’ is rousing Marvel spectacle of the most fun kind

| May 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2’ is rousing Marvel spectacle of the most fun kind

Dear friends, I apologize for the tardiness of this review. I have spent the past week with my family after the sudden, unexpected and tragic passing of my grandfather, who acted as a major father figure in my life. If this isn’t a good enough excuse for you, then I don’t know what you want […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Joy’ works wonders when it isn’t so aware of itself

| December 24, 2015 | 1 Comment
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Joy’ works wonders when it isn’t so aware of itself

Self-indulgence is a natural side effect of being told your work is good with no criticism against it. Directors like Quentin Tarantino, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Christopher Nolan, Alfonso Cuarón, David Fincher and Ridley Scott have all been accused of self-indulgent behaviors in filmmaking. This list also can be shortened down to “List of Hunter’s favorite […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Burnt’

| November 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Burnt’

It’s been a rough year for Bradley Cooper. Yes, “American Sniper” was a huge box office hit that even landed him a Best Actor nomination but technically that was a movie from last year. Since then, he has starred in two films, “Serena” and “Aloha” that were both critical and financial flops. Now we have “Burnt,” […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: I don’t know what went wrong with ‘Aloha,’ but it gave me heartburn

| June 2, 2015 | 2 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: I don’t know what went wrong with ‘Aloha,’ but it gave me heartburn

WARNING: I’m including my live tweets of this film (the film was empty, so I could), which includes moderate, albeit edited out PG-13 level language. I didn’t there was going to be another film worse than “Hot Pursuit” this year, but here we are… Cameron Crowe isn’t a hack director like Michael Bay, Uwe Boll […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Serena” is the cinematic equivalent of a car battery dying

| March 31, 2015 | 2 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “Serena” is the cinematic equivalent of a car battery dying

Did you know Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence have another movie out this weekend? Yeah, no one else did either. “Serena” was a film shot in 2012, right after Lawrence finished her work on the first film in “The Hunger Games” series. I’ve heard about “Serena” for quite some time now, from it’s initial filming […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Intensity is the name of the game in “American Sniper”

| January 19, 2015 | 1 Comment
MOVIE REVIEW: Intensity is the name of the game in “American Sniper”

War movies haven’t always been my favorite. They’ve always been slightly off-putting to me for two reasons: 1. I know I could NEVER do it. 2. I come from a military-ish family; not everyone are veterans, but almost all have served in some way, including an active duty uncle serving as a Colonel in the […]

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Spellbinding ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ showcases powerhouse performances

| January 23, 2013 | 0 Comments
Spellbinding ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ showcases powerhouse performances

When a director can bring together comedy and drama to the silver screen so delicately yet so unnervingly, it’s only reasonable to applaud the film for its efforts of realism. Director David O. Russell adapts Matthew Quick’s novel, “Silver Linings Playbook,” with such intriguing compassion and grace. The film tells the story of Pat Solitano, […]

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