Tag: Chris Pratt

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ strikes a chord with fans of the first film in the franchise

| July 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ strikes a chord with fans of the first film in the franchise

This review contains minor spoilers for “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” When Steven Spielberg first introduced us to “Jurassic Park,” moviegoers were mesmerized by the incredible resurrection of the dinosaurs. Not only boasting a thoroughly entertaining and thrilling narrative packed with heart-pounding moments, “Jurassic Park” proved a somewhat thought-provoking film, giving viewers a glimpse into the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is a game-breaking prologue to an intriguing finale

| April 24, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is a game-breaking prologue to an intriguing finale

NOTICE: There are NO SPOILERS in this review. There’s a lot to be unpacked here, and I’m not going to sit here and pretend like all of my feelings are lined up perfectly in a row for careful analysis. Nor do I really think it’s a film that requires that as its main goal here is to […]

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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: ‘Passengers’ is an interesting film ruined by a single plot choice

| December 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Passengers’ is an interesting film ruined by a single plot choice

SPOILER WARNING: There are mild-spoilers in this review that are imperative in reviewing this film. The plot to “Passengers” is one that you could discuss around the dinner table with friends for an hour. If you were on a 120-year journey from Earth to another planet and you woke up 90 years too soon completely […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Magnificent Seven’ is a mindless, fun Western

| September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Magnificent Seven’ is a mindless, fun Western

Despite not ever resuscitating itself to the level of cool it used to be, Westerns are back on the rise, with films like “The Hateful Eight” and “Bone Tomahawk” being some of the better revivals of the genre. Now, forgoing the original story route, studios have finally dipped their hands into the land of Western […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Jurassic World’ is equal parts epic and underwhelming, simultaneously.

| June 23, 2015 | 1 Comment
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Jurassic World’ is equal parts epic and underwhelming, simultaneously.

I know I’m late, but I’ve been out of the country, so get over it. “Jurassic Park” is one of my all time favorite movies, the mixture of the likable, layered characters, sharp and intelligent dialogue and the insane visual effects that hold up 22 years after its release, it’s a classic piece of filmmaking […]

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“The Lego Movie” is more than just easy product placement

| February 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
“The Lego Movie” is more than just easy product placement

With the success of “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” and “21 Jump Street,” both Phil Lord and Chris Miller have out done themselves again with “The Lego Movie.” As both director and writer, Lord and Miller have crafted another cleverly written comedy. “The Lego Movie” tells the story of Emmet (Chris Pratt), an everyday […]

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