Tag: Kate Winslet

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Mountain Between Us’ is a comfortably ridiculous fluff-fest

| October 7, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Mountain Between Us’ is a comfortably ridiculous fluff-fest

In film, great actors can make or break a film. There’s this belief that just because a movie has great actors in it, it automatically means it will be good. There comes a point when you begin to realize that not to be true and that the bigger the cast, the more suspicious one should […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Collateral Beauty’ is some collateral booty

| December 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Collateral Beauty’ is some collateral booty

Tearjerkers aren’t a foreign concept to Will Smith, with other films like “The Pursuit of Happyness” and “Seven Pounds” grabbing audiences by their tear ducts and squeezing them for all its worth. While “The Pursuit of Happyness” scored solid reviews, an Oscar nomination for Smith and launched the career of his son, Jaden Smith, “Seven […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Triple 9’ is an ensemble dream team

| February 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Triple 9’ is an ensemble dream team

999 a.k.a. “Triple 9”: police code for an officer down The world is chock full of crime-thrillers, with most courtesy of Martin Scorcese; films like “The Departed,” “Gangs of New York,” “Black Mass,” “The Untouchables” and “Goodfellas” just to name some of the best.  But when the trailer for “Triple 9” hit the web, I […]

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Niner Times Oscar preview: best supporting actress

| January 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
Niner Times Oscar preview: best supporting actress

Jennifer Jason Leigh (“The Hateful Eight”): As the only female character in Quintin Tarantino’s latest western, Leigh initially runs the risk of getting overshadowed by her merciless male counterparts. However, Leigh proves herself to be just as nasty and cruel as the other characters on screen. Although her performance in “Anomalisa” is the one more […]

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Movie Review: “Steve Jobs”

| October 27, 2015 | 1 Comment
Movie Review: “Steve Jobs”

One of the most challenging things when discussing a person of particular fame or historical significance, is the separation of who they really were as opposed to the myth society has formed surrounding them. Often times, these myths are very different from what is actually true. We, as a culture, often fail to see these individuals […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘A Little Chaos’ is a comfortable period piece, nothing more, nothing less

| July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘A Little Chaos’ is a comfortable period piece, nothing more, nothing less

“There is an outdoor ballroom in the gardens of Versailles. In what follows, that much at least is true.” – Opening card to the film My mother loves period pieces, so it seemed obvious that we watch “A Little Chaos” together. We were able to order it on-demand and watch it in our Snuggies on the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” continues what the first film started, take that as you will.

| March 23, 2015 | 1 Comment
MOVIE REVIEW: “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” continues what the first film started, take that as you will.

I love young adult fiction, it’s no secret, I’ve said it before in my other reviews and I’m saying it again now. I read “Divergent” and it’s ensuing installments and enjoyed the world it created, albeit a weak third entry to end the series. The first “Divergent” movie was a good adaption of a good […]

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