Tag: Matt Damon

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Suburbicon’ is an unmitigated Oscar-bait disaster

| October 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Suburbicon’ is an unmitigated Oscar-bait disaster

Actors turned directors are often quite successful affairs, with just this year Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut, “Lady Bird,” receiving a lot of major talk for awards come Winter. Other successful outings include Sofia Coppola, Angelina Jolie, Ron Howard, Lake Bell and George Clooney, among others. Clooney, returning for his 6th feature film, is seeking to […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Great Wall’ is all spectacle, some satisfaction

| February 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Great Wall’ is all spectacle, some satisfaction

Controversy is something that is becoming more and more normalized in today’s society and we tend to forget about a scandal right when another one comes along. Whether these scandals be political, social, etc., we’re exposed in a way unlike ever before. Right when the trailer for “The Great Wall” dropped, Universal Pictures found themselves […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Jason Bourne’ is Bourne for the cyber age, datedness and all

| July 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Jason Bourne’ is Bourne for the cyber age, datedness and all

The “Bourne” movies have never really been much of a staple in my life. It’s not that they’re not good, they’re just not movies that had much of a lasting impression on me, at least not in justification of a fifth movie. But alas, we’re here at the fifth Bourne film, this one forgoing the […]

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Oscar Preview: Best Actor

| February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
Oscar Preview: Best Actor

Bryan Cranston (“Trumbo”): This one is a bit of a shocker. Not that Cranston is bad, but it’s far from a groundbreaking performance. The movie itself is not all that impressive either, which begs the question: Why the nomination then? Cranston is one of those actors who people love and respect. Perhaps it’s all leftover […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Martian’ is a masterful complement to a masterful novel

| October 2, 2015 | 3 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Martian’ is a masterful complement to a masterful novel

Spring break 2015 involved me driving from Charlotte to Atlanta, back to Charlotte and then back to Durham, a total of 10 hours of driving, which fit perfectly for the new 10-hour audiobook I snagged off of Amazon for the trip, this book being “The Martian.” During this time, 10 hours went by as if […]

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