Tag: Movie Review

MOVIE REVIEW: Cross-cultural courtship and heart-warming hilarity meet in ‘The Big Sick’

| July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: Cross-cultural courtship and heart-warming hilarity meet in ‘The Big Sick’

As struggling stand-up comedian Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani) stumbles his way through the trials and tribulations of becoming the next big thing in Chicago, one night on stage leads him to cross paths with graduate student Emily (Zoe Kazan). Though quickly dismissing each other after one night together, Kumail and Emily eventually begin dating, keeping their […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Oasis: Supersonic” is a nostalgic tribute

| October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “Oasis: Supersonic” is a nostalgic tribute

There is no denying that Oasis was one of the biggest bands to come out of Britain since the Beatles erupted in the 1960s. Their second album, “(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?” was the second-best-selling album of 1995 and 1996 in the UK, as well being the best-selling album of the decade.  Its fourteen platinum certifications from […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “The Loft” is simply too anticlimactic for it’s own good

| February 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “The Loft” is simply too anticlimactic for it’s own good

Despite whatever I think on the film, it’s a guarantee that “The Loft” has one of the best posters of any movie in the past year and will indeed end up in my room come fall. It’s a simply gorgeous, creative and original poster, but is the film the same way? Mysteries are on the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Mortdecai” is a dull, clumsy mess.

| January 27, 2015 | 1 Comment
MOVIE REVIEW: “Mortdecai” is a dull, clumsy mess.

I love Johnny Depp, but I know a clunker when I see one, and unfortunately, he’s produced a few in the last few years, from “The Tourist” to “The Rum Diary” to “The Lone Ranger” to “Transcendence” (Though I quite liked “Transcendence”, I was about the ONLY one), it’s no secret Depp has lost his […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Kingsman: The Secret Service” is the most fun you’ll have at the movies…possibly ever.

| January 27, 2015 | 2 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “Kingsman: The Secret Service” is the most fun you’ll have at the movies…possibly ever.

I will never cease to see films as a form of entertainment. Enter “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” a movie that plays on the best of both action and comedy, combining British humor and American violence with a stellar cast to bring what should be the most fun movie experience of 2015 early on, or could […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Blackhat” is a timely and effective thriller.

| January 22, 2015 | 1 Comment
MOVIE REVIEW: “Blackhat” is a timely and effective thriller.

“…The next Pearl Harbor that we confront could very well be a cyber-attack…” – Leon Panetta, former CIA director, U.S. Senate hearing   Sony has been all over the news lately from the initial leak of unreleased movies like “Annie” and “Still Alice” online to the leaked emails, both hacks likely prompted by their film “The […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Annie” is a heartbreakingly disappointing remake.

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “Annie” is a heartbreakingly disappointing remake.

  I love the 1981 film “Annie,” and I even love its 1999 TV movie remake with Kathy Bates, so imagine my delight when Sony Pictures announced that they were planning a new remake of the classic with the ever-so-fabulous Quvenzhané Wallis in the title role. I was stoked. It was my #1 most anticipated […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “John Wick” isn’t just cool, it’s ice cold.

| November 6, 2014 | 1 Comment
MOVIE REVIEW: “John Wick” isn’t just cool, it’s ice cold.

I wasn’t excited for “John Wick.” It didn’t look that special, and Keanu Reeves certainly isn’t impressing me with his more recent repertoire, so I had every reason to write off this generic-looking action flick. Then it showed at film festivals, and the reviews started coming in,;”John Wick” was supposed to be good, really good, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” is a sweet, though sort of forgettable family movie

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” is a sweet, though sort of forgettable family movie

Picture this, I’m at the movies alone, looking like a 6’2″ slightly overweight vagrant who hasn’t shaved in a week, in a theater full of children, and I have to try not to look like a total creeper as I’m lodged between two recliners of five year olds. That sums up my experience of seeing “Alexander and […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Annabelle” is the worst horror film of the year.

| October 21, 2014 | 1 Comment
MOVIE REVIEW: “Annabelle” is the worst horror film of the year.

I’m forgiving with horror movies, REALLY forgivin;, it’s my biggest soft spot of any genre, and I tend to enjoy quite a bit of what I see with horror. In 2013, “The Conjuring” hit theaters and turned the horror genre upside down; it was not only terrifying in every sense, it also featured some of […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Gone Girl” is why books are made into movies

| October 16, 2014 | 2 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “Gone Girl” is why books are made into movies

I have many directors I like, there are directors I love and then there are my “do no wrong” directors: filmmakers with such a hold on my love for film that they could make a horrendous piece of trash, and I still would probably love it. I have four “do no wrong” directors: Quentin Tarantino, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “The Maze Runner” is a standout literary adaption

| October 8, 2014 | 1 Comment
MOVIE REVIEW: “The Maze Runner” is a standout literary adaption

First came “Harry Potter”, then came “The Hunger Games”, then “Divergent”, and now comes “The Maze Runner”, the new Young Adult (YA) Novel adaption to hit the big screen. After numerous failures from YA movies like “Vampire Academy”, “Beautiful Creatures” and “I Am Number Four”, studios are still trying to reach out to adolescent fans […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “This Is Where I Leave You” is a sweet family reunion

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “This Is Where I Leave You” is a sweet family reunion

I guess you can call it “August: Osage County” dipped in sugar, but that actually made me want to see “This Is Where I Leave You” even more. The concept of a movie with a HUGE ensemble cast and chaotic hilarity sounds perfect, right? Well, maybe not perfect, but really good in this case. “This […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Frank” is the single most interesting film of 2014 so far.

| October 6, 2014 | 1 Comment
MOVIE REVIEW: “Frank” is the single most interesting film of 2014 so far.

I’m at a loss on how to describe the movie “Frank”, it’s not avant-garde, but it’s certainly not conventional in any sense of the word. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen before, it’s funny, touching, dark, with so much social commentary that it could almost pass as the most entertaining PSA of all time, “Frank” […]

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