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THE MASTER – Movie Review

September 15, 2012 Leave a comment

Ever since the first teaser trailer was released, The Master has been my most anticipated movie of 2012.  Writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson’s films are slow-building, character based, and unique, which is why many of his previous ones are some of my all-time favorites.  And while The Master isn’t quite as perfect as I wanted it to be, and is probably my least favorite of his to date, there is still a great deal to enjoy. Read more…

THE HUNGER GAMES – Movie Review

March 23, 2012 Leave a comment

The hype leading up to the release of The Hunger Games was one of the most massive and widely known in some time.  I haven’t fully read the books, however I knew that there was more to this film than the typical teen novel adaptation (looking at you, Twilight).  So, going in with this mindset, I ended up enjoying the film quite a bit, a lot more than I was expecting. Read more…

JEFF, WHO LIVES AT HOME – Movie Review

March 17, 2012 1 comment

I was a big fan of the 2010 entry from directors Mark and Jay Duplass, Cyrus.  The dramedy really hit home with its authentic blend of comedy and drama, something the Mumblecore film subgenre, which the Duplass brothers pioneered, is known for.  Their new film, Jeff, Who Lives at Home, has a bigger budget and equally big stars (Cyrus starred John C. Reilly and Jonah Hill), however it still retains the sense of heart and personal filmmaking the Mumblecore genre is all about. Read more…

HAYWIRE – Movie Review

January 21, 2012 Leave a comment

As many moviegoers know, the month of January is undoubtedly the weakest when it comes to new releases.  Whether it be a horror film or a romantic comedy, the films are all typically forgotten in three months time.  However, when a director like Steven Soderbergh releases a film in January, my interest is peaked, and it’s safe to say his latest, Haywire, is a very rare exception to the January rule. Read more…

HUGO – Movie Review

November 23, 2011 1 comment

Martin Scorsese, filmmaker behind such classics as Taxi Driver and Goodfellas, is the least likely person to take on a children’s movie in 3D.  However, leave it to Scorsese to give us one of the year’s most creative, visually stunning, and heart-driven films. Read more…

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 1 – Movie Review

November 19, 2011 3 comments

Upfront, I’d like to address that the Twilight films are not made for me; I’m not a fan of the series, nor am I the target audience.  That being said, a successful film, pandering to any demographic, needs to convey its thoughts and ideas in an interesting way, making the film enjoyable to watch.  The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, the fourth installment in the Twilight series, doesn’t do this in the slightest.

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THE IDES OF MARCH – Movie Review

October 6, 2011 Leave a comment

I’m not a fan of politics in the slightest.  While it’s obviously a crucial part of our modern society, I’ve never had much interest in discussing or following political issues.  So, with that mindset, I had mixed feelings going into George Clooney’s new political thriller The Ides of March.  However, to my surprise, Clooney takes the complex world of politics and strings an easy-to-follow, compelling thriller out of it, completely investing the viewer, even if they don’t have much interest in the real world politics. Read more…