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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…

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WRATH OF THE TITANS – Movie Review

March 24, 2012 1 comment

If I were to make a list of unnecessary movies coming out in 2012, Wrath of the Titans would be towards the top.  I, along with many, immensely hated the first film from 2010, Clash of the Titans.  And while this new installment is marginally better than the first one, it’s ultimately more of the same. Read more…

THE RAID: REDEMPTION – Movie Review

March 24, 2012 Leave a comment

As of late, many fights in action films from Hollywood really lack strong choreography.  Every gun seems to have an unlimited supply of bullets, and the main character never seems to get hurt.  However, leave it to the new Indonesian action film, The Raid: Redemption, to deliver on the fights, as it has some of the best action scenes I’ve ever seen. 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…

JOHN CARTER Can’t Defeat the Colossal LORAX – Weekend Box Office Report (March 9 – 11, 2012)

March 11, 2012 Leave a comment

Well, many predicted it, many said it was doomed from the start, and this weekend’s domestic box office results prove that John Carter will not make back its $250 million production budget, at least here in the U.S. Read more…

21 JUMP STREET – Movie Review

March 10, 2012 Leave a comment

I had heard strong early buzz from 21 Jump Street going in, but I ultimately wasn’t impressed by any of the marketing.  However, I was intrigued that Jonah Hill co-wrote the screenplay, and it was directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the directing duo behind the surprisingly charming animated film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.  And like the duo’s previous film, 21 Jump Street really surprised me; it’s one of the strongest comedies of the year so far. Read more…