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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…

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…

SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS – Movie Review

December 16, 2011 1 comment

I was a big fan of the first Sherlock Holmes.  It was entertaining, slick, and featured great performances, namely Robert Downey Jr. as the title role.  So with that mindset, I had a decent amount of interest for the new installment, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t branch out enough from its predecessor to become a sufficient sequel. Read more…

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…