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Creed: Movie Review

In this day of the never-ending movie series, sequels, prequels, revamps, reinterpretations, and otherwise, you might walk into the latest continuation of the Rocky saga having little to no expectations – certainly none in regards to a sense of originality. It’s been claimed by many over the last few years that ‘Hollywood is running out of ideas’… […]

The Night Before: Movie Review

We all know that people love Christmas movies – whether they be heart-felt dramas, satirical comedies, or even more in the genre of action/horror. I, personally have my own that I somehow manage to see nearly every holiday season: It’s a Wonderful Life, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Nightmare Before Christmas, and a handful of others. Whatever […]

Dope: Movie Review

Let me just start off by saying that I’m often very critical of comedies. Most modern comedies are, well, completely unintelligent and without a context that truly makes any kind of sense. But occasionally, a team will come together to create something truly original and unique. This is the case with DOPE, the latest from […]

Woman in Gold: Movie Review

Before and during the years that would eventually be known as WWII, the Nazi party claimed thousands upon thousands of priceless art pieces from those it imprisoned, victimized, murdered and/or denounced – stolen works or art; many never to be recovered. The many crimes and odd interests of the Third Reich have been fairly well […]

McFarland, USA: Movie Review

We’re all too familiar with the feel-good, family-friendly, based-on-true-events stories of underprivileged youth taking on an unbeatable challenge for the sake of proving themselves. We’ve also seen a hundred formulaic ‘exposure’ films about inner-city minorities that make a point to relate to wider (ie – less urban) audiences. Upon first impressions, the 2-minute trailer for […]

Jupiter Ascending Movie Review

Jupiter Ascending Movie Review Proving themselves with a sexually charged thriller called ‘Bound’, the Wachowski brothers – a directorial duo – moved on to one of the most ambitious cinematic projects of the late 90’s. ‘The Matrix’, a refreshingly original, philosophically idealistic cult favorite that stuck a proverbial middle finger to modern society – the […]

Black Sea Movie Review

Black Sea Movie Review Kevin Macdonald, director of ‘The Last King of Scotland’ partners with an all-star cast, including Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn and relative new-comer Bobby Schofield, in ‘Black Sea’ – an intensely claustrophobic telling of desperation and greed. Fair warning to fans of films like ‘Das Boot’ and ‘The Hunt for Red October’; […]

Men, Women & Children Movie Review

Men, Women & Children Movie Review – In the last decade, our reliance on the Internet and cellphone tech has increased to the point where many of us have forgotten how to connect on a personal (human) level.  We started talking to each other through forums and chat rooms, then text messaging and video conferencing, […]

The Trip To Italy Movie Review

The love fest between writer/director Michael Winterbottom and actor/comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon is never-ending! After directing the rib-ticking Coogan/Brydon duo in ‘Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story’ (2005) – where they played themselves – Winterbottom went on to work with them in 2010’s ‘The Trip’, where again, Coogan and Brydon played… themselves. […]

Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For Movie Review

Frank Miller’s ‘Sin City’, released in 2005, was first realized as an ultra gritty graphic novel with extremely stylized compositions, super contrasted color pallet (mostly black & white), unforgettably complex characters, and a never-ending supply of sex & violence. So basically, it’s fun for the whole family! Indie director, Robert Rodriguez (known for his attraction […]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) Movie Review

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) Movie Review – Say what you will about it; the CG era in the film industry has instigated an onslaught of ‘re-vamps’ of some of our favorite movies. The original ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’, released in 1990, was dark and gritty – so much so that it caused a small […]

The Signal movie review. Refreshingly Original

Science fiction has become a richly diverse genre over the years; ranging from big-budget box office gambles, to low-budget social experiments – testing new waters in attempt to connect with an ever-evolving world audience. Some succeed, and many don’t. Compare, for example, the edgy simplicity of ‘Moon’ (the 2009 indie starring, almost only, Sam Rockwell) […]