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Now that Season 2 of Game of Thrones is in full swing and the characters continue to multiply, it’s become more of a “I at least know who these people are, so I’ll care about them” sort of thing rather than trying to sort this all out in my head. Hopefully, after a few more episodes, everything will become clear. Or clearer. Read the rest of this entry
After the disaster that is known as Batman and Robin, it seemed like it was time to let the Batman movie franchise die… at least for a while. Then suddenly, Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan brought us Batman Begins, and nothing would ever be the same.
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Escape Plan is exactly what it promises: Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger breaking out of prison. It’s at 49% on Rotten Tomatoes, which means about half the critics gave it a negative review while the other segment of critics were more positive on the film. I fall into the latter half, but that doesn’t mean I think Escape Plan is a masterpiece. If you like your action movies to have an 80s vibe to them, I think you’ll find this flick acceptable, but it’s not without problems. Here are 6 points on why Escape Plan is what it is, for better or worse. Read the rest of this entry
I love movies and I love music, but I don’t necessarily love musicals. However, I do love it when movies will spontaneously break out into song. It’s a rare, awesome and hilarious thing that happens in the occasional movie. Here are 5 Funny Musical Moments in Movies that are not Musicals – just a few of my favorites. Read the rest of this entry
I enjoyed Neighbors. It’s not exactly the greatest comedy of all time, yet it’ll probably be the best comedy of this year. (And yes, I do have a calendar, and I am aware it’s only May.) I feel that I often prattle on forever about little details that most folks probably don’t care about, so, in the interest of coming to the point before I completely murder you with words, here are my blurb and score for Neighbors.
BLURB: While it’s not an especially memorable comedy, Neighbors is an effective and entertaining movie. It’s at 73% on Rotten Tomatoes, but I’m a little bit higher (see what I did there?!?) at 7.5 out of 10.
Now that I got that out of the way, let’s dig in and talk about what’s working and what’s not so good. Read the rest of this entry
I can’t imagine why anyone would think we need a new Peter Pan movie. The very reason Amblin Entertainment made Hook was most likely that no one had a new take on Peter Pan because there is absolutely nothing left to be done there. It’s Peter Freakin’ pan – it’s been done. What’s left to do… besides make shiz up? Read the rest of this entry
I should preface this review by saying I did not watch the 2000s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series – I presume this movie stems out of that series, but I don’t actually know this for a fact, and, in 2014, obviously, there is no way to check… Anyway, let’s dive in to 2007′s TMNT! Read the rest of this entry
Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables series has brought together some of the biggest action stars of the last several decades together into one movie, and this third time out is no exception. Bruce Willis has been replaced by Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes is now on board and so is… Kelsey Grammar? That’s right, action movie legend and Cheers regular Kelsey Grammar is in The Expendables 3… and for some reason, these five actors didn’t make the cut. Here are five guys we would have liked to see in The Expendables 3. Read the rest of this entry
We finally got around to seeing American Hustle and it’s fair to say that the build up to watching the picture might have pulled some of the luster off the surface. Nevertheless, I certainly understand why everyone enjoyed it so much but I can also see what people mean when they say it’s two hours of people yelling at each other. Here are three points on American Hustle for both sides of the argument. Read the rest of this entry
I don’t know why, but if a movie studio sets out to make a superhero movie with a female protagonist, they’re bound to f@ck it up, because Hollywood has done this every single time they’ve tried. Check out the Fatal Five, these Superhero Movies with a Female Protagonist that are all completely and utterly TERRIBLE. Read the rest of this entry
There’s something about this trailer that didn’t inspire me to see Oblivion in the theater. (Given its visual quality, I wish I had!) It looks like your run of the mill last man on earth sorta thing, but there’s a bit more to it than that – as the trailer shows you. After watching the flick, I found that it wasn’t what I was expecting, but the movie still comes up short. Here are 3 points on Oblivion. Read the rest of this entry
A long while ago, I ranked the thrill rides at Walt Disney World using a rather broad interpretation of the idea of a thrill ride. This time, I’m tightening up the definition to an attraction has some serious speed and pulls some Gs while at the same time broadening the scope to all of the Disney Parks here in the United States. Enough yammering! Here’s my ranking of the Top 5 Thrill Rides at all Disney Parks. Read the rest of this entry
The more I think about G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the more I realize I’ll just end up repeating the same points I’ve made about most twenty-first century movies: "watchability" and running time.
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Having just went through the exercise of buying eyeglasses for the millionth time in my life, here are some observations I’ve made over the years that can make the experience a bit easier in the short and long term. Read the rest of this entry
After applauding the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie and then saying that the third TMNT installment isn’t the worst thing ever, it’s time to finally hit rock bottom with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. Let’s count the reasons this movie doesn’t work. Read the rest of this entry