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Trouble with the Curve

Trouble with the Curve

Thursday, March 7, 2013 No Comments

I was following Trouble with the Curve just fine, starting to learn about the characters and seeing some promise. But it was when Clint talked out the lyrics to “You Are My Sunshine” in his gravelly voice that the balloon of potential started deflating. Sadly, the film wasn’t able to plug the leak. What developed […]

The Sessions

The Sessions

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 No Comments

The Sessions contained many interesting elements. With a character that spends most of his life confined in an iron lung and can only travel by means of a gurney, my curiosity levels were piqued. Add into it his desire to want to experience sex, and my intrigue deepened further. It’s a remarkable true story, but […]

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Monday, March 4, 2013 No Comments

From start to poignant finish, The Perks of Being a Wallflower had me gripped, laughing, smiling and crying. It hit all the right notes at all the right moments. I wish I could say something bad about it for sake of contrast, but I can’t think of a single negative point. This is a very […]

Intruders

Intruders

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 No Comments

Intruders was damn boring. It wasn’t scary, it wasn’t thrilling, and it wasn’t very good. Sure I was intrigued enough to want to know what was going on, but when the reveal came I was still left almost entirely unimpressed. There was also a glaring plot hole that rendered the entire story virtually irrelevant. I […]

End of Watch

End of Watch

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 No Comments

Following two cops working a rough beat, End of Watch had a lot of story potential, but oddly, there was no overarching conflict. They had intermittent struggles, but none lasted longer than a few minutes. Strangest of all is that they kept alluding to potential larger issues, but it was only after over an hour […]

To Rome With Love

To Rome with Love

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 No Comments

In terms of recent Woody Allen films, To Rome with Love had nothing on Midnight in Paris. However, that doesn’t mean it was terrible. In fact, I found it to be rather charming. Sure, there were way too many stories to follow, and I didn’t really care much for Alec Baldwin’s angel on the shoulder […]

Zero Dark Thirty Poster

Zero Dark Thirty

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 No Comments

Kathryn Bigelow truly deserves loads of credit for Zero Dark Thirty. She really knows how to send people on an emotional rollercoaster. Even though most people already know the basic details behind the hunt for Bin Laden, the film manages to evoke a sense of intrigue, with its mix of, uh… “information extraction” and inserts […]

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Friday, February 8, 2013 No Comments

It’s a shame Quvenzhané Wallis will in all likelihood not win the award for best actress, because she was phenomenal in Beasts of the Southern Wild. Her character was extremely visceral and endearing, and it was all thanks to her brilliant performance. The movie itself was equally as powerful, with its gritty atmosphere and compelling […]

Death Race 3

Death Race 3: Inferno

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 1 Comment

As with the previous installments of the franchise, Death Race 3: Inferno capitalizes on sultry women and bountiful violence. After spending the first ten minutes playing catch-up on the story, the film thrusts you into the passenger seat (in the lap of the ever beautiful Tanit Phoenix), and steps right down on the gas pedal. […]

Warm Bodies

Warm Bodies

Monday, February 4, 2013 No Comments

Zombies have a tough life. Not only do they look gross and make people want to shoot them in the freaking face, but they are also emotionally, and intellectually, void (their only thought being, “brains, I want to eat you”). So when it comes to making films about zombies, there is very little to be […]

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