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  • American Sniper 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 16 Jan, 2015 3

    Two-Time Oscar Winning director Clint Eastwood's (1992's "UNFORGIVEN" ... 2004's "MILLION DOLLAR BABY") latest film of "AMERICAN SNIPER" is based off of the autobiography of "American Sniper: The Autobiography of the most lethal sniper in U.S. Military History" ... its the story of Chris Kyle, a U.S. Navy Seal who served four tours of duty in the Iraq war, who ultimately became one of the most accomplished and decorated soldiers in U.S. Naval history for his acts of heroism and…

  • The Imitation Game 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 16 Jan, 2015

    By now there have been so many stories that have been shared and told about World War II ... it was an event that was entirely too big, that not only changed the course of the world's history in a variet yof ways, but also the lives for billions and billions of people. Now here with "THE IMITATION GAME", we get a story of someone who while never stepped foot on a battlefield or picked up a bayonet, was single-handedly…

  • Blackhat 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 16 Jan, 2015

    Its been nearly six years since we last saw Michael Mann's work on the big screen (2009's "PUBLIC ENEMIES") ... but that is usually the case with Michael Mann, which in a way, leaves his fans in anticipation for his next work ... and when you have a track record like Michael Mann's, which includes 1981's "THIEF" ... 1995's "HEAT" ... 1999's "THE INSIDER" ... 2004's "COLLATERAL" ... and 2009's "PUBLIC ENEMIES" ... you can't blame those fans (I'm one…

  • Inherent Vice 2014

    ★★★ Watched 10 Jan, 2015

    There is no debate that acclaimed Oscar nominated director Paul Thomas Anderson is one of the absolute best film-makers in today's age in film ... anyone who thinks any differently is just flat out wrong. Look no further than his track record - from his drama film about the porn industry with 1997's "BOOGIE NIGHTS" ... his drama mosiac about happiness, forgiveness and meaning in 1999's "MAGNOLIA"... his combination "master/pet ... scientology" film of 2012's "THE MASTER" ... and of…

  • Big Eyes 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 02 Jan, 2015

    If there is one director that in the eyes of many that has gone very "stale" over the last 15-20 years ... you can certainly make a case for Tim Burton (and many people know, Burton is one director I have defended over the years no matter what). We all know about his phenomenal beginning career ... from his acclaimed beginnings ("BATMAN"... "BEETLEJUICE" ... "ED WOOD" ... "EDWARD SCISSORHANDS") ... his "stop motion" animated successes ("THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS" ...…

  • Star Wars: Revisited 2008


    We are now in a new year ... 2015. And being that this is the year that STAR WARS will return to the big screen, I will do something very special to prepare myself for "Episode VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS"

    Beginning this February ... and every two months after that, I will review every STAR WARS film in "Episode Order", leading all the way up to Episode VII. So by that schedule ... I will review:


  • Into the Woods 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 26 Dec, 2014 1

    I vaguely remember the first time I was introduced to Stephen Sondheim's "INTO THE WOODS" ... it was a music class field trip in middle school (6th or 7th grade) to a community center theater (can't remember where - I'm guessing down near Allentown, PA), where I saw it for the first time. Over a decade and a half later, here it is once again ... this time hitting the theaters, rather than Broadway, for a world wide audience to…

  • The Interview 2014

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    Sony took threats seriously from a country that claimed they found a unicorn lair, and the fact they cant get a rocket 10 ft. off the ground. Nice ... I love America!

    As soon as ‪"THE INTERVIEW" gets leaked online, I'll have a public viewing in my garden. First terrorist to arrive gets a free fruit basket. Grow up North Korea ... Ya know, if Russia was this uptight, 3/4ths of all James Bond films would never have gotten made.

    And finally, to you Sony ... I look forward to seeing your dignity be represented in the “In Memoriam” montage at the Oscars.

  • Birdman 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 15 Dec, 2014

    There comes a time in every person's life, where we wish we could go back to a point in our lives where we "had the most fun" or "had our most success" ... and for some, back to a point where were "most remembered" to restore one's "former glory". Even when one's desire to make an impact on the world, or to do "great things", culminates in bettering the lives of others ... the said ambition still fundamentally comes from…

  • The Theory of Everything 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 15 Dec, 2014

    Everyone comes to there own perils and pitfalls throughout their lives ... whats important however, is how you get out of it, and if you can't, finding a way to keep moving forward no matter the cost. Such is the story here in "THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING", which tells a portion of the life of acclaimed English theoretical physicist - Steven William Hawking.

    "THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING" is based on the 2008 memoir "Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen"…

  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Dec, 2014

    The journey of Middle Earth is now finally over ... after six films spread over a span of a decade an a half, and nearly a grand total 20 hours of film footage, Peter Jackson bids farewell and adieu to the franchise he helped put on the map. It seems like only yesterday audiences were waiting with bated breath and immense anticipation for the final chapter in the iconic "LOTR" trilogy ... and yet, there and back again, we are…

  • Interstellar 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 08 Nov, 2014 3

    Every director has had his/her perils and pitfalls ... and every director has gotten his/her fair share of acclaim and criticism. Tarantino, Spielberg, Burton, Refn, Mann, Scott, Scorsese, Coppola, Zemeckis ... the list goes on and on. I'm sure even the great and iconic Kubrick and Hitchcock had their fair share of critics/criticisms throughout their careers.

    However, you can make a case (a very strong one) that in this day of age in film-making, no director over the last 10…