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  • Chappie

    Chappie 2015

    ★½ Watched 09 Mar, 2015

    When director Neill Blomkamp first came onto the scene in 2009, he arrived with a bang ... his debut film of "DISTRICT 9" was such an immense smash, it garnered four Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay nominations. One of the things that made "DISTRICT 9" so good, was that the film lead the audience for quite some time in deciding who the villains were - the aliens or the humans - until you realize it was…

  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

    Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 1999

    ★★½ Added

    In less than a year, we all will be making that return trip to that galaxy far, far, away when "STAR WARS - EPISODE VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS" finally hits theaters ... it is arguably, the most anticipated film of 2015, and I can only imagine what it will be like in the theater in about 10 months time.

    So to properly prepare and get ready for this highly anticipated event, I thought it would be best to revisit all…

  • Fifty Shades of Grey

    Fifty Shades of Grey 2015

    ★★½ Watched 23 Feb, 2015

    When E.L. James' "FIFTY SHADES OF GREY" hit the worldwide bookshelves in 2011, it sparked a massive worldwide interest in countless women, who after reading the book ...
    a.) wished they were in a relationship with a man like Christian Grey WITHOUT the BSDM...
    b.) wished they were in a relationship with a man like Christian Grey WITH the BSDM ...
    c.) wished they lived out these sexual BSDM fantasies with their partner all together ...
    or d.) understood the…

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 05 Feb, 2015

    After seeing this film, I have the sudden urge now to change my insurance to FARMER's, just so I don't have J.K. Simmons scream in my face! Thank you J.K. for giving me one of the most quotable films I have ever seen in my life - (I CAN STILL FUCKING SEE YOU MINI ME!!!)

    WE ARE FARMER'S ... BUM DA DUM DA DUM BUM BUM!!

  • American Sniper

    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

    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

    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

    Inherent Vice 2014

    ★★½ 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

    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

    Star Wars: Revisited 2008

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    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:

    - PHANTOM MENACE in…

  • Into the Woods

    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

    The Interview 2014

    Added 11

    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.