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  • 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…

  • Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 03 Nov, 2014

    Working in the television news business is one of the most stressful occupations you could possibly have ... I've seen first hand on how stressful it can get (I'll explain further down) ... but for those who never worked in the business, have you ever wondered while watching the evening news, who goes in and shoots the aftermath of accidents and violent crime you see repeated over-and-over again? Have you ever wondered while watching the evening news what it "truly"…

  • Saw 2004

    ★★★★½ Watched 01 Nov, 2014

    Its hard to believe that its been 10 years since the first "SAW" film was released in theaters ... and I still remember seeing it for the first time in theaters in 2004 when I was in college. Being adapted from an original short story from screenwriters Leigh Whannell and James Wan (who became a first time director with this film), and then being green-lit into a film made on a budget of only$1.2 million (which would then gross $102…

  • John Wick 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Oct, 2014

    "JOHN WICK", for me, turned out to be one of the biggest surprises of the year, and hopefully a film that will begin the launch of a "Keanu Reeves" comeback. This is arguably the best that Keanu Reeves has been in almost a decade. "JOHN WICK" is pretty much your basic, standard, "action-revenge" thriller. It doesn't try to do anything new, or reinvent the "action genre", but for what it is and what it wants to be, it was executed…

  • The Judge 2014

    ★★½ Watched 17 Oct, 2014

    "THE JUDGE" just may be the biggest disappointment of the year thus far. Serious "Oscar talk" was placed on this film months before this film came out and was one of the most highly anticipated films of the fall season. Sadly, all the "THE JUDGE" is, is a poorly executed, and blatantly "cliched" film that left so much potential on the table that could have made this a possible Oscar contender. Not all of it is totally bad, as Robert…

  • Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 04 Oct, 2014

    It's funny how a film can both "be great" and "not meet expectations" at the same time ... not that I had a severe amount of expectations going into this film to begin with, because I absolutely knew nothing about it, other than the fact that it was being directed by one of the best film directors working today, and its starring the "future Batman". Director David Fincher's "GONE GIRL" fits into both those categories. When you take characters that…

  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 2014

    ★★½ Watched 28 Aug, 2014

    The "Sinful" duo of Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller are back to serve up another slice of violence, brutality, and sex ... this time in "SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR". When directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, adapting from Miller's graphic novel, brought to life a foreboding place never before glimpsed on film with their original "SIN CITY" in 2005, the results were outstanding. You had the greenscreen surroundings of its live-action actors actualized with stark black-and-white animation…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 19 Aug, 2014

    As I usually say in the beginning in regards to any review that I do that involves "MARVEL Studios", its no secret that they got their shit together. Marvel has done more than an exceptional job in giving the proper rejuvenation and representation of a number of their products ... especially when it comes to them making a film about a "superteam" ("The Avengers" and "X-Men"are perfect examples). Now we get "GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY"... a film based on a…

  • The Expendables 3 2014

    ★★½ Watched 19 Aug, 2014

    For my review of the 1st Expendables ... click HERE

    For my review of the 2nd Expendables ... click HERE

    Its no secret that when you watch these "Expendable" films, you can clearly see what they want to accomplish ... and that is simply one thing, and one thing only - Nostalgia. The "Expendables" as a concept was basic and for a film-goer of a certain age, enticing enough ... seeing the old-school action heroes, from the "apex age" of…

  • Batman: Assault on Arkham 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 12 Aug, 2014

    Its no secret that when it comes to "live action" in film, MARVEL has clearly got their shit together more ... its really been obvious over the last batch of years. However, if there is one thing DC has done extremely well during the same time period, its been their "DC Original Animated Universe" film series. DC has come out with so many animated hits in their "DCOA Universe" over the years ... from "BATMAN: UNDER THE RED HOOD" ...…

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014

    ★½ Watched 08 Aug, 2014 1

    If you are between the ages 25-35 (maybe a little bit older), its pretty much a given that at some point in your young childhood, you were exposed somehow to the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles". Maybe you read the classic comic books ... played the classic Nintendo games ... or maybe you went to a mall or arcade once, and played the classic 4-player TMNT Arcade game (I played that arcade game 1,000 times). For a long time in the…

  • The Green Mile 1999

    ★★★★½ Added

    I'm not gonna go into too much detail about this film, because there is nothing to be said about this film that hasn't already been said. With the exception of "THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION", "THE GREEN MILE" is my favorite "prison film" for a number of reasons ... however, there is one particular thing about this film that really gets to me, that I will share with everyone here to hopefully kick-start some healthy debate and thought.

    I can go on…