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  • 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…

  • Mamma Mia! 2008

    Watched 28 May, 2014

    Oh ...... my ...... FUCKING ...... GOD!!!

    I'm not against musicals at all ... as a matter of fact, there have been a batch that I liked and thoroughly enjoyed. A friend of mine recommended me to give this one a shot, as she knows I'm not opposed to musicals or watching something new. Plus ... I'm somewhat of a Pierce Brosnan fan, going back to his Bond days.

    HOLY COW!!! He was the absolute worst part of this film.…

  • Blended 2014

    ½ Added 1

    Just like "JACK & JILL" ... "THATS MY BOY" ... "GROWN UPS 1 & 2" and many others, I do not need to see this film to know its a piece of shit or give it a 1/2 star rating.

    If you follow me on here, you know about my absolute unparalleled hatred and abhorrence towards Adam "SCAM"ler.

    I will continue to give him 1/2 star ratings to each and every one of his films (and I use that term loosely) that…

  • X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 23 May, 2014 2

    Themes of bigotry, discrimination and fearing those who are different have always been at the heart of Marvel's "X-Men" comic books and the subsequent film adaptations … it certainly was the primary theme of director Bryan Singer's first two X-Men films in 2000's "X-MEN", and 2003's "X2: X-MEN UNITED". Since then, its been a rocky road for the X-Men franchise. The capper of the trilogy - the convoluted, overstuffed 2006's "X3: THE LAST STAND" ... and nearly unnecessary prequel -…

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 2014

    ★★ Watched 01 May, 2014

    Spider-Man first hit the big screen in 2002, and was nothing but an immense smash that gave everyone's favorite web-crawler the due he needed.Spider-Man got even higher two years later after that with "SPIDER-MAN 2", which to this day remains one of the greatest superhero sequels ever made. It's hard not to be somewhat skeptical that it's even possible to make anywhere near a perfect Spider-Man film that will satisfy everyone … but probably the closest thing we've gotten thus…

  • Transcendence 2014

    ★½ Watched 21 Apr, 2014

    On paper, "TRANSCENDENCE" looked to be the perfect film to help kick start the spring season in film. You have your intriguing sci-fi premise …a blockbuster leading actor … an all-star cast to go along with him… and a first-time director, who has had such a remarkable career thus far as a (Oscar-Winning) cinematographer, people couldn't wait to see how he would deliver his first feature film.

    Sadly, the end result is far more disappointing than one could ever see…

  • Kids for Cash 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 13 Apr, 2014

    I'm not much of a documentary watcher, but "KIDS FOR CASH" is one I just needed to check out ... the number one sole reason (those who know me personally, know this) is because I worked for the television station of WBRE/WYOU that covered this story when it REALLY broke out. Anybody who needs a new reason to hate lawyers ought to check out this shocking documentary chronicling the "pay-to-play" scheme whereby a couple of crooked judges, by the names…

  • Batman: Strange Days 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 16 Apr, 2014 2

    Very fun animated short about my all-time favorite superhero - BATMAN - to commemorate the 75 year anniversary of the famed caped crusader.

    Its a short animated film, with a very straight-forward story ... that as I watched it, made me want to revisit the classic animated series of the 90s. If you're a Batman fan, check it out. Just a fun animated short to watch, of one of pop-culture's iconic superheroes.

    Check it out HERE.

  • Draft Day 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 14 Apr, 2014

    In a few weeks, the annual NFL Draft will take place at the Radio City Music Hall, in the middle of New York City. For hundreds of thousands of NFL fans, its a time of the year were we all hope that our respective teams make either a huge move ... sign a "can't-miss", highly touted player out of college … or initiate a trade that could possibly send our respective teams to the promise land. Before 2011's Oscar-nominated film…

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 07 Apr, 2014

    Wes Anderson is something of an enigma ... one of the most revered and respected filmmakers of the last fifteen years whose undisputed talent as such has led to numerous dazzling and realized motion pictures. His breakthrough effort, 1998's "RUSHMORE" is a coming-of-age masterwork that fully and without fail blends the director's by-now signature, "oft-copied" and "parodied style" with a sweeping emotional core that speaks breathtakingly about adolescence and the journey toward finding purpose and growing up. Since then, nothing…

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 07 Apr, 2014

    Before I get started on this review, I need to state something that is a profound misconception about myself … and quite frankly, I can't stand it when I'm labeled this.

    I am not a "DC Fanboy", or a "MARVEL Fanboy". Let me repeat that so everyone can take it in … I AM NOT A "DC" OR "MARVEL" FANBOY.

    Its no secret that everybody knows how much of a "Batman nerd" I am, and for some people, that gives…

  • Noah 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 31 Mar, 2014

    Acclaimed Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky (2008's "THE WRESTLER" ... 2010's "BLACK SWAN") returns to the big screen for the first time in four years ... this time, presenting "NOAH" ... one of the most famous Biblical tales in all of Catholic religion. Creating a film with a purpose to innovate and redefine is difficult to do, and Aronofsky has done that throughout his short directing career thus far ... but this time, he puts forth one of his most divergent…