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  • 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…

  • We Are Marshall 2006

    ★★★★½ Added 2

    Matthew McConaughey has done an incredible job at rejuvenating his career. For a guy that was criticized endlessly at doing too many "lawyer roles" ("A TIME TO KILL" ... "AMISTAD" ... "THE LINCOLN LAWYER"), or doing too many sappy below average "rom-coms" ("HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS" ... "FOOL'S GOLD" ... "GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST"), he has certainly done a great job in redefining his career and showing incredible range. We all know about his incredible turns…

  • Hunger 2008

    ★★★★ Watched 30 Jan, 2014

    After watching director Steve McQueen's two films of "SHAME" and "12 YEARS A SLAVE", "HUNGER" was the only film left on his short (but already impressive) filmography that I needed to see. Each of his first three films, have two distinct things in common:

    1.) Michael Fassbender is one HELL of a "one-of-a-kind" actor.
    2.) McQueen likes making relentless, graphic, unapologetic, uncomfortable films that show the viciousness and brutalities that come from our race.

    "HUNGER" is a historical drama tale…

  • Harry Brown 2009

    ★★★★ Added

    "HARRY BROWN" is a easy film to relate to ... who here hasn't heard stories about cities or neighborhoods being overrun with crime, violence, rape, hatred, and intimidation? As someone who worked in TV news for a number of years, I've heard stories involving each and every one of those topics. Stories like that can really anger someone to an extent, where you'll think to yourself - "Fuck the Police", and think about taking matters into your own hands. Who…

  • Elway To Marino 2013

    ★★★★ Added 2

    ESPN's "30 for 30" sport documentaries are some of the most fascinating films I have ever seen ... and I guess I'm a little bias in saying that because I'm such a huge sports fan (mainly with football). However one certain "30 for 30" documentary that they put together, in my opinion, stands head and shoulders above the rest of them. It's the story of the first round of the 1983 NFL draft, titled "ELWAY TO MARINO".

    For NFL football…

  • American Hustle 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 Jan, 2014 2

    When the Academy Award nominations were announced last week, David O' Russell's "AMERICAN HUSTLE" garnered 10 Oscar nominations, which included nominations in every "major" category (Picture, Director, Actor, S. Actor, Actress, S. Actress, and Original Screenplay). That prompted (and more than convinced) me right away to go see it last Friday.

    "AMERICAN HUSTLE" is also David O' Russell's second film, where he got nominations in every acting category (last year's "SILVER LINING'S PLAYBOOK" is the other). His previous film before…

  • The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 30 Dec, 2013

    It's been two weeks since this film opened in theaters, and in that span, I've seen this film twice … I just HAD to see this film one more time before I put my thoughts up on it. I also had to see if I enjoyed it just as much the second time around as I did the first … and to tell you the truth, after the second viewing, I enjoyed it EVEN MORE than I did the first…