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  • Transformers: Age of Extinction 2014

    ★★★ Added

    Okay, another Transformers film and another disappointment…but at least it wasn’t “Revenge of the Fallen” and “Dark of the Moon,” amirite? Honestly, getting rid of Shia LaBeouf and eliminating the juvenile toilet humor for solid comic relief from T.J. Miller and Stanley Tucci was a much needed improvement for the franchise. Additionally, Kelsey Grammar is fantastic as the film’s antagonist but the film still isn’t as good as it could be. The story is messy and way too long, Mark…

  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 2014

    ★★★★★ Added

    I love the first film and was a little bit excited for this film. Thankfully, the film lived up to my expectations and then went beyond (I would say it went beyond infinity but I fear being sued by a certain animated mouse). HTTYD2 builds perfectly on the first film and even does one better by making the story a little bit darker and more mature and then decides to go ahead and make the animation even more breathtaking. With…

  • 22 Jump Street 2014

    ★★★★★ Added

    The first film snuck up on me and rammed itself down my eye holes and infected my brain with the deadly disease known as non-stop laughter. To put that in a less creepy way, I thought “21 Jump Street” was a lot funnier than I had anticipated it to be and I was very excited for this sequel. I’ll sum up the sequel like this…it lived up to the hype for me. Just as hilarious as the first go around…

  • 300: Rise of an Empire 2014

    ★★ Added

    I really enjoy both the graphic novel and Zack Synder’s film adaptation of 300 and was…well, kinda indifferent to the concept of a sequel being produced. Even though I felt it wasn’t 100 percent necessary, I did think the trailers looked kinda cool and decided to take it in once it hit the home media department. While “300: Rise of an Empire” has some gratuitously cool fight scenes that lack the flair of the first film, the movie doesn’t offer…

  • Non-Stop 2014

    ★★★ Added

    Let’s face it, Liam Neeson is a badass on screen and is so convincing at it that I’m fairly certain I can get a black eye and broken nose from the guy if he so much as breathed on me in the right intensity and angle. And he keeps that streak of being tough as nails made of adamantium in “Non-Stop.” The movie isn’t bad as, aside from Vitamin Neeson, it contains some decent fight scenes, has a potentially great…

  • The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

    ★★★★★ Added

    I wish I would have watched this film sooner (and I should have because I really loved the theatrical trailer) because this movie is just a funny, witty and outrageous look at debauchery, loose morals and even looser ethics. The cast is great (Leo was robbed) and the film is just an absolute riot of entertainment. It’s excess for the purpose of excess and it is a blast to watch.

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  • Joe 2013

    ★★★★ Added

    “Joe” isn’t a complicated story and it definitely isn’t presented with loads of flash, buzz and whistles. It’s just a story about human drama and the lengths we find ourselves face with when it’s time to decide whether to help those who find themselves in our lives. Yes, that last sentence totally sounded like something you would read on a sympathy card but that’s really what the movie is and that, and great performances, are what make the film great.…

  • American Hustle 2013

    ★★★ Added

    I really liked the music and the cast was just epic in their roles in “American Hustle.” Additionally, I thought the premise was interesting and since I’ve enjoyed many of that nutjob David O. Russell’s films, I had high expectations for the film (the critics' nearly universal praise didn’t help bring those expectations down either). However, as much as I like certain aspects of the film, the story just moved too slowly and to such an extent that I could…

  • Edge of Tomorrow 2014

    ★★★★★ Added

    “Edge of Tomorrow” looked exciting as hell but I wasn’t prepared for just how awesome this film was! The cast is fantastic, the action is more satisfying that I was prepared for and the film is capable of being honestly hilarious without hurting any of the more serious moments of the film. This is what a summer blockbuster is suppose to be!

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  • I, Frankenstein 2014

    ★★ Added

    Okay, I never read the graphic novel but I dug the concept of the film and the trailer had me sold. While I thought Aaron Eckhart was cool as the monster and the fact the film had decent special effects, pretty satisfying action and most of the performances were okay, the film just became unhinged and the plot and story were a little bit sloppy and kept the film from being something a little more entertaining that what the final…

  • X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014

    ★★★★★ Added

    “Days of Future Past” is the kick in the pants and the much needed breathe of fresh air that the X-franchise needed. After “X3” left an unfavorable taste in many peoples’ mouths, it felt almost necessary to adapt Chris Claremont’s infamous book and use time travel to not only bridge the awesome cast from the First Class with the talent of the Old Class but use it to erase any damage done to the series. This is the first time…

  • 3 Days to Kill 2014

    ★★ Added

    “3 Days to Kill” has some problems in the form that some of the acting is a little lackluster (or hammy thanks to Amber Heard) and the story tends to be a little chaotic in its presentation but the action is pretty entertaining and Kevin Costner is great in the film. However, it still wasn’t enough to make the film average or middle-of-the-road.

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