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  • +1 2013

    ★★★ Added

    The concept for “+1” is great and interesting. Its story is perfectly capable of creating discussion and leaving the viewer intrigued for a good time after the credits are done…however, some of the discussion might incorporate how the story is a bit sloppy and the acting isn’t very memorable. “+1” definitely has some major problems going with it but the foundation it is built upon is interesting and just strange enough to be engaging.

    Salutations! My name is Rev. Ron…

  • Sex Tape 2014

    ★★ Added

    I won’t pull any punches here, I didn’t expect much from “Sex Tape.” However, I didn’t deny that there wasn’t a chance it could have surprised me…too bad it didn’t. Overall, “Sex Tape” is a by-the-numbers, formulaic, semi-slapstick, almost vulgar situational comedy that does nothing that isn’t easily expected. While I did find myself laughing at one short scene with Rob Lowe, I spent the rest of the film in dead silence as predictable humor, unconvincing acting from the two…

  • Only Lovers Left Alive 2013

    ★★★ Added

    While beautifully shot, tightly edited, and containing great music and two very strong actors leading the charge, “Only Lovers Left Alive” is a decent film…but it was only just decent for me. I’m not particular a fan of vampires and this film’s story doesn’t feel as complete as it needed to be. While it is on a clear path, it does feel like it is kinda wandering on and off that path.

    Hello, friend! The name is Rev. Ron and…

  • Transcendence 2014

    ★★ Added

    The visuals are great, the specials effects are very good, and there’s a great cast all going a great job; However, “Transcendence” feels pretty pointless. The film lacks any real conflict, there’s absolutely no thrills, and the film feels like it thinks it is brilliant but is really just a mess of boredom, plot holes, and a story that really never gets up and does anything that special. It’s basically the movie equivalent of that guy you know who says…

  • Nymphomaniac: Vol. II 2013

    ★★ Added

    I wasn’t too thrilled with the first installment of Lars von Trier’s sexcapades/drama epic arthouse pic but I dug the acting and the story was solid enough for me to find some interest in it—although, admittedly, not a lot. However, this second installment is even less to me than the first. While the good acting is still here, the story just got too ridiculous for me at the end. It didn’t fly off the rails but the drama that was…

  • Nymphomaniac: Vol. I 2013

    ★★★ Added

    The story is decent, the acting is strong, and it has some great drama (and, for those of you out there—you know who you are—there is a lot of sex in it…and you see everything) but “Nymphomaniac Vol. I” was just okay in my book. While the story is alright, it got boring to me and got boring a lot. Additionally, the real shots of real sex (well, real in the fact they had body doubles really doing it and…

  • The Zero Theorem 2013

    ★★★ Added

    I liked the wacky and colorful visuals, I REALLY liked the performances (especially Christoph Waltz), and I liked the core concepts of the story. However, the film just didn’t feel as feathered out as it needed to be and came off more like a very elaborate and a really long short film that just forget to add some more depth when it made the jump to feature length. I like Terry Gilliam’s work but this might not be my favorite…

  • Divergent 2014

    Added

    Right off the bat, I have to say that I fully realize that I am not the intended audience for “Divergent.” However, I realized that with “The Hunger Games” but I am a fan of that franchise (albeit, I honestly didn’t care for the first film and only found myself a fan after watching the second one). “Divergent” is basically just the overly familiar tween dystopian formula with all the characters and plot movements that you would expect. In fact,…

  • Locke 2013

    ★★★★ Added

    Before watching “Locke,” it could be easy to write it off as a gimmick. A film that takes place entirely in a car while a man is driving and pushing the story and drama along through phone calls might be as bad as having an entire subgenre of horror films be about people who are obsessed with video taping themselves and not realizing that there are times where you need to put the damn camera down and run from the…

  • Lone Survivor 2013

    ★★★★ Added

    At best, I thought this movie was going to just be a propaganda film about how awesome America’s military is and, at worst, I thought the movie was going to be a mess of Hollywood-upping the hell out of a true story. While the former is slightly true, the movie proved to be just a great tale of survival and even dealt with the Afghani people in a respectful manner—meaning, they weren’t shown as all being Anti-American. I also had…

  • The Signal 2014

    ★★★ Added

    There was definitely some promise to “The Signal” but the film leaves too many questions and feels like it ends right as the film’s Third Act should be starting. I like the visuals, the acting was great, and the human/emotional element added to the story is a nice touch but the movie, ultimately, felt like a short film stretched to a feature length and leaves you with about as many answers as a short film would offer. The concept is…

  • Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★★ Added

    What a heavy and absolutely captivating movie! First off, I love David Fincher’s work and love that he uses Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross to do his scores—so, right off the bat; I loved what these men brought to the film. I love how Fincher approaches, composes, and lights a scene, and when you add Reznor’s chilling music, you have magic! Additionally, the cast is awesome. Affleck is amazing, Neil Patrick Harris surprised me how at home he looked in…