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  • Dead Rising: Watchtower

    Dead Rising: Watchtower 2015

    ★★★ Added

    “Dead Rising: Watchtower” is a pretty basic low-budget zombie film. A lot of the make-up effects are lackluster, the CG blood is as bad as CG blood gets and the acting isn’t the most spectacular. However, it is based on a game series I enjoy and it is actually better than most game adaptations go. Too often, the film will takes itself too seriously, the running length feels too long and it often seems more preoccupied with throwing in nods…

  • The Theory of Everything

    The Theory of Everything 2014

    ★★★★ Added

    “The Theory of Everything” is a very beautiful and emotional bio-pic about the relationship between Stephen and Jane Hawking. The performances are exceptional—especially Eddie Redmayne as Stephen and Felicity Jones as Jane—and the film is beautifully shot. The story is engaging and very emotional—it’s pretty hard not to have tears in your eyes the entire time. There’s not a lot of replay value in the film for me but it’s still an amazing movie.

    Hello! The name is Rev. Ron…

  • Seventh Son

    Seventh Son 2014

    ★★★ Added

    It’s definitely not the most memorable fantasy film as it doesn’t really establish its antagonist very well or show her ruthlessness and power, it wastes some fairly decent talent and the plot feels like it is meandering on its way to the predictable ending but it has some fun moments, some entertaining characters and some decent fight scenes. “Seventh Son” is not the best but I’ve seen far worse.

    Greetings, neighbors! The name is Rev. Ron and if you are at all interesting in checking out more reviews I do (that are a tad more in-depth) you can visit and follow my blog at RevRonMovies.BlogSpot.com. Thanks!

  • Pound of Flesh

    Pound of Flesh 2015

    ★★ Added

    The premise felt silly but it seemed like it could have been a fun and cheesy action film but “Pound of Flesh” takes itself way too seriously. There are some other minor issues like some bad green screen effects and forgettable acting but the real killer was how badly the film dragged as it tried to be way too serious. JCVD is decent in it and, for the most part, the film is serviceable but, in the end, it was…

  • What We Do in the Shadows

    What We Do in the Shadows 2014

    ★★★★★ Added

    Just absolutely hysterical! A simple but excellently crafted mockumentary, “What We Do in the Shadows” features a group of very talented comedic performances and features hilarious scene after hilarious scene. The replay value on this film is very high for me and I had a lot of fun watching it!

    Greetings, buddy! The name is Rev. Ron and if you feel like reading more of my thoughts and experiences on various films (including a more in-depth discussion about this one) you can visit and follow my blog at RevRonMovies.BlogSpot.com. Thanks!

  • Fantastic Four

    Fantastic Four 2015

    ★★ Added

    We are living in the Golden Era of comic book adaptations, so how on Earth did this film end up getting so poorly made? Well, when you have a notoriously problematic director, a studio making a product for no reason than to keep the rights and you actively avoid the source material like it is poison then, yes, you are going to have a product that is boring, lacking in action, has no real point of conflict and is resolved…

  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

    Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 2015

    Added

    It’s almost embarrassing to sit through because all “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” consists of is Kevin James falling down in a poorly written story about this mall cop stopping some art thieves in Las Vegas. There is a side story going on with Blart’s daughter Maya and it proves to be the only interesting thing in the film because it’s an actually character and story arc and Raini Rodriguez shows she is the only actor in the film trying.…

  • Jupiter Ascending

    Jupiter Ascending 2015

    ★★ Added

    This movie is just silly. I tried really hard but I couldn’t take it seriously. The acting is super cheesy (excluding Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum and Sean Bean—they were good), the plot is needlessly convoluted, the action is forgettable and the entire universe that is established just feels goofy. The visuals may look cool but the Wachowskis really needs to understand that sometimes less is more and that going for broke on every set, costume, character, and piece of fictional…

  • A Deadly Adoption

    A Deadly Adoption 2015

    ★★★★ Added

    Satire is a difficult thing. Make it too obvious and it comes off as sloppy but make it too obscure and people think it’s real. The production behind “A Deadly Adoption” found that perfect middle ground when they made this satirical film that gently teases the tropes of the made-for-television films found on the Lifetime network. The film never outright mocks the products but, instead, is almost a loving representation of the ridiculous nature that often plagues these films and…

  • The Possession

    The Possession 2012

    ★★★ Added

    “The Possession” isn’t very memorable and the scares are pretty generic but I found myself not totally hating the film. The acting is fantastic, director Ole Bornedal has some great visuals, the story works for what it is, and the final exorcism sequence is fantastic and put together incredibly well. It’s not high on the creepy factor but it has its moments and it never got boring for me.

    Hello, friend! The name is Rev. Ron and if you’re interested in reading a more in-depth look at “The Possession” and a slew of other films, you can visit my blog at RevRonMovies.BlogSpot.com.

  • Paddington

    Paddington 2014

    ★★★★ Added

    I was worried this was going to be a cheap and fast adaptation of the beloved children’s book character but “Paddington” proved to be better than I was ready for. The story is simple but extremely effective and the cast is fantastic. The computer effects on Paddington look fantastic and Ben Whishaw brings him to life with his voice acting perfectly. The jokes are very innocent and child-friendly and while they never made me laugh out loud (except for a…

  • The Lazarus Effect

    The Lazarus Effect 2015

    ★★ Added

    There was some promise to “The Lazarus Effect” even though the film’s story felt overly familiar and wasn’t really diving into new territory in the whole sci-fi/supernatural/horror genre. The cast is great and is doing their best with what they have to work with but the film suffers from a story that isn’t focused and fails utterly at any and all ambiguity. Additionally, the film suffers from characters that aren’t very well developed, predictable scares, and deaths that feel tame…