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  • Lucky Bastard 2014

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    To put it bluntly, “Lucky Bastard” is boring. The movie is supposed to be a thriller about an unsettling and disturbing man snapping but with its cheesy, unconvincing acting, complete lack of anything even remotely scary or frightening, and the fact the entire film is dragging its feet to get anything done and spends all of its time stretching each and every scene to the point of tedium and boredom, the film just ends up being a really great sleep…

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★★ Added 2

    For some reason, when a Wes Anderson film gets really Wes Anderson-y, the more I enjoy it. Sure, a lot of people see him as the director that hipsters all worship but I find myself becoming a bigger fan with every movie he directs and creates. All the usual Wes Anderson-isms are seen—like the lavish and colorful sets, eccentric characters, and typical camera work—but this might be the funniest bit of work I’ve seen from the guy. Without a doubt,…

  • Chef 2014

    ★★★★★ Added

    Charming, warm, funny, and all the other buzzwords that you see on the back of DVD and Blu-Ray packages is what I would use to describe the movie “Chef.” I will admit that the film has some issues with the story—like how the story doesn’t dedicate enough time to the rekindling romance between Jon Favreau’s character and Sofia Vergara’s character—but, the movie still had me smiling and laughing the entire time to the point that I really do feel it…

  • God's Not Dead 2014

    ½ Added 4

    Christian movies are pretty silly and bet on the chances that its target demographic will like them no matter what because of the subject matter. As an atheist, I just watch them because they are basically comedies due to the terrible writing but “God’s Not Dead” takes the cake and proceeds to baptize the hell out of it with a complete lack of subtlety. The characters are all poorly written, the very concept is just one long attack on higher…

  • Need for Speed 2014

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    It’s easy to write this off as a bad “Fast and the Furious” knock off or an even worse video game adaptation but the movie is really good…is what I would say if I was lying because I didn’t care for this movie at all. Aside from Aaron Paul’s cheesy performance and faux-cool guy attitude that he just can’t sell, really laughable facial expressions from the racers that look less like determined and skilled drivers and more like they are…

  • Neighbors 2014

    ★★★★ Added

    I expected to laugh here and there at the antics of Seth Rogen but found I was laughing a lot harder than I my heart and my pants were prepared for—I nearly had a heart attack and nearly not pissed myself from laughter…it was an embarrassing (but laugh-filled) night. “Neighbors” is a fun prank war filled with entertaining characters, plain and simple. The comedy isn’t trying to do anything new but it still had me in stitches. One thing, though,…

  • Under the Skin 2013

    ★★★ Added

    I think I liked and hated “Under the Skin” at the same time. I liked how slow and methodical it was but was simultaneously bored by this and I like how it stripped down the source material (and no, that is not a joke about how this movie has ScarJo naked in it) but I didn’t like how the movie feels like its repetitive and doesn’t really have much going on in it. However, I really enjoyed ScarJo’s performance and…

  • Noah 2014

    ★★★★ Added 1

    I thought this movie was going to be as silly as the source material (yeah, I think the Bible is silly, get over it) but what I found was a movie that was surprisingly beautiful and poignant. Biblical and Christian films usually have the honor of lacking subtlety to the point they look like weak satire but “Noah” was a pretty amazing film that was shot and presented gorgeously by director Darren Aronofsky and performed amazingly by its cast—especially Russell…

  • The Monuments Men 2014

    ★★ Added

    I liked the concept, I liked the cast but I wish the film was written just a little bit better. As it stands, the film is kinda sloppy and doesn’t really feel like it has much organization. Additionally, the complete lack of character development or even adequate character establishment hurt the overall presentation. It could have been worse but I wish it would have been better.

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  • They Came Together 2014

    ★★★★★ Added

    Leave it to Michael Showalter and David Wain to prove that the art of the parody can still exist in the world of cinema. “They Came Together” is a smart, witty, and absolutely hilarious send-up of the romantic comedy genre that has an absolutely superb cast. From beginning to end, I was curled up in the fetal position laughing my tushy off as the film threw jokes that were intelligent, silly, and even sometimes vulgar and offensive. However, what is…

  • RoboCop 2014

    ★★★ Added

    Yes, the internet hates remakes but like the girl who butchers an already awful Evanescence song during karaoke, remakes are going to happen because redoing other works is ingrained in our DNA. I love Paul Verhoeven’s “RoboCop” but I won’t lie, I was interested to see what this film was going to be…mostly because the cast—which is the film’s strongest feature. I’ll be honest, Joel Kinnaman is too bland and too boring as RoboCop and he falls way, way, waaaayyyyy…

  • Mr. Peabody & Sherman 2014

    ★★★ Added

    I loved the cast (Ty Burrell is my hero!), the film offered up a couple of humorous moments, and it has some satisfying sweet and tender moments that help melt my icy heart but the story is pretty unbalanced with its two main sources of conflict. While not a terrible film, the movie is hurt by its story that isn’t as tightly secured as it should have been and is additionally harmed by some moments where the film drags. Overall,…