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  • Rio 2 2014

    ★★ Added

    Well, I thought Bruno Mars was great in his role and Jemaine Clement once again provided some actually humorous moments as Nigel but I just didn’t care for this movie…just like the first one. The story is really sloppy and can’t juggle the three major conflicts it introduces, there are clearly too many characters for the story to handle as most of them come popping in and out at random, the humor is mostly just people and birds bumping into…

  • Cuban Fury 2014

    ★★★ Added

    I thought “Cuban Fury” had some amusing moments but the film really didn’t make me bust out in uproarious laughter at all. The movie is definitely watchable and I didn’t feel like I wasted my time on a weak comedy. I am also a big fan of the cast but felt that much of them weren’t particularly right for the roles they played. Chris O’Dowd wasn’t very convincing at the antagonistic jerk and Nick Frost looked out of his element…

  • Bad Words 2013

    ★★★★ Added

    “Bad Words” could have easily been a bad Adam Sandler comedy with Sandler being the goofy man-child doing a spelling bee or have been a film that was going out of its way to be offensive for no other reason than to upset people but the film is offensive for a reason and it ends up creating a film that is both hysterical as we see Jason Bateman take on a role I’ve never seen him really take on (and…

  • Snowpiercer 2013

    ★★★★★ Added

    Filled with fantastic performances from the likes of Chris Evans, John Hurt, Kang-ho Song and Tilda Swinton and containing a story that is both slightly weird and incredibly dark, “Snowpiercer” takes the tropes we are all too familiar with in the world of science fiction and makes them dance to a new beat. The film tells a great story and it does so through awesome action and great characters.

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  • Walk of Shame 2014

    ★★ Added

    I thought “Walk of Shame” started mildly amusing and it pulled a few chuckles from me here and there (especially the scene with the crackhead Pookie, I really liked that character) but the film starts to get uncomfortable as every single situation that Elizabeth Banks’ character finds herself in starts with a man trying to sexual assault her or degrade her and, it’s at this point, you realize the film has a single premise in mind and it will stretch…

  • Deliver Us from Evil 2014

    ★★ Added

    Director Scott Derrickson does a tremendous job of creating atmosphere and tone in “Deliver Us from Evil” thanks to great use of lighting, shadow and awesome sound but the film relies solely on cheap “jump” scares and wastes all its potential to craft truly heart-pounding moments. Even though Eric Bana and Édgar Ramírez were great in the film and have a lot of strong scenes together, the film spends too much time dragging and ends up destroying all of its…

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014

    ★★★★★ Added

    I have to say, this is my favorite “Planet of the Apes” film so far. The last one was awesome as it crafted a better origin for the “damn dirty apes” we know from the classic series but this one shows that it is possible to have an emotional, dramatic film that features talking apes. I loved everything about this film. The camera work is awesome, the visual effects are unbelievably good and the acting, whether it be from the…

  • 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…