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  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014

    ★★★★ Added

    I absolutely love the chance to return to Middle-earth and while some may have hated that “The Hobbit” was split into three films, I saw it as a chance to return to the fantasy land I love for three years in a row. I really enjoyed the first two films but, I have to say, “The Battle of the Five Armies” is my least favorite of the films. Of course, that’s not me saying it’s bad. The actual battle wasn’t…

  • Million Dollar Arm 2014

    ★★★ Added

    With Jon Hamm leading the charge and being based on an interesting story that involves something I barely have any understanding of, “Million Dollar Arm” should have easily been an inspirational and uplifting sports drama with an occasional light-hearted moment. For the most part, it is that but the film is so formulaic and follows the overly predictable lines of a sports drama that the drama and inspiration feel empty and don’t pack the punch they should. However, the cast…

  • As Above, So Below 2014

    ★★ Added

    While I initially had no real expectations for “As Above, So Below,” I found myself getting into the film and being greatly disappointed that the movie rested its creativity on an overplayed horror gimmick. The story is interesting, the acting is great, the sound is incredible, and the premise is primed to be very scary but, instead of investing in making the film something to remember, it decides to settle for the familiar and become a “found footage” film that…

  • The November Man 2014

    ★★ Added

    Pierce Brosnan is pretty awesome in the film and the action in “The November Man” is pretty satisfying and occasionally really exciting. The only problem I had with this film is the fact the story is pretty boring at times, very messily put together at others, and swimming in a sea of mediocrity and spy thriller tropes and clichés the entire time. It had the potential to be a decent action film if it pulled back on the by-the-numbers spy…

  • 25th Hour 2002

    ★★★★ Added

    Due to this movie getting an endorsement from a roommate I had with very bad taste in movies, I passed this one by and never thought about it again. However, that was a mistake because I recently sat down to watch this after a complete stranger recommended it to me (that’s right, my old roommate’s tastes were so unlike mine that I listen to strangers before him) and the film is pretty awesome. It has a great story, flippin’ awesome…

  • Grave Encounters 2011

    ★★★ Added

    I really wish that “Grave Encounters” was scarier but, as it stands, it is a pretty decent film. The setting IS creepy and there’s enough jump scares to satisfy people who like them but what really had me with this film was the fact it was a “found footage” film that actually worked—meaning, there was actual reasons that made sense for why the characters are filming all the time. Additionally, the film adds in a few unique elements that isn’t…

  • Rampage: Capital Punishment 2014

    ★★ Added

    “Rampage” will probably go down as the only Uwe Boll movie that I think is well made…its sequel, however, was just annoying. The first film was terrifying and the character of Bill Williamson was unnerving. Sadly, Uwe Boll fills the character with so much blowhard anarchist diatribes (which the character never shuts up about) that he is no longer a terror but just someone I wanted to shut up. Sure, Brendon Fletcher is still decent in the role and Boll’s…

  • Left Behind 2014

    ½ Added

    I really only watch Christian films because they are always good for a laugh and “Left Behind” sure provided some. The acting is atrocious, the story does more to make God look like a terribly and childish person, and the film clearly forgot that they need to make the thrilling parts actually thrilling. Even more amazing is how Nicolas Cage won’t hide the fact he did this movie for the paycheck and only decides to give some effort minutes away…

  • Zombeavers 2014

    ★★★ Added

    You can’t expect majesty or a complex narrative from a film called “Zombeavers.” The film has a silly story, bad effects, terrible acting, and is all-around terribly made—but I won’t call this a bad movie at all! All the horrible things this movie has in it has a purpose and it’s all for comedy. The movie is self-referencing to the point it becomes smart and does a great job of parodying pointless character drama often added to horror films to…

  • Maleficent 2014

    ★★★★ Added

    Disney takes the old familiar classic that is “Sleeping Beauty” and gives it a new perspective by finding out what makes Maleficent tick. It’s a fun new look at the iconic villain filled with great special effects, a engaging and emotional story, and killer performances from the entire cast and, specifically, Angelina Jolie. The actress is just phenomenal as the evil, fallen from grace fairy. Some further development might have been needed to really pack a bigger punch with the…

  • Let's Be Cops 2014

    ★★★ Added

    The minute “Let’s Be Cops” comes out of the gate, it is running with hilarity and I was bowled over from laughing. Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. were fantastic together and had a great comedic chemistry that made even the weakest of jokes something worth at least chuckling slightly over. However, the film shifts tones dramatically at one point and tries to play out as a legit crime thriller and seems to forget its comedy foundation and the film…

  • Tammy 2014

    ★★ Added

    “Tammy” probably could have been a fun movie but it was obvious that Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy didn’t have the experience to pull off writing, directing, starring and producing their own comedy. While it has its occasional funny moment and the developing romance between Tammy and Mark Duplass’ character Bobby is genuinely heartwarming and touching, the film suffers from a sloppy story and an unlikeable character leading the charge that can’t be won over by the usually charming and…