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  • The Voices

    The Voices 2014

    ★★★★★ Added

    What can I say beyond the fact that I absolutely LOVED “The Voices!” I’m a big fan of dark comedies but, too often, dark comedies come mixed with jarring and chaotic shifts in tone. This one didn’t have that as it mixes the comedy with the drama and horror perfectly and it all takes place in a fantastic story and has tremendous visuals. Finally, this film has what might be the best performance from Ryan Reynolds I’ve ever seen. There…

  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day 2014

    ★★★ Added

    “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” isn’t a bad film. Sure, the jokes are pretty predictable and fell flat for me but they weren’t meant for guys like me and geared more towards little kids and families. That’s okay. The film does have its moments and Steve Carell and the rest of the cast are very good in it. However, the movie just isn’t that memorable and just serves as a “safe bet” family film that…

  • The Imitation Game

    The Imitation Game 2014

    ★★★★ Added

    Alan Turning’s history is a combination of being interesting, dramatic, heroic, and insanely tragic and “The Imitation Game” did a fantastic job of presenting that. With great acting, a bitter-sweet and interesting tale, and a story that was told in a non-linear, but terrifically flowing, fashion, the film hit all the right notes and is quite moving.

    What’s the good word? The name is Rev. Ron and if you feel like reading more of my rants, ramblings, bad jokes, geek…

  • Rollerball

    Rollerball 1975

    ★★★ Added

    I’ve never watched “Rollerball” in its entirety in my life (or, at least, I don’t think I have) and just recently decided to watch this Sci-Fi cult classic. Overall, I thought it was okay but had a hard time taking the vision of this future (taking place in the distant 2018) seriously. Additionally, I was very unimpressed with James Caan’s performance—and that’s heartbreaking because the dude has talent. But, even with the concept that is a bunch of guys awkwardly…

  • Rosewater

    Rosewater 2014

    ★★★ Added

    This is a fantastic first feature film outing for Jon Stewart with “Rosewater.” The story, based on actual events, is inspirational and powerful, and the performances are awesome. The only downside I had with it was the replay value is very low for me and I felt that its lackluster soundtrack made the emotional scenes a tad less emotional than they should have been. Aside from this, the film is still incredible.

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

  • Exodus: Gods and Kings

    Exodus: Gods and Kings 2014

    ★★ Added

    The special effects are great, Ridley Scott has some impressive visuals, and the cast is filled with some talented performers…but, man, this movie was boring. While it was distracting that the characters are being played by American and British actors, it is easy to overlook. The one thing I couldn’t overlook was how the film feels empty and like it is just going through the motions. The drama feels hollow, the tension feels pretty much non-existent and the conflict feels…

  • It Follows

    It Follows 2014

    ★★ Added

    Critics love it, audiences are digging it but I found it…boring. Sure, I liked the concept and the music can be quite impressive at points but this supposed “slow burn” horror film felt more like a slow fizzle or like it was circling down the drain as I didn’t care at all for the characters, found no real note-worthy performances, and was bored by a story that felt like it was going absolutely nowhere at a ridiculously slow pace. Honestly,…

  • Into the Woods

    Into the Woods 2014

    ★★★ Added

    “Into the Woods” is, without a doubt, well made. The cast is fantastic, the sets are great and really sell the fantasy, and the songs are entertaining. However, the second half of the film just bored me and sucked out all the enthusiasm I had during the beginning half. It was worth it to watch it once but, ultimately, the film runs its course quickly and started to drag badly for me.

    Greetings, buddy! The name is Rev. Ron and…

  • Fury

    Fury 2014

    ★★★★ Added

    Great story, shocking and horrifying action, amazing visuals and absolutely awesome performances. That’s “Fury” in a nutshell for me. While I honestly don’t see much replay value in it for me and I wish some of the characters were more richly developed, I still really enjoyed this war drama…and Brad Pitt’s hair looked fucking incredible in it! I just had to add that.

    Greetings, dudes and dudettes! The name is Rev. Ron and if you feel like reading more of…

  • The Amityville Asylum

    The Amityville Asylum 2013

    ½ Added

    Occasionally, some Direct-to-DVD features can have some saving grace like a story that is filled with potential or a decent actor here and there but “The Amityville Asylum” has no saving graces. The film is terrible from start to finish and feels like the writer/director just wanted to make some quick cash by leeching off the fame of an infamous horror film and play on the ignorance of RedBox renters who think this film is something it’s not. The acting,…

  • Vulgar

    Vulgar 2000

    Added

    I didn’t really care for this one because it was hard to watch. Sure, I’d like to explain that away by saying the story’s subject material was hard to digest but, in reality, the film’s quality was the hardest thing to endure. The lighting is terrible, the editing is barely functional, the story is a mess that can’t tell what it wants to be, the dialogue is horrendous, and the lead is completely miscast. I will confess that the story…

  • Deranged

    Deranged 1974

    ★★★ Added

    I really should have watched this when I first started watching horror films years ago when I was a wee little boy because it is based on one of the most infamous serial killers to date and the wacko who inspired the creation of Norman Bates, Leatherface, and Buffalo Bill. The film isn’t the scariest but it is definitely creepy…with much of that due to the great performance from Roberts Blossom as Ezra Cobb. The film is clearly not going…