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  • NXT Takeover 2014

    ★★★ Watched 30 May, 2014

    Match #1: Adam Rose vs Camacho
    An ok short match to start the show, that basically just served as a way to get the crowd into it with Adam Rose's Exotic Express. I haven't made up my mind as to whether or not I like Rose. His gimmick is entertaining but seems destined for the mid-card. As for Camacho I'm not a fan at all.
    2.5 Stars

    Match #2: NXT Tag Champions The Ascension vs El Local & Kalisto
    The Ascension…

  • Edge of Tomorrow 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 09 Nov, 2014

    Film 10 on my Watched with the Wife list.

    I gotta admit, the first time I saw a trailer for Doug Liman's Edge of Tomorrow I thought it would suck. It looked like another in a long line of heavy special effects films with little to no plot. I figured it would be just another Tom Cruise film where he runs way too much and does things it's just not believable he can do at his age. I also thought…

  • The Normal Heart 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 01 Jun, 2014 4

    Ryan Murphy's The Normal Heart presented by HBO, is an unflinching look at the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in 1980's New York City. It's a very human story that shows us the fight gay activist, and their allies in the medical community put up when the crisis began. Like last years Behind the Candelabra it's another powerful film that deserves a place at the cinema, but like that film is probably considered "too gay" by the major studios. I…

  • Cold in July 2014

    ★★½ Watched 28 Sep, 2014 2

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

  • The Rover 2014

    ★★½ Watched 08 Oct, 2014 5

    Director David Michôd's The Rover is a frustrating film. It features excellent performances by Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson, but the story leaves something to be desired. I couldn't make any real sense of what was going on for pretty much the entire runtime, but I was patient in hopes that the excruciatingly slow build would pay off in the end. Instead the end came and I said to myself "are you fucking serious?". I went into The Rover knowing…

  • No Escape 2014

    ★★★ Watched 20 May, 2014 6

    No Escape is a short film by LB's own Austin Gorski.

    Nice job Austin and friends. Not bad at all for a high school short film. It's better than some I've seen done by more experienced people. A couple of the camera shots are really good and I liked the ending.

  • The Fault in Our Stars 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 14 Oct, 2014 2

    Nowadays I like to go into films as blind as possible. I try to avoid trailers and reading reviews before I've see a film. I generally only like to know who it's directed by and how it's being received. When it comes to Josh Boone's The Fault In Our Stars based on the novel of the same name by John Greene, going in blind just wasn't possible. You see my wife read the book long before the release of the…

  • Godzilla 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 17 May, 2014 6

    SELECT DIFFICULTY
    Very Easy
    Easy
    Normal
    Hard
    Very Hard
    BEAST MODE

  • Neighbors 2014

    ★★ Watched 29 Oct, 2014 2

    Nicholas Stoller's Neighbors, starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron is a film I found short on laughs and long on annoying. It was weird, I normally like Rogen, but the poorly written dialogue between him and Rose Byrne annoyed the fuck out of me. As for Efron, he didn't annoy me as much as Rogen which was a bit of a surprise, but I'm still not a fan. The story of the "old" couple with a baby versus the college…

  • Chef 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 30 Sep, 2014 7

    Jesus-FUCKING-christ did I make a mistake before I started this film. I didn't eat anything first, and it made me some goddamn hungry I feel like I'm about die. All the food looked fucking ridiculously good. I hope I can make it through this review without my stomach eating itself. The sound my stomach is making right now would make you think dinosaurs have returned to earth.

    Chef is the story of Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau). He's a well…

  • JohnnyExpress 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Sep, 2014 2

    Kyungmin Woo's animated short JohnnyExpress, is the story of a lazy intergalactic delivery man who's latest delivery unbeknownst to him isn't going so well. The animation looks very nice and Woo's use of increasingly funny and well timed visual gags make this a really fun and entertaining short film.

    Ron's recommendation: See it. In fact you can see it HERE if you'd like.

  • WWE Extreme Rules 2014 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 04 May, 2014 2

    The Shield vs Evolution stole the show, John Cena vs Bray Wyatt had some cool moments, and Daniel Bryan vs Kane was a solid WWE title match albeit with some pretty silly spots.

    Outside of the 3 matches I mentioned it was just an average show, but those 3 made it worth it especially The Shield vs Evolution which was awesome. Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns are the future of the WWE.