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  • The Cold Light of Day

    The Cold Light of Day

    An action thriller starring Henry Cavill, Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver... this movie should be amazing. Sadly, it is not. I was genuinely surprised at how bad this movie is. The script is all wrong, the action sequences are dull, and the acting is nowhere close to the level you would expect from these blockbuster-name actors. I don't know what happened here, if there were problems behind the scenes or issues with the creative team or some other type of production dilemmas, but this movie is a sad, sad shell of what it should have been.

    Final Grade: D-

    This review is also posted at alsparrow.com.

  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park

    The Lost World: Jurassic Park

    ★½

    There are a few good moments in this movie, but overall this is a sequel that doesn’t come close to the fun or the magic of the first film. It doesn’t feel like a worthy continuation of the story; instead, it feels like a cheap derivative spun out to capitalize on the success of the original. It’s a pretty big disappointment. And the final twenty minutes where they try turn the movie into “Godzilla Comes to San Diego” are absolutely absurd and ridiculous. Shame!

    Final Grade: D+

    This review is also posted at alsparrow.com.

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  • Warrior

    Warrior

    ★★★★★

    This movie is awesome. It's so good and so moving. The script is great, the story is beautiful, and the acting is superb. Joel Edgerton and Tom Hardy give powerhouse performances as brothers reluctantly forced to confront each other and their dark pasts. The supporting cast is also stellar, particularly Nick Nolte, Jennifer Morrison and Frank Grillo. Emotionally, this movie hits all the right notes and then some. Plus, the ending is absolutely perfect. This movie can reduce a man…

  • Suicide Squad

    Suicide Squad

    ★★

    There is so much happening here. So. Much. Happening. It’s like the cinematic equivalent of trying to monitor a pack of hyper children amped up on sugar and let loose together in a small room. It’s difficult to notice the things this movie does do well when you’re distracted by the whirlwind of characters, plots, subplots, good guys, bad guys, more bad guys, cameos, and all-around complete craziness. Everything feels rushed, scattered, under-developed, over the top, and just plain messy.…