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  • The Predator

    The Predator

    ★★½

    Perhaps letting more auteur-centric filmmakers take the reigns of major studio franchises isn’t always the best idea. At least, this is one of those cases.

    This sci-fi action horror movie premiered as part of the Midnight Madness section in this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. 20th Century Fox then released a week later on September 14th, 2018, where it did well it’s opening weekend against a budget of $88 million. However, the following weekend, its box office intake dropped by…

  • The Godfather

    The Godfather

    ★★★★★

    Part of My New Year's Cinematic Resolution
    Film #17: "The Godfather"

    I know I’m pretty far behind on my New Year’s resolution plan, but so help me God I fully intend to fulfill it. And I figured this would be a great place to go next.

    This epic crime drama from director Frances Ford Coppola was released worldwide on March 24th, 1972, when it earned roughly $280 million broke numerous box office records around the globe. It was also released-…

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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    ★★★★★

    I can only imagine what it must have been like for audiences to witness the Battle for Helm's Deep on the big screen when this was released in theaters. Also worth noting, Sam's monologue near the end is a beautiful, poignant speech needed in the post-9/11 world. There is indeed still some good in this crazy world, and is worth fighting for.

  • The Guest

    The Guest

    ★★★★½

    Old school John Carpenter 80's horror+Nicolas Wending Refn's "Drive"+a slick, modern action movie= Adam Wingard's "The Guest." After watching "Death Note" on Netflix, I had to remind myself that he is a good director and knows how to make good movies for us.

    And a great movie it is. Such a great and intriguing set-up for the story. Dan Stevens is so good as "David" and Maika Monroe gives a performance that more or less guaranteed her stardom in "It…