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  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    When watching the Amazing Spider-Man 2 I felt incredibly conflicted in the theater. On the one hand, I really wanted Sony to succeed with the franchise. The first movie was flawed, but it had a strong leading man in Andrew Garfield and there was a lot potential. On the other-hand I couldn't help but feel this sense of dread that Sony was overplaying their hand, going full in with this Sinister Six storyline. It was a rush-job plain simple. A…

  • Malcolm X

    Malcolm X

    ★★★★★

    Spike is a director, I believe, that gets a negative reputation unfairly due to the topics that his films covers. Spike Lee tackles racial and even gender tension head on and it really pushes the comfort levels of the viewers. In 1992, the Spike Lee helmed Malcolm X Biopic was released, starring Denzel Washington, and I do believe this is his greatest film. Malcolm X is one of those few films where I can’t imagine any other director leading the…

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  • The Book of Eli

    The Book of Eli

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    When I first saw The Book of Eli I thought it was a fairly interesting movie. The Post-Apocalyptic setting was stunning, and Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman delivered in their respective roles of Eli and Carnegie. Like most, after my first viewing I focused more on the twist ending and how it had been properly built up throughout the film. It wasn't until several years later though that I really came to appreciate what the movie was telling me.

    What…

  • 22 Jump Street

    22 Jump Street

    ★★★

    While 22 Jump Street falls into some of the traps they themselves lampooned about Comedy Sequels, it is still a mostly successful followup to the original.

    22 Jump Street starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, follows Schmidt and Jenko forced to return to Undercover Narcotics after botching a case. This time, they will be going undercover at a college, looking to investigate a new drug called WhyPhy (pronounced WiFi). If this entire concept sounds like a rehash it's because it…