Luke McLaughlin

Luke McLaughlin

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Teacher. Actor. Cinephile. If you need me, I'm probably watching a movie.

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  • Always Be My Maybe

    Always Be My Maybe

    ★★★½

    Hello Peril is the market, and I want an entire album. Their three songs are fun and have found their way into my daily rotation. I'd take another seven to ten songs to round out the album. The entire soundtrack of Always Be My Maybe rocks.

  • Oklahoma!

    Oklahoma!

    ★★★½

    I respect Oklahoma! for its cultural importance. Musical theatre, and the Broadway we know and love today, wouldn't exist without Oklahoma!. Though it is commonplace now, including a plot in musical performance was revolutionary in 1943. Rodgers and Hammerstein usher in the Golden Age of Broadway musicals, and they got their start with hits like "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "The Farmer and Cowman," and "Oklahoma!". However, despite its cultural importance, the 1955 film adaptation has some glaring issues that…

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  • Rear Window

    Rear Window

    ★★★★★

    Rear Window
    Director: Alfred Hitchcock
    Screenwriters: Cornell Woolrich & John Michael Hayes
    Cinematographer: Robert Burks
    Editor: George Tomasini
    Main Cast: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, & Raymond Burr

    Rear Window is a masterpiece. Now, I could write a lengthy review about the beautiful cinematography, the exquisite acting performances, and the seamless sound/video editing, but at this point thousands of critics, both professional and amateur, have written the same exact review. I am not writing a review over Rear Window

  • Pitch Perfect 2

    Pitch Perfect 2

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

    Pitch Perfect 2
    Director: Elizabeth Banks
    Screenwriter: Mickey Rapkin, Kay Cannon
    Main Cast: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Hailee Steinfeld, Hana Mae Lee, Shelley Regner, Katey Sagal, Ester Dean, Kelley Jakle, Alexis Knapp, Anna Camp, Skylar Astin, Elizabeth Banks, John Michael Higgins

    I really enjoyed the first installment of Pitch Perfect. I thought it did some really creative stuff in terms of fluidly adding music into a well written, focused, witty plot. The characters were a lovable group of…