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  • Logan

    Logan

    ★★★½

    Disclaimer: This is Matt's opinion

    Well directed, well crafted, and generally well acted, "Logan" is right on the cusp of being great for me, but the ending alone knocked it down just enough (if you've seen it, you'll probably know what I mean).

    Essentially, this is the Wolverine film that everyone ever wanted. Wanton violence, cursing, more violence, and a great deal of pathos for the X-Man with one of the greatest backstories in comic book history.

    While the violence…

  • The Shallows

    The Shallows

    ★★★

    This isn't a bad movie...this isn't a good movie...this is just a movie that happens to have a shark in it, which makes it kind of cool. Oh yeah, Blake Lively is almost Blake Dead-ly. *boo this man*

    -Matt

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  • Get Out

    Get Out

    ★★★★½

    Considering this is a 104 minute horror film, there isn't a wasted second...it all counts for something.

    Jordan Peele has created a genre piece that rivals anything a major studio is putting out now. Forget about what people are saying that a studio had "balls" to put out "A Cure For Wellness," "Get Out" is a truly ballsy release for a first time director and who someone might consider just half of a comedy duo.

    First off, Key & Peele put…

  • Boyhood

    Boyhood

    ★★★★★

    There isn't much to say about "Boyhood" that hasn't already been said. It's a gamble that turned into something transcendent, something pure, something honest, something universal. While I understand an audiences' apprehension about the "coming-of-age" genre, "Boyhood" is something else that goes that genre and creates an honest film about growing up. While film's portray growing up as something sensational and how just one life event will determine your entire future and the type of person you WILL become, "Boyhood"…