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2014 Top Ten Films

Honorable Mentions

The Grand Budapest Hotel: Going into seeing a Wes Anderson movie, you have to know the kind of comedy that is in store for you. Sometimes it is dark humor and the rest of the time it has a quirky quality to it. It is no different in The Grand Budapest Hotel. The story centers around the hotel in the 30s when M. Gustave (played to perfection by the uber talented Ralph Fiennes) was the concierge there. Fiennes is hilarious and has the comedic timing down to perfection. There’s a murder mystery going on as well; there is actually a lot going on in this movie, but it is always funny. The entire A-list cast will have you laughing constantly. I will be quoting this hilarious movie for years. Read my review of The Grand Budapest Hotel here. Continue reading

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The Imitation Game — MOVIE REVIEW

Alan Turing and company race to break Germany’s encrypted coded messages in The Imitation Game.

I can just picture all of the Academy Award nominations this film is going to get. It has pretty much all of the necessary ingredients for an Oscar winner. It has great performances, a good script, and it targets an older audience (like the Academy voters). Plus, extra points for being a historical and tragic true story. The Imitation Game is definitely going to get award recognition, and rightfully so. Continue reading

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Nightcrawler — MOVIE REVIEW

Jake Gyllenhaal as Lou Bloom in Nightcrawler

I’ve seen many different versions of Jake Gyllenhaal. I’ve seen creepy Jake Gyllenhaal and I’ve seen serious Jake Gyllenhaal. I’ve seen him play two different characters in the same movie and I’ve seen him do some weird stuff when he was a younger actor. But, in Nightcrawler, this is a Jake Gyllenhaal unlike anything you’ve ever seen. He sinks into this role so much that you don’t even recognize him. Creepy doesn’t even give his character justice as a descriptor. One thing is for sure with Nightcrawler; this movie is not like anything you’ve ever seen. And that’s a good thing. Continue reading

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies — MOVIE REVIEW


Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Well, The Hobbit is finally done. After taking a barely 100-page book and turning it into 9 hours of film, we are finally done with this Middle-Earth saga. There have been epic battles, eye-rolling CGI, and some good performances all-around. But did the final chapter go out with a bang…or a whimper? Continue reading

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Under the Skin — MOVIE REVIEW

Scarlett Johansson in Under the Skin

What the hell did I just watch? That statement is probably what at least half of the people who watched this film said. You ever go to see a movie at a theater with people you love discussing films with and have the entire car ride home be silent because you don’t know what to say? Yeah, that probably happened a lot here. Continue reading

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How the Emmy Nominations Should Have Gone

So the time has come. The Emmys are nearing and as always, there is always controversy regarding who they choose to nominate. And this year isn’t any different. I don’t claim to know everything about television, because I don’t watch nearly all of the shows out there. But, i do know amazing acting and programming when I see it. So, yes, I did have a few issues with the nominations this year. They nominated past winners and nominees that just don’t deserve it this year. They completely overlook individuals and shows that put out material that screams award recognition. But they didn’t get it. So below is my list for who should have been nominated. It is formatted the same as most other sites and you may disagree with me completely and that is okay. But this is my take and who I believe deserves it. So you will see Downton Abbey completely gone from my list. Not that I don’t think its worthy, but because I have never seen it and can’t put it above things I have seen and think deserve it. You will also see some of the categories being completely identical because they either got it right, or I didn’t see enough to add or remove nominees. So with that being said, take a look at who I think should have been nominated below and share your thoughts if you feel the need to. Continue reading

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22 Jump Street — MOVIE REVIEW

PRETTY MUCH IDENTICAL TO THE FIRST MOVIE, BUT THEY KNOW IT AND ROLL WITH IT.

BY: TIM MORSE
June 14, 2014


Jonah Hill, Ice Cube (and his “cube of ice”), and Channing Tatum in 22 Jump Street.

When I first heard that they were making a sequel to 21 Jump Street, I was annoyed. I didn’t want them to ruin a good thing and even paint the first one in a bad light if they blew it. But, I can safely say that this sequel is just as fun as the first one. And that is completely due to the two main actors, Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. Continue reading

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Chef — MOVIE REVIEW

Emjay Anthony, Jon Favreau, and Sofia Vergara in Chef

It has become kind of a cool thing to hate on Jon Favreau. People started to dislike him for giving us Iron Man 2. Others hate him for numerous other reasons. But he has become his own underdog and this new movie of his kind of feels like it’s an underdog too. Chef tells us the story about one fantastic chef and the road he travels when he has to start fresh. This concept has been done before, but Favreau’s take on it feels brand new. Continue reading

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Godzilla (2014) — MOVIE REVIEW

Godzilla….oh what a movie that was. This movie left me scratching my head by the end of it. That isn’t because it was a bad movie by any means. But, it’s definitely a “what you see is what you get” kind of experience. Continue reading

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Why Spend Money on a Movie, When You Can Just Watch the Trailer?

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Before we even get started, I’m not going to ask the question. Yes, I could have started this entire thing with a simple question: “Are Movie Trailers Ruining Movies?” The answer is a clear yes. There is no debate. There is a clear and definite answer. So, this is not a “both sides of the argument” kind of article. I am telling you why movie trailers, new and old, are ruining movies. There are so many different kinds of movies at fault. There are the trailers that just give away way too much of the movie, including major plot elements or twists, and even in certain cases, the freaking ending. There are also the trailers that show a movie in a certain light, only to have the movie come across with a different vibe entirely. Continue reading

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