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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – MOVIE REVIEW

has-batman-vs-superman-already-revealed-its-opening-scene-678628Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill in Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice

This one was definitely an interesting one. Leading up to this movie, it was a lot of mixed feelings. First of all, I am a big comic book fan and an even bigger Superman fan. But, at the same time, I usually agree with critics. So when I saw this start at 40% on Rotten Tomatoes and then trickle down from there, I was worried. A similar thing happened when Man of Steel came out too. But the question remains…is this movie as bad as the reviews make it seem? Continue reading

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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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Guardians of the Galaxy — MOVIE REVIEW


Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper (voice), Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel (voice), and Dave Bautista in Guardians of the Galaxy.

Andy Dwyer, a tree, a raccoon, a professional wrestler, and Zoe Saldana in green skin instead of blue: these are the guardians that we are supposed to love and follow for two hours. But the real question is “does it work?” Yes. Yes it does. This may not be the best Marvel film I have seen, but it is definitely up there. Continue reading

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A Most Wanted Man — MOVIE REVIEW


Philip Seymour Hoffman and Rachel McAdams in A Most Wanted Man

In the last performance of his career, Philip Seymour Hoffman gives us a damn fine one. That is for sure. This role wasn’t an easy one to take on. John le Carré always gives us these rich and difficult characters to latch onto in his novels. Just look at The Constant Gardner and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. They all had these big actors playing the main character, but it was never flashy or showy. They have to sink into these roles in order for the true character to be present. And from what I’ve read, le Carré wasn’t completely sold on Hoffman playing his character right away. But leave it to Philip Seymour Hoffman to be the one to truly stand out. 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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Best to Worst — The ‘Spider-Man’ Movies Ranked

Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opening in theaters this week, I thought it was necessary to talk about the rest of the Spider-Man films. So I decided to rank them from best to worst. There have been five films total over the past twelve years. Five movies and two completely different Spider-Man performances. Fans and critics both are divided, as Raimi fans are loyal to the original trilogy and others kept an open mind with the newer and edgier Spider-Man. But if one thing is for certain, it doesn’t take much to make or break a superhero movie. Whether it be villains, the narrative, or something else entirely; anything can affect it.

So let’s rank these Spider-Man movies.
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2014 Summer Box Office Preview — My Thoughts

Every year, about this time, is when all of the good movies start coming out. I’m not talking about the “real” good movies; the ones that get award recognition for their excellence. I am talking about those fun, action-packed, big blockbuster movies that make a ridiculous amount of money during the summer. This year, I am counting summer as the months May all the way through August. With that being said, let’s talk about the movies I am most excited and not excited to see this summer. Continue reading

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Oscars 2014: Who’s Going to Take Home the Gold?

The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.
It’s that time of year again when people rush to their nearest theater or video store to try and catch up on all, or at least most of the nominated movies. Every year I fill out a couple ballots. I do this because there are different ways to predict the outcomes. You can go off of your own personal picks; what you think really earned the awards. Then there is also the way of trying to predict what the Academy thinks. That may change a few of your picks. Maybe knowing how much they love Jennifer Lawrence or hate Leonardo DiCaprio will alter your choices. Or you can do a mixture of the two. Have some of your picks be off of your own personal judgment and others taking what the Academy thinks into consideration.  Continue reading

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