So does this mean the guy in front of me is fucking his sister and they share a really ugly dog?!?

So does this mean the guy in front of me is fucking his sister and they share a really ugly dog?!?

• Posted Thursday Apr 3 8am  7 notes

 
 

bobson10 said: Favorite film?

Goodfellas

Tuesday Nov 19 4pm  1 note

 
 

Five Sentence Review For ‘Prisoners’



This film was so great on so many levels, it’s hard to level and harsh criticism towards it. From the story, to the performances, everything and everyone just seemed to hit the right note for me from the first frame to the last. I do have one or two nitpicks about character development, but I can’t really even tough on them though as it enters serious spoiler territory. Some people might think this is an outlandish statement, but it reminded me a lot of Silence of the Lambs, in that for me, both films seem to share a lot of the same traits that I love about both films. While it can be a tough film to sit through, I think in the end it is an ultimately rewarding film that executes on just about every level you would hope it would.


GRADE


Monday Sep 23 6pm  6 notes

 
 

Five Sentence Review For ‘Insidious 2’

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While a pretty big fan of the first film, although this isn’t as good as the original, it’s not too far off the mark. Critics have seemed to relish in attacking this film, and to be honest, I just don’t get why. I think it’s a strong sequel in all the ways it should be, tying in key events from the original, while at the same time expanding on the mythology of this familiar and their history. There is some tweaking with the time line that while doesn’t even remotely make sense, is still clever in the way it ties certain events together. I must say that even though I enjoyed this film, I wasn’t crazy about the cliff hanger ending, and would almost prefer they end things now as opposed to going the Paranormal Activity route and really diminishing the original film by producing weaker and weaker sequels as time progresses.
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Monday Sep 23 6pm  3 notes

 
 

Five Sentence Review For ‘Riddick’


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My favorite of the three films by far. ‘Riddick’ does a nice job of tying into both of the previous films, while at the same time not allowing them to serve as an anchor and bring the momentum down in this one. When you stop and consider that Pitch Black came out thirteen years ago and Chronicles of Riddick came out nine years ago, Vin Diesel’s ability to jump back into this character with such ease after such a long absence seems almost timeless. It’s clear why he has so much fun playing this character as it allows him to showcase the qualities that his fans are most endeared to. It was a why decision for Diesel and Twohy to show Riddick’s more vulnerable side this time around while also maintaining the fact that he is one bad ass motherfucker who can’t be taken out by anyone at the end of the day.
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Monday Sep 23 6pm  1 note

 
 

Five Sentence Review For ‘In a World’



I love, love, loved this film and pretty much walked into it blind to begin with (what I would give to have a decent indie theater closer to home…). Lake Bell has turned me into a huge fan of hers as I really kind of fell in love with her while watching this funny and touching film. The fact that she wrote and directed it as well just serves as even a bigger turn on for me as she has the talent to match her looks, humor, and charm. Every year at least one film sneaks up on me and end up on my top ten list, and this almost surely will end up being that film for 2013. I am never one to understate the importance of a strong supporting cast, and this film is a prime example of how a supporting cast that’s busting with comedic talent to spare can really elevate a film to a whole other level of greatness.


GRADE

Monday Aug 26 10pm  2 notes

 
 

Five Sentence Review For ‘The Act of Killing’

This SHOULD win the film for Best Documentary this year. This is a film that really needs to be seen to believed, as if you were you ever to end up watching it and not aware it was a documentary, you would never buy in to some of the things that take place in this film as they are just pretty much unfathomable. This film WILL stick with you, and will haunt you long after you walk out of the theater, but it is still a film that needs to be seen. When a film has you thinking about your life and feeling appreciative for even the shittiest days you have had to endure, that’s a pretty powerful thing. I am in no way done with this film as I feel compelled now to learn more about the past events it didn’t touch on, and the future ramifications that will reverberate due to the fact that this film was ever made in the first place,

GRADE

Monday Aug 26 10pm  4 notes

 
 

Five Sentence Review For ‘The Spectacular Now’




I had heard great things about this film, but part of me started to wonder if I am maybe at an age where I might feel a bit disconnected while watching a film about two seventeen year olds that fall in love with one another. Having now seen it, I can say that as long as the acting and story is solid, it’s not a problem for me, regardless of my age. I liked Shailene Woodley in ‘The Descendants’, but never would have thought twice about it had she been passed up when Oscar nominations were announced in 2011. I found her to be just really wonderful in this film however and would actually love to see her land her second nomination in just three short years. This film ultimately didn’t live up to the hype for me, but it was still a really solid film, and one that is definitely worth your time and attention.

GRADE

Monday Aug 26 9pm  2 notes

 
 

Five Sentence Review For ‘The World’s End’


Let me start off by saying that this will indeed be the most biased review I end up writing this year. I have more history tied up with Edgar, Simon, and Nick than most of their biggest fans in the world, and make no mistake, I am one of their biggest fans you will ever meet (check out the link at the end of this review). This is in fact my favorite film of 2013 so far, but make no mistake, it has earned that distinction in every way possible. It’s funny, exciting, and heart breaking all at the same time, and just like Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, the stakes always feel high, and the characters and the situations they find themselves in should never be taken for granted. While this film may not be for everyone, I would still urge everyone to give it a chance, and these three talents have crafted one of the sharpest and well-made trilogies that I have ever been fortunate enough to see.


GRADE

Monday Aug 26 9pm  7 notes

 
 

Five Sentence Review For ‘Jobs’

 



If this review comes off as boring, my apologies, as the only reason it might be would be because I was equally as bored sitting through this film. Jobs starts off shaky (do I really want or need to see Ashton Kutcher on an LSD trip?), and never really gets its footing at any point throughout the film. The one stand out for me was Josh Gad, which is bad news for the filmmakers as I would have much rather been sitting in the theater watching a film called “Woz’ that focused on his story as opposed to that of Steve Jobs. Kutcher wasn’t bad, so don’t assume the problem with the film has everything to do with him (although that would be a fair assumption). The script is just as bland as can be, and knowing that Aaron Sorkin is working on his own script detailing the same events, it just makes me wish I had held off on even seeing this film all together as I have no doubt that his project, if anything else, will be a far more entertaining film to watch.

GRADE

Monday Aug 26 7pm  

 
 

Five Sentence Review For ‘Kick Ass 2’


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The original Kick Ass was a far superior film in my opinion, and for me the main reason why is that Matthew Vaughn is a far more talented director whose attention to detail really set that film apart. Comparing this film to the original is much like comparing The Hobbit to Return of the King, whereas both follow ups took many short cuts that ultimately hindered my overall enjoyment of their respective sequels. The stories are extremely similar as they follow the basic path, although I will say that not having read the second series, this film did manage to catch me off guard (in a good way) a couple of times when certain key events take place. I feel like had Vaughn directed this film, it could have been better than the original, and that’s because when you watch the ‘making of’ documentary on the blu-ray of Kick Ass, you can clearly see he’s passionate about the film and its source material. Another thing to point out, and maybe it’s just me, but the 11 year old Chloe Moretz seemed to do a much better job of portraying Hit Girl in all her bad assery as opposed to her 15 year old counterpart.
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Monday Aug 26 7pm  2 notes

 
 

Five Sentence Review For ‘Two Guns’

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Better than I expected would be a good way to start this review. It was a fun little movie, and is carried by the performances given by Washington and Wahlberg whose chemistry is the best thing this film has going for it. There’s no earth shattering twist, nor are there huge set pieces that will stick in your memory, but for what this film tries to accomplish, it does so almost without fault. Given how numb I am to big budget spectacles that have buried us at the movie theaters this summer, this film just comes off as a breath of fresh air. Two Guns also serves as a reminder that a film that doesn’t try to do much, but at the same time makes sure it does little things right, can be far more entertaining than a film that spends $230 million and can’t seem to do anything right at all (ahem, Lone Ranger).

GRADE


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Wednesday Aug 14 8pm  1 note

 
 

Five Sentence Review For ‘Elysium’




In just two films, Neil Blomkamp has solidified himself as one of the most original and visionary directors of his generation. Elysium may ultimately not be able to top District 9 in my heart, but it easily falls into my top 10 films of 2013, and most likely into my top five sci-fi films of the past decade. On top of two amazing films, he is responsible for introducing the world to Shartlo Copley, an actor who I have completely fallen in love with, and will be the sole reason I end up seeing Spike Lee’s abomination of a remake of ‘Oldboy’. Blomkamps attention to detail is unmatched, and it appears that he is able to produce everything on screen that his mind is able to conjure when crafting these films. I can’t recommend this film highly enough, as with all the sequels and remakes we are forced to endure, a film and story this unique is sadly becoming more and more a rarity these days.


GRADE

Friday Aug 9 2pm  5 notes

 
 

Five Sentence Review For ‘We’re The Millers’



Based on the trailers, I had it pegged for the funniest film of the summer. With everything said and done, I would have to place it 3rd, just behind ‘The Heat’ and ‘This is the End’, with Rogen’s and Baruchel’s instant classic taking the comedy crown. Jason Sudekis was the MVP for me as the Aniston didn’t offer near as much comedically as he did, although her MILF like qualities were key to making her character work onscreen. Kudos to whoever cast Will Poulter as Kenny however as his character provided not only the heart, but also some of the funniest moments of the film. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention how great Nick Offerman and Kathryn Hahn were, and it’s strong supporting talents like theirs that help elevate this film to something better than it certainly would be without their comedic presence.


GRADE


Friday Aug 9 2pm  2 notes

 
 

Five Sentence Review For ‘The Way Way Back’


This was a good film, but not a great film like I really had anticipated it being. Written by Jim Rash and Nate Faxon (the same guys who wrote ‘The Descendants’ in 2011), I just had really high expectations for the journey these guys would take me on, and ultimately was very underwhelmed.. It almost just seemed to be a very paint by the numbers film that was unable to surprise or enlighten me at point as the film progressed. The one stand out however was Sam Rockwell as he continues to prove that he is one of the most under appreciated actors in Hollywood. And the ending… obviously I won’t spoil anything for you, but sadly I was not happy with it at all and left the theater with a very empty feeling about the film I had just sat through, and that is just never a good thing.

GRADE


Friday Aug 9 2pm  1 note

 
 
 
 
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