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The Book of Life (2014)

  Halloween is a typical holiday where things tend to be a bit on the scary side. Then there’s the Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday similar to Halloween, but with a more remembrance and focus on those who are gone from the world. And Hollywood is known for releasing films that are focused […]

Transformer : Age of Extinction (2014)

A month long Hiatus and here I am back at doing what I love. A promising start in the motion picture with Wahlberg (Yeager) and Miller (Lucas) and their humor works for Michael Bay’s fourth outing with the TRANSFORMERS franchise. Being a fan boy of the franchise never have there been flies in the ointment […]

The Hungover Games (2014)

If you haven’t read my reviews of the Hangover series — why are you here, first off? — I’ll summarize. I think that is the worst theatrically released trilogy in cinema history and apart from the Mike Tyson cameos they are completely lacking in humor from frame one to conclusion. I note this because The […]

Kite (2014)

In 1998, a controversial and often-censored anime called Kite was released. I don’t think it’s ever seen a fully uncensored release in America, and it’s really only known by those who seek out the most controversial of media. It has a cult following — Quentin Tarantino was inspired by it for parts of Kill Bill, […]

Running Scared (2006)

Sure to someday be a cult favorite, Running Scared is a movie where everything goes wrong over the course of one night. You know those types of films, right? Where one event triggers a whole lot more, all spiraling downward and out of control? Running Scared‘s catalyst involves a child shooting his abusive father with […]

The Book of Life (2014)

  Halloween is a typical holiday where things tend to be a bit on the scary side. Then there’s the Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday similar to Halloween, but with a more remembrance and focus on those who are gone from the world. And Hollywood is known for releasing films that are focused […]

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EDGE OF TOMORROW (2014)

EDGE OF TOMORROW is complete mindfuckery. The kind of mindfuckery that is expected in a Doug Liman movie and the style of fuckery that an audience would accept with arms wide open. Yes – let’s admit this, we love a twisted plot or even so any pattern of twist in a movie. Doug Liman is […]

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Transformer : Age of Extinction (2014)

A month long Hiatus and here I am back at doing what I love. A promising start in the motion picture with Wahlberg (Yeager) and Miller (Lucas) and their humor works for Michael Bay’s fourth outing with the TRANSFORMERS franchise. Being a fan boy of the franchise never have there been flies in the ointment […]

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Pride

There are countless films about love, but you will be hard pressed to find one better than Pride, because that’s what the film is about; love. It’s not a love story as such. There is no boy-meets-girl , but it is about love and how we as humans love one another. Pride tells us the […]

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A Most Wanted Man

A Most Wanted Man will fall into the thriller genre, but that’s a vague term – “thriller”. It certainly won’t get anybody’s pulse racing, but that is not exactly a bad thing. It is instead a slow burning, deep and clever sort of thriller designed to engage your mind rather than get the adrenaline pumping. […]

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The Riot Club

Joffrey Baratheon. Agent Smith. Lord Voldemort. The Terminator. The thing all these people have in common is that they’re villains. Not just villains, but great villains. And the thing that makes them these evildoers so great is that we all love to hate them. They’re despicable, tough, unfaltering and all of those things are brilliant, […]

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A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)

Outside of a few moments of kind of shocking violence — most of which is done to women, which is going to have a lot of people up in arms — there’s really nothing worth talking about when it comes to A Walk Among the Tombstones. Perhaps that’s why it’s easy to narrow in on […]

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This is Where I Leave You

Upon seeing the trailer for This is Where I Leave You, I found myself having flashbacks to Eulogy. A death in the family brings everyone together, during which they’ll fight, learn from each other, and grow? Sounds just like Eulogy. Well, it kind of is. It even has the same person dying (an elderly father) […]

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Adult World (2014)

Life following college can be hard, especially in this economy. Depending on the degree you pick, finding a job can be excruciatingly difficult. Moving back in with one’s parents is the only choice for many recent graduates. Adult World is a film that follows one such individual, and essentially becomes a coming-of-age film … for […]

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The Hungover Games (2014)

If you haven’t read my reviews of the Hangover series — why are you here, first off? — I’ll summarize. I think that is the worst theatrically released trilogy in cinema history and apart from the Mike Tyson cameos they are completely lacking in humor from frame one to conclusion. I note this because The […]

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Life of Crime (2014)

A kidnapping. A woman unsatisfied with her life is kidnapped by a couple of criminals. They want her husband to pay the ransom money; he’s off on vacation with his mistress, and has already sent in divorce papers. So we wait. What will come of this? Who will blink first? And why does one of […]

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As Above, So Below (2014)

An allegorical thrill ride that manages to subvert many of the clichés and pratfalls of the found footage genre, As Above, So Below will probably remind a lot of people of The Descent or, well, The Cave, but it’s a smarter movie than both of those — especially The Cave — and it probably generates […]

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The Drop (2014)

If you’ve heard of The Drop and plan to see it, it’s probably for one of two people. The first is James Gandolfini, who makes his final film appearance in this film. He plays the boss of a bar that becomes the center of money drops, and gets to do a typical crime drama role. […]

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Kite (2014)

In 1998, a controversial and often-censored anime called Kite was released. I don’t think it’s ever seen a fully uncensored release in America, and it’s really only known by those who seek out the most controversial of media. It has a cult following — Quentin Tarantino was inspired by it for parts of Kill Bill, […]

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Frank (2014)

Frank is an unsettling little movie. It’s a little depressing, very quirky, and nothing ever feels quite right about it. As soon as its titular — but not leading — character shows up, you know something’s off. It takes a while to figure out exactly what, and when you do you’re not going to feel […]

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Palo Alto (2014)

In 2010 James Franco published a book of short stories titled Palo Alto. The stories were tangentially linked and contained teenagers in Palo Alto, California doing bad things and having a tough family life — often leading to those aforementioned bad things. Now, the book has been adapted into a feature film by Gia Coppola, […]

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The Longest Week (2014)

The Longest Week is the most Wes Anderson-y movie you’ll see that in no way, shape, or form has anything to do with Wes Anderson. From the opening scene to the last, you’ll be able to see the Anderson inspirations. There’s some Woody Allen thrown in here, too. I don’t think many people are going […]

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The Captive (2014)

Take a step back after you see The Captive — if you do, indeed, choose to watch it — and try to piece it all together. I’m not sure it’s possible. Whether through the editing process — during which scenes have been chronologically scrambled and some points have been cut altogether (or were never filmed) […]

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