LOCKE [2013] movie review

August 22, 2014

I heard about LOCKE [2013] on the Slate Culture Gabfest podcast and did not listen long as to not want to hear too much about the movie because the premise alone had me interested. This movie can easily be described one man in a car (BMW X5 to be exact) the entire time talking hands-free on the phone to five different people. Obviously this is a dialogue driven movie especially since he is driving at night and there is no scenery to be scene at all. [Read more]

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY [2014] movie review

August 2, 2014

It might be easy to think of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY as a really good movie, or at least certainly a very entertaining one. To think so would only consider its contemporary competition. Standards are so low for movies now, simply not sucking, I feel, is often confused for being an actually good and recommendable movie. GOTG is yet another massive CGI sci-fi comic book movie. Yes, the characters have some witty lines and how they come together is rather interesting, but there is no exceptional story, no exceptional acting, and certainly no exceptional action sequences. The movie simply has some witty dialogue here and there and a bit of chemistry between the cast. [Read more]

SNOWPIERCER [2013] movie review

July 4, 2014

It is funny how movies come out of nowhere to appear on my radar, though since I was browsing a mostly movie review website (AICN), it was not surprising that I would discover a little known movie, SNOWPIERCER [2013], that I never heard of at all until this week. The concept is what convinced me to watch it right away. A chemical is released into the atmosphere to reduce global warming, but it goes wrong and creates an ice age that kills off all life, save for a few who ride this train on a perpetual loop across the continents, each loop taking a year. Now that’s an original idea! [Read more]

THE WIND RISES [2013] movie review – recommended

June 21, 2014

I was waiting for the right day to watch the final Hayao Miyazaki movie, THE WIND RISES [2013], as his movies have imprinted in my mind like few other moviemakers have. This being the summer solstice, and having been deep in the woods & Nature earlier today, capping it in the world of Miyazaki for one last time seemed fitting. [Read more]

VERONICA MARS [2014] movie review — recommended

May 17, 2014

It was a very nice return to Neptune after many years away since the Veronica Mars tv show ended only to return as the movie VERONICA MARS [2014].  I was a big fan of the TV show and had been hearing rumors for a long time about a movie.  Thanks to Kickstarter and 91,000+ fans, there was enough enthusiasm (and money) to get creator Rob Thomas to write and make a movie that brought us back into the world some ten years later revisiting all the old characters and spinning a whole new murder mystery.

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GODZILLA [2014] movie review

May 17, 2014

What an absolute abomination, I just have to say that right away.  That is what this new American version GODZILLA [2014] movie is.  It is not just the worst Godzilla movie I have ever seen, it is possibly the worst ever movie of all time I have seen.  This so-called Godzilla movie is a fail on every single level from the perspective of being an actual Godzilla movie, and not even taking into consideration any past depiction of Godzilla in a movie, this itself as a movie is also a fail on every single level.  Toho please do not let anyone ever make another Godzilla movie! [Read more]

YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE [1937] movie review

May 3, 2014

Based on Netflix’s recommendation and that it was starring Henry Fonda, I watched YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE [1937] this evening, but was rather disappointed by it. The movie was full of hard luck until the very end making me think why should anyone watch something like this? I cannot recommend it. [Read more]

RIDE ALONG [2014] movie review

May 2, 2014

The first 2014 movie release I watched happened to be RIDE ALONG [2014].  From Kevin Hart’s various TV appearances on Saturday Night Live and other places I decided to give him a chance in a movie role.  For sure, liking Kevin Hart’s manic style is necessary to enjoy watching RIDE ALONG as it is basically 99 minutes of him being manic alongside Ice Cube, albeit it in an enjoyable way. [Read more]

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