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Run All Night Movie Review

Delivering an old school crime thriller feel with solid acting and real tension, Run All Night goes a long way toward washing the taste of Taken 3 out of the mouths of Liam Neeson fans. Run All Night tells the story of former hit man Jimmy Conlon, a prolific killer in his time who earned […]

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Kingsman: The Secret Service Movie Review

A fun and fast paced take on the spy genre, Kingsman: the Secret Service embraces the silliness of the genre while infusing it with top notch action and a brilliant mixture of old and new flavors. After losing an agent on a mission to recover a kidnapped scientist (Mark Hamill), secret agent service the Kingsman […]

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The Wedding Ringer Movie Review

A very pleasant surprise, the Wedding Ringer hits far more than it misses and, despite following a well worn formula,  is truly very funny. When Doug Harris (Josh Gad) finds himself in the humiliating position of being 10 days from his wedding to Gretchen Palmer (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting) and unable to produce his fictional groomsmen and […]

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Taken 3 Movie Review

Better than expected but still on the wrong side of good, Taken 3 is definitely showing its age. When we return to the life of retired badass Brian Mills (Liam Neeson) he is making a massive miscalculation about his daughter Kim’s (Maggie Grace) birthday present by giving her a giant sized panda bear and interrupting her […]

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The Interview Movie Review

A hilarious farce in the same vein as This is the End, the Interview is not a hard hitting political take down but rather a fun broad comedy that occasionally flirts with deeper substance and insight but is  mostly more about putting things in Seth Rogen’s butt. After a run in with an old college mate […]

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Into the Woods Movie Review

A delightful and fun musical for the first two thirds, Into the Woods completely falls apart in a third act that is overly dark, overly long and overly depressing. When a baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) become frustrated with not being able to have a child, the witch who lives next door […]

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

An uneven mess of a movie, the final installment of the Hobbit trilogy feels rushed and unnecessary with only flashes of what made the series worthwhile. Resolving what should have been the end of the Desolation of Smaug before diving into a drawn out set up for a yawn worthy battle, the Battle of the […]

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John Wick Movie Review

As slick and badass as any movie one could hope for, John Wick delivers on a straight forward revenge tale with an abundance of beautifully shot, choreographed and executed action while offering a surprising amount of solid world building. Just days after his wife is taken by illness, John Wick (Keanu Reeves) has a chance […]

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Gone Girl Movie Review

Haunting, disturbing and funnier than you would think, Gone Girl is a perfectly acted and beautifully drawn piece of filmmaking that will leave the viewer plenty to talk about after it is over. On the morning of her five year anniversary Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike) disappears under mysterious circumstances and her husband Nick (Ben Affleck) has […]

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Tusk Movie Review

Holy fucking shit. When a podcaster, Wallace Bryton (Justin Long), goes up to Canada for an interview that doesn’t happen he finds himself desperate to save the trip and answers an ad by Howard Howe (Michael Parks) who promises that he has many stories to tell about epic nautical adventures. Unfortunately, Howe’s real plan is […]

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Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Review

Hilarious, exciting and surprisingly emotionally resonant, Guardians of the Galaxy is absolutely delightful. After stealing a mysterious orb catches the attention of fanatical despot Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace), earth born intergalactic outlaw Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) must band together with a rag tag group of criminals consisting of assassin Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax the […]

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Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Review

Somehow longer than the last installment, Transformers: Age of Extinction is absolutely interminable and mind numbing with very little to engage or recommend. When down on his luck inventor Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg) finds an old cab over semi truck and tinkers with it in his garage, he discovers that he has actually found a […]

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Neighbors Movie Review

A bold and hilarious comedy that is much more than the sum of its trailers, Neighbors delivers big time. New parents Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) Radner have the cutest baby ever and are trying to adjust to being parents while trying to still be themselves when the house next door is bought […]

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The Raid 2 Movie Review

Upping the ante in every way possible, the Raid 2 is easily the best martial arts/action movie I have ever seen. Picking up where the first installment left off, Rama (Iko Uwais) goes undercover in prison to get close to Uco (Arifin Putra),the son of Jakarta mob boss Bangun (Tio Pakusodewo) in order to root […]

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Captain America The Winter Soldier Movie Review

Not content to rehash or mimic past comic book adaptations and sequels, Captain America the Winter Solider is a flawlessly executed film that raises the bar on superhero movies higher than it has ever been by stepping out of the confines of its own genre. While struggling to find his place in the world, Steve […]

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Veronica Mars Movie Review

A near perfect love letter to fans of the series, Veronica Mars is also a compelling enough story and mystery to stand on its own. On the cusp of landing a big lawyer job in New York at a prestigious firm, Veronica Mars (Kristin Bell) is drawn back home to Neptune, CA when ex-boyfriend Logan […]

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Pompeii Movie Review

A poor man’s amalgamation of several other movies, Pomepeii is poorly written mess that feels almost entirely pointless. Writing a plot summary seems redundant because before you walk in you’ve seen this movie several times before but Pompeii tells the story of Milo the Celt (Kit Harington), a slave turned Gladiator, whose entire village was […]

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RoboCop (2014) Movie Review

Even with  story problems, poorly executed effects, lack of a compelling villain and lackluster action, the worst sin committed by the remake of RoboCop is that is very, very boring. In the year 2028, Omnicorp has robot peace keeping drones deployed in strife ridden areas of the world but the one market they cannot crack […]

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The Lego Movie Review

A multi-layered family comedy that works on several levels at once with some of the most consistently funny material I have ever seen wrapped in amazing animation, The Lego Movie is a solid hit out of the park. The Lego Movie tells the story of Emmet Brickowski (Chris Pratt), an unassuming construction worker who is […]

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Escape Plan Movie Review

  Movies like this make me wish I was a hack film critic so I could make lots of turns of phrase and puns about how bad this movie is and relating it back to the title and plot but I am not a hack and therefore take the highroad. I wish this movie could […]

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Don Jon Movie Review

  Written, directed and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Don Jon is a funny, irreverent and surprisingly deep and poignant film that looks at the nature of relationships and addiction and how often the two intertwine.  Jon (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a fairly simple man with a simple set of priorities. He cares about his body, his family, his pad, […]

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For a Good Time Call Movie Review

For a Good Time Call looks like a cookie cutter friendship movie with lots of sugary sweetness and learning but very quickly reveals itself to be quite a bit more…if not as much more as I would have liked. After going through one of the most awkward on-screen break ups ever, followed almost immediately by […]

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Safety Not Guaranteed Movie Review

At once sweet, earnest and brutally funny Safety Not Guaranteed is a terrific film that manages to deliver a mixture of heart, pathos and comedy without ever feeling too light or too heavy handed. Inspired by an ad that ran in a 1997 issue of Backwoods Home Magazine as a joke/filler for the magazine’s classifieds […]

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Awesome Minecraft Mock Movie Trailer

The sheer power and talent of the amature movie scene is getting out of control; here is a group that put together a mock trailer for a Minecraft movie that looks absolutely fantastic; nice job guys:

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