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Review – Fast & Furious 6

Twelve years ago, a movie about a bunch of street racers opened to mediocre reviews and a decent box office.  Now one of the more consistent franchises, The Fast and the Furious number six is opening with a seventh already on its way.  Leaving it’s racing roots mostly in the dust, the franchise has steadilyContinue reading “Review – Fast & Furious 6”

Review – Epic

Based on a children’s book by author and frequent film maker, William Joyce, Epic is a big story about little people.  When Mary Katherine (Amanda Seyfried) comes to live with her estranged father (Jason Sudeikis), she’s dismayed to find he’s even more obsessed than ever with a secret magical forest society he’s convinced exists.  AContinue reading “Review – Epic”

Review – Star Trek: Into Darkness

In 2009, JJ Abrams reinvented the Star Trek franchise to great success.  Rebooting the original characters in an alternate timeline “…allows us to use any of the ingredients from the past – or come up with brand-new ones – to make potential stories.”  Star Trek: Into Darkness certainly does that, while building on what made theContinue reading “Review – Star Trek: Into Darkness”

Review – The Great Gatsby

Somehow I have managed to avoid both reading the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel and seeing any of the numerous film and television portrayals. So, for better or for worse, I went into this one more or less without any preconceived notions. What did I think of this raucous telling of the mysterious man knownContinue reading “Review – The Great Gatsby”

Review – Peeples

Another week, another romantic comedy. Presented by Tyler Perry, whose only apparent influence here is his checkbook, Peeples stars Craig Robinson as everyman Wade Walker.  He’s just trying to find the right moment to propose to his live-in girlfriend Grace Peeples (Kerry Washington).  Unfortunately that right moment never seems to come, especially as he dealsContinue reading “Review – Peeples”

Review – Iron Man 3

Predestined to be one of the biggest films of the summer, Iron Man 3 is not only third film featuring the current favorite Marvel character (and trying to redeem the series after a mediocre second entry), but the first followup to the incredibly successful Avengers film and the official launch of Marvel’s “Phase 2” inContinue reading “Review – Iron Man 3”

Review – The Big Wedding

Every year gets at least one ensemble comedy and 2013 gives us The Big Wedding – a romanticish comedy with a big cast and a big wedding they’re all involved in.  The ensemble rundown looks like this:  Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace and Susan Sarandon with Robin Williams, Ben Barnes, Christine Ebersole, DavidContinue reading “Review – The Big Wedding”