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Review – The Purge

What if you could, literally, get away with murder?  And rape, and theft, and vandalism, and whatever else you feel like?  In the year 2022 that will all be legal.  Actually, given the fact that it’s mentioned that twelve or so year old boy is too young to remember life before “The Purge,” this newContinue reading “Review – The Purge”

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”

Review – Oblivion

Oblivion, from the director of Tron: Legacy, places Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) on an Earth decimated after an apparent alien war.  He’s part of the clean-up crew.  The rest of humanity has left for Titan to form a new colony, or are waiting to do so in an orbiting space station called the Tet.  Jack’sContinue reading “Review – Oblivion”

Review – The Host

Beautiful Creatures failed spectacularly at becoming the next big young adult paranormal romance.  Open Road Films is hoping they can corner that market by going to the source of the recent trend.  The Host, written and directed by Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, In Time, S1m0ne) is based on the novel of the same name by noneContinue reading “Review – The Host”

Review – The Call

“You can be the difference between someone living and someone dying,” Halle Berry‘s character Jordan says near the beginning of this thriller.  As a 911 operator, she struggles to come to terms with the latter part of the sentiment when, possibly due to her actions, a young girl is murdered.  Fast forward a bit downContinue reading “Review – The Call”

Review: Escape from Planet Earth

Scorch Supernova (Brenden Fraser) is the blue alien equivalent of Metro Man or Captain Hammer, pulling off daring deeds of heroics to the adoration of his entire planet.  Caught up in the showmanship and results of his life-threatening missions, though, he seems to forget about the people behind the scenes who help make everything heContinue reading “Review: Escape from Planet Earth”

Review: Beasts of the Southern Wild

Although this movie is from earlier this year, now is probably the first time many people have the opportunity – or desire – to see this indie critics’ darling.  And with its multiple Oscar nominations, I felt it deserved my time now that I’ve added it to my list of nominated films seen.