Review – Nebraska

When elderly Woody Grant (Bruce Dern) receives a notice in the mail that he has won a million dollars, he is determined to personally travel from his home in Montana to Nebraska in order to claim his winnings.  No matter that everyone keeps trying to tell him that it is merely a cleverly worded advertisementContinue reading “Review – Nebraska”

Review – The Fifth Estate

WikiLeaks is nothing if not controversial, and that applies, perhaps, even more so to it’s founder, Julian Assange.  This is the second of two films this year – the first being the documentary We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks – to peak behind the curtain of the online organization credited with publishing millions of secretContinue reading “Review – The Fifth Estate”

Review – Escape Plan

Sylvester Stallone is Ray Breslin, a professional escape artist who exposes prisons’ weaknesses by breaking out of them, then offering the services of his security firm.  When he’s offered the chance to test a secret CIA facility that is supposed to be escape proof, he jumps at the challenge – and the lucrative pay day. Continue reading “Review – Escape Plan”

Review – Getaway

Brent Magna (Ethan Hawk) is a man whose wife (Rebecca Budig) has suddenly and inexplicably been forcibly misplaced. When a voice on the phone (Jon Voight) threatens to kill her unless he does exactly what he’s told, he complies. Given no choice, he follows the voice’s increasingly outrageous instructions, beginning with stealing a high endContinue reading “Review – Getaway”

Review – Planes

A Disney Toons spin-off of Pixar’s Cars franchise, Planes was originally intended to be a direct to DVD effort – instead, it’s trying to capitalize on the end of the Summer film season and catch all the kids before they head back to school.  If they’re smart, an influx of Planes backpacks, lunch boxes, andContinue reading “Review – Planes”

Review – Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Add this to the long list of sequels that nobody wanted, but got made anyway.  I mean, I guess somebody wanted it, or it wouldn’t have been made.  Despite being an awful movie (and having a ridiculously long name), Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief  was apparently profitable enough to warrant a sequelContinue reading “Review – Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”

Review – R.I.P.D

When detective Nick Walker (Ryan Reynolds) is killed in the line of duty, instead of facing judgement, he finds himself recruited into the R.I.P.D – the Rest in Peace Department.  Seeing as how he could use a letter of recommendation come judgement day, he obliges with little hesitation.  Together with his new partner, a grislyContinue reading “Review – R.I.P.D”

Review – The Heat

Experienced, yet unlikable, FBI special agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) is up for promotion, and her proving ground case is to take down a drug lord in Boston before he strikes again.  Not exactly a team player, Ashburn’s patience is put to the test when she is forced to team up with Shannon Mullins (MelissaContinue reading “Review – The Heat”

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