Month: October 2014

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Theatrical Releases: Nightcrawler

Last year’s “ABCs Of Death” were hit or miss, as most would expect when putting together 26 completely different directors with absolutely different styles. But this advent of horror anthologies is definitely heading the genre into some new territory and showcasing up and coming horror directors in a new and interesting way, so for that, “ABCs of Death 2” will have to be seen. … Read More Theatrical Releases: Nightcrawler

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One Minute Review: Wish I Was Here (2014) [4.5]

WISH I WAS HERE // After a decade since his directorial debut, Zach Braff returns with his crowd-funded darling “Wish I Was Here”. Once again starring as lead, Braff trades in his college student naivety for a more weatherworn adult role, as Aidan Bloom, husband and father of two. Playing the out of work actor, everyone in Aiden’s life continuously asks him when he … Read More One Minute Review: Wish I Was Here (2014) [4.5]

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One Minute Review: Deliver Us From Evil (2014) [3.0]

DELIVER US FROM EVIL // Some day, hopefully soon, horror filmmakers will realize that certain tropes are not scary anymore. One of these tropes is checking under the bed. “Deliver Us From Evil” leaned heavily on this scare in their marketing campaign. Even messing with expectations after checking under the bed is now an overused motif. If there was nothing under the bed, something … Read More One Minute Review: Deliver Us From Evil (2014) [3.0]

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One Minute Review: Begin Again (2014) [3.5]

BEGIN AGAIN // John Carney trades in his delicate musical touch for celebrity appeal and a bigger budget; $150,000 versus $9 million. “Once” was a love story told through the passion of music with its main ballad, “Falling Slowly,” going on to win the 2007 Academy Award for Best Original Song. “Begin Again” has a love story buried in it somewhere, perhaps for a … Read More One Minute Review: Begin Again (2014) [3.5]

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Theatrical Releases: Ouija & John Wick

“The director of The Blair Witch Project… takes you back to the woods.” The found footage genre exist because of director Eduardo Sanchez. And with the advent of GoPro cameras since his directorial debut, it is no wonder that he returns to the first person shooting style with his Bigfoot horror film “Exists”, which won the Audience Award at last year’s SXSW. The narrative feels … Read More Theatrical Releases: Ouija & John Wick

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Tuesday Releases: The Purge: Anarchy & Snowpiercer

OCTOBER 21ST, 2014 THE PURGE: ANARCHY // And with these words, “This is your Emergency Broadcast System announcing the commencement of the Annual Purge. At the siren, all crime, including murder, will be legal for 12 hours. All emergency services will be suspended. Your government thanks you for your participation,” Universal stumbles upon their next horror franchise revolving around a yearly purging where all … Read More Tuesday Releases: The Purge: Anarchy & Snowpiercer

Movie Review: Snowpiercer (2014)

SNOWPIERCER Review by: Christopher HaskellOctober 20, 2014 “Passengers, eternal order flows from the sacred engine. We must occupy our preordained position. I belong to the front, you belong to the tail. Know your place! Keep your place!” — Minister Mason (Tilda Swinton) Dystopian future. Impaired class systems. Pending apocalypse. These are the themes being beaten to death in Hollywood these days. “The Hunger Games”. … Read More Movie Review: Snowpiercer (2014)

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One Minute Review: The Purge: Anarchy (2014) [3.0]

“Traffic is building rapidly downtown as citizens rush to get home before commencement. If you’re not purging, we advise you to get off the streets as quickly as possible. It’ll soon be a war out there.” -News Anchor THE PURGE: ANARCHY // And with these words, “This is your Emergency Broadcast System announcing the commencement of the Annual Purge. At the siren, all crime, … Read More One Minute Review: The Purge: Anarchy (2014) [3.0]

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One Minute Review: Sex Tape (2014) [2.5]

“Who has sex for three hours? That’s the length of the movie Lincoln. You did the full Lincoln.” -Robbie (Rob Corddry) SEX TAPE // The first thing to wrap your head around in the raunchy comedy “Sex Tape” is that the smoking hot Cameron Diaz, at 42 years old, is married to Jason Segel, who is 34 years old. The next is believing that … Read More One Minute Review: Sex Tape (2014) [2.5]

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One Minute Review: Earth To Echo (2014) [2.5]

“I’m going to tell you a story and I’m not supposed to tell anyone so keep it between us. We were normal kids until we discovered something.” -Tuck (Brian “Astro” Bradley) EARTH TO ECHO // Here is my theory: director David Green saw “Super 8” and heard critics call it a mix between “E.T. Extraterrestrial” and “Cloverfield,” pairing beings from another planet with children … Read More One Minute Review: Earth To Echo (2014) [2.5]

Movie Review: Fury (2014)

FURY Review by: Christopher HaskellOctober 18, 2014 “Ideals are peaceful. History is violent” — Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) With a thundering blow, “Fury” joins the ranks of classics like “Saving Private Ryan” and “Apocalypse Now” as one of the best cinematic representations of war ever produced. However, whereas Spielberg and Coppola drove those films to be not just great war films but two of the … Read More Movie Review: Fury (2014)

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Theatrical Releases: The Book Of Life & Fury

Said to be one of the worst Nicholas Sparks adaptations yet, “The Best Of Me” sees young love ripped apart only to meet back up again 20 years later. Roping James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan into the lead adult roles, once again under question is a strange twist at the end of the film, which was also prevalent in “Safe House”. Despite all this, … Read More Theatrical Releases: The Book Of Life & Fury