Category: Quick Reviews

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One Minute Review: Starship Troopers (1997)

Starship Troopers “Starship Troopers” mainly exists as science fiction fodder for those that care to indulge. As far as the acting goes, the characters might as well be cardboard cutouts or action figures fighting the realistic looking, yet lackluster bugs that continuously swarm in the same manner until their attacks are completely telegraphed and shockless. Based on the serial novel “Starship Soldier” by Robert … Read More One Minute Review: Starship Troopers (1997)

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One Minute Review: Shotgun Stories (2008)

Shotgun Stories Even if Michael Shannon is the only seasoned actor in Jeff Nichols’ “Shotgun Stories”, this subtle drama is stilled pulled off effectively, delivering the actual tone of small town, rural life. Based around a feud between two sets of sons fathered by the same alcoholic-turned-Christian man, the violence is made more realistic by the downplayed nature of it all. If casually watching … Read More One Minute Review: Shotgun Stories (2008)

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One Minute Review: On The Road (2012)

On The Road Interesting and sublime enough to grab and hold your attention, speckled with strong actors and believable performances, “On The Road” takes Jack Kerouac’s novel and presents it almost literally to the audience, leaving a sense of actual storytelling and plot progression behind. Garrett Hedlund steals the show as Dean Moriarty, the eccentric and constantly shifty ex-con, who befriends writer Sal Paradise, … Read More One Minute Review: On The Road (2012)

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One Minute Review: Jack Reacher (2012)

Jack Reacher With a solid performance from Tom Cruise in a role that is all too close to his “Mission Impossible” persona, “Jack Reacher” (also produced by Cruise) pulls itself out of the disaster it could have been, and remains a decent action thriller. With the film banking on several twists, there is often the cause for concern of diving into melodrama, yet director-writer … Read More One Minute Review: Jack Reacher (2012)

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One Minute Review: Serendipity (2001)

Serendipity “Serendipity” is, without a doubt, one of my all-time favorite romantic comedies. Pairing John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale in a romantic comedy set in the cold and snowy streets of New York City, these two lovers are parted by the world of fate and destiny. With an amazing supporting cast in Jeremy Piven and Molly Shannon, who are out of their normal elements … Read More One Minute Review: Serendipity (2001)

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One Minute Review: Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil (2011)

Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil “There we were minding our own business, just doing chores around the house, when kids started killing themselves all over my property.” Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil could have easily been another failed spoof movie, but with the right combination of self-aware dialogue and the perfectly casted Tyler Labine and Alan Tudyk, this film becomes a comedy-horror far superior … Read More One Minute Review: Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil (2011)

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One Minute Review: The Muppets (2011)

The Muppets Charming and nostalgic, Jason Segel’s The Muppets brings back to life all the old characters and gags, blending them nicely with a new story and plenty of new personalities. The film reaches levels of inspiration that few others can brag about, not only inspiring with all the old Muppets get back together for one last show to save the Muppets Studio from … Read More One Minute Review: The Muppets (2011)

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One Minute Review: Crazy (2008)

Stemming from the real life story of musician Hank Garland, “Crazy” depicts the way the man surfaced into the public eye, stole hearts, and became the legend that he was. Coming off as a watered down version of “Walk The Line”, the body of acting is unable to measure up to the likes of Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix.