‘Draft Day’ Review: Starring Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner & Denis Leary

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Apr 10, 2014

It’s really almost impossible for me not to like a Kevin Costner film. Earlier this year the action-thriller 3 Days to Kill didn’t sit well with most critics, but you can’t deny that Costner was an excellent lead. The 59-year-old actor has done practically every film genre and in Draft Day, he plays an NFL general manager, who is battling problems at work and in his personal life.

Draft Day is clearly geared towards football diehards and fanatics, so if you aren’t as submersed in the sport, the film may be a tad confusing in the first half. It’s the second …

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‘Under the Skin’ Review: Starring Scarlett Johansson

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Apr 10, 2014
‘Under the Skin’ Review: Starring Scarlett Johansson

Under the Skin is one of those films that is equally hypnotic in its gorgeous visuals as it is in our lead actress’ performance. With 2003’s Lost in Translation, last year’s Don Jon and Her, and now Under the Skin, can I just go ahead and say that Scarlett Johansson is one of the best and most beautiful actresses working today? I can’t even talk about Luc Besson’s Lucy set to come out later this year.

We last saw director Jonathan Glazer in 2004 when he wrote and directed the gothic-like art house thriller Birth, starring Nicole Kidman and Cameron Bright. …

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‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Review: Starring Chris Evans, Scarlet Johansson & Samuel L. Jackson

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Apr 03, 2014

In perhaps the most stand alone Marvel film since 2008’s Iron Man, Captain America: The Winter Soldier might be the best Marvel film in the Avengers world. Worlds better than the 2011 film Captain America: The First Avenger, it almost seems like the two films are black and white in the action hero movie universe.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier picks up shortly after where 2012’s The Avengers left off. Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) is struggling to adapt to his modern world surroundings, while S.H.I.E.L.D. Leader Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) continues to assign both he and Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow …

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‘The Raid 2′ Review: Starring Iko Uwais, Yahan Ruhian, Arifin Putra

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Apr 03, 2014

Is there a more articulate and passionate action director working today than Gareth Evans? 2012’s The Raid: Redemption was not only the best foreign language film that year, but one of the best action movies I’ve ever seen.

The Raid 2 takes place shortly after The Raid, where Jakarta cop Rama (Iko Uwais) fought through floors of gangsters and madmen in a broken down apartment building leaving piles of dead bodies after the battle. When it was all over, Rama thought he could go back to his normal life with his wife and child, until he finds out that a gangster …

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‘Noah’ Review: Starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly & Emma Watson

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Mar 28, 2014

It’s one of the most famous biblical epics and told through the eyes of visionary filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (2010’s Black Swan), Noah is a cinematic experience fueled by strong performances, gorgeous cinematography and a memorable score.

Based off the story that is told in The Book of Genesis in The Old Testament of The Bible, Noah is about a man who is chosen by God to build an ark to save his family and two of every living thing on earth before an apocalyptic flood.

Noah (Russell Crowe) and his wife Naameh (Jennifer Connelly), their three sons Shem (Douglas Booth), Ham (Logan …

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‘Sabotage’ Review: Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington & Olivia Williams

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Mar 27, 2014

Arnold fans…this isn’t the film we were hoping for or expecting. 2013’s The Last Stand wasn’t the best, but at least it offered a few good one-liners and brought Arnold back to the type of character that is enjoyable to watch. In his newest film Sabotage, Arnold plays a kickass DEA agent, out for revenge. It sounds promising for any Ahnuld fan and features a stellar supporting cast, but the film itself is as disappointing as 1997’s Batman & Robin where Arnold played Mr. Freeze. Shudder.

Written by Skip Woods (2013’s A Good Day to Die Hard) and David Ayer (2012’s …

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‘Divergent’ Review: Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James & Kate Winslet

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Mar 21, 2014

“I want to be brave, and selfless, and smart, and honest, and kind.” –Four in Divergent

Lionsgate Films and Summit Entertainment aren’t novices when producing novel turned film adaptations. The Twilight Saga and The Hunger Games films broke box office records and are considered wildly popular among teens and young adults. The studio is hoping to have the same success with Divergent so they can then make another two or three films to follow.

Coming from someone who has read Divergent and Insurgent (I’m getting ready to read Allegiant), I’m hoping this first film does well, so I can see the story …

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