‘Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation’ Review: Starring Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson & Simon Pegg

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Jul 30, 2015

Almost 20 years since the first Mission: Impossible film debuted in 1996, Tom Cruise is back in this fifth installment of the franchise and has re-teamed up with director/writer Christopher McQuarrie (2013’s Jack Reacher). A total throwback to Brian De Palma’s original film, bigger stunts and action scenes than ever before and a female supporting character that is equally as badass and tough as Cruise himself, Rogue Nation may be the best film of the franchise yet.

After much skepticism about the IMF (Impossible Mission Force), the secret group of agents was shut down and is now being controlled by the CIA …

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‘Southpaw’ Review: Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker & Rachel McAdams

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Jul 23, 2015
‘Southpaw’ Review: Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker & Rachel McAdams

Jake Gyllenhaal is easily one of the best actors working today. His last few roles as a committed detective in Prisoners, an intoxicating and underrated performance in one of last year’s best Enemy and a slimy night crime scene cameraman in the incredible Nightcrawler were some of the best performances by any actor of the last five years. It’s a shame none of these performances were recognized by the Academy. Now in director Antoine Fuqua’s Southpaw, Gyllenhaal has amazed again as champion boxer Billy Hope. The story of a boxer overcoming challenges may have been done before, but its Gyllenhaal’s …

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‘Ant-Man’ Review: Starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly & Michael Douglas

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Jul 17, 2015

Paul Rudd in a superhero suit? Evangeline Lilly kicking some major but?? Heck yes! What’s not to like about Marvel’s Ant-Man? Maybe the name of the superhero? Well, Ant-Man definitely has its problems, but the cast isn’t one of them. And one thing is for sure; by the end of this movie you’ll care about ants more than you ever have.

Ex conman Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) has recently gotten out of prison and is looking to get back into the real world by getting his own place and finding a job. He adores his young daughter Cassie (Abby Ryder Fortson) …

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‘Trainwreck’ Review: Starring Amy Schumer, Bill Hader & LeBron James

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Jul 16, 2015

It’s official: Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow are a new force to be reckoned with. The talented comedienne and director have crafted a film for the new generation that is honest, hilarious and emotional. It’s the summer’s first great R-rated comedy and it’s certainly far from a train wreck. After Trainwreck, Schumer will have the ability to sign on to whatever she wants and here’s hoping this film will elevate her career and gain her more fans.

Ever since she was a little girl, Amy was taught by her loving but erratic father (Colin Quinn) that monogamy isn’t realistic. Amy (Amy …

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‘Minions’ Review: Starring Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm & Allison Janney

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Jul 10, 2015
‘Minions’ Review: Starring Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm & Allison Janney

It’s been five years since we were first introduced to super villain Gru (Steve Carell), the lovely three girls he adopted and his adorable yellow minions who can only speak in minion talk, yet have assisted Gru in stealing the moon and capturing other villains for the Anti-Villain League. But how did these little yellow guys come to find Gru and what was their life like before they met him? Minions is a sweet prequel highlighting these little yellow supporting characters of the Despicable Me films and their journey in finding their new villain mastermind.

The film opens and we meet …

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‘Magic Mike XXL’ Review: Starring Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello & Matt Bomer

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Jul 01, 2015

In 2012 when Magic Mike was released, director Steven Soderbergh and Channing Tatum knew they had created an interesting, hilarious and sexy film loosely based on Tatum’s real-life as a male stripper. Unfortunately Soderbergh did not return to direct the sequel, but did the cinematography instead so Magic Mike XXL still has that Soderbergh look, but not the Soderbergh storytelling. With the exception of a few scenes throughout the film, Magic Mike XXL is a far less and unnecessary sequel to its predecessor. And then there is that Joe Manganiello mini-mart scene that is pretty much everything.

It’s been three years …

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‘Terminator Genisys’ Review: Starring Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney & Arnold Schwarzenegger

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Jun 30, 2015

It’s been over 30 years since James Cameron’s The Terminator debuted and now comes the fifth installment in the Terminator franchise: Terminator Genisys. When The Terminator hit theatres in 1984, it changed the way audiences viewed science fiction films, cyborgs and most importantly how powerful a line of dialogue can be (i.e. “I’ll be back.”) Even more so when the superior sequel Terminator 2: Judgment Day came out in 1991, which still remains one of the most powerful films to date. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines welcomed back Arnold Schwarzenegger and some new actors to refresh the franchise and …

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