‘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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‘Ted 2’ Review: Starring Seth MacFarlane, Mark Wahlberg & Amanda Seyfried

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Jun 25, 2015
‘Ted 2’ Review: Starring Seth MacFarlane, Mark Wahlberg & Amanda Seyfried

As talented as Seth MacFarlane (2014’s A Million Way to Die in the West) is on Family Guy and as fun and joyful as he is on Graham Norton’s interviews (if you haven’t watched those you really should), it’s a shame his storyline in Ted 2, the sequel to the hilarious 2012 comedy Ted, is not as well done. Trust me, I love a talking Teddy Bear as much as the next 8-year-old, but if you thought these characters acted stupid in the first film, it’s way over the top here.

About a year and a half has past since we last …

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‘Inside Out’ Review: Starring Amy Poehler, Bill Hader & Mindy Kaling

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Jun 18, 2015

The world of Disney Pixar has brought us glorious short and feature length films including the classic Toy Story trilogy, the sweet and touching Finding Nemo, my personal favorite WALL-E, the memorable UP and the adorable prequel Monsters University. Very much like Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar has a wonderful quality of making films that appeal to both children and adults. There’s always dialogue that adults are going to pick up on more than kids and always jokes that kids are going to laugh at more than adults. Pixar’s newest feat Inside Out may not quite be as impressive as it …

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‘Jurassic World’ Review: Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard & Vincent D’Onofrio

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Jun 10, 2015

The time is finally here. One of the most anticipated films of the summer has come to theatres. Twenty-two years after the classic Jurassic Park was released, and 14 years since the totally unnecessary Jurassic Park III was released, the fourth film and hopefully the first of a franchise reboot of the Jurassic Park films is here. Steven Spielberg is back to produce, while Colin Trevorrow (2012’s Safety Not Guaranteed) steps in to direct. Jurassic World shows us what John Hammond dreamt about: a fully working dinosaur park where families could vacation and witness life from 65 million years ago. …

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