Reviews

Film Review – GRAVITY

It’s been a while since I left a screening feeling the way I did after seeing Gravity. Simply put, it’s a film that is an experience like no other. Visionary director Alfonso Cuarón has delivered a mesmerizing edge of your seat story of outer space survival that will keep you and leave you gasping for breath from start to finish. Cuarón dared to steer the ...

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Film Review – PRISONERS

Prisoners is that rare nail biter thriller that wastes no time in firmly grabbing you by the throat and doesn’t let go until its done with you nearly two and half hours later. With a unforgiving plot that is sure to wreck havoc with any and every parent in its movie goer audience, when two six-year olds are kidnapped, to ...

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Film Review – RIDDICK

Riddick finds Vin Diesel reprising his role as the galaxy’s favorite bad ass Furyan in round three of the series. The latest film falls far more in line with the trilogy’s first installment, the sleeper sci-fi hit Pitch Black, than the bloated and extremely over ambitious follow-up The Chronicles of Riddick, and strips the character down into a back to ...

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Film Review – ELYSIUM

Neill Blomkamp set a pretty high bar for himself by roaring out of the starting gate with his visionary directorial debut, 2009’s District 9. Sometimes unfortunately nothing is harder to overcome than hitting it out of the ball park your first time at bat when its time for the second go round. Blomkamp’s highly anticipated follow-up, Elysium has a lot to ...

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Film Review – THE WOLVERINE

Wolverine, one of the most beloved and popular comic book heroes of all time and perfectly embodied on film since 2000 by Hugh Jackman, has finally gotten his due in the mutant’s latest big screen actioner, simply titled The Wolverine. It’s not to say that this film is perfect (it’s a damn noble effort), but following Logan’s first solo adventure, ...

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Film Review – PACIFIC RIM

If you grew up in the ’80s like I did, and a fair, if not an unhealthy portion of your TV viewing time was spent on animated fare like Voltron and Robotech, Pacific Rim may be the answer your adolescent prayers. Guillermo del Toro’s big screen giant robots versus giant monsters sci-fi extravaganza does not disappoint as far as taking CGI-heavy ...

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