John Wick (2014) – Review

3 Stars

If esteemed director Michael Mann dropped his high fluent act and decided to make a pumped up action picture the result would look a lot like John Wick. Keanu Reeves is back in Matrix fighting shape, he doesn’t look a day aged and appears to be as nimble as before. Instead of the jumbled mythology and long-winded story developments of that earlier franchise, Wick is a straightforward action flick that sets out with a goal and single-mindedness to completely entertain at all costs. This is a story about a dislikable man avenging the murder of his dog, and cleansing himself of the grief over his wife’s untimely death.
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Podcast EP 256: Mockingjay Prediction, Interstellar Review, Paul Blart 2, The Hobbit 3, Escobar Trailers

Episode two-hundred and fifty-six. Join hosts Trevor and Jason as they discuss the latest in movie news, box office numbers and trailers.

Box Office Ace Predictions: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

News:
The Fast and the Furious Franchise Isn’t Ending Anytime Soon
The Hobbit Trilogy Marathon Coming to IMAX December 15
Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart Board Central Intelligence

Reviews:
Interstellar
X-Men: DOFP
Edge of Tomorrow
The Wolf of Wall Street
Snowpiercer
Chef
A Million Ways to Die in the West

Trailer Addict:
Battle of Five Armies
Paul Blart 2
The Cobbler
Escobar: Paradise Lost
Predestination
Dying of the Light
The Imitation Game

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The Book of Eli (2010) – Review

4 Stars

The Book of Eli is the best apocalyptic, futuristic western throwback that I’ve ever seen. Who would have thought Denzel Washington, an Oscar winner and star of ‘important’ movies could conquer the wasteland wander role, too? Directed with loving homage to a variety of films, by one of our countries’ most underrated talents’,Allen & Albert Hughes. The visual aesthetic takes it’s cue’s from George Miller’s Road Warrior mixed with the airy vistas of Eastwood’s Unforgiven. For further proof look for the scene in which Deborah’s theme from Sergio Leone’s Once Upon A Time in America is whistled.
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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) – Review

4 Stars

Ben Stiller proves himself an extremely talented force behind the camera, and never before has he been so appealing as an actor. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a tour de force, a fantastic film with a dynamite cast, subtle humor and amusing riffs on action-films and advertising. This updated retelling of the 1955 film was originally to star the rubber-faced Jim Carrey, when that fell through Stiller picked up the project and it’s hard to imagine anyone else inhabiting the character or directing the film, it’s that special.
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Wild Bill (1995) – Review

2 Stars

Walter Hill is a director who has shown a deep seeded fascinated with the western genre throughout his career. By his own admission, he approaches all of his films as if they were part of this almost forgotten genre. Working hard to deliver a Tombstone type experience, Hill is up against a wall with his revisionist take on the legendary gunfighter/lawman ‘Wild’ Bill Hickok. Anchored by an off-beat performance from Jeff Bridges, Hickok never comes off as anything other than a grumpy killer. The movie is slow-paced and the final shootout is poorly executed. However, this is not a total failure, there are enough interesting scenes that I began to grow frustrated that the screenplay moved in episodic segments with undefined linear continuity.
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Goldeneye (1995) – Review

2 1/2 Stars

Pierce Brosnan takes the lead after the franchise was dormant for a record six years, bringing our venerable hero into the modern-age of computer warfare, and shaky post cold-war alliances. Goldeneye the 17th Bond film, is an unwieldy beast that sparkles with touches of spectacular filmmaking, but also lumbers through an unworthy third act. John Barry’s iconic theme has been interpreted by David Arnold, the musical score and title track are both duds. Many aficionados site this entry as the best of the Brosnan bond films, I can’t count myself among that opinion.
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Podcast EP 255: Dumb & Dumber To, Beyond the Lights Predictions, The Signal, The Judge, John Wick Reviews, Furious 7, Chappie Trailers

Episode two-hundred and fifty-five. Join hosts Trevor and Jason as they discuss the latest in movie news, box office numbers and trailers.

Box Office Ace Predictions: Dumb and Dumber To, Beyond the Lights

News:
Production Still for Terminator 5
Seth Rogen to Play Steve Wozniak as Christian Bale leaves Steve Jobs
Michael Bay Targets True Benghazi Tale 13 Hours
Matt Damon coming back as Jason Bourne in 2016
Tommy Lee Jones, Jessica Alba and Michelle Yeoh added to The Mechanic Sequel
Suicide Squad Targeting Jared Leto as the Joker
Star Wars: Episode VII Officially Titled The Force Awakens

Reviews:
22 Jump Street
Neighbors
The Judge
John Wick
Sex Tape
Hercules
Godzilla
The Signal
A Haunted House 2

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Chappie
McFarland USA
Furious 7
A Most Violent Year

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