Archive for September, 2014

Sep 08 2014

A Most Wanted Man

Published by Jeff under Movie Reviews

This was one of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s final roles and it was a good one.  The movie deals with what some people believe is the truth in how governments handle espionage.  True or not, and it it probably some of both, I was intrigued at the twists and turns of the story.  The audio was [...]

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Sep 08 2014

Boyhood

Published by Jeff under Movie Reviews

The sheer scope of this project was a huge undertaking.  The idea of casting a movie with the intent of following the actors over a period of twelve years, not knowing what the physical changes that the group would undergo, has to be one of the more admirable and frightening movies ever made.  The fact [...]

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Sep 08 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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A lot of what made the X men movie great can be applied here as well.  Action with a purpose and mixing it with a sense of realism always gives extra heart to a summer flick.  The story of interlocked betrayal was told brilliantly and makes me anxious to see the next one.  This is [...]

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Sep 08 2014

The Fault in Our Stars

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Based on a YA novel and certainly not meant for my demographic, I found myself moved quite a bit by the story.  The talent of Shailene Woodley took what could have been a sentimental miscue and turned it into an emotional powerhouse that had me tear up… I admit it.  I feel good about myself [...]

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Sep 08 2014

X Men: Days of Futures Past

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With all of the powers that these superheroes possess, you would think time travel would have already been addressed.  I’m a fan of the series and was happy to see how they handled it.  The shape shifting Mystique is ripe for narrative exploration and I was glad to see her placed front and center in [...]

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Sep 08 2014

Muppets Most Wanted

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I’m a life long muppet fan so I am probably biased but this movie was mostly enjoyable.  If you like the muppets, seeing a Kermit doppleganger should be enough to enjoy this movie.  Add to that, you have Tina Fey and Ty Burrell in large roles as well as a host of actors that you [...]

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Sep 08 2014

Edge of Tomorrow

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This is the kind of movie in which Tom Cruise always performs well and this is no exception.  All the nods to Groundhog Day, minus the comedy, are valid but irrelevant.  This movie was enjoyable and relatively short for all the starts and stops.  The ending could have perhaps been a little more creative but [...]

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Sep 08 2014

Heaven is for Real

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I sometimes cringe at the thought of movies like this: a two hour propaganda on how much society has ventured off the path without looking into the mirror first.  I was pleasantly surprised.  The preacher father freely acknowledged that his son’s tale of a near death experience where he visited heaven was hard to believe. [...]

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Sep 08 2014

Amazing Spider-Man 2

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Stereotypically, this movie is exactly what you would think of a superhero sequel.  The sets were bigger, the stunts were more elaborate and the heart that exists in an origin story is completely missing.  I like the actors and I was moderately entertained but I’d be lying if I didn’t mention my disappointment.  The temptation [...]

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Sep 08 2014

Pleased to Meet Me

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This movie was filmed in Louisville and rather quickly.  It is a testament to how much you can do just by putting a group of characters in a room and not letting them out.  I’m not going to say that this was a great movie but it was fun.  The music was good, as you [...]

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