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A Cure For Wellness: Intriguing With Plenty ‘What The Hell?’ Moments & Unanswered Questions [Review]

All I can say is ewww… A Cure For Wellness does a great job at making you cringe and it has plenty of “What the hell” moments. However, it has have plenty of flaws and issues as well. A lot of people, myself included, compared it to Shutter Island after I first saw the trailer. After seeing it, it’s not much like Shutter Island at all. It reminded me more of Eyes Wide Shut honestly. It’s just not nearly as good as that Kubrick classic. Let’s start off with the good aspects of the film.

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The Great Wall: Clunky but Original & Refreshing with a Subtle Max Brooks Influence [Review]

This week it was either the 146 minute long A Cure For Wellness or the much shorter The Great Wall.  Naturally I gravitated towards the film that had Matt Damon and monsters, which sounds like a very appealing combination to me.  Apparently (according to Wikipedia) this was released in China a few months back and then finally released here.  From what I gather it wasn’t all that critically acclaimed, here or in China (at the time I saw it, Rotten Tomatoes gave it 40%) but did it really deserve that rating? Continue reading The Great Wall: Clunky but Original & Refreshing with a Subtle Max Brooks Influence [Review]

Fist Fight Isn’t a Knock-Out Punch, But Does Land Some Good Jabs [Review]

It’s difficult to make a truly funny and original comedy these days.   Most comedic films being put out are sequels to hits from over a decade ago, like Zoolander 2 and Bad Santa 2.  The best laughs can be found on TV shows or web series.  Granted there have been some great comedies in recent years like Bridesmaids and 21 Jump Street Fist Fight is a new comedy that isn’t on par with the likes of the original Hangover movie, however it was surprisingly funny given that it’s premise was expected to be a little lackluster. Continue reading Fist Fight Isn’t a Knock-Out Punch, But Does Land Some Good Jabs [Review]

Arrival: The Most Mind Bending Sci-Fi Drama Since 2001 A Space Odyssey [Blu-ray Review]

From Paramount and director Denis Villeneuve (Sicario) comes the Oscar nominated tour de force Arrival, based on the short sci-fi tale “Story of Your life” by Ted Chiang. Starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker and Michael Stuhlbarg, the film will be available to own on Blu-ray/DVD February 14, 2017. Continue reading Arrival: The Most Mind Bending Sci-Fi Drama Since 2001 A Space Odyssey [Blu-ray Review]

Quarry Season 1: A Gloomy but Fascinating Look into The World of Contract Killers [Blu-ray Review]

From Cinemax and showrunner Greg Yaitanes comes the 70’s hitman thriller Quarry based on the series of novels by Max Allan Collins. Starring Logan Marshall-Green, Jodi Balfour, Damon Herriman, Peter Mullan, Edoardo Ballerini, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ann Dowd and Tom Noonan, the series just concluded its first 8-episode season. Season one is available to own on Blu-ray and DVD as of February 14, 2017! Continue reading Quarry Season 1: A Gloomy but Fascinating Look into The World of Contract Killers [Blu-ray Review]

Beavis and ButtHead The Complete Collection: Dumbassery is Timeless [Review]

Beavis and Butt-Head: The Complete Collection is the ultimate set for any fan of the critically beloved series created by Mike Judge (Silicon Valley) and features all four volumes with handpicked episodes from Judge himself as well as the cult classic feature length film Beavis and Butt-head Do America. The 12-DVD set is available to own now as of February 14, 2017. Continue reading Beavis and ButtHead The Complete Collection: Dumbassery is Timeless [Review]

The Lego Batman Movie: Hilarious, Brilliant & Gorgeous. A Treat to Watch [Review]

This week I saw The Lego Batman Movie.  Lego Batman was my favorite part of the Lego Movie and he’s my favorite Batman too. He’s so funny!   I was a little worried about taking the comedic relief of an already funny movie and giving it a full feature film.  Often that doesn’t turn out – just look at ‘Minions’.  But The Lego Batman Movie turned out pretty good.

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John Wick: Chapter Two Brings The House Down in This Bigger, Better Sequel [Review]

In 2017 it’s difficult to make an action movie that feels fun and original.  With franchises like Mission Impossible and Jason Bourne, the formula for a great action movie has been well-established. Grandiose action sequences riddled with a marathon of cuts gave audiences as feeling of pure mayhem drenched action. Continue reading John Wick: Chapter Two Brings The House Down in This Bigger, Better Sequel [Review]