Hell or High Water: Summer’s Best Movie is Finally Here [Review]

Hell or High Water: Summer’s Best Movie is Finally Here [Review]

The recurring theme in two of the previous four movie reviews I’ve reviewed here is that, yes, summer movies have been a major letdown on all fronts. Superhero movies? Duds. Animated movies? Cash-grabs. Mega-budget sci-fi sequels? Repugnant. Comedies? Crickets. It’s worth mentioning summer for a third time because audiences have not been given that ONE movie that stays with them beyond the weekend they see it in theaters. Luckily, that changes this weekend. Hell or High Water is a near-perfect modern Western, filled with excellent performances and cheeky dialogue that personify the embodiment of the withering away of the genuine American Dream.

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Hitman: Agent 47 – Made for Fans of The Video Game… Who Would Rather Play Than Watch it [Review]

Hitman:  Agent 47 – Made for Fans of The Video Game… Who Would Rather Play Than Watch it [Review]

Hitman:  Agent 47 did so many things right.  For starters, it wasn’t an origin story.  The origin of the titular character was neatly summed up in the first 30 seconds of the film, before the title sequence.  Everything was clearly lined up and explained.  Some people wanted a thing to happen and some other people wanted to stop that; now they’re going to fight.

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. : Henry Cavill & Armie Hammer Have Beautiful Chemistry Together [Review]

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. : Henry Cavill & Armie Hammer Have Beautiful Chemistry Together [Review]

It’s so refreshing these days to see a movie that’s not a sequel or prequel or reboot.  That’s probably why I had no idea what this was going in; I’d forgotten I’d seen the trailer and there wasn’t that much hype over this one.  So I had no expectations on this one and was pleasantly surprised.  I didn’t quite get the title, but Wikipedia was there in the pinch – this was based on a TV show from the 1960s that ran for four seasons… huh.  I guess it IS a reboot, nevermind then.

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Starfire #3: Exciting, Current & Characters That Feel Real in The Best Issue Yet [Review]

Starfire #3: Exciting, Current & Characters That Feel Real in The Best Issue Yet [Review]

I’ve been reviewing Starfire for the last couple of months mainly because I was surprised by it. I didn’t expect the book to be bad by any means, but I also didn’t expect that I would enjoy it as much as I do. Writing duo Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti along with the art team of Emanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy and Hi-Fi have created one of my favorite super hero comics that I look forward to every month and its still not too late for you to jump on board if you haven’t already done so.

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The Knick: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray [Review]

The Knick: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray [Review]

From Cinemax and director Steven Soderbergh comes the acclaimed surgical period drama The Knick. Starring Clive Owen, Andre Holland, Katrina E. Perkins, Juliet Rylance, Eric Johnson, Eve Hewson, Chris Sullivan, Michael Angarano, Cara Seymour and Jeremy Bobb. Season one is available on DVD/Blu-ray August 11th. The series begins it’s second season October 16th.

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Dr. Dre – Compton: A Fitting Sendoff from One of Gangster Rap’s Founding Fathers [Review]

Dr. Dre – Compton: A Fitting Sendoff from One of Gangster Rap’s Founding Fathers [Review]

Last I heard, Dr. Dre had been working on what was supposed to be the most revolutionary rap album of our time – ‘Detox’. Years went by and that record seemed to become more mythical than Guns n’ Roses’ ‘Chinese Democracy’. Then this movie ‘Straight Outta Compton’ gets scheduled to come out and all of a sudden something new and unexpected happens…

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Shaun The Sheep Movie: Rich & Funny Claymation With a Staggering Level of Detail [Review]

Shaun The Sheep Movie: Rich & Funny Claymation With a Staggering Level of Detail [Review]

After seeing the Fantastic Four, I felt so dirty that I decided to do a small review for Shaun the Sheep to cleanse my palette.  Now I can’t help but compare the two.   Shaun the Sheep is better paced, with actual storytelling – it even looks better.  Certainly it has better dialogue.  In short, Shaun the Sheep outdoes Fantastic Four in every way except, it seems, in box office revenue.

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True Detective Season Two: A Solid Two Hour Movie Stretched into an Eight Hour Disaster [Review]

True Detective Season Two: A Solid Two Hour Movie Stretched into an Eight Hour Disaster [Review]

True Detective season two was created and written by Nic Pizzolatto. The critically acclaimed HBO series kicked off this past June with Fast and Furious director Justin Lin helming the first two episodes. The series stars Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Taylor Kitsch and Rachael McAdams.
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