Roman J. Israel, Esq. | Movie Review

Denzel Washington is a talented actor by any meaningful metric. Most of his films are both entertaining and critically well-received. However, almost every character he plays feels like a variant of the same person. Despite the fact that Washington has only ever done one sequel (The Equalizer 2, which is currently filming), many of his characters feel like slightly different shades of one another. That’s not to say these characters aren’t enjoyable or entertaining to

“Saving Mr. Banks” Movie Review

Walt Disney was a man of great ambition who decided to pursue said ambition which ultimately led to him becoming one of the most well-known people that ever lived. Sure he had his faults just like everyone else, but his creation of the infamous Mickey Mouse character as well as everything that came after is what truly defined him as a person. He was an entertainer; a man that knew what the public wanted and

“Epic” Movie Review

  When you were young, did you ever imagine a world of tiny creatures hidden everywhere around you? If not, does that idea sound kinda cool? Well, it totally is! Based on the book "The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs" by William Joyce, Epic is the story of a civilization consisting of teeny-tiny people and animate creatures, living, loving and fighting in the forest. We're introduced to the good guys, and their warriors the Leaf Men,

“Dead Man Down” Movie Review

What is Dead Man Down? Normally, at some point in the movie the title makes sense, either literally or metaphorically. After watching Dead Man Down only part of it makes sense. I’m still confused on the "Down" part. I guess it was used to describe everyone’s mood. It literally is one of the most depressing movies I’ve seen in a long time. There was a lot of laughter in the theatre, which I really didn’t

“SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS” Review

  I just want to give people a warning before hand: don’t see any movies downtown. I happened to be in the area with a few hours to kill, so I decided to drop into the AMC, big mistake. There are no free parking spaces downtown, so you have to park in parking garages that charge you an arm and a leg. I had heard that the theater would validate my parking pass, however, the entrance

Review: Total Recall (2012)

Total Recall - What is real?

"Is it real? Is it recall?" The tagline for the new Total Recall says it all, doesn't it. Are they really making a sequel to the 'classic' Total Recall from 1990 directed by Paul Verhoeven? Is this new film the same or similar to the one I recall? These were the questions that ran through my mind an hour prior to showtime, as I waited in line for the midnight release. Granted said line consisted of

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