Archive | July 2013

‘World War Z’ globe-trots into mediocrity

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two_andhalfstars

 

(2013 – Director: Marc Forster   Cast: Brad Pitt)

World War Z is a very systematic, careful, and well executed thriller/zombie movie. The problem is that nothing really stands out, making this a very unexceptional film. Read More…

‘The Last Stand': It’s an Arnold movie

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threestars

 

(2013 – Director: Kim Jee-Woon  Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker)

Arnold is back in his first lead role since 2003’s Terminator 3. And that’s pretty much all you need to know. Read More…

The extremism of ‘This is the End’

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three_andhalfstars

 

(2013 – Directors:Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogan   Cast: Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogan, James Franco)

If you’ve loved this cast’s previous films such as Pineapple Express, Knocked Up, or Superbad, then you will surely love This is the EndRead More…

The bipolar nature of ‘Pacific Rim’

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three_andhalfstars

 

(2013 – Director: Guillermo Del Toro   Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Idris Elba)

Pacific Rim had a great marketing tactic. Appeal to the masses as a “robots vs. monsters” type movie that had a big enough budget to steer clear of the SyFy mumbo jumbo. Of course movie fans recognize Del Toro’s name, which adds interest, but every trailer always came down to, “check out these awesome robots humanity created to fight these alien monsters.” And I’ll admit, it intrigued me. Of course I hoped there would be more to the story than just fight scenes, but wanting to see mega fights has been in movie audience’s blood since the first Godzilla. Read More…

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