Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13)

August 17, 2014

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Superhero movies have really flooded the market in the last few years. Besides a few outliers of varying quality, the two powerhouses are Marvel and DC. They both have their own unique styles and their own passionate fanbases. The big guns for DC would be Superman and Batman. They have proven their worth at the box office, but some critics have bashed DC for taking themselves too seriously, I mean, why so serious? (ahhhhhh). I would agree that sometimes DC takes the fun out of the superhero genre but it more than makes up for it in bringing characters (more…)

Sin City (R)

August 13, 2014

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Released in 2005, “Sin City” does what the Spiderman and Batman movies fail to do – it takes a perfect representation of Frank Miller’s series of graphic novels and flawlessly translates them to the big screen. Effectively blending the elements of Miller’s Neo Noir landscape of rampant violence and bloodshed, pithy dialogue, and effects, “Sin City” embodies its own mythology and unique style like nothing else, and actually brings a comic to life. (more…)

About Last Night (R)

August 11, 2014

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While Kevin Hart is generally funny, “About Last Night” is wholly lacking, though probably through no fault of Hart’s, or even co-star Michael Ealy. And based on the play “Sexual Perversity in Chicago” by playwright David Mamet, one would expect the comedic romp to be success. However, “About Last Night” is sadly debunked by a flat story-line, stereotyped characters, and a lack of emotional maturity and content. The film does have its take-a-ways and heart; sadly they are few and far between. (more…)

Leap Year (PG)

August 10, 2014

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Once again, the Netflix Gnomes hacked into my account. This time, the movie that arrived in my mailbox much to my chagrin was the 2010 RomCom “Leap Year.” Written by Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan (who together helmed the gem “Can’t Hardly Wait”) and directed by relative unknown Anand Tucker, “Leap Year” received nothing in the way of Oscar considerations and was basically a break even at the box office. (more…)

Sex Tape (R)

August 7, 2014

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Sex Tape” is another comedy that does not bring anything new. I can’t deny that it made me laugh and I spent a good time, but it was nothing more than that. Unfortunately, there’s more bad things to say about it than good ones.

Here we follow the story of the couple Annie and Jay, who fell into the routine of married life. Bored of the life they have they decide to spice things up by doing a 3-hour sex tape on an iPad. The video accidentally is shared into the internet among friends and family. The two must recover it quickly before their reputations are ruined forever. (more…)