Film Review: Victor Frankenstein

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We all know the story of Frankenstein and his monster, as Igor will state on more than one occasion. So why not see it again!? Victor Frankenstein is here to dive deeper into an early section of the monster’s creation, focusing on the men who cried, “It’s alive!” Continue reading Film Review: Victor Frankenstein

Movie Prep: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

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For the longest time you could only have Pride and Prejudice OR zombies, but the release of the trailer for the film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies reminded me that now I can have both! The problem is that most combos are great because of the shared responsibility towards the success. Take a PB&J sandwich. The peanut butter sandwich was doing just fine for almost a whole century, but then one day someone came along and thought to add jelly, and it was awesome. Ok, so I don’t know how that combination actually came to be historically… But I’m trying to make a point. Added point: see how easy it is to make things up Seth Grahame-Smith!? Continue reading Movie Prep: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Film Review: Spectre

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If this turns out to be Daniel Craig’s last turn as James Bond, Spectre sends its lead out with the action sequences we’ve come to expect from the world’s most effective spy. Even so, with comparisons to the bigger than ever Mission Impossible films constantly forcing their way into my head, I can’t help but believe that the hype around Craig’s run as Bond will quickly fade like a distant memory. He’ll fade away like a ghost. Continue reading Film Review: Spectre

Film Review: Bridge of Spies

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Bridge of Spies is what you expect from Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, an entertaining and grounded take on the material, that excels at almost all times. Continue reading Film Review: Bridge of Spies

Film Review: Room

Room is always on the verge of being something great, but a wrong headed decision at the 2/3 mark almost sank the movie entirely. Continue reading Film Review: Room

Film Review: Truth

Truth is a corny retelling of the Rather/Bush National Guard fallout that can’t decide if it just wants to present us facts or actually comment on the downfall of journalism. Continue reading Film Review: Truth

Film Review: The Last Witch Hunter

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Let’s start with the good: The Last Witch Hunter isn’t as bad as I, Frankenstein. Oh, you want a longer list? Oh, ok… Hm… The visual effects are pretty decent in this world full of magic and glowing eyes. What else… Vin Diesel is quite an imposing figure holding a blazing sword below a stylistic choice that provides quite the debate as to whether it’s cool or super off putting when place on a head that is well known for being bare. The verdict is out on that one, but not on the movie. Continue reading Film Review: The Last Witch Hunter

Film Review: Steve Jobs

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Steve Jobs is frontlined by a blazing script from Aaron Sorkin and another great turn from Michael Fassbender, while Danny Boyle keeps the three settings of the film feeling fresh. Continue reading Film Review: Steve Jobs

Film Review: Crimson Peak

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Guillermo del Toro bounces back from the let down of Pacific Rim (a movie I like) with Crimson Peak, a “gothic romance with ghosts” that delivers exactly on that promise. Continue reading Film Review: Crimson Peak

Film Review: The Walk

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The Walk finds Robert Zemeckis fighting against the superior documentary on the same subject, Man on Wire, but his realization of the titular walk is worth the price of admission. Continue reading Film Review: The Walk