‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ improves, but still lacks substance
Cue my childhood: A mix of early morning animated adventures and 80s/90s action films, followed by their recreation in the dirt battlefields along the backyard fence.
‘Seven Psycopaths’ finds balance in quirky comedy
Looking back on the amount of time I’ve dedicated to escaping the world for the embrace of quirky comedy, one element most things hilarious have attempted to tame is insanity.
‘Jack the Giant Slayer’ monumental, though more TV friendly
Unless you had about the most soul crushing upbringing possible, there isn’t a child that hasn’t let their imagination wonder when thinking about the world above the clouds.
‘Life of Pi’ an example of artsy done right
As the day the Oscars tell you what movies were better than the ones most people thought were the best inch their way ever closer, I thought it only appropriate to try and at least squeeze in one more of those chosen in the top nine.
‘Hope Springs’ cast saves audience from potential geriatric horror
There may be no one thing more disturbing for those still in their youth to hear of any sort of intimate relationship between elderly couples.
‘Hotel Transylvania’ one tear-jerk scene short of fangtastic
Quite often there is not a lot of difficulty in finding a good film to watch with each year providing more than enough that at least reach the decent mark, but often many worthy of good might only be missing that one scene or touch short of great.
‘Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters’ a gory romp in dark comedy
As animated films have certainly given moviegoers some of the most quirky or fun interpretations of classic fairytales over the past several years, it made sense that live action would not wait too long to capitalize on the opportunity.
‘Looper’ among years best despite snub
As those deemed award worthy by the Academy elite have already been bestowed nominations for the latest round, it’s time once gain to consider one of the many determined too lowly and snubbed.
‘Jack Reacher’ reaches average in crowded action genre
There are simply certain days when despite how hard I try, I’m at a loss to drum up excitement for something mostly average and likely to be filed away in the countless “Oh yeah, I saw that once.”
‘The Watch’ saves world with cheap laughs
Though it seems comedy is doomed to be forever beyond award worthy in the snobbiest of circles, it always seems the downfall is not separating the genre into its own category.
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