Posts tagged "reviews"

Hammering Out... The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Hammering Out... The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Hammering Out… is a series of movie reviews featuring a lively he said/she said discussion between John and Julie. Next up: THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1. JOHN: It should come as no surprise to anyone at this point that Suzanne Collins’ third (and final) book in the Hunger Games trilogy, Mockingjay, has been broken... Read more »

Moovie Revew: Dumb and Dumber To

Moovie Revew: Dumb and Dumber To
DUMB AND DUMBER TO Genre: Comedy Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 109 mins. Premise: Picking up 20 years later, Harry (Jeff Daniels) is in need of a kidney transplant and conveniently finds out he’s the biological father of a teenage daughter, so he and Lloyd (Jim Carrey) hit the road to track down the daughter. Behind-the-Scenes: Writer-Directors Bobby... Read more »

Hammering Out... Big Hero 6

Hammering Out... Big Hero 6
Hammering Out… is a series of movie reviews featuring a lively he said/she said discussion between John and Julie.  Next up: BIG HERO 6. JOHN: With Marvel dominating the multiplexes, DC releasing a schedule of movies for the next 10 years (hopefully not all directed by Zack Snyder), and TV clogged with episodes of S.H.I.E.L.D.,... Read more »
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Hammering Out... Interstellar

Hammering Out... Interstellar
Hammering Out… is a series of movie reviews featuring a lively he said/she said discussion between John and Julie.  Next up: INTERSTELLAR. JOHN: Movies don’t come much bigger or more ambitious than Christopher Nolan’s latest epic blockbuster, Interstellar.  It is a Movie with a capital “M.”  And, whether you love it, like it, admire it,... Read more »

Movie Review: Nightcrawler

Movie Review: Nightcrawler
NIGHTCRAWLER Genre: Thriller Rating: R Running Time: 117 mins. Premise: Louis Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a social outcast with ambition to spare, who finds his true calling when he starts working as an L.A. crime journalist, selling his footage to the highest network news bidder while blurring the line between observer and participant. Behind-the-Scenes: Writer-Director... Read more »

Movie Review: Whiplash

Movie Review: Whiplash
WHIPLASH Genre: Drama Rating: R Running Time: 107 mins. Premise: A talented, determined young drummer (Miles Teller) at a prestigious music school is put to the test by his abusive, psychologically manipulative professor (J.K. Simmons), as he strives to achieve greatness. Behind-the-Scenes: Took the top two prizes at Sundance earlier this year: the Grand Jury... Read more »
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Movie Review: John Wick

Movie Review: John Wick
JOHN WICK Genre: Action Rating: R Running Time: 102 mins. Premise: When Russian goons steal his car and kill his dog, they set off John Wick (Keanu Reeves), who goes on a revenge spree. Behind-the-Scenes: Director Chad Stahelski previously worked with Keanu on the Matrix films as a martial arts stunt coordinator.  Eva Longoria, of... Read more »

Movie Review: The Equalizer

Movie Review: The Equalizer
THE EQUALIZER Genre: Action Rating: R Running Time: 132 mins. Premise: Robert McCall (Denzel Washington), a hardware store employee by day, single-handedly takes on the whole Russian mafia after they beat up a young prostitute (Chloe Grace Moretz) whom McCall had befriended. Behind-the-Scenes: Based on the TV series that ran from 1985 to 1989.  Sony... Read more »

Movie Review: The Drop

Movie Review: The Drop
THE DROP Genre: Thriller Rating: R Running Time: 107 mins. Premise: When Chechen goons force Bob, a barkeep (Tom Hardy,) and his boss (James Gandolfini) to receive a bundle of cash on Super Bowl Sunday, a series of increasingly dangerous and violent events unfold. Behind-the-Scenes: This is Gandolfini’s last film role.  Screenwriter Dennis Lehane adapted... Read more »
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Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Genre: Comic Book Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 122 mins. Premise: When the galaxy is threatened by the evil Ronan the Accuser, five criminals (including an outlaw who calls himself Star-Lord, a green-skinned mercenary, musclebound revenge-seeker, talking raccoon, and humanoid tree) must put aside their differences to team up and work together... Read more »