Posts tagged "reviews"

Hammering Out... 50 Shades of Grey

Hammering Out... 50 Shades of Grey
Hammering Out… is a series of movie reviews featuring a lively he said/she said discussion between John and Julie. Next up: 50 SHADES OF GREY. JULIE: I’ve made mention before that action scenes (especially car chases) tend to put me right to sleep. But I’d never fallen asleep during a “getting action” scene, at least not... Read more »

Movie Review: American Sniper

Movie Review: American Sniper
AMERICAN SNIPER Genre: War Drama Rating: R Running Time: 132 mins. Premise: Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper), the most lethal sniper in U.S. history with over 160 kills, serves four tours of duty in Iraq where he’s considered a legend on the battlefield, but struggles at home where his time in battle takes a... Read more »

Movie Review: Selma

Movie Review: Selma
SELMA Genre: Biographical Drama Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 128 mins. Premise: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. attempts to secure equal voting rights by holding a march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. Behind-the-Scenes: Hard to believe it, but this is the first narrative film about MLK.  It’s about time.  Director Ava DuVernay worked with... Read more »
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Movie Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Movie Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES Genre: Fantasy action adventure Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 144 mins. Premise: Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) concludes his “unexpected journey” with a battle royale.  As dwarf Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) wrestles with dragon sickness, the Orc army led by Azog closes in on the Lonely Mountain, and armies of... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »