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Solo is So So

<p class="zw-paragraph" data-doc-id="1418007000002450120" data-doc-type="writer">“Solo: A Star Wars” directed by Ron Howard and is the 10th film in the Star Wars saga but only the 2nd anthology film following 2016’s “Rogue One”. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clark, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton and Paul Bettany. Phil Lord...

Blood Diamond (2006)

<p class="zw-paragraph" data-doc-id="1418007000002448129" data-doc-type="writer">If you didn’t already know it, Africa has quite a few problems. One of these problems is the blood diamond trade. Essentially, blood diamonds are diamonds mined in a war-torn area of Africa, and they are sold in order to raise funds to fuel more war....

Equilibrium

<p class="zw-paragraph" data-doc-id="1418007000002449125" data-doc-type="writer">Science Fiction films will inevitably fade from our movie theatres in the exact same fashion as the Western has. It saddens me greatly to admit this. Some of my absolute favorite films have come from the fantastical genre, such as Star Wars, The Matrix, The Fifth...

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

<p class="zw-paragraph" data-doc-id="1418007000002449129" data-doc-type="writer">Of all the film franchises that have struggled to gain solid reputations, the Mission: Impossible films are a very hit and miss bag. The first film, people complained that the plot was too complex, the second was too pretentious and the third was just plain nuts....

Hancock (2008)

<p class="zw-paragraph" data-doc-id="1418007000002448133" data-doc-type="writer">Hancock has many points where it’s well worth watching, and a few others were it falls really short. The parts that are good deal with flipping the stereotypical good guy superhero on its head, while the negatives come from inconsistent characters and the fact that, with...

Movie Review of ‘Chronicle’ (2012)

<p class="zw-paragraph" data-doc-id="1418007000002450125" data-doc-type="writer">Chronicle is yet another addition to the “found footage” subgenre, following on in the tradition of The Blair Witch Projectand the Paranormal Activity series whereby movies claim to be authentic footage captured by real people. We’ve seen horror films and monster movies done in such a...

Winter’s Bone

<p class="zw-paragraph" data-doc-id="1418007000002449131" data-doc-type="writer">Winter’s Bone is an unflinchingly gritty Neo-noir thriller. From the trailer it looked absolutely stunning and was high on my list of movies to see this year. Now, after seeing it I can tell you that, while it is a fine film, I wasn’t completely bowled...

Movie Review of ‘War of the Worlds’ (2005)

<p class="zw-paragraph" data-doc-id="1418007000002449133" data-doc-type="writer">Yet another adaptation of H.G. Wells’ oft-visited alien invasion classic, Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds is a solid instance of summertime filmmaking representing an intelligent merger of proverbial special effects sequences and emotional weight. It may seem like a shameless money-grab to use Wells’ source...

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

<p class="zw-paragraph" data-doc-id="1418007000002450128" data-doc-type="writer">This movie is a great “what if” scenario. With 1986’s “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, we get a look inside the teenage mind during the 1980s by seeing what would happen if a young man decides to skip school one day and spend some time with his...

Mad Max: Fury Road

<p class="zw-paragraph" data-doc-id="1418007000002449135" data-doc-type="writer">I was only two years old when the first Mad Max came out in theaters. I had seen it several years ago, but I watched it again before seeing the new movie. After seeing Fury Road, I can tell you, you don’t have to watch any...