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ZRE Podcast #31- Sin City: A Dame To Kill For And Staying Ponyboy Gold

Posted in Podcasts, Reviews! with tags , , , , on 08/22/2014 by McCutcheon

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Sin City is back and the same as it ever was! I don’t know what that means to you but there it is all the same. Man that word “Same” keeps getting thrown around doesn’t it? Weird… Continue reading

Movie Review: 300: Rise of an Empire

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 03/07/2014 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Rodrigo Santoro, Hans Matheson

Rated R for strong sustained sequences of stylized bloody violence throughout, a sex scene, nudity and some language , Running time102 minutes, Action/War/Drama

Compare to: 300 (2007), The Immortals (2011)

Exactly seven years ago to this day, Zack Snyder’s 300 was released to the unexpecting viewers and Period/Action movies haven’t been the same since. If a movie is made that happens to take place hundreds of years ago, don’t expect historical accuracy and don’t expect to see backgrounds that haven’t been created on a computer.

So is this one even worth watching? Surely all the studios did was notice the scores of films and shows being made in 300’s likeness and say “Hey! This is ours! We need to be cashing in on this again!”

But surprisingly, this doesn’t make any lame attempts are copying it’s predecessor nor does it rip off the original’s own copycats like many sequels are so tempted to do. Continue reading

Movie Review: Dark Shadows

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , , on 05/11/2012 by McCutcheon

Stars: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green, Helena Bonham Carter, Chloe Grace Moretz

Rated PG-13 for comic horror violence, sexual content, some drug use, language and smoking . Running time 113 minutes, Horror/Comedy/Fantasy

Plays like: Beetlejuice (1988), Death Becomes Her (1992)

I really can’t get a general idea of how many people are tired of the Burton/Depp collaboration, but then I look at 2010’s Alice in Wonderland and numbers don’t lie; people just can’t get enough. I can, but I’m only one man and I don’t pay for the movies anyway. Nevertheless, after seven films together, the pair don’t show any signs of calling it quits. Their latest attempt at blending humor and the macabre, Dark Shadows, based on the 70s horror soap tv show, is a perfect example of Burton’s directorial style as well as how little he has refused to evolve his storytelling beyond special effects. Whether or not this is a good thing is up to the viewer, of course. Continue reading