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Movie Review: Robocop

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , on 02/14/2014 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Joel Kinnamin, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Michael K. Williams, Jackie Earle Haley, Samuel L. Jackson

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action including frenetic gun violence throughout, brief strong language, sensuality and some drug material, Running time108 minutes, Action/Sci-Fi

Compare to: Dredd (2012)

While making some changes to the original, this Robocop remains relatively the same. Not much is improved on from the original save for new age technology that doesn’t seem as far away as it once did.

But is it good? Can you watch it and feel like you’re watching a complete movie on it’s own? More or less, sure. Continue reading

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Movie Review: Lawless

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , , , on 08/29/2012 by McCutcheon

Stars: Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska, and Gary Oldman

Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity, Running time 115 minutes, Crime/Drama/Western

Compare to: Shawshank Redemption (1994), Public Enemies (2009)

It hasn’t been long since we’ve last seen Gary Oldman and Tom Hardy show up and give us something worth paying attention to. Last month’s Dark Knight Rises seems headstrong in crossing the billion dollar mark, and now just over a month later, we have Lawless; a movie not as epic in scale but rival in quality. Its message is one that parallels 300 (2007) in many ways although the aesthetics, along with everything else, couldn’t be more different.

LaBeouf, whose last mainstream role was in 2011’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon definitely takes a departure from the Hasbro trilogy’s massive explosions, punching robots, and super models and trades them all in for the simple life: mountains, moonshine, and shootouts. It is a much welcome change. Continue reading