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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: Oldboy

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 11/27/2013 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olson, Sharlto Copley, Michael Imperioli, Samuel L. Jackson

Rated R for strong brutal violence, disturbing images, some graphic sexuality and nudity, and language , Running time 104 minutes, Mystery/Action/Drama

Compare to: The Machinist (2004), Death Sentence (2007)

Much like Oliver Stone, Spike Lee is one those directors that’s difficult to differentiate from his movies. Aside from being vocal about whatever he has an opinion on, so much of his own character is put into the majority of his films that upon hearing that he would be remaking the 2003 Korean film of the same title, it seemed unnecessary yet an intriguing idea all the same.

And while Lee had a major task ahead of him, as any director of a remake has, he goes back and forth between delivering the appropriate strikes. While one scene is full of drama and mystery, the next completely undoes it all with gratuitous violence that seemed to have no other purpose than to shock. Continue reading

Movie Review: Men in Black 3

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 05/25/2012 by McCutcheon

Stars: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement, Emma Thompson

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi/action violence, and brief suggestive comment, Running time 103 mins, Adventure/Sci-fi/Comedy

Plays like: Ghostbuster II (1989), Galaxy Quest (1999)

If I had been told in 1997 that by 2012, a third Men in Black would be released that year, my ten-year old self probably would’ve thought something along the lines of “That’s forever away!” Now, in 2012, a decade after the sequel, here we are with the third one and I’m thinking, “Men in Black 3? Already?” I know several people thinking the same. Yet here we are, Will Smith still being all crazy and Tommy Lee Jones being all…not. I don’t know if anyone else particularly wanted another sequel but we’ve got it and if the question is, “Is it good?” The answer might be a divided one. Continue reading