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Movie Review: John Wick

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , on 10/24/2014 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Keanu Reeves, Micahel Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe, Dean Winters, Bridget Moynahan, Adrianne Palicki, John Leguizamo, Ian McShane, Lance Reddick, David Patrick Kelly

Rated R for strong and bloody violence throughout, language and brief drug use, Running time 101 minutes, Action/Thriller

Compare to: Drive (2011), The Equalizer (2014)

It’s a great feeling to watch a movie and realize that you’ve liked what you’ve seen so far, the scene you’re watching is great, and that the rest of the film is going to be awesome too. That’s John Wick.

While the plot has been mocked on certain outlets for it’s seemingly basic revenge movie premise, directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski use as strengths what are normally used as crutches in the genre. Continue reading

Movie Review: 47 Ronin

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , on 12/29/2013 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Rinko Kikuchi, Tadanobu Asano, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images, and thematic elements , Running time 119 minutes, Fantasy/Action/Adventure

Compare to: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007), The Immortals (2011)

Wow, man I’m really surprised. While I could have and did tell many that 47 Ronin wasn’t going to make it’s budget for a long time, if at all, I didn’t necessarily expect those that watched it to hate it the way they have.

Critics and audiences seem to agree that 47 Ronin is a mess. Normally, others opinions wouldn’t go onto these reviews but if you couldn’t tell, this one is a little late. All this being said, this movie is fun. I didn’t say good, I said fun. Continue reading

This Movie Suuucks: The Matrix Sequels

Posted in This Movie SUUUCKS with tags , , , , , , on 06/10/2012 by McCutcheon

When I first saw the original Matrix in 1999, it was the greatest thing I’d ever seen, even without completely understanding it. We hadn’t really seen fighting like that outside of kung-fu films and even then, it hadn’t really ever been combined with the supernatural/bullet time aspects. Blade (1998) is the only other thing that comes to mind.

So when The Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions were announced, everybody just felt like they hit the jackpot. “The fighting, the message, the music? There’s going to be MORE of it?” Little did we know, it was all just going to be terrible. Not only that, after a few years I’d heard a few rumors and eventually read some articles stating that the original was even a rip-off of a Grant Morrison comic book, ruining my entire idea of the freaking movies. Thanks, Cracked.  Continue reading