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ZRE Podcast #32- A Walk Among the Tombstones/The Maze Runner

Posted in Podcasts, Reviews! with tags , , , , , , on 09/19/2014 by McCutcheon

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Spoilers Ahead!

You could either go for a walk among tombstones or a run through the maze, the choice is yours. The walk is pretty simple and straight forward while the maze might have too many turns at the wrong time to be enjoyable. Playing on words! Continue reading

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Movie Review: A Walk Among the Tombstones

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 09/19/2014 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, David Harbour, Brian “Astro” Bradley, Adam David Thompson

Rated R for strong violence, disturbing images, language and brief nudity, Running time 113 minutes, Action/Crime/Thriller

Compare to: Death Wish (1974), Ransom (1996)

Liam Neeson being in a movie these days usually means two things: Someone or some people will be kidnapped or taken hostage with the second sure thing being Liam Neeson will indefinitely beat some people up to make sure everyone is safe.

But while the majority of Neeson action/thrillers are worth watching maybe once, Tombstones has a bit more going for it. There’s not a massive secret waiting to be revealed every other corner, but that gets old anyway, doesn’t it? Continue reading

Movie Review: Taken 2

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , on 10/05/2012 by McCutcheon

Stars: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Rade Serbedzija

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and some sensuality, Running time 91 minutes, Action/Adventure/Thriller

Compare to: From Paris with Love (2010), Columbiana (2011)

When Taken 2 was first announced, I thought it was a joke. Much like Hangover 2, I didn’t understand why a movie with such a simple story, from beginning to end, needed to be expanded upon. The difference between Taken and Hangover though, is that Taken was good.

The difference between their sequels are also similar. But while The Hangover 2 was absolutely awful, Taken 2 is surprisingly not…awful. It’s not anything in particular, it just is. Don’t follow? You’ll see what I mean. Continue reading

Movie Review: Battleship

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , , on 05/18/2012 by McCutcheon

Stars: Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker, Rihanna, Tadanobu Asano, Alexander Skarsgard, Liam Neeson

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, action and destruction, and for language, Running time 131 minutes, Action/Adeventure/Sci-fi

Plays like: Transformers: Rise of the Fallen (2009), Skyline (2010)

Sometimes I give a movie a hard time from the trailer because it looks ridiculous, among other things, but then I watch it and have to take some of the negative things back. Transformers (2007) is a good example. Heck, even Avengers falls into this category; I just didn’t think I’d like it from the trailer, but what do you know? It was actually really good.

From the trailer alone, I assumed it would be full of explosions, cheesy one liners, forced melodrama, and a senseless plot and in the previously mentioned movies, I was wrong. There was more to them than that. Yet, in Battleship’s case, I hit the nail on the freaking head. This movie is loud, obnoxious and no, it is not fun unless you plan on making fun of it with your friends. No, I do not condone that in a movie unless it is only you and your friends.

But jeez, would it be tempting anyway. Continue reading

Review: Wrath of the Titans

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , , on 03/30/2012 by McCutcheon

Good Lord, man. It’s not good when you have a endless amount of source material to pull from, the source material itself being brilliant in it’s own rite and exciting to match. Why is this not good, you ask? Because it seems to confuse the crap out of screenwriters who can’t think for themselves. Like a child who hasn’t earned their money and has it simply given to them, writers seem to pick from Greek mythology carelessly and lazily. Yes, Wrath of the Titans is better than the original (2010, anyway), but that’s not saying much, if anything. I don’t count it as a positive when you’re merely trying to be less bad than your boring predecessor, and barely even do that. Continue reading