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ZRE Podcast #26: Hercules and Lucy

Posted in Podcasts, Reviews! with tags , , , , , , , , on 07/28/2014 by McCutcheon

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Or as I like to call them, “Strong Man” and “Smart Lady.”

Just an overview of the 7/25 movies released, Hercules and Lucy. Sure, too many jokes and logical fallacies can ruin a movie, but if you know how to balance them all, it really only makes so much of a difference to your film.

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Movie Review: Lucy

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , on 07/25/2014 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-Sik Choi, Amr Waked

Rated R for strong violence, disturbing images, and sexuality, Running time 90 minutes, Action/Sci-fi

Compare to: Limitless (2011), Transcendence (2014)

When a movie is based on a dated scientific principle, it can be a bit difficult to swallow whatever we’re given from that point on. And seeing as how Lucy‘s tagline is the story as well, then accepting what we’re shown can also be a big pill to swallow.

Though Hercules’ (Also opening today) strengths relied so much on Dwayne Johnson and his ability to look like a demigod, Lucy has Johansson at the center with attention paid much more to the things that happen around her, some of which is happening to her, while other things she causes. The result of this is a movie that makes sense if you’re speaking director/writer Luc Besson’s language.

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Movie Review: Lockout

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 04/13/2012 by McCutcheon

Of all the names characters are given in action movies (Rambo, Snake, Dutch), I don’t think I’ve ever thought one was as cool and as stupid at the same time as Guy Pearce’s character in Lockout. Are you ready for this? Snow. Every time he was addressed I started laughing. But the way I feel about his name also accurately sums up how I feel about the film itself. It’s ridiculous, over-the-top, and full of genre cliches; but it’s fun. And that was all I was wanting out of it. Continue reading