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The Top Five of 2012

Posted in Top 5 Lists with tags , , , , on 01/08/2013 by McCutcheon

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After (woo hoo!) an entire of reviewing movies, this is what it comes down to; the best of the best, the most amazing, well scripted, melodramatic dramas that Hollywood has to offer… maybe not, but these are my most enjoyable and well made films of 2012. As far as I’m concerned, the second half of the year was much better than the first half, while the year all around just kicked the balls of 2011, despite the huge titles that came out.

I’m looking at you, Twilight and Hangover 2. Continue reading

Movie Review: Moonrise Kingdom

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 07/12/2012 by McCutcheon

Stars: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and smoking, 94 Minutes, Drama/Comedy

Compare to: Rushmore (1998), The Brothers Bloom (2008)

Wes Anderson has done it again. He’s made a film that’s indie appeal is the movie rather than being apart of the movie, utilizing a unique brand of humor others just attempt. He’s also made a movie that, if you’re not fan who just can’t get enough, will annoy you to the bitter end how bland everyone is. A gift and a curse. Thankfully, this movie is more on the “gift” side.

Anderson’s love of character’s, settings, and tone that are so…mild seems to be hit or miss with audiences while favoured by critics in just about everything he releases. I don’t blame anyone for not caring for this style, but to write it off as “weird” and simply forget about it would be a mistake. Continue reading