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Movie Review: The Maze Runner

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

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Stars: Dylen O’Brien, Aml Ameen, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Will Poulter

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, including some disturbing images, Running time 113 minutes, Action/Sci-fi

Compare to: Divergent (2014)

Young adult adapted films seem to be second runner to comic book movies these days. They’re always coming out, since Harry Potter and The Hunger Games proved to be highly profitable, it’s just a matter of whether or not its worth your time.

Getting to the point, this will be well worth your kids’ time, providing the right kind of suspense and action needed to keep’em pressed to their seat, though older audience members may be left wanting. Continue reading

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

Deadpool: A Typical Tuesday

Posted in Whatever with tags , , on 06/26/2012 by McCutcheon

Thanks to whoever tipped off Topless Robot, I was able to check out the video you see above you; aka A Little Much but the Closest Thing We’ll Ever Get to a Deadpool Movie, or at Least Should. I think they went with theirs because it’s shorter. Because of my article the other day, it didn’t feel right not posting this. The guy who plays Deadpool even appears to be in shape, as an extra bonus. The only thing we’re missing is the “rocks in gasoline” voice.

You Gotta See This: Drive

Posted in You've Gotta See This with tags , , , on 05/10/2012 by McCutcheon

Stars: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Albert Brooks, Bryan Cranston

Rated R for strong, brutal, bloody violence, language and some nudity 2011, Drama/Action/ Noir

Compare to: Payback (1999), Brick (2005)

On one hand, Drive has already received enough critical praise as well as making five times it’s fairly low budget (profit of $75 million on a $15 million budget). On the other hand, much of the less vocal movie-going audience weren’t satisfied and so much so that it feels reasonable to add this to You Gotta See This. It’s also part 2 to my “Movies from 2011 that didn’t get as much attention as they should have,” the first being the Fright Night remake. Drive is like that meal you eat that isn’t light, but it doesn’t make you want to throw up everything you just ate from being too heavy. It’s just right. Continue reading

This Movie Suuucks: Legion

Posted in This Movie SUUUCKS with tags , , , , , on 04/07/2012 by McCutcheon

I was surprised to find out a few people I know actually like this movie. Not because people can’t have their own taste and opinions: but because it’s just so freaking bad. When I watched it, I thought of it more as a test to see how similar it was to an idea I’d previously had for a story.

After watching it, I realized it was nothing like the idea I’d thought of because I didn’t have plot holes big enough for everyone to see straight through, which is the biggest problem with this movie. The second biggest problem, is everything else. Continue reading

Movie Review: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 02/17/2012 by McCutcheon

Pictured Above: What Hollywood did on my dreams of a good Ghost Rider Movie.

Ever had a friend that just kept messing up? They really were your friend but it seems like they just can’t make a good decision to save their life. Maybe you grew up with them and maybe a lot of people generally like them, as they seem like they want to do better but when all is said and done, you really keep hanging out with them because of how they were and how you want them to be, hoping that one day they’ll realize they’ve been screwing up and just better themselves. This is exactly how I feel about Marvel movies. Ghost Rider: SOV is maybe the best example of this feeling. Continue reading