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Zombies Ruin Everything Podcast #1!

Posted in Podcasts with tags , , , , , , on 12/04/2013 by McCutcheon

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Are you excited?! I am! OMG if you’re not, get there. Not sure if this is to be a regular thing or not, but we figured we’d give it a go. What’s in it, you ask? Fellow contributor Bryce and I discuss some recent movie news, thoughts about said news, and introducing Tom Foolery, whose actually not a bad guy once you get to know him.

Pictures and music are missing but hey, what can you do? You pretty much suck at everything you do on your first try. Continue reading

Movie Review: Oldboy

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 11/27/2013 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olson, Sharlto Copley, Michael Imperioli, Samuel L. Jackson

Rated R for strong brutal violence, disturbing images, some graphic sexuality and nudity, and language , Running time 104 minutes, Mystery/Action/Drama

Compare to: The Machinist (2004), Death Sentence (2007)

Much like Oliver Stone, Spike Lee is one those directors that’s difficult to differentiate from his movies. Aside from being vocal about whatever he has an opinion on, so much of his own character is put into the majority of his films that upon hearing that he would be remaking the 2003 Korean film of the same title, it seemed unnecessary yet an intriguing idea all the same.

And while Lee had a major task ahead of him, as any director of a remake has, he goes back and forth between delivering the appropriate strikes. While one scene is full of drama and mystery, the next completely undoes it all with gratuitous violence that seemed to have no other purpose than to shock. Continue reading