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Movie Review: Brick Mansions

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , , on 04/25/2014 by Taylor Holt


Stars: Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA, Catalina Denis, Gouchy Boy, Ayisha Issa

Rated PG-13 for frenetic gunplay, violence and action throughout, language, sexual menace and drug material, Running time 90 minutes, Action/Crime

Compare to: Rumble in the Bronx (1995), The Protector (2005)

If you’re familiar with Martial Arts/Action films, then prepare yourself for this. While Parkour and fist fights are cool, expecting much past that really is asking too much.

Brick Mansions serves as an American remake of the 2004 French Action film, District B-13 and if you’ve seen it, you’re pretty much watching the same movie. If you haven’t seen it, you may be in for something fun, though it’s no Raid: Redemption. Continue reading

Hollywood Passing

Posted in Whatever with tags , , on 12/03/2013 by Taylor Holt


Written by Bryce Waller

This past Saturday night, as I was wallowing in self-pity after the Alabama loss, I heard the news about Paul Walker’s passing. With all the recent hoaxes concerning Hollywood deaths, I didn’t take this one as fact at first. It wasn’t until an hour later that I learned Walker’s publicist had confirmed the death.

Just like that Walker was gone and life was put back in perspective for me; Alabama’s loss didn’t mean anything anymore. Continue reading

This Movie SUUUCKS: The Fast and the Furious Series; Part 2 of 2

Posted in This Movie SUUUCKS with tags , , , , , , on 05/02/2012 by Taylor Holt

Dang Rock, he’s opening up to you, just give him a hug.

So we’ve gone over the general storylines, right? Boy wants to be one of the popular kids. Popular kids eventually accept after boy drives car. Turns out boy is a cop. Does something to redeem himself to popular kids IF and only if popular kids are cool to begin with. Vin Diesel, yes. Cole Hauser, no. Who’s Cole Hauser? Exactly.



I know how loved this franchise is. Movies don’t get multiple sequels because they’re not making money. I completely understand why people like it too. Action, explosions, women, testosterone. But dang, man, let’s get some variety. The fifth one is about the only one that actually moved the characters forward. Before then, everybody seemed content with just having drivers bring down drug lords.

I’ve met/known several people who raced and none of them seemed to have it on the agenda to “bring down La Fuego; local heroin smuggler/millionaire.” But hey, Vin Diesel’s put that on his “To Do” list, thankfully for the police department of whatever city he’s hanging around. Continue reading

This Movie SUUUCKS: The Fast and the Furious Series; Part: 1 of 2

Posted in This Movie SUUUCKS with tags , , , , , , on 04/26/2012 by Taylor Holt

Vin Diesel, you don’t look a day over 45. Oh, better look out, Johnny Tran is in your photo shoot!

I knew I wanted to do a SUUUCKS today, but I just hadn’t been able to put my finger on what exactly. The idea had been a-stewin’ in my mind for a while to do 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) but a friend suggested 2 Furious was “2” obvious (ohhhh) and that Fast Five (2011) should be chosen because it was the most recent and just sucked in a way that only a fifty-five year old Vin Diesel can suck.

Then I thought, “Well, I loved the first one in 9th grade. But I hate that one now, too! Why not do’em all?” And now you know how I came to this decision and how easily influenced I am. Continue reading