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Movie Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 04/02/2014 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Tony Revolori, Mathieu Amalric, Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Jude Law, Jeff Goldblum

Rated R for language, some sexual content and violence, Running time 100 minutes, Comedy/Drama

Compare to: The Brothers Bloom (2008), Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

It’s almost irrelevant to review a Wes Anderson movie at this point. It’s not necessarily a “if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen’em all” situation as much as it is a “You know this movie is good, it’s just a matter of time before you get the chance.”

Any prejudicial feelings you may have on Anderson’s oh-so quirky overtones and hipster sensibilities are quickly done away with once you actually start watching the movie. It happens to me every time. Continue reading

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Review: Wrath of the Titans

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , , on 03/30/2012 by McCutcheon

Good Lord, man. It’s not good when you have a endless amount of source material to pull from, the source material itself being brilliant in it’s own rite and exciting to match. Why is this not good, you ask? Because it seems to confuse the crap out of screenwriters who can’t think for themselves. Like a child who hasn’t earned their money and has it simply given to them, writers seem to pick from Greek mythology carelessly and lazily. Yes, Wrath of the Titans is better than the original (2010, anyway), but that’s not saying much, if anything. I don’t count it as a positive when you’re merely trying to be less bad than your boring predecessor, and barely even do that. Continue reading