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Movie Review: Sicario

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , on 10/02/2015 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Emily Blunt, Benecio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Daniel Kaluyaa, Maximiliano Hernandez, Victor Garber, John Bernthal, Jeffrey Donavan

Rated R for strong violence, grisly images, and language, 121 minutes, Drama/Action/Crime

Compare to: Training Day (2001), The Kingdom (2007)

Haven’t been reviewing movies, been playing Metal Gear Solid V. Haven’t been eating much, been playing Metal Gear Solid V. Ironically, now that I’ve gone out in public again to watch a movie, I’d lost all my friends and had to go alone. Sucks for them, this movie is great.

I don’t like to throw out the generalized version of my opinion in the header but it is what it is. This one won’t be for everybody and the themes that run through it are sure to turn off viewers looking for something a bit less “grey” but as far as a quality film goes, specifically one that has something to say, this is a great choice. What do you expect from the director of Prisoners? I’m even loving the poster. Continue reading

You Should Probably Read STARVE

Posted in Reviews!, Whatever with tags , , , , on 09/01/2015 by McCutcheon

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Another Image book, Taylor? Really?

Yeah, fool. It’s good. I don’t know what story I’d previously mentioned when I said that you know it’s good when the creators can make you care about something you never thought you’d care about. But let me use that again. I’ve never cared about cooking and I normally read comics for the art and the violence. But Starve is an exception to any “rules” I’ve had before. Continue reading

True Detective Season 2, Episode 4 Review

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , on 07/14/2015 by McCutcheon

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Warning! Spoilers ahead!

“Those moments, they stare back at you. You don’t remember, they remember you.”

Rachel McAdams’ character says this at one point during the episode. What was she talking about? I don’t know. And that seems to be how this season is going to be from here on out. I’ve had more hope during previous episodes but now that we’re halfway through I don’t see things getting much better.

Keep reading if you don’t mind spoilers or (like me) you don’t really care too much. Continue reading

True Detective Season 2, Episode 2 Review

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , on 06/30/2015 by McCutcheon

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Warning! Spoilers Ahead!

A lot of viewers had problems with last week’s start-up episode. Complaints of the show trying to hard, being too slow, and not really having much build-up seemed to be the general consensus.

I don’t know if this episode is going to change their minds either, though there’s still some enjoyment to be had here if you’re already invested. Continue reading

True Detective Season 2, Episode 1 Review

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , on 06/22/2015 by McCutcheon

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Warning! Spoilers Ahead!

I’m not sure I’m going to be doing this for every episode but the debut of the gritty crime series feels monumental enough in its own right (at least with the people I know) to not only watch when its initially airs- something I never do- but to give some thoughts on what was done right and what was done…boringly.

“‘Boringly’?'”you ask? “It’s only the first episode!” Well allow me to answer your question with another questionWhere was Matthew MaConughey?!? Looks like I win. Continue reading

ZRE Podcast #32- A Walk Among the Tombstones/The Maze Runner

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

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Spoilers Ahead!

You could either go for a walk among tombstones or a run through the maze, the choice is yours. The walk is pretty simple and straight forward while the maze might have too many turns at the wrong time to be enjoyable. Playing on words! Continue reading

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

Game of Thrones, Season 1 Review

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , , , on 09/15/2014 by McCutcheon

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Took me long enough, didn’t it? These days, hearing news or watching a show that’s been on for four years is pretty much waiting a lifetime for your friends who want to talk about it. Yet now that I’m watching it is when I’m telling them to shut UP about it so they don’t ruin everything.

That being said it took me a very short time to finish Game of Thrones season one, because, as you know, it’s awesome. I keep thinking it’s like a Medieval Watchemen. Continue reading

Movie Review: The Expendables III

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , , , , on 08/15/2014 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Mel Gibson, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Harrison Ford, Terry Crews, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes, Randy Couture, Kelsey Grammer, Antonio Banderas, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kellan Lutz, Rhonda Rousey, Victor Ortiz, Glen Powell

Rated PG-13 for violence including intense sustained gun battles and fight scenes, and for language, Running time 126 minutes, Action/Adventure

Compare to: The Expendables (2010), The Expendables 2 (2012)

There’s one thing we can all agree before we get to anything else with this movie: If you liked the first two, there’s nothing about The Expendables III that you should find dissatisfying.

Now that that disclaimer is out of the way, we can get to the point and say that this movie is as simplistic and inane as it gets past the glorified cameos we’re calling a cast. From Guardians of the Galaxy set in the furthest reaches of the universe, to the slightly less fun streets of New York in TMNT…to this dreck in Somalia and some war-torn country I’m pretty sure was made up but can’t remember the name, it seems the less fun the location, the less fun the movie. Continue reading