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Movie Review: Exodus: Gods and Kings

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , , on 12/12/2014 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, María Valverde, John Turturro, Ben Kingsley

Rated PG-13 for violence including battle sequences and intense images, 150 minutes, Adventure/Drama

Compare to: Gladiator (2000), Noah (2014)

When Ridley Scott does a film, it’s pretty much unavoidable that it’s going to be compared to one of the greatest sword-and-sandal films of all time, Gladiator. And while most films have fallen short of that arena, Exodus does what it can to give us some memorable moments by way of some performances and mostly by some amazing special effects properly set in place.

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Movie Review: Prometheus

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , , , on 06/07/2012 by McCutcheon

Stars: Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce

Rated R for sci-fi violence including some intense images, and brief language Running time 124 minutes, Action/Sci-fi/Horror

Compare to: Sunshine (2007), The Thing (2010)

To define what I just watched might take more than a single review. I don’t want to describe the movie with the impression that I’ve never seen anything like it before, but rather to process everything I’ve just watched and decide how much I loved and how much better other aspects could have been. One viewing might not be enough. That being said, Prometheus is one heck of a thing to watch, regardless of whether or not you’re a fan of the Alien series. We can all even further implore the recovery process to forget the last two Alien VS. Predator films. It seems the creators of Prometheus have already, thanfully for us. Continue reading

We Need ALL the Angles on This Statue’s Face

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , on 06/02/2012 by McCutcheon

With less than a week away from release, 20th Century Fox has released another poster for Prometheus, this one specifically for IMAX. Which is cool, I guess, because the big face would look cooler on an even bigger screen. My hope for this is that it’s not a prequel that’s basically a remake like the 2011 version of The Thing was. It wasn’t terrible, just more of the exact same. But with a cast like it has, how can you go wrong? Hollywood could find a way… Not to mention, we haven’t had a decent Aliens movie since 1986. David Fincher directing Aliens 3 made me want to like it, but c’mon- it was boring.

Let’s hope Ridley does his own movie justice.