Saturday, February 28, 2015

Movie Review: The Lazarus Effect

Its hard to like any movie that is mostly about the depressing subject of death and this movie was no exception. The overall idea of this movie has been done before; bring back a person or animal that has been dead back to life but this movie does not address this idea different enough to be interested in seeing it or enthusiastic about sitting through two hours. The special effects were just OK, and the horror aspect was not that scary or interest either. I was also surprised that Olivia Wilde decided to take on this movie as it seemed well beneath the recent quality of movies she has made recently and during her career.

This is one ridiculous horror movie that is definitely worth missing.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Movie Review: Focus

The good things about this movie is the very beautiful Margo Robbie and some of the acting in parts. The bad thing about this move are some of the unbelievable ideas and story plots of some cons that make no sense and have no logic to them.  Its OK to try and fool the audience, but its another thing to create a nonsense idea that would never fly in reality. The trick is to do both, fool the audience and create believable ideas.  Despite this overall I do recommend this movie but mostly due to Margo Robbie.

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Movie Review: The Duff

Duff stands for - Designated Ugly Fat Friend. Certainly a very cruel acronym but this actually exists in modern day jargon today among young people. The point of a DUFF is that a DUFF is suppose to be the person that other people go to to try and get into the inner circle of attractive people who are hard to approach. Its a stupid concept but I definitely believe that it exists in the real world.

I went to see this movie thinking that it might be funny or entertaining and for the most part it was stupid, not funny and contained no real entertainment value.

So I recommend that you skip this movie, no matter what your age is.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Movie Review: McFarland USA

This is a great sports movie story and showed how difficult it is for some people to coach high school sports or for that matter to teach high school. In this story, Kevin Costner's character is fired as a Football head coach after an incident with a student and then it seems is desperate to find work anywhere. He winds up in a very southern California town called McFarland which is mostly Mexican and somehow starts a long distance running program in the school and then trains them into being State champions. You have to admire the true story here and the perseverance after a major career blow as a high school football coach is able to turn things around in not only his career as a coach but for this high school in a very poor area.

However, the problem with this movie is that its too boring in too many spots and drags on in some areas too long. Considering the great story and the inspiration here, its a shame there were not many more scenes showing more exciting races or inspirational speeches by Kevin Costner.

Overall I do recommend this movie, but considering the long and boring areas in this movie, its only a marginal thumbs up.

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Movie Review: Kingsmen

This movie was highly unusual and overall a good movie. One problem was the language barrier at times when at certain times it was hard to understand some of the heavy English speaking or fast talking at parts of the movie. Another negative aspect was at times it was hard to follow what was going on because some scenes did not seem to transition well from one scene to the next.

It seemed that this movie is trying to be a franchise and perhaps that will happen. This movie was kind of like a highly unusual James Bond type movie that was a new twist on the movie spy theme.

Overall, I do recommend this movie.

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Movie Review: 50 Shades of Grey

I don't know who was more embarrassed by this horrible movie. Me for going to see it, or the actors, so desperate to start their careers in Hollywood that they lost all self respect for just how ridiculously stupid the script, the story, the sex scenes and this entire movie is. This movie will be ranked as one of the worst movies of all time. So why was the book so popular? Not for any quality of story or idea, but for the sexual aspects and S and M that people are curious about. At least the author of the book made a lot of money.

As it turns out, weeks after I have seen this very bad movie - it did in fact make a great deal of money which I guess proves that curiosity is greater than common sense or word of mouth.

Run away from this move, don't waste two minutes much less two hours of your life sitting through this horrible mess.

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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Movie Review: Jupiter Ascending

This movie was horrible. This movie was one of the worst movies I have ever seen. Why is it that some producers think that they can just put out a series of special effects scenes and that can supersede any necessity for a story or God forbid a script is beyond me. After 30 minutes of this horrible movie I was looking at my watch to see how long I would have to wait until I had to go home. How can this happen? How can a movie this bad be made? It was amazing to sit through, realizing that there was no connection from one scene to the next and a story that made no sense at all.

Do yourself a favor and miss this movie.

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Movie Review: Still Alice

You know going in that this is going to be a very depressing movie and it is. Its a horrible shame that there are so many diseases that human beings can get in this sometimes very dark life, but to be only 50 years old and have Alzheimers disease and slowly lose your brain has to be just about the worst thing that can happen to anyone. Julianne Moore will most likely win for best actor in this years Academy Awards and she has been nominated several times and never has won. She deserves to win for this portrayal of this horrible affliction.

I recommend this movie, but be prepared for a depressing two hours.

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