Archives for Movie Reviews

Rocky: A Better Drama Than Action Film?

“Ah come on, Adrian, it’s true. I was nobody. But that don’t matter either, you know? ‘Cause I was thinkin’, it really don’t matter if I lose this fight. It really don’t matter if this guy opens my head, either. ‘Cause all I wanna do is go the distance. Nobody’s ever gone the distance with Creed, and if I can go that distance, you see, and that bell rings and I’m still standin’, I’m gonna know for the first time in my life, see, that I weren’t just another bum from the neighborhood.” -Rocky Rocky Balboa is a small time
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Pumpkinhead: Too Good for a B

Imagine you’re a simple man with simple ways. A widower. You run a shop. You have a dog, and a son you love with all your heart. He’s the only thing that keeps you going, the only thing you have to look forward to waking up. Now imagine coming home to find him dying. As you try to wash away the hurt like so many scrapes in the past but it doesn’t help. He dies in your arms. You know exactly who did this to your boy. So I ask, what would you do? If you’re Ed Harley, you remember
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Happy Death Day 2 U Goes Full Geek Mode and It’s Awesome

CainanCainan is a walking talking Superman fanboy since age 2! He has been a lover of movies since he could understand them which was probably around the age of 5. Geeking out to He-Man, G.I. Joe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and just about every other Saturday morning cartoon. An old school action flick kind of guy, he grew up with Arnold, Stallone, and Willis keeping him company. He is also big into technology and video games. From the classic NES to the PS4, he has played them all. He runs the Geek Vibes Nation Twitter account and is also the
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The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Review

AjfairnotBeen a nerd my whole life. Started with anime and cartoon not soon after Films, Comic Books and Video Games became what I enjoyed as well. Star Wars is the great franchise, but I do love Star Trek, Lord of the Ring, and Harry Potter. I want the nerd community to be kind to each other. Stop sending threats to each other and celebrities. I would love to engage in intense debate about the things we all love, not yell at each other and call people idiots just because they don’t agree with your opinions. I also love sports, boxing
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Dragon Ball Super: Broly (Major Spoiler) Review!

Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2019) Director: Tatsuya Nagamine Writer: Akira Toriyama Synopsis “A planet destroyed, a powerful race reduced to nothing. After the devastation of Planet Vegeta, three Saiyans were scattered among the stars, destined for different fates. While two found a home on Earth, the third was raised with a burning desire for vengeance and developed an unbelievable power. And the time for revenge has come. Destinies collide in a battle that will shake the universe to its very core! Goku is back to training hard so he can face the most powerful foes the universes have to offer, and Vegeta
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Movie Review: Velvet Buzzsaw [Some Spoilers]

Think Nightcrawler and Mulloholland Drive and you probably have a grasp as to what to expect before stepping into Velvet Buzzsaw. Jake Gyllenhaal’s latest movie hit Netflix and select theaters on Friday February 1, 2019 and I can successfully say that I feel compelled to get rid of every single piece of artwork in my apartment. Is that a spoiler? From the trailer, it is hinted that there is truly something wrong with the artwork in the film. Prepare yourself for a much, much darker version of Night at the Museum. We step into an over the top world of
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Actor Spotlight: Jake Gyllenhaal’s Best Movies

With the recent Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer releasing its awesomeness onto the internet, the universe is screaming over Jake Gyllenhaal’s premiere as the villain Mysterio (although he’s being presented as a good guy in the trailer). While many have known Gyllenhaal for a good while, as the man has been around for at least two decades; it stands to reason that there are probably those who are first being introduced to the actor. Especially those born after the year 2000; so, who is Jake Gyllenhaal? Some of his best work includes movies like Jarhead, South Paw, Zodiac, and many
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Actor Spotlight: Jacob Pitts

You enjoyed Justified, didn’t you? It was a great show that premiered for six seasons on FX, featuring Timothy Olyphant as the main character Raylan Givens in a modern-day Western of sorts. But, you know who was truly a great character on that show that was not utilized enough? Jacob Pitts as Tim Gutterson. The former sniper who never missed was full of snark and sass and while he gave us gold every time he was on the screen, there was a serious lack of Tim throughout the seasons. Pitts has been acting for some time, ever since 1999 with
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Actor Spotlight: Corey Stoll

There’s an actor who has a long list of movies and television shows under his belt, has been in some well-known and successful projects, but doesn’t seem to be a household name. Who is this actor I’m speaking of? Well, it’s Corey Stoll. Still don’t know who I’m talking about? He’s been in movies alongside the likes of Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Johnny Depp, Angelina Joelie, and Tina Fey. He recently portrayed villain Darren Cross in Ant-Man and Buzz Aldrin in 2018’s First Man, alongside Neil Armstrong. Stoll’s filmography dates back to 2004, but perhaps some of the best-known works
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Art of the Remake

Remakes suck. That is the consensus with most the viewing world. However, there are a few that are forgiven, even praised: David Cronenburg’s ‘The Fly’ starring Jeff Goldblum, Chuck Russell’s ‘The Blob’ starring Shawnee Smith, and the most beloved John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ starring Kurt Russell, and more than likely one or two more of your own personal favorites. But why are these few so good (besides being well written, acted, and directed)? I believe there are certain rules to follow in the event a remake/reboot should happen, and if a movie falls into at least 2 of these, I
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