Mockingjay Part 1 Review

Release Date: 11/21/2014 Dir. Francis Lawrence Starring: Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark), Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne), Woody Harrelson (Haymitch Abernathy), Sam Claflin (Finnick Odair), Donald Sutherland (President Snow), Julianne Moore (President Coin), Jeffrey Wright (Beetee), Willow Shields (Primrose Everdeen), Elizabeth Banks (Effie Trinket), Mahershala Ali (Boggs), Natalie Dormer (Cressida) Initial Thoughts Walking…

Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6 Review

Release Date: 11/7/2014 Director: Don Hall, Chris Williams Starring: Scott Adsit (Baymax), Ryan Potter (Hiro Hamada), Daniel Henny (Tadashi Hamada), T.J. Miller (Fred), Jamie Chung (GoGo Tomago), Damon Wayans Jr. (Wasabi), Genesis Rodriguez (Honey Lemon), James Cromwell (Dr. Callaghan), Alan Tudyk (Alastair Krei), Maya Rudolf (Aunt Cass) Initial Thoughts I’m generally sold when you utter…

Interstellar

Interstellar Review

Release Date: 11/5/2014 Limited 11/7/2014 Wide Release Director: Christopher Nolan Starring: Matthew McConaughey (Cooper), Anne Hathaway (Amelia Brand), David Gyasi (Romilly), Jessica Chastian (Murph), Casey Affleck (Tom), Wes Bentley (Doyle), Matt Damon (Dr. Mann), Michael Caine (Professor Brand), Topher Grace (Getty) Review Grade at the Bottom Initial Thoughts I walked into Interstellar still sitting with…

The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner Review

There has been a deluge of YA book adaptations make their way to the big screen over the past few years. It all started with Harry Potter and then when Twilight hit gold yet again, the number of YA adaptations skyrocketed. It seemed that every couple of months there was a new one. This year alone I can think of five already. Of them all, the majority are not particularly good. As such, I didn’t have very high hopes for The Maze Runner. I simply hoped that it wouldn’t be a total disaster and I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed the movie. Yes, there were some flaws and very blatant and obvious plot holes, but the movie managed to make up for it in other ways. The result was a movie that I am going to recommend to everyone who likes action science fiction (namely dystopian).

Let’s Be Cops Review

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Release Date: 8/13/2014 Dir. Luke Greenfield Starring: Jake Johnson (Ryan O’Malley), Damon Wayans Jr. (Justin Miller), Rob Riggle (Officer Segars), Nina Dobrev (Josie), Keegan-Michael Key (Pupa), Andy Garcia, James D’Arcy (Porter), Jonathan Lajoie (Todd Connors), Natasha Leggero (Annie) Initial Thoughts Let’s be totally freaking honest here, I didn’t have…

Guardians of the Galaxy Promo

Guardians of the Galaxy Review

Release Date: 8/1/2014 Dir. James Gunn Starring: Chris Pratt (Peter Quill aka Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax the Destroyer), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Vin Diesel (Groot), Lee Pace (Ronan the Accuser), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Djimon Hounsou (Korath the Pursuer),Michael Rooker (Yondu), John C. Reilly (Corpsman Rhomann Dey), Glen Close (Nova Prime), Benicio Del Toro…

Let's Be Cops

Let’s Be Cops Review

Release Date: 8/13/2014 Dir. Luke Greenfield Starring: Jake Johnson (Ryan O’Malley), Damon Wayans Jr. (Justin Miller), Rob Riggle (Officer Segars), Nina Dobrev (Josie), Keegan-Michael Key (Pupa), Andy Garcia, James D’Arcy (Porter), Jonathan Lajoie (Todd Connors), Natasha Leggero (Annie) Initial Thoughts Let’s be totally freaking honest here, I didn’t have very high hopes for Let’s Be…

Gravity

Gravity Review

Release Date: 10/04/2013 Director: Alfonso Cuarón Starring: Sandra Bullock (Ryan Stone), George Clooney (Matthew Kowalski) I’ll admit that it took me quite a while before I finally got to actually watching last year’s heavily praised 3D masterpiece. Honestly, escaping the hype was one of the best things I could have possibly done, as it allowed…

Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer Review

Release Date: 06/27/2014 (US) Dir. Bong Joon-Ho Starring: Chris Evans (Curtis), Ko Ah-Sung (Yona), Song Kang-Ho (Namgoong Minsoo), John Hurt (Gilliam), Ed Harris (Wilford), Jamie Bell (Edgar), Octavia Spencer (Tanya), Tilda Swinton (Mason), Allison Pill (Teacher) Initial Thoughts Science Fiction can be a beautiful thing. However, the great can sometimes get buried under a barrage…

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Review

Release Date: 7/11/2014 Dir. Matt Reeves Starring: Andy Serkis (Ceasar), Jason Clarke (Malcolm), Keri Russell (Ellie), Gary Oldman (Dreyfus), Toby Kebbell (Koba), Nick Thurston (Blue Eyes), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Alexander), Kirk Acevedo (Carver), Karin Konoval (Maurice) Initial Thoughts It is rare now that when a film’s final credits begin to roll, the audience claps. That’s exactly…

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Transformers: Age of Extinction Review

Release Date: 6/27/2014 Dir. Michael Bay Starring: Mark Wahlberg (Cade Yaeger), Nicola Peltz (Tessa Yaeger), Kelsey Grammar (Harold Attinger), Jack Reynor (Shane Dyson), Stanley Tucci (Joshua Joyce), Bingbing Li (Su Yueming), Titus Welliver (James Savoy), T.J. Miller (Lucas Flannery), Peter Cullen (Optimus Prime), Frank Welker (Galvatron), John Goodman (Hound), John Goodman (Hound), Ken Watanabe (Drift),…

Edge of Tomorrow

Edge of Tomorrow Review

Release date: 6/6/2014 Dir. Doug Liman Starring: Tom Cruise (Cage), Emily Blunt (Rita), Brendan Gleeson (General Brigham), Bill Paxton (Master Sargeant Farrell), Jonas Armstrong (Skinner) Initial Thoughts After the disaster that was Oblivion last year, I didn’t have high hopes for another eye candy Tom Cruise science fiction film. Not to mention that I;m not…

X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men: Days of Future Past Review

Release Date: 5/23/2014 Dir. Bryan Singer Starring: Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), James McAvoy (Charles Xavier),  Michael Fassbender (Erik Lensherr/ Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Raven/ Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Hank/ Beast), Peter Dinklage (Dr. Bolivar Trask), Evan Peters (Quicksilver), Lucas Till (Havok), Patrick Stewart (Charlies Xavier), Ian McKellan (Magneto), Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde), Halle Berry (Storm), Omar Sy (Bishop), Bingbing…

Godzilla

Godzilla (Review)

Release Date: 5/16/2014 Dir. Gareth Edwards Starring: Bryan Cranston (Joe Brody), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Ford Brody), Elizabeth Olsen (Elle Brody), Ken Watanabe (Daisuke Serizawa), Juliette Binoche (Sandra Brody), David Strathairn (William Stenz) Initial Thoughts I don’t know anyone under the age of 70 who doesn’t know about about Godzilla. It is a staple for many people…

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review

Release Date: 5/2/2014 Dir. Marc Webb Starring: Andrew Garfield (Peter Parker/ Spider-Man), Emma Stone (Gwen Stacey), Jamie Foxx (Electro), Sally Field (Aunt May), Dane DeHaan ( Harry Osborn/ Green Goblin), Paul Giamatti (Aleksei Systevich/ Rhino) Initial Thoughts The Amazing Spider-Man was met with mixed reviews, yet most people remained hopeful, myself included. It seemed like…