Movie Review: Doctor Strange (2016)

Doctor Strange

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Length: 1h 55min

Year: 2016

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Plot Summary: A former neurosurgeon embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts.

Director: Scott Derrickson

Writers: Jon Spaihts, Scott Derrickson

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams

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It might be me, but I found the movie visually appealing but lacking somewhat in story.

It’s pretty much 2 hours of cool looking hand waving, and the few snippets added on on the end, have more story progression than the entire movie.

Still enjoyed it though

Movie Review: Hackshaw Ridge (2016)

Hackshaw Ridge

MPAA Rating: R

Length: 2h 19min

Year: 2016

Genre: Drama, History, War

Plot Summary: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.

Director: Mel Gibson

Writers: Robert Schenkkan, Andrew Knight

Stars: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey

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A truly inspiring movie to watch, I enjoyed the story and how it was told, some parts were over done, but generally good.

The movie is a bit on the gory side, war is nasty, but someone enjoyed portraying that means a little too much. I’m not complaining but you know kids

Movie Review: Arrival (2016)

Arrival

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Length: 1h 56min

Year: 2016

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Plot Summary: When twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors.

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Writers: Eric Heisserer, Ted Chiang

Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker

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I like that this movie takes a different approach to what I would call the stereotypical alien invasion movie.

Rather than a bunch of aliens invading and blowing stuff up, these aliens simply land and it’s up to humans to make contact and overcome language barriers, but as with all things human, we end up on the brink of war.

All in all the movie is enjoyable, depending on the mood you’re in it would either be interesting or boring, or if you’re me brief periods of interesting and extended periods of boring.

I would recommend you give it a watch though, gives you something to think about.

Movie Review: The Lone Ranger (2013)

The-Lone-Ranger-(2013)The Lone Ranger

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Length: 149 Minutes

Year: 2013

Genre: Action, Adventure, Western

Plot Summary: Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.

Director: Gore Verbinski

Writers: Justin Haythe, Ted Elliot

Stars: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner

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Once you make it past the start of the movie (30 minutes +), you realize that the movie isn’t so bad. Johnny Depp is bat shit crazy, but the movie has a solid storyline, and a lot of action, not something you would expect when you see that Disney intro at the start. Give the movie a shot, trust me, I closed it twice before it got to 30 minutes because of how boring and ridiculous the starting is.

Movie Review: R.I.P.D. (2013)

R.I.P.D.-(2013)R.I.P.D.

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Length: 96 Minutes

Year: 2013

Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime

Plot Summary: A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him.

Director: Robert Schwentke

Writers: Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi

Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Mary-Louise Parker

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To sum this movie up in a few words, two dead guys killing other undead guys. The movie isn’t so sucky, but the 3D work with the characters could be better, especially when there are action scenes. Even though the movie says comedy, in its genre, it’s just Jeff Bridges telling some really bad jokes, but I can live with that. Other than those few tid-bits, not a bad movie to watch.

Movie Review: Chasing Ice (2012)

Chasing-Ice-(2012)Chasing Ice

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Length: 75 Minutes

Year: 2012

Genre: Documentary, Biography

Plot Summary: Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.

Director: Jeff Orlowski

Writer: Mark Monroe

Stars: James Balog, Svavar Jonatansson, Louie Psihoyos

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A truly touching documentary, from the time I hit the play button to when the movie ended, I was intrigued. I am a science lover, so when documentaries about the world we live in, happen to pass by, I almost always watch them. This movie, focused less on the debate and gave you hard evidence, that climate change is happening, and we’re all screwed. I would recommend you get persons to watch this especially those who are in denial, and it would definitely change their beliefs, and if it doesn’t you can say you tried.

Movie Review: Grown Ups 2 (2013)

Grown-Ups-2-(2013)Grown Ups 2

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Length: 101 Minutes

Year: 2013

Genre: Comedy

Plot Summary: After moving his family back to his hometown to be with his friends and their kids, Lenny finds out that between old bullies, new bullies, schizo bus drivers, drunk cops on skis, and 400 costumed party crashers sometimes crazy follows you.

Director: Dennis Dugan

Writers: Fred Wolf, Adam Sandler

Stars: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock

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The first one, was alright, this one was funny, and I do mean “haha” funny. I have to say I enjoyed the movie, but I really do not want to see another movie in this series ever. If I know anything from watching movies, is that when you get a movie good once, the next one is bound to be complete and utter crap.

Movie Review: Grown Ups (2010)

Grown-Ups-(2010)Grown Ups

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Length: 102 Minutes

Year: 2010

Genre: Comedy

Plot Summary: After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Director: Dennis Dugan

Writers: Adam Sandler, Fred Wolf

Stars: Adam Sandler, Salma Hayek, Kevin James

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This movie is funny to me, but to others it can be considered crap. It has everything a movie needs to be “funny”, silly antics, crazy people, and injuries. The first time you watch this movie, you will laugh a bit, but when you watch it again, you’re going to have a rather serious expression, and might not even finish the movie the second time around.