Who doesn’t like a good film filled with brutal violence? Well, my mother, for one. And because of that, I grew up without any films like this in my life. It wasn’t until college that I had seen movies that contained vicious killing scenes, and even though I’ve been watching them for several years now, many of these scenes can still make my stomach churn. I’d be lying, though, if I said that I didn’t like that feeling on occasion. I like when movies can make me uncomfortable and put me on the edge of my seat. I definitely experienced this while I was watching The Equalizer, a new brutal offering from Antoine Fuqua. Continue reading The Equalizer Move Review
I’m really dreading one day having kids because of all of the children’s movies that we’ll have to go to. I’m sure that all of the other joys of parenting are very rewarding, but I doubt that many people have said that they really enjoyed their children dragging them into the cinema to see Cars 2 or The Lorax. There is also a plethora of excellent family films, some of which have been released this summer, but the kids never check the reviews before going into the theater. And the worst part is that, no matter what, you’re going to have to pretend that you liked the movie. You don’t want to look your kid in the eye and tell them about the bad acting and immature humor that you pray they won’t appreciate for much longer. At best, they won’t understand your complaints, and at worst, you’ll break their heart. I’m sure that many parents are fearing that they might experience this frustration this weekend as they are being pulled into Earth to Echo. Continue reading Earth to Echo Movie Review
What do you get when you combine Groundhog Day with Aliens?
Simply put, you get Edge of Tomorrow, the new sci-fi adventure of the summer. In this film, the earth has been invaded by a strange race of aliens called the Mimics, and NATO has formed a military organization called the United Defense Forces to combat the threat. Tom Cruise plays William Cage, a Major in the UDF who is demoted to a footsoldier after blackmailing his General. After dying in combat with the alien forces, Cage soon discovers that he is doomed to live out this scenario over and over again from the moment that he is placed in the ranks with the grunts, living this day until he is killed off and then restarting from that point. Eventually, Cruise meets Sergeant Rita Vrataski, a battle-hardened soldier who is aware of his condition. The two embark on a quest to find the source of the Mimic threat, and the film that unfolds is one very fun ride. Continue reading Edge of Tomorrow Movie Review