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Lucy Movie Review


Many people thought that Lucy was going to be a direct rip-off of Limitless, another film that involves the concept of unlocking the secrets of the mind. I haven’t seen Limitless, but from what I understand about it, Lucy takes quite a different direction. Whenever I hear arguments about a movie “ripping off” an earlier film, I notice that the people speaking about the similarities between the two flicks don’t understand the purpose and message of each individual work. There are only a few cases in which I find these arguments valid, and even then there are places where they fall through. With that in mind, let’s evaluate Lucy. Continue reading Lucy Movie Review

Life Itself Movie Review


For awhile now, I’ve been thinking that I should put some sort of article up on Heavy Metal Ebert as a tribute to Roger Ebert. After all, I am using his last name in the very title of this blog, and I want to borrow that from him out of respect, not the opposite. There are many qualities about Roger Ebert as a film critic that I have always admired, and many which I try to take into my own film criticism. Although I disagree with some of his opinions in his later years (specifically those expressed in the 2010 article, “Video Games Can Never Be Art”), I still think that he did more for film criticism than any other critic of our time. However, I never really learned very much about Roger Ebert as a person, something that the new documentary Life Itself sheds some light upon. Continue reading Life Itself Movie Review