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The Purge: Anarchy Movie Review

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There were a lot of high hopes for The Purge: Anarchy. After the first Purge movie last summer was highly criticized for its waste of an interesting premise, the first ad for the second film in the series revealed that this new movie would take place throughout the city. This is the kind of setting that many filmgoers were hoping for the first time around, and something that would hopefully make better use of such an interesting idea. I have to give some respect to writer and director James DeMonaco for hearing the complaints of both filmgoers and critics and putting those suggestions to use in this film. Continue reading The Purge: Anarchy Movie Review

Pacific Rim Movie Review

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About a year and a half ago, I saw an ad for Pacific Rim, a new film coming out that, at first glance, looked like an attempt to cash in on the financial success of the Transformers series. However, when I found out that acclaimed director Guillermo Del Toro was at the helm of the project, my expectations rose significantly. I’m a fan of both Pan’s Labyrinth and the Hellboy movies, so I figured that Del Toro would be able to pull through with Pacific Rim, as well. So was this 2+ hour kaiju-rama worth the $15 I paid to see it in 3D? Continue reading Pacific Rim Movie Review

Point Break Movie Review

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In addition to reviews of newer films, I’d also like to do reviews of older movies that I’m now catching up on because I never saw them growing up. Some of these are classic films such as Citizen Kane, others are cult classics that I simply hadn’t heard of until I got more into cinema, and the remainder are films that were recommended to me by either friends, websites, or “best of” lists online. I thought that I would start this series of “retro reviews” by summing up my thoughts on Point Break, one of the films that put Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow on the map. Continue reading Point Break Movie Review