May 132014
 

3 Days to Kill is yet another Luc Besson-scripted, plug-n-play movie that doesn’t really offer anything new to the genre and yet despite all its problems, still manages to be at least a serviceable action-thriller worth a look if only for a good performance from Kevin Costner and also to see Amber Heard don some interesting attires, even if she’s sadly underused.

 

 

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Apr 162014
 

Twentieth Century Fox has announced the date and released artwork for the crime thriller, 3 Days to Kill starring Kevin Costner, Amber Heard, Hailee Stanfield and Connie Nielsen and directed by McG.  Click on the link below or image to the left to check out the features and artwork.

 

 

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Dec 012013
 

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane had the potential to be something special and transcend the horror genre but instead it was a bit of a bore and showed why it merely made its way around the film festival circuit, never landing a distribution deal. However, and acknowledging it isn’t her best work, Amber Heard is the highlight in an otherwise forgettable film.

 

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Nov 192013
 

Paranoia is the latest exercise in mediocrity despite having a few very talented actors attached. The story is clichéd filled and the performances, again despite the talent, are at best phoned in. It’s not a terrible film and as passable entertainment might be worth a whirl (rental), but otherwise pass it by.

 

 

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Nov 032013
 

Syrup might be the surprise film of 2013 in year filled with good movies, but nothing exceptional (thus far). The satire is done to near perfection, however the highlight once again is Amber Heard who continues to impress with a wonderful performance worthy of a Golden Globe nomination. The Blu-ray released by Magnolia Home Entertainment doesn’t offer many bonus features but the audio/video transfers are good.

 

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Feb 082012
 

The Rum Diary is the kind of film that doesn’t linger after it’s over. It’s not bad enough to mock or good enough to recommend, it kind of is just… there. Depp delivers another good performance but even he can’t save an undercooked screenplay. With regards to the Blu-ray, it offers up nice video and audio transfers and even though the features are limited, the 45-minute documentary on Hunter S. Thompson is a treat.

 

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Dec 132010
 

Overall, I liked parts of And Soon the Darkness. Even though the first act is a bit on the plodding side, I do understand the reasoning behind it to both establish the two friends and get a little suspense built up and on the first part, the movie does succeed. The remaining 60-minutes however are good even if some of the plot elements were on the eye-rolling side and the big twist could have been seen a couple miles away.

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Dec 132010
 

Overall, I liked parts of And Soon the Darkness. Even though the first act is a bit on the plodding side, I do understand the reasoning behind it to both establish the two friends and get a little suspense built up and on the first part, the movie does succeed. The remaining 60-minutes however are good even if some of the plot elements were on the eye-rolling side and the big twist could have been seen a couple miles away.

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Feb 132010
 

The Stepfather is just the latest in a string of remakes because Hollywood cannot come out with anything original. […] Stepfather ’09 was adapted by J.S. Cardone and directed by Nelson McCormick who you may or not know (probably not) were the guys behind the horrid Prom Night remake. Although this one didn’t sink to those depths, it wasn’t too far behind.

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