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‘Captain Phillips’ a thrilling ballet of suspense, wit
Call it being more a fan of the fantasy that outgrew its reality, but despite a constant access to instant information, it’s hard not to associate even modern piracy with that old stereotype of swash buckling entertainment.
‘Prisoners’ takes freaking audience out to extreme
There are many blessings I can count in my life so far, like never having to experience the trauma of war or dealing with the loss of someone I know in a grisly manner.
‘Meatballs 2’ works best as 2013 animated sequel
As a way to provide a deeper meaning or justification as to why I love animated movies so much, I’ve always found them the perfect excuse to stick it to the people who think there’s some unwritten requirement to grow up.
‘World War Z’ less graphic, but still a thrilling ride
No matter how clear one attempts to make their mind before seeing a film, if you have read the book it is based on before you enter the theater, it is nearly impossible to put aside pre-set expectations.
‘The Butler’ lost amid powerful performances
Dramatic emphasis is one element of historical film making forgiven more often than not as long as the end result provides a tolerable tribute through entertainment.
‘We’re the Millers’ well-polished low brow fun
Massive brain cell lost may often be the result, but just the right execution of even the dumbest plot can come off as a winner if the cast can convince the audience they belong in their wacky roles.
“Mortal Instruments” seesaws between snores, agonizing angst
Try and tolerate with all of my might, there are just simply some films where the only way I can make it through is to accept that at least I am not suffering through the crap alone.
‘Planes’ much more decent chapter than “Cars” sequel
As another summer stacked with box office milking sequels departs and is sure to leave most of them to the bargain bin of future forgettables, why not include the latest example from the empire of the mouse.
‘Quartet’ full of cinematic, musical joy
While the individuals I’ve come across in recent years may not be able to tell on the surface, beneath this goofy and energetic personality is a dude who occasionally enjoys the soothing lilt of classical music.
Grit, raw humor makes ‘2 Guns’ a direct hit
While my love of just about anything film will allow me to enjoy an idea retold billions of times, there remains genre concepts which create little excitement beforehand no matter how interesting the trailer.
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