Category Archives: Movie Reviews

Good, Bad & Ugly Review: The Raid 2 – Berandal

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Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 79% (Critics) / 84% (Audience)
Directed By: Gareth Evans
Written By: Gareth Evans
Starring: Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Arifin Putra
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Synopsis: Only a short time after the first raid, Rama goes undercover with the thugs of Jakarta and plans to bring down the syndicate and uncover the corruption within his police force. – (Source)

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: 300 – Rise Of An Empire

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Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 42% (Critics) / 61% (Audience)
Directed By: Noam Murro
Written By: Zack Snyder and Kurt Johnstad
Starring: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey and Rodrigo Santoro
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Synopsis: Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy. – (Source)

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Snowpiercer

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Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 83% (Critics) / 97% (Audience)
Directed By: Joon-ho Bong
Written By: Joon-ho Bong and Kelly Masterson
Starring: Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, John Hurt and Ed Harris
Studio: Radius-TWC

Synopsis: In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine. – (Source)

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Captain America – The Winter Soldier

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Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 89% (Critics) / 95% (Audience)
Directed By: Anthony & Joe Russo
Written By: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely
Starring: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie and Robert Redford
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Synopsis: Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier. – (Source)

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Bad Words

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Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 64% (Critics) / 74% (Audience)
Directed By: Jason Bateman
Written By: Andrew Dodge
Starring: Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn, Allison Janney, Philip Baker Hall and Rohan Chand
Studio: Focus Features

Synopsis: Jason Bateman makes his feature directorial debut with the subversive comedy Bad Words. Mr. Bateman stars as Guy Trilby, a 40-year-old who finds a loophole in the rules of The Golden Quill national spelling bee and decides to cause trouble by hijacking the competition. Contest officials, outraged parents, and overly ambitious 8th graders are no match for Guy, as he ruthlessly crushes their dreams of victory and fame. As a reporter (Kathryn Hahn of We’re the Millers) attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely alliance with a competitor: awkward 10-year-old Chaitanya (Rohan Chand of Homeland), who is completely unfazed by Guy’s take-no-prisoners approach to life. – (Source)

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Noah

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Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 75% (Critics) / 48% (Audience)
Directed By: Darren Aronofsky
Written By: Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel
Starring: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, Ray Winstone and Anthony Hopkins
Studio: Paramount Pictures

Synopsis: A man is chosen by God to undertake a momentous mission of rescue before an apocalyptic flood destroys the world. – (Source)

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Sabotage

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Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 21% (Critics) / 53% (Audience)
Directed By: David Ayer
Written By: David Ayer and Skip Woods
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Olivia Williams, Joe Maganiello and Mireille Enos
Studio: Open Road Films

Synopsis: Members of an elite DEA task force find themselves being taken down one by one after they rob a drug cartel safe house. – (Source)

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Constantine

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Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 46% (Critics) / 72% (Audience)
Directed By: Francis Lawrence
Written By: Kevin Brodbin and Frank Cappello
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Djimon Hounsou, Shia LaBeouf and Tilda Swinton
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Synopsis: The story of irreverent supernatural detective John Constantine, who has literally been to Hell and back. When Constantine teams up with skeptical policewoman Angela Dodson to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists just beneath the landscape of contemporary Los Angeles. Caught in a catastrophic series of otherworldly events, the two become inextricably involved and seek to find their own peace at whatever cost. – (Source)

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: In Fear

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Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 87% (Critics) / 50% (Audience)
Directed By: Jeremy Lovering
Written By: Jeremy Lovering
Starring: Iain De Caestecker, Alice Englert, Allen Leech
Studio: Anchor Bay/Freestyle Releasing

Synopsis: Driving, lost and tormented in the night, primal fears of the dark and the unknown give way to fear that you have let the evil in, or that it is already there. – (Source)

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Veronica Mars

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Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 76% (Critics) / 98% (Audience)
Directed By: Rob Thomas
Written By: Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero
Starring: Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Chris Lowell, Gaby Hoffmann and Enrico Colantoni
Studio: Warner Bros

Synopsis: Years after walking away from her past as a teenage private eye, Veronica Mars gets pulled back to her hometown – just in time for her high school reunion – in order to help her old flame Logan Echolls, who’s embroiled in a murder mystery. – (Source)

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