Review: Looper (2012)

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The year is 2044. Joe is a Looper, an assassin paid to kill targets sent from the future – the year 2074 when time travel has already been invented. All’s well and dandy until Joe finds out the mob from the future is closing the loop on assassins, sending their future selves back in the present to be killed.

I love time travel movies, when they’re done well, and Rian Johnson (the director) didn’t disappoint me. Much.  Continue reading

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Review: Cabin in the Woods (2012)

I’ve wanted to see this movie since the first time I heard of it, but I kept putting in on the back burner. I mean, I haven’t even seen J. Edgar and I’ve had the movie for a couple of months now.

I’ve read great, no, scratch that, glowing reviews for Cabin in the Woods so, of course, I had huge expectations. Glad to say they were met and more! Continue reading

Review: The Amazing Spider-Man

The start of a new Spiderman trilogy, as it’s been heard through the grapevine, The Amazing Spider-Man is the best Marvel comics based movie of its kind so far. Also, one of my favorite superhero movies because..everybody loves their friendly neighborhood hero, right?

First of all, the casting was spot-on. If you thought Tobey Maguire did a good job as Peter Parker in the previous installments, then you’ll love Andrew Garfield.  He did an amazing job as the quirky, awkward, geeky Parker by day and funny, confident superhero by night. Continue reading

Review: Cube (1997)

Cube is a 1997 Sci-Fi psychological thriller directed by Vincenzo Natali. It’s about 7 complete strangers who wake up inside the terrifying creation that is the Cube, with no memories of how they got there and no sure way of how to get out.

Unlike its sequel, Cube²-Hypercube, and the prequel Cube Zero, both movies that thoroughly relied on visual effects to produce a scare or any kind of reaction really, Cube relies solely on the surreal settings. The feeling of confinement, the lack of any explanations as to what the Cube is, where it’s located, who made it and why those particular people were chosen to be put in, is what adds to the psychological scare. Continue reading

Review: We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

I should’ve known. Seriously, I’m better than this, I should have been immediately able of telling this was going to be one of those movies. You know what I’m talking about, one of those movies that annoys the sh*t out of you. Yeah.

~~ It will contain SPOILERS.~~

We Need to Talk About Kevin is about a mother, Eva Khatchadourian(Tilda Swinton), who struggles to connect with her child, Kevin, even though he’s strange and mean and cruel.  Continue reading

Review: The Last Exorcism (2010)

I’ve been wanting to see this movie since it came out in 2010, but either didn’t have the time or I forgot about it entirely (shame on me, I know).  I am nothing if not a huge fan of Eli Roth’s work, be it as director, producer or actor. Say what you will, but his twisted, gory movies are good.

Having seen Cabin Fever, Hostel and it’s sequel, when I heard Roth was producing this I instantly thought of a gorefest/brutal horror movie. My, how wrong I was.

The Last Exorcism tells the story of minister Cotton Marcus (Patrick Fabian), a man who lost his faith in God. He routinely performs fake exorcisms on “possessed” people, operating on a simple belief: if said people think they need an exorcism, then he will act accordingly and eventually help them get better. After reading the story of a young boy who died during such an exorcism, he comes to realize the dangers the practice possesses. He agrees to have one last exorcism filmed as a documentary so he can expose it as nothing more than a fraud.  Working with producer Iris Reisen (Iris Bahr) and cameraman Daniel Moskowitz (Adam Grimes), he heads for Louisiana where he’s supposed to exorcise Nell Sweetzer (Ashley Bell), a 16-year-old girl. Continue reading

Review: Continuum (2012)

Continuum is a tv show, created by Simon Barry, about time-travelling.

A police officer from 2077, Keira Cameron (Rachel Nichols) gets trapped in the past (2012-present day Vancouver) with a gang of convicted terrorists. After a failed attempt at getting back to her time and family, with the help of computer genius Alec Sadler (Erik Knudsen) and Vancouver’s PD agent Carlos Fonnegra ( Victor Webster), she starts hunting down the criminals.

With only two episodes aired so far, this is a really good show. The sci-fi is great and the main attraction of the show, the tech believable and a novelty. Her 2077 protector suit is a cool and nifty gadget, but I liked that they didn’t go over the top with it: it’s a gadget from the future, not a miracle worker.

The story about the freedom fighters trying to bring back democracy to a corporate ruled future world is interesting and has potential.  Continue reading

Review: Gone (2012)

After returning home from work and noticing her sister has disappeared, Jill (Amanda Seyfried) is convinced that the same man who kidnapped her two years ago has taken her sister Molly aswell. The only problem is that the police don’t believe her story, thinking she made it up in the first place and so she sets to find her sister on her own.

Truly the only thing that saves this movie from being a complete disaster is Amanda Seyfried’s performance. She’s a talented actress and gives her character and this movie some believability. She plays it so that you’re never really sure if her character is indeed crazy and made everything up or there IS a criminal on the loose.

It’s nothing new; it’s doesn’t keep you on the edge of your seat, there isn’t any character development, the dialogue is boring, the whole story is too fast paced and the ending is a let down and confusing. Continue reading