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REVIEW: Interstellar

11 Nov interstellar, christopher nolan, Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain

This review contains minor spoilers.

Interstellar is one of those films that, while enjoyable, when one takes a step back and really looks at it, flaws start to pour in.

Maybe I’m being unfair. The film itself was fun. Although at the beginning, it is incredibly slow building, when it does finally reach it’s peak, you feel like the long haul was worth it (made even more so with the amazing score, teaming Christopher Nolan up with Hans Zimmer yet again). The film itself was fine – although I did have a few issues with the ending.

No. My biggest problem is when you take a step back and look at Interstellar for what it is (a major blockbuster film expected to make millions of dollars), it becomes apparently exactly how white and how male this expedition is.

Like damn. Couldn’t one of the robot’s voices have been female at least?!

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REVIEW: Transcendence

18 Apr Transcendence, johnny depp, warner bros

This review contains little to no spoilers.

The one positive aspect of this film is that Johnny Depp doesn’t play the typical Jack Sparrow character that he’s been playing for the last ten years. However, that would have actually made the film interesting.

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REVIEW: 300 – Rise of an Empire

13 Mar 300, 300: rise of an empire, warner bros

This review contains light spoilers. 

Were you a fan of the film 300? You know the one – with the dramatic gory shots, muscular men, and creator of ever popular phrases like “This. Is. SPARTA!” along with dramatically kicking people down large pits?  You’ve also probably heard of the new one, 300: Rise of an Empire. Considering the last film ended with the death of (spoilers!) 299 Spartans and the 300th leading a battle against Xerxes’ empire, you would probably expect that this was where the sequel would pick up, right? Not only that, but we’d get ample time with the characters we already know and love?

Wrong!

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REVIEW: The Lego Movie

20 Feb the lego movie, warner bros, chris pratt, elizabeth banks, will arnett, allison brie, charlie day, will ferrel

This review contains little to no spoilers.

To anyone feeling even the slightly bit skeptical about seeing a movie about Legos, I will be the first to admit that I walked into the theater with absolutely no idea what this movie was about. All I knew was that it had Legos (duh), Batman, and Morgan Freeman. But really, that’s all you need.

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REVIEW – The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug

13 Dec Warner Bros, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis

This review has little to no spoilers. 

If you have nothing to do this weekend, if you’re completely booked with finals this weekend, if you’re busy battling giant dragons and can’t even fit in time to see a film this weekend, you should definitely check out the recent entry into the Hobbit trilogy. While the first film was fun, dramatic, and enjoyable in its own right, it felt a bit slow to the viewer. The second film in the series, The Desolation of Smaug, does everything that part 1 did well and did it better. As a fan of the original Lord of the Rings trilogy but not so much a fan of The Hobbit book, the movie not only managed to keep my attention despite its long runtime, but also inspired me to try reading the book again.

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