Top Thirty Favorite Movies of 2014

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Hey all!

I’m really excited to be starting up my blog again. It’s a new year with new goals and one of them for me was to be more consistent with this site. What better way for me to come back than to post my top thirty favorite movies of 2014. Continue reading

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May 2014 Movie Report

The summer movie season has begun and it has started with a bang! Tons of blockbusters hit the screen as well as a couple smaller films that really hit. So I wanna discuss my brief thoughts on the best and worst films of the month as well as a rating and ranking of each one I saw. Keep in mind that there were a few films that I have not seen yet, but I’ll edit the list when I see more. So here we go!

Best:

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As someone who was never a crazy big fan of the franchise, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” shocked me with it’s complex narrative, strong characters, and such a brilliant balance of the dramatic and the comedic. Filled with powerhouse performances like Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, Patrick Stewart, and stand-out James McAvoy, this is a summer blockbuster that is remarkable on all levels. Continue reading

Box Office: “Maleficent” Dominates, “Million Ways” . . . Y’Know

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Box office results are in for the weekend and turns out that despite being gone for the past several years, Angelina Jolie is still a box office draw.

Disney has another hit on their hands with “Maleficent” making a whopping $69.4 million this weekend at the number 1 spot. Some may look at this and call it a disappointment considering that similar titles, “Alice in Wonderland” and “Oz: The Great and Powerful,” made $116.1 million and $79.1 million respectively, it’s actually the biggest debut of Jolie’s career. It’s hard to tell if the movie will have legs or not considering the mixed critical reception and strong competition from next weekend’s releases, but we’ll see what happens. Continue reading

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” – Movie Review

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“X-Men: Days of Future Past”

Director: Bryan Singer

Screenwriter: Simon Kinberg

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Peter Dinklage

Runtime: 2 Hours 11 Minutes

Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi violence and action, some suggestive material, nudity and language

Studio: 20th Century Fox

After Credits Scene? Yes Continue reading