Monthly Archives: May 2015

Poltergeist – Film Review

It was thirty-three years ago when the original Poltergeist hit the screens.  For some, that’s a lifetime-plus.  For others, it’s last Thursday.  And that’s the problem with the remake – or is it series reboot? – of Poltergeist; whether anyone in the industry likes it or not, in the way that producer Steven Spielberg haunted […]

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Tomorrowland – Film Review

There’s something to admire in a film like Tomorrowland that gives away nothing in the trailers or any in other form of publicity, particularly if it still piques an interest and succeeds in you wanting to see it.  Ordinarily, from an industry point of view, that’s impressive.  Seriously, who has seen a clip and come […]

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I’ll See You in My Dreams – Film Review

Throughout our lives there are going to be moments that will break our hearts.  It’s going to happen, guaranteed.  It might be the moment you lose the job you’ve always wanted; perhaps it’s that time when you realize your child is no longer a child and suddenly you’re an empty-nester; or maybe it’s the passing […]

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Good Kill – Film Review

U.S. Air Force pilot, Major Thomas Egan (Ethan Hawkes) used to fly F-16’s in Iraq.  He was heavily decorated.  He survived six tours overseas.  He was proud of his record and of what he achieved.  Then came the drones and as a result, not as many pilots were needed; at least, not in the war […]

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Mad Max Fury Road – Film Review

The joke after seeing the recent Furious 7 was this: at the end of the movie you don’t walk out of the theatre, you stagger.  At the end of Mad Max Fury Road you don’t exactly stagger because you can’t; you’ll need a stretcher. Mad Max Fury Road, the fourth in a series from Australia […]

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Pitch Perfect 2 – Film Review

That impudent style of disrespectful humor that worked so well in the first Pitch Perfect comedy kicks off the sequel within the first few seconds, and it’s hilarious. The sound you hear over the familiar Universal Pictures logo as it circles planet Earth is not the couple sitting next to you clearing their throats, it […]

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