Insomnia Fueled Movie Reviews: Snowpiercer

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Sometimes I can’t sleep. Sometimes when I can’t sleep I decide to spend an hour and a half with one of my best friends, Netflix. This night, my cursor landed on Snowpiercer. This post-apocalyptic train ride takes place during some far-flung future’s latest ice age. Continue reading

Lucy Review

Lucy

The initial thought going into this was finally a film where Scarlett could be a superhero without being the Black Widow. I was a bit skeptical also because it wasn’t needed in a sense that she was already an Avenger. This film took me by storm. It’s all calm at first then hits you in a way you never expect. There was a moment where I felt like I was watching either Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman or COSMOS with Neil deGrasse Tyson. Lets dive a little further into the breakdown of Lucy.


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Lucy

Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers, Ghost World)

Morgan Freeman (Se7en, The Shawshank Redemption)

What did I like about it?

The mind was blown in a way I can’t really describe. I like movies that make me think. The only way this film could be any better is if Neil deGrasse Tyson joined Morgan Freeman in conversation about the mind and universe. Seriously, this movie read like an episode of Through the Wormhole with Johansson being a badass throughout the entire movie. It’s like having a free acid trip while someone narrates what going on in your mind.

What didn’t I like about it?

The beginning was a bit slow. I was waiting for something big to happen, that one plot changing moment when things start to get better or worse. For me, it doesn’t pick up until the scene where she was chained to the wall and the drug kicked in. That was a good 15-20 minutes into the film. From there, it only got better. High concept films, like this one, can make or break it.

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Would I buy/watch again?

This film is worth adding to my collection. I get into scientific documentaries about the universe and the human psyche. Completely high concept but worth it. The film truly was an experience.

Favorite part (if any)?

When the drug first kicked in. Watching that transformation with the digital rendering of the cells reacting to the drug and her body reacting to it.

Recommend?

Yes. Morgan Freeman, enough said. Also, if you are into documentaries about the universe and/or the human psyche, this should work for you.

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Last Words?

This movie was amazing. It will leave you thinking about everything. There could be a chance for a sequel, possibly expanding on Morgan Freeman’s character where he could take what he has learned and go further with it. A drug like that, surely someone else has eyes on it and not just the antagonist of the first film. Freeman and Johansson did a great job. People should definitely watch this film.

Dracula Untold Review

Dracula Untold was a big surprise for me. I didn’t expect it to be good. Being a fan of the horror genre, this supernatural movie had a good mixture of action and adventure that did well to my liking. We get to hear more about Vlad instead of Dracula, or how he became Dracula. Here is the breakdown of Dracula Untold.

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Meet the Guardians of the Galaxy

Meet the Guardians of the Galaxy

The Internet was blowing up last night when the first officially released trailer of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy was finally shown. If you haven’t seen it yet, do yourself a favor and watch it now. Go ahead, I’ll wait.

Excited yet? What’s that? You don’t know who any of the characters are? That’s understandable considering the likes of Star-Lord, Groot, and Drax the Destroyer aren’t household names like Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man. That’s why Marvel decided to release character specific mini-trailers to give the world a taste of this oddball group.

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The DVD Shelf Movie Reviews Episode 14: Fright Night

In this episode, we’ll be taking a look at the 1985 film Fright Night, a classic horror flick from an era when vampires were actually scary. I’ll give a little background about the film and its hard-to-find sequel, Fright Night Part II. Then we’ll take a look at the 2011 remake starring Colin Farrell and see how it compares to the original. Finally, I’ll give the Fright Night DVD my final recommendation.

The DVD Shelf Movie Reviews is hosted and was created by David Rose of HappyDragonPictures.com.

The DVD Shelf Movie Reviews Episode 13: Christopher Nolan’s Following

In this episode, we’ll be taking a look at the very first film from director Christopher Nolan, Following – a black and white thriller that set the stage for his later hit films including Memento, The Dark Knight, and Inception. And if this episode seems a little bizarre, don’t adjust your monitors – I’ve just barrowed some of Nolan’s signature time manipulation tricks to help tell his story.

The DVD Shelf Movie Reviews is hosted and was created by David Rose of HappyDragonPictures.com.