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

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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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Battlefield: Hardline Beta Weekend Review

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I was pumped to see this title come up for beta on my Xbox one console and immediately queued it up for download. My usual console buddies jumped at the chance to try it out as well. We all were impressed with the gameplay trailer a few months earlier. We’ve played hundreds of hours in Call of Duty games but most recently had concentrated on Battlefield 4. After a short break from that title, getting the squad back together seemed like a great idea. Besides, who didn’t grow up playing cops and robbers?

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Should You Get: 9.03m [Contributed]

The following is a contributed review by Speedyard AKA ShotgunButterfly9. He continues into his Should You Get series by taking a look at the esoteric indie title 9.03m. Be sure to check out more of his videos on YouTube.

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9.03m describes itself as a memorial to victim’s of the tsunami that hit Japan in March of 2011. So far so good. Every other medium has been used to explore tragedy, to remember those who lost their lives, to evoke empathy, so it’s great to see games try the same.

It’s just, they shouldn’t do it THIS way.

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