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  • Everybody Wants Some!!

    Everybody Wants Some!!

    ★★★★½

    In almost every comedic movie I've ever seen, no matter how funny the overall film is, there's going to be moments of drama. It seems all comedic writers need to channel their inner Billy Shakespeare. What I adore about Richard Linklater's Everybody Wants Some is the closest we get to drama is the comment made by Jake, the character most of the movie is seen through, about Super Baseball Scout Pete Ward, not being real. The tension lasts for seconds,…

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★★

    Sometimes we romanticize the wrong people. Killers, thieves, bandits etc etc. QT, never known for passing History class, does something so right, I can’t stop smiling. Instead of painting some sympathetic picture of the Manson Family, he picks Margot Robbie’s Sharon Tate as his rightful muse. The passion in her presence is contagious. She doesn’t have a lot of lines, but this is her movie. Without her character, none of this would be possible.

    Brad and Leo are real movie…

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  • Survive the Night

    Survive the Night

    ★★★

    Survive the Night is more of a psychological thriller than a nonstop action flick. It has a lot of tension and a lot of drama. Bruce Willis has a large role. It isn’t just an extended cameo. Chad Michael Murray isn’t the first name I think of when I think of an action star, but he does hold his own as the lead, and you actually want him to survive the night. 

    Survive the Night is one of the better…

  • Rad

    Rad

    ★★★★★

    Send Me an Angel 

    Rad has everything I want in a movie. Loaded with awesome stunts, newspapers delivered on time, ass sliding, cop chases, slow dances on bikes, multiple montages and Helltrack.

    Also, Bart Conner is to Rad as Kurt Thomas is to Gymkata. You know, when gymnast use their international fame to land major movie roles. Bart is cool as hell, but the star is Bill Allen’s Cru Jones. He’s the hero you love, and he gets to ass slide…

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    Damien Chezelle's tale of a boy, his drums, and a teacher that speaks ever so loudly, and carries the biggest stick of badass this side of the Academy Awards, in one of the most heart pounding cardiac arrest breathtaking intense movies I've ever seen. The opening beat. The opening shot. The first time J.K. Simmons speaks. Groovy funky jazzy music makes all movies better. RIFIFI is the shit. Carter Burke? I knew Miles Teller was going to be special after…

  • Hell or High Water

    Hell or High Water

    ★★★★★

    Hell or High Water might be the most adult film I've seen this decade. No gimmicks. No juvenile tendencies. No bull. No cheap shots. It's a Deep Fried Wild West Western Texas Noir, filmed in New Mexico, but it's Texas to the bone. 

    Jeff Bridges is the cop. Chris Pine is the robber. However, they're both duel-protagonists. The outlaw in me wanted Mr Pine to win the duel. While my conscience cheered on Mr Bridges. Both, have polar opposite partners.…