Monthly Archives: August, 2014

Movie Review: Edge of Tomorrow

Title: Edge of Tomorrow

Year: 2014

Runtime: 113 mins

Genre: Action, Sci-fi

Cast:  Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, and Bill Paxton

Director: Doug Liman

Tagline: Live, Die, Repeat

An alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Vrataski take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.

Surprisingly refreshing

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Movie Review: Crime Wave

Title: Crime Wave

Year: 1954

Runtime: 73 mins

Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Cast: Gene Nelson, Sterling Hayden, and Phyllis Kirk

Director:  André De Toth

Three San Quentin escapees (Penny, Hastings and Morgan) kill a cop in a gas-station holdup. Wounded, Morgan flees through black-shadowed streets to the handiest refuge: with former cellmate Steve Lacey, who’s paroled, with a new life and lovely wife, and can’t afford to be caught associating with old cronies. But homicide detective Sims wants to use Steve to help him catch Penny and Hastings, who in turn extort his help in a bank job. Is there no way out for Steve?

 

Quintessential Film Noir

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Movie Review: The Expendables 3

Title: The Expendables 3

Year: 2014

Runtime: 126 minutes

Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller

Cast:  Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, and Jet Li

Director: Patrick Hughes

Tagline: Get fired up August 15

Plot: Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. 

Sums up what’s wrong with modern action films

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What the hell has happened to action movies?!

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