Movie Review: 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE

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Funny thing about this movie, or more precisely, how I reacted to the trailer.  “I’ll never pay to see a movie with John Goodman!” I said, and never went to see it theatrically because of that.  It isn’t that I hate Goodman, but for some reason he annoys me.  Like Morgan Freeman, seeing him on the big screen is not something I enjoy.  I can’t explain it, then again, I don’t have to.  Watching 10 Cloverfield Lane last night, I realized that I’d robbed myself of a very decent cinematic experience. Continue reading “Movie Review: 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE”

Movie Review: STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS – JJ Abrams directs a Star Wars highlight reel, but the new characters are pretty great.

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Just back from the worldwide cultural phenomenon that is Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the true new Star Wars movie for anyone that – like me – loathed the inept prequels. I’ve mentioned numerous times over the last couple of weeks on FB and in the real world that I’m not a Star Wars fan, and I’m really, honestly not. The Empire Strikes Back was the last one I enjoyed. Return of the Jedi was very poor, and the prequels were truly bad movies. So I go in to this one first and foremost as a fan of J J Abrams, a director I admire greatly, even if he’s worked on mediocre to just plain bad movies in the past. To me, he’s Spielberg’s natural successor in the world of genre blockbusters, and he was the perfect choice for this new wave of Star Wars movies.

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