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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

  Is there a more well known hero in entertainment, be it books, film, or even theater then King Arthur? I’m sure Robin Hood ranks up there but in the end it’s the OG equality crusader and his Knights of the round table. His fame is thanks mostly to the literary works depicting his adventures as his film outings to date haven’t exactly been widely well received. I’m not including myself in that, I love and have to the best of my memory always loved everything King Arthur. I’ve watched the Clive Owen version a dozen times, love Excalibur, hell, I even remember being enamored with a Saturday morning cartoon in the early 90’s that re-envisioned King Arthur and his knights as a high school football team that was transported to Camelot by Merlin…my bar isn’t high. You know what else I’ve a...

Nate’s Suicide Squad Review

Suicide Squad arrived this past weekend with much anticipation and with Batman v. Superman not receiving a lot of love, fans look to Suicide Squad to give the DCEU a boost. For those who do not know the team very well, Suicide Squad is a team comprised of villains formed by government offical Amanda Waller. If one of the villains step out of line or tries to escape, Waller detonates a bomb that located in the back of their neck. Now Suicide Squad is not terrible, but It’s not all that good either. It is entertaining in spurts with fun characters. However the editing is a mess that leaves the movie as a whole just kind of meh. Starting with the positives, Suicide Squad is a fun movie in spurts. Most of the fun comes from the cast. Margot Robbie nails the role of Harley Quinn, Will Smith bri...

The Roundabout Suicide Review

So, a bunch of us went and saw Suicide Squad last night at the new Dolby Theater in Tysons AMC. Rumble seats and leather recliners, it’s a glorious theater experience. Overall Review: Fun, fun and more fun. See it in theaters. Pick it apart review: So many holes, pacing issues, and a quagmire of weird cinematography/editing/musical choices made a lot of the characters hard to connect with, despite a bunch of opportunities, which is what you need to do in a big ensemble like this, so it kinda falls apart. Nevertheless, it was fun and I’d like to see more. Overview: this bunch of jokers (pun, terribly intended) is forced to team up to defend the world from evil. In this instance, it’s an evil within. Click above for the spoiler, otherwise go to the movie and comment your th...

Batman: The Killing Joke Movie Review

  Batman: The Killing Joke is one of the most famous Batman comics in the superhero’s history. The Killing Joke follows Batman as he tries to tracks down The Joker after he as kidnaped Commissioner Gordon. The graphic novel was controversial in it’s day for it’s disturbing content and because of that the movie adaptation has received a R rating.  While The Killing Joke does not quit live up to expectations of die hard Batman fans, there is plenty a creepy and insane moments to sink your teeth into. First off, The Killing Joke does make use of the R rating with the Violence and disturbing imagery. The movie is brutal, minor characters are shot in a head and at one point a severed hand is seen flying across the screen after an explosion. The Killing joke has a chilling...

Terminator: Genisys Review

Here it is. The quick and dirty for your face. Terminator, first name Ahhnold, second name is not even possible for me to remember without cutting and pasting and I’ll save myself the time, you know who he is. Left to right int he picture above we have Doctor Who, Chicago Code guy, Karl Drogo’s wife and Ahhnold. It also goes left to right in total screen time, and oddly enough, acting chops on this film. No offense to Matt Smith, he was in the movie for 10 seconds in an albeit very important yet unnecessarily cast role. It could have been an unnamed actor and the impact would have been identical.  Jai Courtney, aka the main reason why I didn’t like most of Die Hard 9000, is not pictured, because he’s a boob and bores me on screen with his muscles and dead face. Jaso...

Tomorrowland! Endless wonder.

I don’t care what you read, or what those people on that radio show said. This movie is wonderful. It is awesome. It is amazing. Consider those words: Wonderful- Inspiring delight, full of wonder. This movie is that. Awesome- causing or inducing awe, inspiring an overwhelming feeling of reverence. This movie is that. Amazing- causing great surprise or wonder. This movie is that. Those words are overused in most vernacular, and never in the right context. In a world of cynics and critics, Tomorrowland attempts to inspire and amaze. I’m not surprised a lot of people hate this movie, it’s all about possibilities and living for tomorrow. People are obsessed with themselves, pop culture, selfies, and living for today. Mostly because life is too easy for most people, and they n...

Pitch Perfect 2 REVIEW – Aca-Mazing! For a Sequel.

I have to admit I walked out of this movie absolutely loving it. Then I thought to myself, “self, you were kinda not as enthusiastic about half way through the movie”. I was right. Pitch Perfect 2 is a fairly simple plot. Fat Amy shows her junk to Obama at a Kennedy Center event and they get suspended and unable to recruit new Bellas. Bumper is back as campus security and is also throwing it in Fat Amy. Unnecessary but has some funny stuff. Useless non-sequitur with David Cross and one with a car show. Basically trying to figure out ways for them to sing, or see singing, I really didn’t mind it but they were unnecessary to the plot. We got to see a lot of the Germans and since the german dude is actually a YouTube Star (lots of shameless whoring of all the social network ...

On-Demand Review: Interstellar

Well, never say that I don’t follow through. My On-Demand recommendation for this week is a three-part series since I saw three movies on the weekend and I recommend them all. First, Interstellar: Matt Mc. Aw crap how to you spell his name McOnnaghey? Mc On a Hay. McConnaghuey. Matty Mac. I know one of those is really close and as you may have read from my previous posts I don’t do a lot of research that you aren’t going to read or care about in the end anyway so why bother? There are a million film review sites, read those if you care about details or facts. You want my opinion, so here it is. Buy it. If you’ve seen it you’ve probably already bought it so I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know. Interstellar is one of those rare chance...

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – Review

The first Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (BEMH) was phenomenal, so I was super excited to see the second. I was not disappointed! This cast is so good, they have the perfect chemistry on screen and the writing for these projects is very clever. The whole project revolves around Dev Patel getting married and also building plans to open up a second hotel. Differences: this is a bit darker, a little more fiery, the depth of the characters is a bit deeper, and somehow Dev Patel is even MORE manic than the first. Each film has a message, the first was “Everything will be all right in the end, if it is not all right, it is not yet the end.” This one is “There is no present like the Time.” If you liked the first, you’ll like the second. If you didn’t, it’s a ...

Kingsman Review

I don’t want to spoil any part of this film for you, so I’ll just give you the highlights. I’ve been looking forward to the Kingsman since I saw the first commercial. All the spy stuff you like from the British Bond films, just a TOUCH of cheeky irreverence… *cough* *wink* and a whole lot of action. The fight sequences were SO good and the casting was phenomenal. Essentially the Kingsman is a secret service providing a service against baddies but they aren’t beholden to a government. They do good for the sake of doing good and have billions of dollars because they figured out a way to inherit the wealth of those with no heirs. A billion dollar industry, apparently. If one of the kingsman (like the new Knights of the Roundtable) is killed in action then another...

Seventh Son Review

Seventh Son. A book of note and a cool idea. Based off of a couple of different concepts and themes from John Delaney’s “The Wardstone Chronicles”, and his books like “The Last Apprentice”. Of course, there is another set of books not by Delaney called “Seventh Son” that follow the same premise, and it’s about the return of of a Jesus-like person. Before I begin, as always I will start with the end. Don’t bother seeing this in theaters or on-demand. Wait for the cable release. The concept fell flat- it’s VERY shiny, has a fun cast, and the graphics/effects are phenomenal. Base concept- the Seventh Sons of dudes are supposed to be better/faster/stronger, and their Seventh Sons are supposed to be like super-unicorns. I saw this movi...

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