Footloose 2011 Review: Not The Original And Not A Bad Movie

The Footloose remake promised an updated and energetic take on the 80′s classic and it delivered a nicely entertaining movie that will have you tapping your feet. I usually hate remakes and really didn’t expect this movie to be so enjoyable. Randy Quaid, playing the Reverend Moore, was a standout in this film. Quaid’s character was deeper and less intense than the one played by John Lithgow in the original. Actually, character development is what made this movie shine. Ren, played by Kenny Wormald, and Ariel, played by Julianne Hough, are presented in a more detailed light. You can actually…

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The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) Review: So Grossly Horrific It’s Banned In England

UPDATE: The British Board of Film Classification eventually unbanned this movie – after 2 minutes and 37 seconds of the footage was deleted from the film. To just say that this sequel ups the ante of the original would be grossly incorrect. In fact, if you thought the first movie, The Human Centipede I (Full Sequence), was gross, then we suggest you keep a barf bag handy if you dare watch its sequel. Tom Six, the film’s writer and director, pretty much sums up the difference between the two: “…Part one will be “My Little Pony” compared to part two…

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Real Steel Review: Rocky Robots

Would you rather fight Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky, or an 8-foot-tall, 8000 pound super heavyweight robot? I’d go head-to-head with Rocky over a huge Transformer any day, but luckily in the future where this movie is obviously set, boxing has been outlawed – at least between humans. Now, robots duke it out in the ring controlled by their human counterparts in their respective corners. Real Steel is based on the short story Steel written by Richard Matheson. Hugh Jackman plays the role of Charlie Kenton, once a fighter back in the day but who now pieces together fighting robots with scrap…

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50/50 Review: Can You Make A Comedy About Tragedy?

Inspired by a true story, 50/50 showcases the life of 27 year-old Adam (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt of 500 Days of Summer, Inception, etc.) a Seattle radio producer, who learns that he has a malignant tumor in his spine. Like any other 27 year-old would do, or rather any human being, he looks up at his doctor and asks, “But I’m going to be okay?”  The title of the film is the grim but hopeful answer to that question. The movie is a roller coaster of emotions. 50/50 will have you tearing up with Gordon-Levitt’s flawless performance as he goes…

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Moneyball Review: For Sports Fans and Statistics Junkies Only

Moneyball is the most hyped movie opening this week end and promised us a look at the inside dealings of Baseball that it delivered well. Brad Pitt does his best to keep this mediocre story interesting and does an excellent job with what he has to work with. The movie showcases the life of Billy Beane, General Manager of the Oakland A’s, and is adapted from the novel written by Michael Lewis. Jonah Hill provides some memorable moments as Peter Brand. I am not a big baseball fan nor am I a statistics junky. We get to see Beane dealing…

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