Movie Review

Quick Daily Review #107: As Above, So Below (2014)

May 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

As Above, So Below (2014) What do you get when you take bits of the Blair Witch Project, Raiders of the Lost Ark, National Treasure, and Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, cram them into a giant blender and hit “puree”? This movie. The main character here is a female Indiana Jones type searching for the mystical “Philosopher’s Stone” which after quickly solving a few Da Vinci Code like riddles with the help of her fellow history buff friend (who illegally repairs ancient clock towers in his down time) she discovers is located within a secret five hundred year old compartment down in [...]

Quick Daily Review #94: Bull Durham (1988)

May 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Bull Durham (1988) This will be the final entry for our baseball movie week here at TVE. Kevin Costner has made more quality baseball movies than anyone I can think of. He has at least two of the top ten baseball movies of all time in Field of Dreams, and this movie, and a fairly decent one later on with “The Perfect Game”. Bull Durham tells the story of Crash Davis (Costner) who in this movie is perhaps the greatest player in the history of the minor leagues to never have a meaningful run in the majors. While he struggles away the waning years of his career, he is asked to mentor a new [...]

Quick Daily Review #72: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

April 16, 2015 // 3 Comments

  Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) Director: Lorene Scafaria Humanity is doomed. Earth has a date with a fast approaching asteroid several times bigger than the one which killed the dinosaurs. And it is on schedule to collide with it in about two weeks. To top it off, there’s nothing NASA or our best scientists can do to stop it. All the combined accomplishments, art, history, relationships, and assorted meaning that has accumulated on this planet over the past few billion years are about to be obliterated and rendered into a big meaningless eternal nothing. Now if that [...]

Quick Daily Review #70: Hatfields & McCoys (2013)

April 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Hatfields & McCoys (2013) How can you argue with the success that the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s miniseries had during its initial run on the History Channel back in 2013? Hell, it was one of the most watched non-sporting events in American TV history. It’s also hard to argue with the great attention to detail from the production team and director here, as well as the many fine performances put in both by the supporting players and the two famous leads of Kevin Coster, who played Devil-Anse Hatfield, and Bill Paxton, who played Randall McCoy. What then is my infernal gripe here? Well, [...]

Quick Daily Review #57: The Equalizer (2014)

April 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Equalizer (2014) Director: Antoine Fuqua Denzel Washington has two different kinds of characters that he is known for (although he does stretch outside the box occasionally) that being sweet, caring, mentors or complete hardasses. This movie supplies him with both roles at the same time. Robert McCall works at one of those big box hardware stores like Lowes/Home Deport, and spends his idle hours reading through “The 100 books you must read before you die” list and helping his fellow employees pass their G.E.D tests so they can land promotions etc. One night he befriends a young hooker [...]
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