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The Butterfly Effect

First off, I’m not a big Ashton Kutcher fan. Not my type of dude or humor most the time. That being said, this movie is really awesome! Let’s throw the needle back a bit shall we. The “butterfly effect” refers to a scientific concept of chaos theory¬†that says small seemingly insignificant causes can have massive effects. The term was coined by¬†Edward Lorenz, an American meteorologist and mathematician, who noticed that small variations in his initial input of his weather models would produce a vastly different output. He made the comparison to a butterfly flapping its wings changing air patterns that would eventually have an effect on a storm system weeks later. So,¬†is this a review or a science lesson you ask? It’s both! And stop interrupting me damn it!¬† Continue reading The Butterfly Effect

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind

The five notes! That’s what everyone hears in their head when they think of 1977’s¬†Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Yes I’m comfortable speaking for all humanity… wouldn’t be the first time ūüėČ This movie is one of my all time favorites for so many reasons other than it’s another chance to play “spot Lance Henriksen” which you all know is one of my favorite pastimes.¬† Continue reading Close Encounters of the Third Kind

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Oblivion starring the completely sane Tom Cruise

First off, Tom Cruise is certifiably¬†crazy in my humble opinion (yeah, I write that crap¬†out because I’m not lazy). That aside, I like this movie. It’s a cool little sci-fi movie that’s got a very bleak¬†feel¬†almost reminiscent of a “stuck in a haunted house” type of horror film for the first half of it. ¬† Continue reading Oblivion starring the completely sane Tom Cruise

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I’m your Huckleberry

Do you like westerns? Me neither. Not really at least. There’s a very small number¬†of exceptions to that rule. Tombstone is one of them. If you hate westerns but you still love great story telling and performances then you should give it a watch. Hell, if you like westerns give it a shot.¬† Continue reading I’m your Huckleberry

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Network – I’m As Mad As Hell and I’m Not Going to Take This Anymore

“I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!” Everyone know’s the quote but how many of you have actually watched Network? How many of you actually knew what that was from? Well I hope you have seen it or at least I can convince you to give it a shot. Continue reading Network – I’m As Mad As Hell and I’m Not Going to Take This Anymore

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Dredd is the best reboot in a long time

I just re-watched Dredd (hadn’t seen it since it came out) and I just had to mention it here.

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Probably my favorite shot in the whole movie. Such a perfect head splatter. Really done well.

I’ve always been a fan of the original “Dredd” movie in the way I’m a fan of the movie Commando. I know it’s silly, over the top, and insults my intelligence story wise, but it’s fun. The reboot “Dredd” staring Karl Urban (Star Trek, Priest, The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King) and Olivia Thirlby (The Secret, United 93) is in a few words “fucking totally awesome”. The film takes itself much more seriously and is geared much more for adults than Stallone’s. Although I can’t argue with Armand Assante’s accent, this new version smashes the old one. Continue reading Dredd is the best reboot in a long time