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K’s Review: Safety Not Guaranteed

K’s Review: Safety Not Guaranteed

“Wanted: Somebody to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. P.O. Box 91 Ocean View, WA 99393. You’ll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. Safety not guaranteed. I have only done this once before.” The above is the craigslist ad that inspires the plot of the film … Continue reading

2013 Academy Award Winners

2013 Academy Award Winners

In case you were under a rock and didn’t know, the 2013 Academy Awards were held last night. Here is a list of the awards for the 2013 Oscars: Best Picture Winner: Argo Director Winner: Ang Lee, Life of Pi Actor in a Leading Role Winner: Daniel Day Lewis, Lincoln Actress in a Leading Role Winner: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver … Continue reading

B’s Top 10 of 2012

B’s Top 10 of 2012

As happens every year, the last 12 months have come and gone and the new year is already upon us. 2012 was the year of the blockbuster, most of which served as the first installment of a new franchise or a continuation of an existing one. Audiences were treated to the first installment of The Hunger Games franchise, … Continue reading

K’s Review: The Hobbit

K’s Review: The Hobbit

There are a lot of firsts in this movie. It’s the first film to be shot at 48 frames per second. It’s the first movie in the new Middle Earth trilogy. It’s the first Peter Jackson film in 3D. And it’s the first disappointment of the LOTR franchise. Wait what? Yes, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey … Continue reading

B’s Review: Skyfall

B’s Review: Skyfall

Visually, Skyfall is arguably the most stunning Bond film I’ve laid my eyes on. Fortunately it packs enough story to make those visuals worthwhile.   Skyfall begins with a harrowing chase sequence, where we are led through the markets of Istanbul, on rooftops in the city bazaar, and along the train route of the Turkish … Continue reading

B’s Review: Looper

B’s Review: Looper

  In the year 2044, time travel hasn’t been invented yet. But in another 30 years, it will have been. In that future, when the mob — which has taken over society through a vast organized crime network — wishes to kill someone, they send the person back in time to be killed by hired … Continue reading

B’s Review: The Dark Knight Rises

B’s Review: The Dark Knight Rises

We saw his beginning, we watched his fall, and now we witness his rise, in spectacular fashion befitting no one but the Batman himself. To say that Christopher Nolan has left an indelible stamp on the comic book genre would be an understatement. Comic book films existed before Nolan’s Batman franchise, true, and no doubt … Continue reading

B’s Review: The Dark Knight

B’s Review: The Dark Knight

Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, the director’s follow-up to Batman Begins, is perhaps the quintessential example of a sequel that examines the qualities that made its predecessor great, hones in on those, and then sets its sights even higher, becoming something completely of its own. There are a lot of people who are of the mindset that The … Continue reading