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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

B’s Review: Zero Dark Thirty

B’s Review: Zero Dark Thirty

“I’m not your friend. I’m not gonna help you. I’m going to break you. Any questions?” The ten-year manhunt for the world’s most wanted terrorist leader is a story we all followed and one whose ending will likely go down in history as one of the twenty-first century’s most triumphant moments, both for America and … Continue reading

B’s Classic Review: Rushmore

B’s Classic Review: Rushmore

“He’s 5-foot-3. 112 pounds. Black hair. Glasses… Oval face.” Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman) is the un-hailed king of Rushmore Academy. Rushmore is his life. He is a scholarship student, made such because of a stellar one-act play he wrote about the Watergate scandal in the second grade. Per the film’s opening, he is involved in … Continue reading

B’s Review: This Is 40

B’s Review: This Is 40

For some reason, there’s an emoticon of a panda doing push-ups. Oh Judd. Judd, Judd, Judd. What happened, man? In 2005, you gave us The 40-Year-Old Virgin, easily one of the funniest and most charming films of the last decade. Then you followed that up two years later with Knocked Up, yet another funny and charming piece of … Continue reading

B’s Review: Django Unchained

B’s Review: Django Unchained

He is a rambunctious sort, ain’t he? It’s been 3 years since Quentin Tarantino left us with the historical re-do Inglourious Basterds, a tale of revenge so adventurous, riveting, and wildly entertaining that it could very well be the most re-watchable feature in his oeuvre, and is right up there with Pulp Fiction as his finest. Perhaps this was … 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’ Review: Lincoln

B’ Review: Lincoln

The greatest measure of the 19th century was passed by corruption, aided and abetted by the purest man in America. I’ll get this out of the way: Lincoln is a film sure to be handed trophies left and right come awards season. And it is very easily the frontrunner for some major awards at the Oscars — Best … Continue reading

B’s Review: Wreck-It Ralph

B’s Review: Wreck-It Ralph

I’m gonna wreck it! Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you what should easily be lauded as the best animated film of the year. Wreck-It Ralph is insanely fun and an astonishing work of imaginative animation. And I stress imaginative here, as it presents a world that most certainly doesn’t exist outside of one’s mind. Wreck-It Ralph puts on display the world … Continue reading

B’s Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

B’s Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Perks of Being a Wallflower is a film that gets high school right. Much like any teenager in the high school world it portrays, Perks of Being a Wallflower displays a vast array of emotions. It’s a film driven by its characters, and your ability to like the movie really depends on whether you can — or perhaps … Continue reading