Showing posts with label 2013 Movie Reviews. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2013 Movie Reviews. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Truth or Dare - Movie Review

The Movie: Truth or Dare

The Director: Jessica Cameron

The Cast: Jessica Cameron Ryan Kiser, Heather Dorff, Shelby Stehlin, Devanny Pinn, Brandon Van Vliet, Jesse Wilson

The Story: Six college kids find internet stardom when they make "Truth or Dare" videos with a violent twist. It is all fun and games until their number one fan decides he wants to play by his own rules.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Fanie Fourie's Lobola (SIFF 2013) - Movie Review

Fanie Fourie's Lobola is a heartfelt comedy from South Africa that was written and directed by Henk Pretorious. Eduan van Jaarsveldt, Zethu Dhlomo, Jerry Mofokeng, and Marga van Rooy all star in this delightful tale of people from vastly different cultures who manage to fall in love despite everything working against them.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Drug War (SIFF 2013) - Movie Review

Johnnie To's latest in what seems like an endless stream of quality motion pictures is Drug War and this action packed thrill ride may be his best yet. Louis Koo, Honglei Sun, Ka Tung Lam, and Yi Huang star in a movie that was celebrated with enthusiastic applause during the 2013 Seattle International Film Festival.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Afternoon Delight (SIFF 2013) - Movie Review

Afternoon Delight could either be called a dramatic comedy or a comedic drama and either one would be correct. Director Jill Solloway's debut feature film comes complete with a very solid cast including Kathryn Hahn, Juno Temple, Josh Radnor, and Jane Lynch.

Mutual Friends (SIFF 2013) - Movie Review

Mutual Friends is a movie set in Manhattan and revolves around a group of friends over the course of a day as they prepare for an ill fated surprise party. Put together by a team of writers and directed by Matthew Watts, this unique romantic comedy stars Caitlin Fitzgerald, Cheyenne Jackson, Peter Scanavino, and Michael Chernus.

Pieta (SIFF 2013) - Movie Review

Pieta is a South Korean drama written and directed by Ki-duk Kim who is a highly respected and decorated filmmaker. This dark and brooding film stars Jung-Jin Lee as Gang-Do and Min-soo Jo as Mi-Son.

Nightfall (SIFF 2013) - Movie Review

Nightfall is the second feature film written and directed by Chow Hin Yeung Roy. This crime thriller from China stars Simon Yam, Michael Wong, and Nick Cheung.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Cheap Thrills (SIFF 2013) - Movie Review

Cheap Thrills is a movie directed by newcomer E.L. Katz. The story was written by David Chirchirillo and Trent Haaga and stars Pat Healy, Ethan Embry, David Koechner, and Sara Paxton.

Friday, January 3, 2014

The Wolf of Wall Street - Movie Review

The Wolf of Wall Street is a movie about the meteoric rise of a man named Jordan Belfort and the eventual consequences of the lifestyle he found himself trapped in. Martin Scorsese is the director of the movie which is based on a story written by Terence Winter and Mr. Belfort himself. Actors portraying characters in this movie include Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jon Favreau, and Jean Dujardin.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Her - Movie Review

Spike Jonze has written and directed a movie called Her about a man who falls in love with his computer's operating system. Keep in mind it is set in a not too distant future so its not like the man is in love with Windows 8...I mean...who is, right? The movie stars Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde, and Scarlett Johansson.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Anchorman 2: The legend Continues - Movie Review

Ron Burgundy established himself as a broadcasting legend in 2004's Anchorman and now that legend continues with Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues! Will Ferrell returns as the infamous newsman alongside Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, and Christina Applegate in a comedy once again directed by Adam McKay.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

American Hustle - Movie Review

American Hustle, writer and director David O. Russell's latest feature film, tells the story of five people doing everything they can to get ahead during a time when being on top was more important than doing the right thing. This flashy period piece stars Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jeremy Renner.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Inside Llewyn Davis - Movie Review

Joel and Ethan Coen have a long history of writing and directing very unique stories that consistently earn praise from both critics and moviegoers alike. Inside Llewyn Davis, which stars Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, and Justin Timberlake is the brother's latest attempt at continuing this long tradition of success.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

August: Osage County - Movie Review

August: Osage County, directed by John Wells, is based on a popular stage play written by Tracy Letts. The movie features an amazing cast including Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Juliette Lewis, Chris Cooper, Sam Shepard, Abigail Breslin, Dermot Mulroney, Margot Martindale, Julianne Nicholson, and Benedict Cumberbatch. Seriously, I shouldn't have to say anything else to get you to see this movie...but I will because otherwise this would be a very short review.

Monday, December 16, 2013

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - Movie Review

Peter Jackson and company return with part 2 of The Hobbit trilogy and The Desolation of Smaug promises to be their biggest and boldest achievement so far. There's so many actors and actresses in this movie it would take the same amount of time to read the list as it would be to watch the movie itself...which is 161 minutes long! That extensive list does feature Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Orlando Bloom, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, and Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of the dragon known as Smaug.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Saving Mr. Banks - Movie Review

Saving Mr. Banks, directed by John Lee Hancock, is the story of author P.L. Travers during her time with Walt Disney while they attempted to translate her book Mary Poppins to the movie screen. Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks play the two main characters and Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, and Colin Farrell also star in the movie.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

All is Lost - Movie Review

All is Lost features Robert Redford in a virtual one man show in a tale of survival written and directed by J.C. Chandor. This is the type of movie that could put an exclamation mark on the actor's already legendary career while also proving that it is far from being over.

Frozen - Movie Review

Disney continues a long tradition of family friendly animated features with Frozen which tells a tale of two sisters who must overcome the icy walls that have been put up between them. Directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee also co-wrote the story alongside Shane Morris and voice acting is provided by Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Santino Fontana, and Josh Gad.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - Movie Review

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a follow up to the original blockbuster smash hit  from 2012 and sees the return of Jennifer Lawrence, Woody Harrelson, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Hemsworth, Stanley Tucci, and Donald Sutherland to their now iconic roles. Francis Lawrence takes over as director of the franchise which is based on the popular series of books written by Suzanne Collins.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Sunlight Jr. - Movie Review

Sunlight Jr. is a tale of how even the brightest hopes and dreams can be dulled by the shadow of poverty and the darkened pale of reality. Naomi Watts, Matt Dillon, Norman Reedus, and Tess Harper are featured in a movie both written and directed by Laurie Collier.

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