Whiplash Movie Review

Posted: February 4, 2015 in Action & Adventure

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The road to greatness for Andrew (Miles Teller) is filled with unexpected turns, bloody hands, and plenty of insults in Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash. And I do mean lots and lots of insults. Creative, brutal and often hilarious insults that would make R. Lee Ermey’s Full Metal Jacket drill sergeant very proud.

Andrew is a freshman at New York’s storied Shaffer Conservatory music school where he’s following his dream of being a drummer. He aspires to be Buddy Rich and his raw talent is undeniable. Another legendary musical icon mentioned often is Charlie Parker and the alleged tale of him achieving greatness when Jo Jones hurled a cymbal at his head to make him try harder. Andrew’s Jo Jones is Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), his teacher and conductor who consistently berates his pupils in the aforementioned imaginative ways. He’s not adverse to throwing whatever is lying around either. Fletcher uses any information…

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Score: out of 10.

Kevin Hart has been the hottest comedian on the planet Earth for several years now and he doesn’t plan on slowing down anytime soon. The Wedding Ringer, released about two weeks ago, hasn’t been as financially successful as his past movies such as Think Like a Man or Ride Along but it still has made almost $50 million dollars domestically, not bad for a small-budget comedy.

While it hasn’t been necessarily loved by the critics, I must say The Wedding Ringer hit home for me and was absolutely hilarious and worth checking out on the big screen. Not only did I enjoy it, laughing my a** off the entire time, but so did everyone else in the theater I was in. It was completely packed by the time the movie started and through the entirety of it there wasn’t more than a few seconds…

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At the Devil’s Door (also known as Home)
(2014) Catalina Sandino Moreno, Naya Rivera, Ashley Rickards, Mark Steger, and Ava Acres


Pleasantly surprised by this one. I was just flipping through Netflix the other night, not sure what to watch, when on a whim, I decided to try this one out. I almost turned it off as soon as it started, but I’m glad I didn’t. The acting was surprisingly good for such an unknown cast and small production, which sadly doesn’t happen much. The story was quite interesting, and every time I thought I had it all figured out, something different happened. That also sadly doesn’t happen often. It’s a little slow at times, but the wait is well worth it, with some nice, creepy things a-happening. It’s not very scary as a whole, but there are some good suspenseful moments nonetheless. All in all, it gets a good…

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What if (movie review)

Posted: February 3, 2015 in Action & Adventure

Watch the trailer if you will, but be it known that is an AWFUL representation of What If and the complex issues it represents.  Or, this ain’t yo mama’s RomCom. 

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Product Details3.5 Stars
These were the thoughts that went through my mind as I saw the first trailers for November Man:  Pierce Brosnan as a spy?  I think we’ve done that already, but okay.  Pierce Brosnan as a “retired” spy pulled back into the game and about to be assassinated by his protégé? Alright, I’m sold.

And that is essentially what the film was.  Pierce Brosnan plays Peter Devereaux, a former CIA agent who is brought back under secret circumstances to extract a government asset from Russia.  The agent is lost, and Devereaux tries to find out what she was working on.  In doing so, he meets Alice (Olga Kurylenko), the social worker who is the only one who has any information about someone who will bring down the man who will likely be the next Russian president, a suspected war criminal named Arkady Federov (Lazar Ristovski).  As Devereaux is a rogue…

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