The Family Man (2000)

With Christmas coming very soon, I decided to write-up a review on another one of my favorite holiday movies. Feeling a bit nostalgic, I decided to watch and write about The Family Man. What makes this movie so interesting is that it explores the present as it is today as well as the present as it could have been all at the same time. It challenges us to ask the question, “What if?” In a sense, it gives us a “glimpse” of what could have happened if we made different decisions in the past through Read more [...]

Savages (2012)

Being that I enjoy Oliver Stone pictures, I decided to check this one out. Lately, I have been on the hunt for good movies to watch from my favorite directors. This film did not disappoint at the end but was a bit slow in the beginning. (Note: A good friend of mine in the film industry once told me that if I enjoy a director’s style and types of movies that in general I will probably enjoy their future work. I know this may not be the case all of the time but for me it has been for most of Read more [...]

Lawless (2012)

Recently, I had the chance to see this movie. Unfortunately, I missed it when it first came out. Being that I enjoy historical films, I was really looking forward to this one based on a true story. To say the least, it did not disappoint. The focus of this film was really on the main family, the Bondurant brothers, who ran a successful moonshine business during the days of Prohibition. Their business was very local as they serviced the whole community. Like all good things, there were Read more [...]

The Matrix (1999)

(Note: This film is part of my ”1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die” project of film reviews). “The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now, in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work… when you go to church… when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth. That you are a slave, Neo. Like everyone else you were born into Read more [...]

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

“A fire will rise.” – The Dark Knight Rises From the very moment I heard about this film, it was definitely one I wanted to see. Being the last installment of Christopher Nolan’s “Batman” trilogy, I was really looking forward to it’s closure. And, I must say – it did not disappoint. Before going into the movie, I did read a few reviews on the film which were mixed – some liked it while others did not. The criticisms it received were mostly being that the film focused mainly Read more [...]

Prometheus (2012)

“The search for our beginning could lead to our end.” – Prometheus When I first saw the trailer to this movie, I instantly knew it would be an interesting one to watch. Though I waited a bit to see it (due to the overwhelming crowds), it was definitely worth the trip. The film, based on the Alien franchise, is not just a movie about aliens. It’s about the origins of where we (as a human race) came from. In a sense it asks the question, “Who were our creators and why Read more [...]

Seeking Justice (2011)

“There’s always a catch.” – Seeking Justice In my search for a movie to watch, I stumbled upon this one. Though I had not taken the time to see the trailer, the description sounded interesting and I also read some reviews which were pretty decent. So, I decided to check it out. Going into the movie, it started out pretty good – it had lots of action and a good storyline. Being a Nicholas Cage flick, I was looking forward to an action type of film. Though, that’s where it all stops. I’m Read more [...]

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)

When I first saw the trailer to this film, I had mixed feelings about it – it seemed like a very sentimental film especially since it revolved around the topic of 9/11. Though, my curiosity got the better of me as I heard many good reviews about it. So, I decided to check it out. To my surprise, Tom Hanks (who played Thomas Schell) was hardly in the film. Though the story revolved around him and his relationship with his son, Oskar (played by Thomas Horn), his presence was very minimal to Read more [...]

The Avengers (2012)

Let me just say, I’ve never considered myself much of the comic book type. In fact, I don’t remember the last comic book I’ve read. Though, I will say – I do consider a good film from time to time based on a good comic. And, let me just say – this film was definitely worth it. Before I go into the review, I will tell you this movie is not one of those films that you need to have a good background knowledge on the story and its characters. Though, it does help – there are a few parts in the Read more [...]

Jeff Who Lives at Home (2012)

“Everything happens for a reason.” – Jeff Who Lives at Home When I first saw the trailer for this movie, I thought it may something I’d go see should there be nothing else to watch – it looked interesting. Though I knew it may be a typical indie type of film, it still looked a bit intriguing and different. And so, I went to go check it out. And, guess what? I was right. This film is more philosophical with bits of comedy intertwined than anything else – it’s definitely not for Read more [...]

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