Ready Player One (2018) A Casual Review

*This post contains spoilers for Ready Player One, the movie and the book. This is as the title implies a very casual review. Meaning if I was having a conversation with someone and they asked me, “what did you think of Ready Player One?” This would be my general kind of response. Also, I’m going to assume that some of you have read the book so I will be using examples from what I can remember of it. If I am wrong about something that I am referencing then please leave a comment under the post. Please remember to be respectful otherwise I will just delete your comment. Continue reading

The Purge (2013) A Casual Review

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(image courtesy of http://www.dawn.com)

In an America wracked by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity-including murder-becomes legal. The police can’t be called. Hospitals suspend help. It’s one night when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. On this night plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking. When an intruder breaks into James Sandin’s (Ethan Hawke) gated community during the yearly lockdown, he begins a sequence of events that threatens to tear a family apart. Now, it is up to James, his wife, Mary (Lena Headey), and their kids to make it through the night without turning into the monsters from whom they hide. Continue reading

Oblivion (2013) A Casual Review

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Image Courtesy of: (www.impawards.com)

One of the few remaining drone repairmen assigned to Earth, its surface devastated after decades of war with the alien Scavs, discovers a crashed spacecraft with contents that bring into question everything he believed about the war, and may even put the fate of mankind in his hands. Continue reading

After Earth (2013) A Casual Review

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One thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind’s new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father to his 13-year-old son, Kitai. When an asteroid storm damages Cypher and Kitai’s craft, they crash-land on a now unfamiliar and dangerous Earth. As his father lies dying in the cockpit, Kitai must trek across the hostile terrain to recover their rescue beacon. His whole life, Kitai has wanted nothing more than to be a soldier like his father. Today, he gets his chance. Continue reading

World War Z (2013)

World-War-Z-posterDid anyone actually enjoy this film?

World War Z has more of the same in terms of zombie films except, it’s on a bigger scale.  It still follows the traditional zombie formula and that in itself leaves it rather stale and boring. Continue reading