Movie Review – The Finest Hours

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After an unnecessarily long exposition, we finally meet the ill-fated SS Pendleton, a battered Type T2-SE-A1 tanker; off the Massachusetts coast, south of Cape Cod. The Pendleton was en route to Boston from New Orléans until. A sudden lurch then am loud explosion ripped the boat in half. The bow drifted more to the south and the stern, with its 33 men remained afloat in tormented seas, but quick thinking from the crew delayed the inevitable. The stern of the Pendleton had power, but was taking on more water than it could pump out; with only a few hours of buoyancy left, The Finest Hours is an overly dramatic (at times) account of the rescue attempt of those men. Continue reading “Movie Review – The Finest Hours”

MOVIE REVIEW: Deadfall

If you were to combine Reindeer Games with The Ref, you might end up with something like Deadfall, a film that circles hungrily around the promise of a moral, as well as a twist, like a vulture waiting for something to die. There’s nothing particularly wrong with its plot, which begins in the escape phase of a heist near the wintry Canadian border, though it seems to be searching for a deeper-than-necessary revelation, keeping us entertained with snow mobile chases and knife fights while a three-pronged story of family dysfunction unfolds.  Continue reading “MOVIE REVIEW: Deadfall”

MOVIE REVIEW – Hanna

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We all know that some children can be mischievous.  They can also be bad.  And even still, some can be quite evil.  We’ve heard of kids hurting other people, or even killing them.  I think bad kids more commonly bully other children though.  But this happens to be a story of a girl who will fight for herself and her father regardless of what she has to do.  Like slitting someone’s throat, shooting them, or some bad ass fighting sequences.  So I’ll pose the question… Was this movie good?  Yes.  Was this movie great?  No.  But a movie doesn’t have to be great to be very entertaining.

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