Movie Review – Suicide Squad


A shadowy arm of the government want to be proactive against threats against the land. Realizing the futility of conventional means against these threats, the agency uses an unconventional weapon. The baddest of the bad, worst of the worst criminals ever would fight (begrudgingly) against those that threaten our existence. Set to a trippy set list of memorable songs that act almost as a commentator throughout the film, surely this will be the experience that shapes your summer. Unfortunately for Warner Brothers and DC Comics, 2014 happened and Guardians of the Galaxy was released to positive reviews. With two lackluster entrants for the DC Extended Universe preceding Suicide Squad, the WB and DC needs this film to do well. At this moment Suicide Squad has a 27% positive rating on aggregate review site Rotten; which was down from 31% 12 hours ago.  Despite the vitriol for Suicide Squad, the battle at the box office is ultimately decided by the value of your movie ticket. It’s not that Suicide Squad isn’t worth seeing but, with ticket prices steadily increasing and the added costs of 3D and IMAX (also in 3D); how much is it worth seeing to you? Continue reading “Movie Review – Suicide Squad”

Movie Review-Blackhat


The war on terror isn’t only fought on in the craggy terrains of “Wherever-the-hell-istan”. If you have a Sony Playstation or have shopped at Target, The Home Depot or Marshalls within the last year, you were made very aware of the cyber threats to your accounts. Daily, hackers around the world are trying to infiltrate the security settings of anything they choose. Recently, the United States Central Command’s social media accounts were infiltrated. As interesting as a multi-national cyber task force would be to see in action; Michael Mann’s ‘Blackhat’ is the opposite of fun or plausible. What would’ve been a frenetic thriller along the lines of ‘Collateral’ or ‘Heat’, ‘Blackhat’ is sluggish and considerably dated, though the story was “ripped from the headlines”.

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Movie Review – Beautiful Creatures

Alden Ehrenreich and Alice Englert


Fifteen year old Lena Duchannes (Alice Englert) is new to the sleepy southern town of Gatlin, South Carolina. The normal inadequacies of transitioning to a new school aside; Lena has bigger issues. But this isn’t Lena’s story. Ethan Wate (Alden Ehrenreich) hasn’t had much sleep lately. Dreams of a civil war battle in which a long haired woman that he feels that he needs to save; gets killed before he can reach her. When Ethan and Lena meet for the first time in school, there seems to be a connect that borders on magical.  Is it puppy love for Ethan and Lena? Is it something greater?

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The Help Comes Home For The Holidays

The Help

DreamWorks Studios has announced the DVD and Blu-ray release for their hit film The Help on December 6, 2011.  Want to know all of the details?

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The Help

When I think about the history of our country, I think of someone writing it using a quill on a piece of paper.  You dip the quill into your black ink and gradually and gracefully start to put the words down.  But every now and then the ink runs and a giant black spot hits the paper.  Those are the errors within the history.  And probably the two worst errors and shameful times in our history were slavery, and then the treatment of black citizens after slavery ended.  Every country has problems, but when you go so far as to say separate but equal, when you oppress a people, how can they truly be equal?

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We all use the internet.  Ok, well the vast majority of us do.  It’s a wonderful tool to use.  It truly has brought the world together.  When the Walt Disney Company built the Epcot theme park, one of the ideas was to create a permanent world’s fair so that people of all nations could get together and see each other’s culture.  That was great back then but realistically now if you want to know something about someone else’s culture, all you have to do is look it up online.  But with great benefits comes great responsibility.  And unfortunately the internet has not only been used for good, but for bad as well.

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