Film Review: John Wick (2014)

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SYNOPSIS An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. REVIEW John Wick, the latest action film from Keanu (The Matrix) Reeves, is a bizarre mix of Pulp Fiction, Deathwish, Lethal Weapon and Scarface. But not. The film is very similar to a very many action and gangster film that proceeds it; yet, it becomes something very much of its own identity. The film is gory, violent, action … Continue reading

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Film review: 47 Ronin (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun. REVIEW: I love a good epic! “47 Ronin” is clearly intended for American audiences but takes a lead from the numerous well rounded Asian cultural films that have made their way into various releases over the years. While the film deserves credit for being a beautiful story rich with warriors, mythical beasts, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

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SYNOPSIS: “This version of Dracula is closely based on Bram Stoker’s classic novel of the same name. A young lawyer (Jonathan Harker) is assigned to a gloomy village in the mists of eastern Europe. He is captured and imprisoned by the undead vampire Dracula, who travels to London, inspired by a photograph of Harker’s betrothed, Mina Murray. In Britain, Dracula begins a reign of seduction and terror, draining the life from Mina’s closest friend, Lucy … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: “The machine army continues to drill towards Zion. Within hours, they will overrun the population of the Zionites and lay extinction to human kind. Meanwhile, Neo is held captive by the Merovingian at the train station. Trinity and Morpheus set out on a journey to release him from a mysterious train operator. Also, Smith resumes his quest to kill ‘Mr. Anderson’ as he reveals his identity into the real world and resumes to replicate … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: “Six months after the events depicted in The Matrix, Neo has proved to be a good omen for the free humans, as more and more humans are being freed from the matrix and brought to Zion, the one and only stronghold of the Resistance. Neo himself has discovered his superpowers including super speed, ability to see the codes of the things inside the matrix and a certain degree of precognition. But a nasty piece … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Matrix (1999)

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SYNOPSIS: “Thomas A. Anderson is a man living two lives. By day he is an average computer programmer and by night a hacker known as Neo. Neo has always questioned his reality, but the truth is far beyond his imagination. Neo finds himself targeted by the police when he is contacted by Morpheus, a legendary computer hacker branded a terrorist by the government. Morpheus awakens Neo to the real world, a ravaged wasteland where most … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Devil’s Advocate (1997)

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SYNOPSIS: A hotshot lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he learns his new boss is Lucifer himself. REVIEW: Simply a must-see. Though you probably don’t need me to tell you how cool it is to see Al Pacino in the role of Satan. Al Pacino just simply “works” for this film premise. You don’t need him to sprout horns and cape to get that he is a “classic” Satan that prefers to indulge … Continue reading

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Film Review: Henry’s Crime (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Released from prison for a crime he didn’t commit, an ex-con targets the same bank he was sent away for robbing. REVIEW: Henry (Keanu Reeves) has no dreams, barely a future, and life is literally passing him by. His day gig as a toll booth operator sees the world moving forward as he stands still. His wife wants a family, one that he isn’t really entirely passionate about. Though when a few old friends … Continue reading

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Film Review: Constantine (2005)

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SYNOPSIS: Based on the DC/Vertigo Comics series Hellblazer, Constantine follows the story of John Constantine (Keanu Reeves), a man with the ability to see demons, angels and half breeds of both. He spends his time vanquishing demons that cross the line of acceptable from Earth back to Hell, usually by way of exorcism. That is, until he sees fully fledged demons crossing into the Earth plane outside of humans, a supposedly impossible feat. It is … Continue reading

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Film Review: River’s Edge (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: A high school slacker kills his girlfriend and shows off her dead body to their friends. However, the friends’ reaction is almost as ambiguous and perplexing as the crime itself. REVIEW: Written by: Neal Jimenez Directed by: Tim Hunter Starring: Ione Sky Leitch, Daniel Roebuck, Roxana Zal, Cripsin Glover, Keaunu Reeves and Dennis Hopper Hell-o, everyone. I have a special review for a somewhat lost gem of a film for you. This film is … Continue reading

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