Hemlock Grove, Episodes 1, Season 1

I thought I'd try my hand at reviewing TV shows. I'm starting off with the first season of Hemlock Grove. I reviewed the first two episodes in a more traditional way, but the rest will be my more uncensored commentary because this show really peeved me off in points (it is SO weird). Some of my … Continue reading Hemlock Grove, Episodes 1, Season 1


The Wolverine (2013)

Released: July 26, 2013. Directed by: James Mangold. Starring: Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Tao Okamoto. Runtime: 126 min. The Wolverine has a stronger story than Wolverine's first solo outing in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but still not a fully compelling one. It just doesn't seem like a fun film can be made for the most … Continue reading The Wolverine (2013)

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

Released: May 26, 2006. Directed by: Brett Ratner. Starring: Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, Halle Berry. Runtime: 104 min.  I guess all mutants getting along was nice when it lasted. This time Charles Xavier's (Patrick Stewart) X-Men face off against Magneto's (Ian McKellen) Brotherhood. Stewart's limited screen time helps prove that a presence will still be … Continue reading X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

X2: X-Men United (2003)

Released: May 2, 2003. Directed by: Bryan Singer. Starring: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry. Runtime: 134 min. Featuring one of the most impressive and compelling opening sequences of the franchise, X2: X-Men United just gets better from there. What a cool way to introduce the Nightcrawler (Alan Cumming), too. It sets up the plot … Continue reading X2: X-Men United (2003)

X-Men (2000)

Released: July 14, 2000. Directed by: Bryan Singer. Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen. Runtime: 104 min. Bryan Singer brings some great direction to the first film in the X-Men franchise. He directs some action scenes with a great intensity. Opening with a great scene for the character of Magneto (the film's main antagonist), … Continue reading X-Men (2000)

Hide and Seek (2005)

Hide and Seek Release Date: January 28, 2005 Director: John Polson Stars: Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning, Famke Janssen Runtime: 101 min Tagline: Come out come out whatever you are Plot: As a widower tries to piece together his life in the wake of his wife's suicide, his daughter finds solace -- at first -- … Continue reading Hide and Seek (2005)

House on Haunted Hill (1999)

House on Haunted Hill Release Date: October 29, 1999 Director: William Malone Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Famke Janssen, Taye Diggs Runtime: 93 min Tagline: Evil loves to party Read this review to the tune of 'White Christmas'. Enjoy! I'm dreaming of a good horror movie Just like the ones I used to know Where the screenplay … Continue reading House on Haunted Hill (1999)

Taken 2 (2012) Review

Taken 2 Release Date: October 5, 2012 Director: Olivier Megaton Stars: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace Runtime: 92 min Tagline: First they took his daughter. Now they're coming for him. I had a bit too much fun trashing this one. Taken 2 is an occasionally enjoyable, but generally unsatisfying, sequel. Bryan Mills is going … Continue reading Taken 2 (2012) Review

Taken – A great action experience.

Taken Release Date: January 30, 2009 Director: Pierre Morel Stars: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen Runtime: 93 min Tagline: “I don’t know who you are, but if you don’t let my daughter go, I will find you and I will kill you.” It’s a great concept that sometimes doesn’t execute itself all that well, but … Continue reading Taken – A great action experience.