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Friday, February 27, 2015

CineMarvellous' TOP 10 Horror Movies of 2014

CineMarvellous! presents: 
George Beremov's TOP 10 Horror Movies of 2014
(click on the title to read the quick review)

1. The Taking of Deborah Logan (8.00/10)
"...culminating in a final act that features one of the scariest film sequences ever shown."

2. Godzilla [3D] (7.75/10)
"...it turns into an eye-popping spectacle of mass destruction, monster fights, and sheer mayhem..."

3. Housebound (7.50/10)
"..a Kiwi 'haunted house' flick with a clever twist, that feels like a breath of fresh air..."

4. The Babadook (7.25/10)
"...even without the horror parts, the story is already disturbing in itself in a truly believable manner."

5. Afflicted (7.25/10)
"Delivering enough scares, shocks, and gross-out gore, it will keep you entertained and intrigued...:

6. The Maze Runner (7.25/10)
"...a well put together dystopian sci-fi horror, build upon a maze of dark mystery."

7. Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead (7.00/10)
"Featuring dozens of  beyond inventive death scenes, excessive gore, and guts galore..."

8. Honeymoon (7.00/10)
"...this micro-budget, yet highly atmospheric creeper will challenge your mind with its unpredictability..."

9. The Sacrament (6.75/10)
"...as shocking and disturbing as it can get, showing some images that are really hard to forget.

10. As Above, So Below (6.75/10)
"...it explores human fear, as well as theory of hell existence rather effectively..."

Honorable Mentions:
Deliver Us From Evil (6.75/10)
Annabelle (6.50/10)
Wolf Creek 2 (6.25/10)
Exists (6.25/10)

Dishonorable Mentions:
Septic Man (2.50/10)
Nymph (3.50/10)
Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort (3.50/10)
V/H/S: Viral (3.75/10)

Also, check out our list of Best-Reviewed Movies of 2014 HERE

Thursday, February 26, 2015

[8.00/10] Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)

Quick Review: Boasting a superb cast, sharp cinematography, cutting edge camera work, its creator's epic skills, and the most inventively-shot action sequences since "The Raid", "Kingsman: The Secret Service" is a highly-stylized, cartoonishly violent, and fantastically cheeky spy action comedy you'll have a bloody great time with, especially watching Colin Firth kicking tons of butts with style and sophistication, in a way so cool, you can't even imagine.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

[5.00/10] The Lovers (2015)

The Lovers (2015)

Quick Review: Part time travel sci- fi, part doomed romance, unevenly connected in one almost fairy tale- ish story of love, moral, honor, and bravery, "The Lovers" is undeniably gorgeous to look at due to stunning locations it is set in, plus, Bipasha Basu gives an alluring performance that makes the whole experience at least occasionally entertaining, but other than that, Roland Joffé's latest is a lifeless and often cheesy affair that doesn't possess the emotional impact it aims to deliver.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

[6.00/10] I Am Here (2015)

I Am Here (2015)

Quick Review: It's rather grim, and deeply moody, therefore it certainly won't be to everyone's liking, but "I Am Here" deserves to be seen for Basanger's captivating 'comeback' performance alone. She owns every moment she's on screen, and luckily she is most of the time, portraying a wealthy, successful business woman desperate to become a mother. Her character will involve you sorely in her personal horror and take you on an obscure journey that will give you chills, if not nightmares.

CineMarvellous Preview: Stylish Fan-Made Poster by Antoine Collignon for Marvel's Upcoming "Deadpool" Movie

Stylishly-crafted fan-made poster for Marvel/Fox’s upcoming, highly anticipated "Deadpool" movie by digital artist Antoine Collignon. (click to enlarge)

Monday, February 23, 2015

[4.75/10] The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2015)

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2015)

Quick Review: Pretty much like the original, "The Woman in Black 2" is undoubtedly atmospheric, taking full advantage of its eerie settings, and darkly foggy cinematography. Unlike the first movie, though, this neither great, nor horrible sequel is barely any creepy, let alone truly terrifying, due to its overused scare gimmicks. Too bad that not even Phoebe Fox's convincing and emotionally charged performance is able to intensify the somewhat familiar story.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

[5.75/10] Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

Quick Review: Director Sam Taylor Johnson's screen adaptation of the hit novel of the same name is by no means a terrible film -- it's smoothly-paced, effortlessly directed, fancy in style, and hardly ever tedious, plus, Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan both play their parts as convincingly as believably, but "Fifty Shades of Grey" has one major issue -- it's too candied, and not kinky enough, and that easily makes its other strengths seem, well, insignificant.

George Beremov's TOP 20 Best-Reviewed Movies of 2014 PART 2 [10 - 1]

 [click on the title to read the quick review]

Quote: "Having every right to be considered the "Star Wars" of all Marvel flicks, "Guardians of the Galaxy" is an endlessly spectacular, and excitingly action-packed visual splendor of a movie..."


Quote: "Grimmer, gloomier, grittier, and more mature than the original reboot, but also technically superior, to the point of perfection..."

3. Edge of Tomorrow (9.00/10)

Quote: "Clever, thrilling, conceptually-genius, and executed with mastery and panache, it" easily ranks as on of the most genuinely original sci-fi flicks in movie history'..."

4. The Raid 2 (8.75/10)

Quote: "...a 150- minute thrill ride of hyper violence, stylishly-executed and remarkably- choreographed fight scenes, each more 
heart-poundingly intense then the next..."


Quote: "...“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is not only far better than the original film, but also one of the very brightest jewels
in Marvel’s crown so far."

6. Gone Girl (8.50/10)

Quote: "...delightfully sick in nature, and that along with its unpredictability, is exactly what keeps you so drawn in
from start to finish."

7. Big Hero 6 (8.50/10)

Quote: "...Disney's manga-flavored "Big Hero 6" is a splendidly-animated, action-packed and truly humorous superhero flick,
executed with vivid imagination..."


Quote: "...this is a near- masterpiece of limitless imagination and inventive ideas, only a master-mind is able to execute."

Quote: "...shows director Singer in top form, who competently builds up a bridge between the prequel and the old entries, assembling all the
X-Men in a thrilling time-travel-ish plot..."

Quote: "... pretty much everything a successful sequel should be – it’s consistently engrossing, energetic, unpredictable,
and full of pleasant surprises..."

Thursday, February 19, 2015

George Beremov's TOP 20 Best-Reviewed Movies of 2014 PART 1 [20 - 11]

[click on the title to read the quick review]

Quote: "It feels like director Jackson has made the previous two movies just to get to this one, where he can truly showcases us
what he's capable of..."

12. The Imitation Game (8.00/10)

Quote: "Beautifully-filmed, cleverly-written, bursting with visual authenticity, and featuring arguably the best male 
performance of 2014..."

Quote: "...as unpredictably shocking as it's utterly unsettling -- a rare hidden gem of a horror movie that defines 'cinematic scariness'..."

14. Predestination (8.00/10)

Quote: "There's a lot to be impressed by here, from the sheer originality, and excellent direction, to Snook's superb 
performance in the lead."

Quote: "Portraying a story as enchanting as heartfelt, this film will not only feast your eyes, but also touch your heart and teach you lessons."

16. The Fault in Our Stars (8.00/10)

Quote: "...a love story like no other, that develops as naturally as it can get, generating a romance that exudes so much purity,
it will bring tears to your eyes..."

17. Nightcrawler (7.75/10)

Quote: "...this intense, steadily-paced and technically-slick thriller celebrates Jake Gyllenhaal's best performance yet..."

18. Big Eyes (7.75/10)

Quote: "...letting the power of the story and the top-notch performances by Adams and Waltz to absorb the audience."

19. Belle (7.75/10)

Quote: "Just as intelligently-written and powerfully-acted as its beautifully-filmed and aesthetic in a subtle, yet appealing way..."

20. Godzilla [3D] (7.75/10)

Quote: "...an eye-popping spectacle of mass destruction, monster fights, and sheer mayhem, all provided for your pure entertainment."

Honorable mentions:
[All Rated 7.50/10]

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

[4.25/10] Accidental Love (2015)

Accidental Love (2015)

Quick Review: How did a bunch of good-to-great actors agree to star in this, or what was the director of such excellent films as "The Fighter" and "American Hustle" thinking while making this insanely absurd political romance is a mystery, but the truth is, "Accidental Love" doesn't contain a single clever line or any wit at all, even if that doesn't stop it for really trying to be laugh-out-loud hilarious. It's not. In fact, O. Russel's latest is so dumb, it should have never been released, or made at all.