Quick Review: Possessing neither the shock value of the original, nor the gruesome nastiness of the "Full Sequence", the thankfully final entry in arguably the most controversial horror franchise in film history is an outrageous bore, so uninspired, it's unintentionally funny, in an irritating way. Laser's overacting is annoying to death, and L. Harvey's disturbing character from the previous sequel is now a one-dimensional fool. Don't expect any scares here!
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Ex Machina (2015)
Quick Review: Although entirely lacking in any sort of action or even dynamic, this rather untypical robot feature makes up for that beautifully with it thoughtful, quietly disturbing narrative, graceful pacing and sleek visuals, all thanks to Alex Garland's elegant direction and his intelligent, sophisticated approach at sci-fi, that thoroughly absorbs with its profound subtlety. Alicia Vikander is perfectly- cast as Ava, basically stealing every scene she's on screen. The final act lets the movie down a bit.
Friday, May 22, 2015
Mad Max: Fury Road [3D] (2015)
Quick Review: The fierce Furiosa kind of steals the attention from Max himself, but that doesn't change the fact that "Fury Road" is one of the most restlessly intense, and visually stimulating action movies of the past decade or two, featuring exceptional stunts, astoundingly thrilling chases, staggering post-apocalyptic imagery and jaw-dropping action sequences that will fulfill you cinematic appetite for true top-notch entertainment and even make you euphoric.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
It Follows (2015)
Quick Review: Sure, its oddball originality, affecting moodiness, and clever, contemporary approach set it apart from the most cliche-ridden genre flicks these days, but judged merely by itself, "It Follows" never really manages to get under your skin, let alone stay there, in spite of the occasional dread it exudes, as it turns out that this otherwise finely- acted, and well thought-out horror film is a lot more scarier in concept, than it's in execution. Not to mention the anti-climatic ending.
Monday, May 4, 2015
The Drownsman (2015)
Quick Review: The idea behind it isn't that awful, and the Drownsman itself looks ghastly enough to give the more easily frightened viewers nightmares for days, but sadly "The Drownsman" is hugely let down by a dreadful execution, an incompetent, bordering on terrible direction, and an unbearably amateurish acting by all the actors involved. Besides, the explanation it gives is not half as logical or satisfying as it should be, and most of the scares are either cheap or too ineffective.
Friday, May 1, 2015
Avengers: Age of Ultron [3D] (2015)
Quick Review: In this really worthy successor to Marvel's very best film, Whedon lets his imagination run wild creating a restlessly lively, and often mind-blowing spectacle of frantically epic action, relieved by some just as intriguing moments of purely human emotion, and even if the whole thing isn't particularly cohesive, or paced to perfection, "Age of Ultron" thrills, amazes, and amuses endlessly. The new heroes and Ultron itself add big value to the experience.