Category Archives: 2012 Movie Reviews

Great cast makes ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ a serious Oscar contender — movie review


Love is not perfect. In fact, it’s anything but. It’s amazing what draws two people together. Sometimes it’s the same thing that also drives them over the edge. Yes, there is a fine line between passionate love and complete and total insanity. “Silver Linings Playbook” touches on the state of mental illness and how loves sometimes is the one thing that can drive people apart, make them do wildly insane things and ultimately bring you to where you need to be.

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Tarantino doesn’t hold back in ‘Django Unchained’ — movie review

Django3Quentin Tarantino is the quintessential definition of the modern day film auteur. Going back to “Reservoir Dogs” has compiled a brilliant resume of films that while you may not ever know what QT is going to do, you can definitely recognize that distinct Tarantino flare for the shockingly ridiculous. “Django Unchained” is Tarantino’s ode to spaghetti westerns, following a slave on a quest for revenge against the white man. Buckle your seat belts.

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Tom Cruise tries his best but ‘Jack Reacher’ is barely average — movie review

jackreacherBased on the crime novel “One Shot” by British author, Lee Childs, “Jack Reacher” begins with a lone gunman picking off innocent civillians — a scene that may hit close to home for some. Pittsburgh police are on the scene quickly and a quick investigation points to former military sniper, James Barr (Joseph Sikora). Barr is quickly detained but instead of confessing to the five murders, he asks only for Jack Reacher (Cruise), a former military cop who isn’t so much into asking a lot of pointless questions as he is in just bring bad guys to brutal and painful justice.

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