Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown

Yes, Never Back Down got a sequel but does it deserve a sequel? Is it better than the original? Let’s examine the pieces! CINEMATOGRAPHY: The Beatdown is one ugly-looking movie. It’s so dull and lifeless that it actually looks like it was made for tv rather than for film. Despite how ugly it looks, theContinue reading “Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown”

Never Back Down: On Second Thought Thursday

Never Back Down is Warrior’s coked out brother who’s addicted to Monster Energy and Tapout shirts. AT FIRST, I WAS LIKE: I remember watching this during the summer before my freshman year of high school and I thought it was the coolest thing I’d ever seen. The music slapped, the characters were cool, and theContinue reading “Never Back Down: On Second Thought Thursday”

Yes Man: Wild Premise, Tame Execution

God, I miss Blockbuster. REPPED: Not the best Jim Carrey, but it’s serviceable. He’s always been great at playing down on his luck characters so this is a nice fit for him. The premise itself never goes too wild, but most of the scenarios presented allow Jim Carrey to ham it up for the audience’sContinue reading “Yes Man: Wild Premise, Tame Execution”

The Dark Knight Rises: Nolan’s Laziest Movie

The true sequel to Batman Begins. REPPED: It was always going to be an uphill battle to deliver a performance that was on par with Ledger’s Joker, but Hardy manages to do quite well for himself. I first took notice of Hardy during Inception and even though he was a supporting member, there was somethingContinue reading “The Dark Knight Rises: Nolan’s Laziest Movie”

Deadpool: On Second Thought Thursday

In a screwed up way, Deadpool’s kind of a cute movie. What was the hype all about? I kid you not, the first time I saw it, I shrugged it off. I’d seen and read so many reviews praising Deadpool as the next Iron Man and when I finally saw it, I couldn’t understand whereContinue reading “Deadpool: On Second Thought Thursday”


A.D.I.D.A.S.: All Day I Dream About Saito REPPED: Another memorable Pfister/Nolan collab! The cinematography in Inception has Nolan going fully unhinged and the things he manages to capture onscreen are absolutely mental. Compared to most modern blockbusters, there hasn’t been anything quite like Inception in terms of visual style. It’s a terrific display of grandioseContinue reading “INCEPTION: DREAM HEIST”

Point Break: An Action Masterpiece

Nothing says summer quite like surfing waves and robbing banks with the boys! Kathryn Bigelow’s Point Break is about a quarterback punk called Johnny Utah. He goes undercover as a surf bro under the suspicion that a gang of surfers are responsible for a string of bank heists across Southern Cali. Point Break is oneContinue reading “Point Break: An Action Masterpiece”

The Assassin: On Second Thought Thursday

People will be clamoring for strong female characters, but will dismiss films like The Assassin AT FIRST, I WAS LIKE: To be quite honest, I don’t remember anything that happened when I first saw it. I saw the Blu-Ray at Best Buy and I thought the cover looked cool. I was under the impression thatContinue reading “The Assassin: On Second Thought Thursday”

A Quiet Place: Part II

A Quiet Place: Part II further supports my stance that children ruin everything. REPPED: John Krasinski makes for a promising genre director because of his ability to create and hold tension for the right amount of time until it reaches its breaking point; for this reason, Krasinski seems like the obvious successor to Steven Spielberg.Continue reading “A Quiet Place: Part II”

The Dark Knight: Nolan’s Breakout

Nolan gives us another character super good at his job, this time, it just happens to be the villain. REPPED: Calm down, literates, now’s not the time for Ledger praise. That comes later! Instead, I wanted to highlight Wally Pfister’s brilliant cinematography. Wally Pfister and Christopher Nolan are the power couple of the film world;Continue reading “The Dark Knight: Nolan’s Breakout”