10 Cloverfield Lane

10 Cloverfield Lane:  John Goodman can make a movie about cooking ramen deep and interesting.

There’s going to be a big disclaimer before you go into this movie. Take all the hype, the viral marketing, the J.J. Abrams name, and the Cloverfield bullshit and toss it in the fucking trash. The advertising is trying to sell this as something it’s not. Here’s what it is. It’s a tense thriller with some sci-fi elements. But, don’t walk away from this from because the marketing lied to you. Great performances and a really heavy atmosphere make this a surprisingly good film without any shaky cam bullshit.

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13 Hours

13 Hours:  Michael Bay wants you to believe that he can turn anyone, including Jim, into a badass.

Michael Bay gets a ton of shit, and considering his movies, a lot of it is earned. He is responsible for the explosion heavy, American flag waving, slo-mo filled sequel vomit of the Transformer’s series and made Pearl Harbor which should be considered a step below war crimes. But on the other hand, he did make Bad Boys and Pain & Gain so we shouldn’t drag him out on the streets just yet. By the way. Fuck you. I’ll defend Pain and Gain until I die. His latest, 13 Hours, takes a more subtle approach to his usual formula with the result being somewhere in the middle.

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The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: A Spoiler Free Mini Review

If you are a Star Wars fan, you are going to watch this anyway. If you are on the fence, just go. It's great. An in depth review a couple of weeks down the road. A More detail review will be a week from now when everyone has seen it.