Anniversary Review: Legion (2010)

Anniversary Review: Legion (2010)

Legion. Directed by: Scott Stewart. Starring: Paul Bettany, Dennis Quaid, Lucas Black. Runtime: 1h 40 min. Released: January 22, 2010. Since this is a 10th Anniversary Review, I’ll be discussing some spoilers, but I’ll still include a spoiler warning when I really spoil the plot.   Frustrated that humans are just generally terrible people, God [...]

Mission: Impossible reviews – Ghost Protocol (2011), Rogue Nation (2015)

Mission: Impossible reviews – Ghost Protocol (2011), Rogue Nation (2015)

Released: December 21, 2011. Directed by: Brad Bird. Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg. Runtime: 2h 12 min. Brad Bird directs his first-live action film with Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol after doing the great film The Incredibles. I think his sense of humour is one of the reasons this entry has so many funny [...]

X-Men: First Class (2011)

Released: June 3, 2011. Directed by: Matthew Vaughn. Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence. Runtime: 132 min. X-Men: First Class opens with what opened the original X-Men, but Matthew Vaughn adds his own stylish direction to it and extends the story. It introduces what motivates Erik Leshnerr (a.k.a. Magneto) and the main villain – [...]

Rio (2011)

Release Date: April 15, 2011. Director: Carlos Saldanha. Stars (voices): Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx. Runtime: 96 min. Blue Sky Studios produces decent animated movies; from the Ice Age flicks to Horton Hears a Who! to Epic. The studio is just that, though, decent. Their movies aren't anything extraordinary usually - and that's just the case with [...]

Red State (2011)

Released: September 29, 2011. Directed by: Kevin Smith. Starring: Michael Parks, Melissa Leo, John Goodman. Runtime: 88 min. I must give respect writer/director Kevin Smith for giving us something we haven't seen from him before. There's only one laugh in the entire movie. It's a nice change of pace for him, but not a great [...]

Kick-Ass (2010)

Released: April 16, 2010. Directed by: Matthew Vaughn. Starring: Aaron Johnson, Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz. Runtime: 117 min. The superhero niche genre is a prominent one in Hollywood these days. Whether it follows a big name hero like Batman or Superman, or if it's a critical disaster like something akin to "Green Lantern," they [...]

Just Go With It (2011)

Released: February 11, 2011. Director: Dennis Dugan. Stars: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman. Runtime: 117 min. One can only watch an Adam Sandler flick so many times before it gets worn out. Apparently, one could only watch "Just Go With It" twice before it gets worn out. Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston have a [...]