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Movie Reviews 3: The Adjustment Bureau, The Darkest Hour, and The Divide

Last week I finished the fourth draft of my novel and rewarded myself with a few movies from the local Family Video. If you are like me and find rare exceptions to paying the price of seeing movies in theaters, you might not have seen these yet. Here’s my brief take on each:

The Adjustment Bureau: 4 Stars

I’m a mostly a Matt Damon fan: Dogma, Bourne movies, Saving Private Ryan and Good Will Hunting, which is one of my favorite movies. But some of the recent movies he’s been in have seemed too political (Green Zone), lacking execution on potential (Contagion), or just plain uninteresting (We Bought a Zoo). When my wife showed me The Adjustment Bureau as an option (something we might both be able to enjoy, which is tough to find), I was surprised to see that it was based off of a Philip K. Dick story, Adjustment Team, (just as Minority Report and Blade Runner were). The cover doesn’t do a very good job of attracting Sci-Fi fans, but the Philip K. Dick mention caught my attention. Continue reading

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SafeHouse

Movie Review: Safe House with Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington

I really liked this movie. 4 Stars. There were some all right movies out last weekend, but my friend and I went to this one because of our love for the great Denzel movies we’ve seen. Unfortunately, there were only glimpses of the Denzel attitude and flair that we’ve come to love. There were some though, and we had a good laugh at his nonchalant humor in the face of life-threatening danger. Denzel was more of an anchor and a side kick to Ryan Reynolds, who didn’t exactly steal the show as much as not let the show flop through an admirable display of fight and car chase scenes.

I try to avoid watching trailers of movies I want to see because I don’t like having the action spoiled. For movies like G.I. Joe: Retaliation, I’ll watch the trailer because I know that’s about all that movie has to offer. Continue reading

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