Thursday, September 27, 2012

Short Review: Dredd

Grade: A-

In a dystopian future where law enforcement acts as judge, jury and executioner a veteran officer teams up with a rookie to take down a gang ruling over a mega-block.

Very fun action/sci-fi movie. Story is actually really good, writing is good for this type of movie. Urban is great as Judge Dredd.

Carl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey and more.

Attention span must last 1 hour 35 minutes to enjoy.

Short Review: End of Watch

Grade: B

Two police officers in south central Los Angeles accidentally uncover a drug cartel ring after a routine traffic stop.

Great story. Great acting. Writing was a bit rough at times. Don't like the camera work/shooting style. Overall a pretty compelling movie.

Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña, Anna Kendrick and more.

Attention span must last 1 hour 49 minutes to enjoy.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Short Review: Resident Evil: Retribution

Grade: C-

Alice fights with a resistance group against the Umbrella Corporation in a massive underground facility.

This is what I wanted Afterlife to be but it is still disappointing. Overly ridiculous at times to the point of being laughable. Unnecessary characters introduced particularly the fake clone daughter.

Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Michelle Rodriguez, Boris Kudjoe and more.

Attention span must last 1 hour 35 minutes to enjoy.

Short Review: Branded

Grade: F

A man tries to uncover a conspiracy involving corporate brands and their control on the population.

Concept would have made a good 15-20 minute short. Overly long with too much lead up to a disappointing conclusion.

Ed Stoppard, Leelee Sobieski, Jeffrey Tambor, Max Von Sydow

Attention span must last 1 hour 46 minutes to enjoy.