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Movie Reviews

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149 Years a Slave: What to do with Steve McQueen’s Film - 12 Years A SlavePenance Porn

All We Like Zombies: The Real Apocalypse

Apology Accepted, Mr. Nolan: Thoughts Baneon the Dark Knight and How He Rises

Bourne Again

Cinema’s Best Heroes

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Dying on a Plane: United 93

End of Watch  

Father Abraham of Lies: Spielberg’s Lincoln

Friday Fives

A Good Day Dies Hard: 10 Thoughts

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Peter Jackson  Loki-1

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Non-Fiasco

Hollywood’s Top 26 Baddies

The Impossible 

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J.J.’s Trek: Thrill Ride, Lead Foot

Kicking Mushrooms

Les Mis, You’ve Killed the Dream I Dreamed

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Love and Savage: How Orthodoxy Lives Again in the Violence of The Passion

Man of Steel

Movie Reviews: 21 to 500 Days of Summer

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Movie Reviews: Babette’s Feast to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 

Movie Reviews: The Calcium Kid to The Crucible

Movie Reviews: The Dark Knight to Duplicity

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Movie Reviews: Eagle Eye to Everything is Illuminated

Movie Reviews: The Fall to Frequency

Movie Reviews: Galaxy Quest to Guarding Tess

The Music Wins

Oscars 2013 Wows and Whoopsies 

Oscars 214 Wows and Whoopsies

Red Dawn: A Rather Terrible Good Movie

Stark

Snow White and the Huntsman  

Skyfall   

Stark Raving Rad…Mostly

That Was Teamwork! The Best Movie Buds Ever

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What Thor 2 Should Have Learned From The Empire Strikes Back

Pick a Movie:

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12 Monkeys

127 Hours

The 13th Warrior

24, seasons 1-7

27 Dresses    3-10 to Yuma

28 Days Later

3:10 to Yuma

(500) Days of Summer

Act of Valor

The Adjustment Bureau    Act-of-Valor

The Adventures of Tintin

The Age of Innocence

Air Force One   

Alien    1979_alien_012_t607

Amadeus

Amazing Grace

Along Came a Spider

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The Amazing Spiderman

American Gangster

Angels and Demons

Apocalypto    

Argo  

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

The Artist   

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford   

Ash Wednesday

The A-Team  

Atonement  A-Team-Liam-Neeson-400x6001-214x305

At the End of the Spear

August Rush   

Avatar  

The Avengers   

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The Aviator  

Babette’s Feast   

The Ballad of Jack and Rose   

Band of Brothers

Band of Brothers  

Batman Begins

A Beautiful Mind     

Beyond the Gates  

Black Hawk Down

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

The Big Trail

Black Hawk Down

The Blind Side    

Blood Diamond  

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The Bone Collector

Body of Lies  

The Bourne Identity

The Bounty     

Bourne

The Bourne Legacy   

The Bourne Supremacy       

The Bourne Ultimatum     

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The Boxer

Boy A

The Boys are Back

Braveheart   

Brazil

Brazil  

Breach     

Bride and Prejudice  

Bringing Up Baby

Brick    

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Brothers  

The Brothers Bloom     

The Brothers Grimm  

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

A Bug’s Life  Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

The Calcium Kid   

Captain America: The First Avenger 

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Cars   

CA$H  

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Casino Royale

Cellular  

Chariots of Fire

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory    

Charlie Wilson’s War   

Children of Men

Children of Men

Cheaper by the Dozen

Chocolat

The Chorus   

Cinderella Man  

Citizen Kane  Cinderella Man

Clear and Present Danger

The Clearing

Cold Comfort Farm

The Cold Light of Day

Collateral   

The Constant Gardner   CorA-600x600

Contagion

Coriolanus     

Courage Under Fire

Crocodile Dundee

The Crucible  silas-davinci-code-paul-bettany-in-the-tourist-with-angeline-jolie-and-johnny-depp-dec-10-2010

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight Rises   

The Da Vinci Code  

The Day After Tomorrow

Dear Frankie   dearfrankie1

Defiance

Déjà Vu  

Desperado   

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Despicable Me  

The Devil’s Novice

Dial M for Murder

Die Hard  

Die Hard: With a Vengeance

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Die Hard 4.0: Live Free or Die Hard  

The Dish

Disturbia

Divergent

Donnie Brasco  

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Donnie Darko  

Double Jeopardy

Drive

The Duchess  

Dumb Witness  

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Duplicity  

Eagle Eye

The Edge

Edge of Darkness   

El Dorado

Edge of Darkness

Elizabethtown

The Emperor’s New Groove

Empire of the Sun

Enchanted   

Ender’s Game

End of Watch  Enemy at the Gates

Enemy at the Gates

Enemy of the State

Epic

Equilibrium  

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Eragon

Ever After  

Everything is Illuminated

The Fall  

Jack Nicholson

The Fantastic Four  

Father of the Bride

A Few Good Men

The Fighter  

The Final Cut  

Finding Neverland

Finding Neverland  

Firewall

First Knight

Fist of Legend

Flags of Our Fathers  

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Flightplan

Flashpoint  

Flipper

Flyboys  

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The Forbidden Kingdom  

The Forgotten  

Four Christmases

Fracture

Frailty

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The French Connection  

Frequency 

Galaxy Quest

Gallipoli

Gangs of New York  Bill the Butcher

Gangster Squad

Garden State

Gattaca

Get Smart  gladiator_movie_joaquin_phoenix_russell_crowe_desktop_1200x791_hd-wallpaper-874790

The Ghost and the Darkness

The Ghost

Gladiator

The Gods Must Be Crazy  21532-3635x2598crop0

Godzilla

Gone Baby Gone

A Good Day to Die Hard  

Good Night and Good Luck

The Good Shepherd  good son

The Good Son

Good Will Hunting

A Good Year

The Goonies   

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Gravity  

The Great Gatsby

The Great Muppet Caper

The Great Raid

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Green Street Hooligans

Green Zone

The Guardian

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guarding Tess   

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug  

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey   

I Am Legend   

The Impossible  

Iron Man 3

Les Miserables 

Lincoln  

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Man of Steel  

The Passion of the Christ 

Red Dawn  

Skyfall     

Snow White & the Huntsman  

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Star Trek into Darkness   

Thor: The Dark World  

Trance

United 93  

Z

What About Bob?  

World War Z

Pick a Rating

1 star

1 star: Horrible. This movie shouldn’t exist.

1.5 stars

1.5 stars: Hardly better. This movie should exist in Hell where it can torture demons who are above this sort of thing.

2 stars

2 stars: Pretty darn bad. You can salvage a few things out of it like leftovers out of a dumpster.

2.5 stars

2.5 stars: Precious little good — not enough for me to recommend the movie except on a piecemeal basis to a mature soul who wants to sit there with his thumb on the FF button.

3 stars

3 stars: Meh. I may have tolerated the first time, but I’m probably not watching it again.

3.5 stars

3.5 stars: Some really good stuff (and I’ll even see it again), but you should watch it on the alert so you can grapple with the bad.

4 stars

4 stars: Solid. Really enjoyed it even if it never quite sent me soaring — or maybe it did, but that’s just me and the movie isn’t actually impressive enough to give a 5.

4.5 stars

4.5 stars: Super-duper. Highly recommended. Watch it.

5 stars

5 stars: Out of this world. Brilliant in every way as well as one of my personal favorites (though it may not be yours — you’ve been warned).

The collection:

1 star

Ash Wednesday

The Ballad of Jack and Rose

The Bone Collector

The Bounty

First Knight

Four Christmases

1.5 stars

Angels & Demons

Avatar

Bringing Up Baby

The Da Vinci Code

Disturbia

Eragon

Finding Neverland

Firewall

The Forgotten

Frailty

Lincoln

Trance

What About Bob?

2 stars

21

12 Monkeys

The 13th Warrior

(500) Days of Summer

Air Force One

Along Came a Spider

Amazing Grace

At the End of the Spear

Atonement

August Rush

The Aviator

Beyond the Gates

Boy A

Cheaper by the Dozen

Chocolat

Courage Under Fire

Crocodile Dundee

Dial M for Murder

Donnie Darko

Enchanted

Ever After

The Fantastic Four

Flags of Our Fathers

Flightplan

The Forbidden Kingdom

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Les Miserables

2.5 stars

The Adjustment Bureau

The Age of Innocence

American Gangster

Brothers

The Constant Gardner

The Dark Knight

The Day After Tomorrow

Desperado

Despicable Me

Die Hard: Live Free or Die Hard

Donnie Brasco

Drive

The Duchess

The Edge

Father of the Bride

The Final Cut

Flipper

Frequency

A Good Day to Die Hard

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (by grace alone)

3 stars

27 Dresses

Apocalypto

The A-Team

Babette’s Feast (this is actually quite good, but once was enough for me)

The Big Trail

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Body of Lies

Bride & Prejudice

The Brothers Grimm

A Bug’s Life

Cars

CA$H

Casino Royale

Cellular

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Children of Men

Citizen Kane

The Clearing

The Cold Light of Day

Collateral (but I need to see it again)

Déjà Vu

The Devil’s Novice

Die Hard: With a Vengeance

Divergent

Double Jeopardy

Dumb Witness

Eagle Eye

Edge of Darkness

Elizabethtown

Enemy at the Gates

Equilibrium

Everything is Illuminated

The Fighter

Fist of Legend

Flyboys

The French Connection

Man of Steel

Thor: The Dark World

3.5 stars

24

The Adventures of TinTin

Alien

The Amazing Spiderman

The Artist

Batman Begins

A Beautiful Mind

The Blind Side

The Bourne Legacy

The Boxer

The Boys Are Back

The Calcium Kid

Captain America: The First Avenger

Charlie Wilson’s War

Cold Comfort Farm

Contagion

Coriolanus

The Dish

Duplicity

Empire of the Sun

Ender’s Game

Fracture

Red Dawn

Skyfall

Snow White & the Huntsman

Star Trek into Darkness

World War Z

4 stars

3:10 to Yuma

Amadeus

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

The Avengers

Blood Diamond

The Bourne Identity

The Bourne Supremacy

Brazil

Breach

Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

The Chorus

Clear and Present Danger

Dear Frankie

Die Hard

El Dorado

End of Watch 

The Fall

A Few Good Men

Flashpoint

Godzilla

Guardians of the Galaxy

I Am Legend

Iron Man 3

The Passion of the Christ

4.5 stars

Act of Valor

Argo

The Bourne Ultimatum

Chariots of Fire

The Dark Knight Rises

Defiance

Enemy of the State

The Emperor’s New Groove

5 stars

28 Days Later

127 Hours

Band of Brothers

Black Hawk Down

Braveheart

Brick

The Brothers Bloom

Cinderella Man

The Crucible

The Impossible

United 93

3 thoughts on “Movie Reviews

  1. Greetings from Spokane, GMB!

    Just discovered your blog, and am looking forward to reading some of your film reviews.

    Three film recommendations (if you haven’t seen them already):

    – Blast From the Past (1999): Brendan Fraser, Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken, Sissy Spacek. (Pro-parent/home schooling.)

    – Insomnia (2002): Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank. (The importance of ethics and personal integrity in criminal justice.)

    – Stranger Than Fiction (2006): Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Queen Latifah. (The story’s the thing … “I write because I am written,” indeed!)

    . . . a few of my (more recent) all-time faves.

    Oh, and an ANCIENT all-time fave:

    – Pygmalion (1938): Leslie Howard, Wendy Hiller (British. Obscure. But well worth the effort. Just go ahead and buy the Criterion Collection DVD. You’ll never see Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison as Eliza Doolittle and Enry Iggins, ever again.)

    Blessings … write on!

    – Frank Golubski

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  2. GMB,
    I’ve enjoyed your film reviews greatly and I also know your a big fan of the author N. D. Wilson. I’ve occasionally seen your reviews of his books on Amazon. I am also a big fan of his work. I heard that he is the screenwriter of Kirk Cameron’s recent film, Mercy Rule. Have you seen the film and if so when can we expect a review. I don’t often have the opportunity to watch movies so I’m curious to read your review before I invest the time and money.

    Thanks for the great blog,

    Samuel

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    1. Hello Samuel! Thanks for the note, and glad you enjoy the reviews. I haven’t seen “Mercy Rule” yet (DVD release coming this summer, I think), but I’ve heard from trusted sources that it’s good, so I’d go for it if I were you! Looking forward to seeing it myself. Cheers! -Gwen

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