Archive for April, 2016

The internet is a wonderful thing, bringing people together to talk about thoughts and ideas. This week I join Peter from HLF podcast and Dan the Movie man to talk movies, effects, story, and more!

With Peter I discuss the two versions of The Jungle Book and which one is worth seeing!

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Dan and I take on the craziness of Hardcore Henry and The Hateful Eight, talking violence, go-pros, and hardcore parkour. (more…)

Rock On

Reviewed by Mason Manuel

A band. A love struck teen. 1985 in all of its cheesy glory. You would be forgiven if the name John Hughes was the first thing to come to mind but incorrect. These romantic traits are belonging to Dublin native John Carney’s latest, Sing Street. Like his previous films Once and Begin Again, the film deals with love, the city, and most of all, music but sets itself apart with a relatively young cast. While this may hinder other films, the youths’ skill matched with some utterly FANTASTIC music makes Sing Street easily one of the best independent films of the year. (more…)

We try out for the space police in our first Ratchet and Clank Let’s Play!

           Welcome to the Jungle

Reviewed by Mason Manuel

Though it may not have been a “bare necessity” of a reboot, Disney’s The Jungle Book is back and looks better than ever. Adapting the plot from Rudyard Kipling’s novel of the same name, the story of the boy and his jungle is fantastically realized by expert direction from Jon Favreau (Iron Man) and excellent performances from an all-star cast that truly captures the mystery of the wild. (more…)

Cinematic Notes

Reviewed by Mason Manuel

The atrocities of the Holocaust remain so pivotal to this day that the countless amount of books and movies made on the subject always feel new, or at least necessary. Phillippe Mora writes, produces, directs, and stars in his own film attempting to address what he calls an “open wound” on his family history, as a large number of his ancestors were killed in the concentration camp of Auschwitz. A personalized documentary style film talking about the effects of the Holocaust on later generations is a novel idea and possesses moments of intrigue but suffers from unprofessional production work and lack of focus. (more…)

7 Years of College for Something

Before the days of Van Wilder and Blue Mountain State, we were graced with the almighty presence of National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978). This frat boys dream set the stage for what all college parties hope to accomplish to this day. Alcohol, sex, and camaraderie were the pillars of what the fictional deltas stood for and made a gang of ragtag failures be the biggest men on campus. This ultimate “stick it to the man” movie set the bar for college comedies and introduced a new level of movie fun that is hard to find to this day. (more…)

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