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Se7en

I believe Se7en deserves another look. Though nine years old, I believe it is worth revisiting. First, a quick refresher course. As you might know, Se7en stars Morgan Freemen, Brad Pitt, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Brad Pitt is new to the murder investigation beat, and his older, wiser partner Morgan Freeman is about to retire. Right after he is hired there ... Read More »

Duplex

Duplex, a Danny Devito produced film, was not very good, but okay. The idea is worn and wasn’t very good to begin with, but this movie had one element that served as it’s saving grace: The acting was exceptional. The movie chronicles the plight of Alex (Ben Stiller) and Nancy (Drew Berrymore). They are convinced by a mortgage broker to ... Read More »

Matchstick Men

Matchstick Men, a Ridley Scott film, was adapted by a book of the same name written by Eric Garcia. The story, in my opinion, had two major storylines. The first is of Roy (Nicholas Cage) discovering he has, and trying to raise, his daughter. And secondly, his conflicting role as a con man. The movie begins with us discovering that ... Read More »

The Missing

The Missing, a Ron Howard film, was a very predictable movie. But I’m getting ahead of myself. so let me start from the beginning. It begins with us learning about the basic characters: There’s the daughter Dot, who’s independent and serves solely to get into trouble (Jenna Boyd); and her mother’s hired helper at the farm (Aaron Eckhart) who she ... Read More »

Speaker For The Dead by Orson Scott Card

Speaker For The Dead by Orson Scott Card, is the second book in the Ender series. Like it’s best-selling predecessor Ender’s Game (the first in the series), it won both the Hugo and the Nebula, both of which are highly coveted awards. Compared to it’s predecessor, this book spends more time on the emotional and philosophical than the action-packed. Both ... Read More »

The Passion Of The Christ

My first review as a Blog Critic written on The Passion of The Christ from an unapologetically Christian point of view. Read More »