Movie Review: Zombieland (2009)

Zombieland – 2009 Comedy/Horror Before watching Zombieland, I was unsure of whether or not I was going to like it. The only other movie I’ve seen starring Jesse Eisenberg is Adventureland — and that movie was a fraud. The trailers for that made it look like a pretty funny movie, but it’s not — the

Movie Review: Training Day (2001)

Training Day – 2001 Crime The title of Training Day basically tells you what the movie is about – today is Jake Hoyt’s first day as a narcotics officer and he is being trained by veteran cop Alonzo Harris (played by Denzel Washington). This premise has been done a million times before, but Training Day

Movie Review: Scream (1996)

I was prepared to hate Scream. Sure, it was a hugely popular and critically-acclaimed movie when it came out — but it also combines two genres that I hate (horror and “teen” comedy). So, I went into Scream with low expectations but I figured I should watch it since just about everybody else on the

Movie Review: In Bruges (2008)

In Bruges – 2008 Comedy/Crime/Drama/Action I had no idea what In Bruges was about before I watched it. I just heard good things about it so I put it on my Netflix queue and one day I noticed it must’ve been next because they shipped it to me…but now I’m happy that I didn’t look

Videogame Review: Final Fantasy X

Final Fantasy X might be my favorite game of all-time. If it isn’t, it’s easily in my top 5 at least. The main focus of the game is battling with a traditional turn-based system; there are enough unique features in this system that make it unique and actually fun to fight. For example, there’s the

Movie Review: District 9 (2009)

District 9 – 2009 Sci-Fi With unknown actors and an unknown director, I wasn’t sure what to think of District 9 before seeing it. It didn’t help that the trailers were extremely vague. That said, I’m happy I took my chances and saw it. The trailers really just show what the first 20 minutes of

Movie Review: Dirty Harry (1971)

Dirty Harry – 1971 Crime I understand that Dirty Harry is highly influential…guys like Jack Bauer wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for Dirty Harry. If I was around when this movie first came out, I’d probably give it a 9.5/10. That said…it doesn’t hold up. The story of Dirty Harry is this, basically: Harry Callahan

Movie Review: City of God (2002)

City of God (aka Cidade de Deus) – 2002 Crime I wasn’t so sure about City of God before watching it…sure I heard good things (it’s ranked in the IMDB top 25), but it always seemed like something I wasn’t really interested in. My expectations were surpassed by a mile. When watching this movie, I
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