Gravity: you won’t want to be an astronaut, but you will enjoy this film


I still believe that seeing Gravity in theaters was the closest I’ll ever get to be in an astronaut, and I’m okay with that because it’s awesome. Here’s my review from 2013:

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Space: the final frontier. And one of the scariest freaking places ever if you’re a free-floating astronaut without a tether and without a shuttle.

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Prisoners: an edge-of-your-seat crime drama


I feel like Prisoners has kind of flown under the radar or at least already been forgotten by a lot of people, but it was one of my favorites from 2013. Today, I’m revisiting my review.

Originally posted on Silver Screen Serenade:


Good lord. It’s been weeks since I went to see a movie. I think I was starting to have withdrawals. I’ve been so focused on Halloween movies and TV premieres that I’m afraid I’ve been neglecting my duty as a theater-goer. But now I make my triumphant return to film reviews with Prisoners

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You’re Next: a fox, a tiger, and a lamb break into a house…everybody dies


I know You’re Next might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I pretty much love it–especially for kickass Aussie Erin. I’m taking the time to revisit it today with my review from 2013. If you’re curious about it, go and have a little looksee!

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The subtitle needs a better punchline, doesn’t it? Too bad I’ve never been very good at jokes. Although it’s not supposed to be funny. Well…it’s kind of supposed to be funny. You’re Next is something of a dark comedy, so it’s only appropriate to handle this review with some levity. And although not everybody dies, fair warning: a lot of freaking people die.

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The World’s End: five friends say “cheers” to the apocalypse


I do love the Cornetto Trilogy. The World’s End may not quite live up to Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz…but it’s still pretty good. ;) Here’s my review from back in the day.

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It’s the summer of apocalyptic comedies! At least if the world is coming to an end, we’ll go out laughing about it. Ever since I first heard about The World’s End, I’ve been pretty excited to see it. It’s the third film bringing together Edgar Wright (director/writer), Simon Pegg (writer/co-star), and Nick Frost (co-star). The first two films, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz

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Pacific Rim: sea monsters vs. robots—too silly to work?


When I first heard about Pacific Rim, I wasn’t sold on the whole “monsters vs. robots” thing, but you know what? It’s pretty fun. Here’s my review from a while back:

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Better late than never, right? Pacific Rim’s been out a while (since mid-July), but I just now got around to checking it out. I’ve gotta say—I thought the trailer for this looked stupid. Like, painfully stupid. So stupid that I never in a million years thought I would pay a cent to go see it in theaters. And now here I am biting my tongue.

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