Paramount Pictures

Jan 17 2014

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Let’s get this started: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is the best Jack Ryan film since 1990’s The Hunt For Red October. Masterfully shot, edited, and acted, this reboot of the Ryan saga kicks into high gear and keeps the intrigue coming fast and hard until it’s time to unwind… and that’s when the credits start […]
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Jan 3 2014

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

Much like the Saw franchise before its demise, it seems we can’t go a year without seeing a new Paranormal Activity movie. Shot on the cheap with not much in the way of special effects and sound design, the four previous movies in this series have been Paramount Pictures’ annual reason to go to the […]
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Dec 24 2013

The Wolf of Wall Street

When you think about Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese, levity probably isn’t the first thing to pop into your head. But their fifth collaboration, “The Wolf of Wall Street”, might just be the most ambitious, altogether outrageous comedy of recent memory, even if it’s not exactly the best film of the year.
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Oct 25 2013

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

If you’ve been living under a rock or just aren’t old enough, you may never have heard of Johnny Knoxville or his MTV prank/stunt show “Jackass.” Chock-full of puerile, dangerous, juvenile, and often hilarious content, “Jackass” may have been lowest-common-denominator television to some, but inspired lunacy to other viewers. Myself? I saw it as a […]
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Jun 21 2013

World War Z

“With the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark—that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back.” — Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Okay, so maybe we’re not talking about the ‘60s and the madness of the era. However, when I think of the new […]
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May 16 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness

(This review originally appeared at on May 16, 2013.) Director J.J. Abrams’ 2009 reboot of the Star Trek franchise into a new alternate universe was met with resounding success – it was a critical darling, a fan favorite, and a box office smash. Why? We got to know the origins of characters that had, […]
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