REVIEW: Inside Out (2015)

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The following is a review of Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out, a Pete Docter film.

I am a part of the Pixar-generation. You could say that I grew up with Andy from Toy Story, and thus Pixar has always been very important to me. In fact, Toy Story was the first animated feature film I ever gave a perfect score. Pixar don’t just make movies for kids, they make relatable animated feature films for people of all ages. And with Inside Out, Pixar have found some of the magic that made them special in the first place.  (more…)

Box Office Predictions – Weekend of August 28, 2015

Box Office Prediction

The following is a new weekly post on I’m Jeffrey Rex, wherein Jeffrey predicts the coming weekend numbers at the box office for North America.

Straight Outta Compton should get another easy box office win, thus getting its third weekend win in a row. The only notable new entries this weekend are No Escape and We Are Your Friends, and neither of those films look that great. Looks like another post-summer low box office weekend. (more…)

REVIEW: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)

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The following is a spoiler-free review of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, directed by Christopher McQuarrie.

In Rogue Nation, the IMF is dissolved and Ethan Hunt is being hunted by the CIA. Hunt’s mission is to prove the existence of the Syndicate, and his mission leads him to an undercover MI6-agent that he teams up with. That is the basic premise of the fifth installment in the Mission: Impossible-franchise. (more…)

Marvelous Monday #32 – Phase Three’s Missing Directors (Pt. 1 of 2)

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Marvel Studios’ first two phases are over, and now we wait for the beginning of Marvel Studios’ Phase Three, which begins with Captain America: Civil War. But we are yet to hear from Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios about a crucial position in the production of a number of films: Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and Inhumans. Let’s try to fill those director’s chairs! (more…)

REVIEW: Self/less (2015)

Focus Features poster for Self/less

The following is a review of Self/less, a film by Tarsem Singh.

What if you could live forever? What if you weren’t chained to your body? – Self/less stars Ryan Reynolds and Ben Kingsley, two great leading men. So this should absolutely be a fantastic film. Ultimately, though, Self/less isn’t worthy of the talented actors in the film. (more…)

REVIEW: Sinister 2 (2015)

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The following is a review of Sinister 2 (2015), directed by Ciaran Foy.

The original Sinister film was, without a doubt, one of the scariest films of 2012. I absolutely loved that film, and that is huge for me for I’m not a big fan of horror in general. So, as you can imagine, I was really excited about its sequel, Sinister 2. Here’s the thing though, Sinister 2 just isn’t good. (more…)

REVIEW: Vacation (2015)

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The following is a review of Vacation (2015), a Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley film.

Believe it or not, 2015’s Vacation is the fifth theatrical installment in the Vacation-series. We’ve been with the Griswolds through many memorable adventures in Vegas, Europe, and, most notably, across the United States of America. This time around it is not Clark but Rusty Griswold leading his family from the Midwest to Walley World – and, sadly, it is not as memorable as the original Vacation. (more…)