Tag Archives: Sci-Fi

Warcraft Movie Review

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X-Men: Apocalypse Movie Review

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The Divergent Series: Allegiant

Watch as Jacob Tiranno reviews The Divergent Series: Allegiant. To watch more video reviews go to www.youtube.com/chasingcinema

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10 Cloverfield Lane Movie Review

Watch as Jacob Tiranno reviews 10 Cloverfield Lane. To watch more video reviews go to www.youtube.com/chasingcinema

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Jacob Tiranno Accepts the 365 Day Movie Challenge

Happy New Years Everyone!

I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday and had a great time ringing in the new year. Like most of you, I compiled a list of resolutions for the year of 2016. But, when I was writing that list that we all know too well, I thought for this year I needed a real challenge. Something to test my will power and my never give up attitude. But instead of choosing something silly, I decided to take on the 365 Day Movie Challenge.

Jacob Tiranno accepts 365 Day Movie Challenge

Jacob Tiranno

Now for those who are unfamiliar with this 365 Day Movie Challenge, I am committing to watching one film a day, that I’ve never seen before. To some of you, this doesn’t sound very challenging. To you, nay I say. This is probably one of the hardest things to do. The 365 Day Movie Challenge will be a part of my life for one whole year. Every day my life for the next year will be revolving around the question of when can I sit down and watch a movie before the day ends. That not only intrigued me, it genuinely excited me.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Movie Review

**The following reviews doesn’t reveal any spoilers and avoids revealing the story except a brief synopsis. **

I can’t imagine the audience sitting in the theater in 1977 for the first Star Wars film, A New Hope, could have predicted that they were about to see the beginning one of the biggest forces in pop culture arrive. The movie spawned five sequels, and each one came with a wave of toys, backpacks, lunch bags, and anything you can think of. Star Wars has one of the biggest culture impacts we’ve ever seen. I just read an article, that a person could survive off Star Wars products alone because they have nearly every product imaginable. Now, almost 40 years later comes the seventh installment, and the buzz is louder than ever. But, this time, the franchise isn’t in the hands of creator, George Lucas. In 2012 he sold Star Wars to Disney, so not only are we getting fresh faces but a whole new creative team.

Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and BB8 in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and BB8 in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams, takes places three decades after the fall of the Galactic Empire, but now, a new threat arises. The First Order follows in the steps of the Empire to rule the galaxy, but a group of heroes and The Resistance will do everything to stop them.

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The Martian Movie Review

The Martian is one of the best adventures that you will go on this year. It is a dazzling science-fiction film that packs an emotional punch. I sat among the people in the theater in awe of what was unfolding on screen. I laughed, I cried, and I laughed again. Simply put, this picture is a great time at the theater. I know, I’m just as surprised at that statement as you are. I recommended you see this beautiful movie on the biggest screen in town, as soon as possible. Because the visuals your eyes will fall upon are breathtaking.

Matt Damon in The Martian

Matt Damon in The Martian

The film follows NASA astronaut and botanist Mark Watney. He was left on Mars by his mission crew when a fierce storm hit the planet, and seemingly killing him. However, now alone and very much alive he must figure out how to sustain a limited amount of supplies, and he must find a way to contact Earth to bring him home. The film, directed by Ridley Scott, was based on the 2011 novel by Andy Weir, a New York Times Best Seller.

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Fantastic Four Falls Flat

Fantastic Four is a reboot of a failed franchise that started in 2005. That movie suffered from a boring storyline and not-so-great acting. The 2015 reboot isn’t much of an improvement. I had hopes for this movie, not only because of the cast but because of the direction I believed it was taking. Boy, oh boy, was I wrong. This movie offers nothing memorable and it just boring.

Miles Teller in Fantastic Four

Miles Teller in Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four follows four young outsiders that teleport to an alternate and dangerous dimension that alters their physical form in marvelous ways. There is Reed Richards (Miles Teller), who has the ability to stretch his body to shocking lengths and shapes. There is Sue Storm (Kate Mara) who can turn invisible and create and harness force fields. Her brother Johnny Storm (Michael B. Jordan) can ignite himself into flames and fly. Then, there is Reed’s best friend Ben Grimm (Jamie Bell) has rock-like flesh and has incredible strength.

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Pixels Movie Review & Film Summary

You want to know how I feel about Pixels? Meh. I don’t feel anything at all. Do I think it is the worst crime against humanity, like some critics? No. Do I think it is a great movie? Absolutely not. I feel whatever about it. It was a movie that I’m not going to get riled up about it because it wasn’t important. I don’t mean I went into the movie thinking this, but after watching it, I came to this realization. I’m so indifferent, I’ve already forgotten most of it. Pixels is just simply there, some will notice it, but most won’t.

Donkey Kong in Pixels

Donkey Kong in Pixels

Like most movie-goers, I, too, have given up on Mr. Adam Sandler. The actor who used to make silly but solid comedies hasn’t given audiences anything satisfying since I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry—and I’m even in the minority for that one. I don’t know what exactly happened. He went from stupid comedies to better comedies, to dramatic roles, all the way back to the stupid comedies he started with. He managed to fall back to square one. But still, I don’t find myself at his door with a torch and pitchfork in hand. Sandler wants to make the kind of movies he wants, and as long as they make money, that will never stop. If that’s what he wants, that’s fine, just don’t ask me to like them.

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Ant-Man Movie Review & Film Summary

Ant-Man is a movie that on paper might not seem to have grand appeal. A man who can shrink and communicate with ants. That’s why Ant-Man isn’t a common household name like Iron Man or Captain America. Now, to all my comic book fanatics don’t freak out I’m sure you’ve always known of the character. But someone who isn’t an avid comic book reader, probably doesn’t know much about him. With Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel has shown the world they don’t need the most popular property to make a successful movie. 

Paul Rudd in Ant-Man

Paul Rudd in Ant-Man

This film is no different. The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), hits another one out of the park with its latest installment. It is fresh and funny. It’s off-beat, and like Guardians, it will be a big hit with Marvel fans even though it isn’t focus on their most popular character. It is one of the better Marvel movies, now that I think of it. I even enjoyed this movie more than Avengers: Age of Ultron which appeared in theaters earlier this year.

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