Gone Girl (Spoiler-free) Review

Gone-Girl

by Stephen Nagel

I’ve been missing for a while, I know. I’ve just started a new gig, I moved to a new suburb, and basically started a new life. Gone as you were. So my plate is a bit full right now. I try to make the most of my free time on the weekends, which is why on Sunday I went to see David Fincher’s latest film: Gone Girl.

I hadn’t spoken to anyone about the film; and having not read the book or any form of synopsis (aside from the succinct IMDb description on the film’s main page), I went in blind. Continue reading

Oops! I did it again…

This. Didn't. Happen.

This. Didn’t. Happen.

“Oops… I did it again to your heart,

Got lost in the game, oh baby

Oops… You thimk that i’m sent from above

I’m not that innocent”

Reboot, ‘to discard all continuity in an established series in order to recreate its characters, timeline, and back story from the beginning‘ (Wikipedia).

This is the follow up to Hit me baby one more time which looked at the positives of reboots. This follow up will look at the negatives of Reboots.  Continue reading

Don Jon (2013) Review — and what I learnt

DON JON

by Stephen Nagel

I was looking forward to Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directional debut for quite some time. Having emerged as a true A-lister in the wake of Inception, he was definitely on a good path in every sense.

Don Jon is about a regular Joe from New Jersey who’s usually quite devoted to his family, homies and his church. Continue reading

The Internship (2013) Review

The Internship

by Stephen Nagel

I had been trying to watch The Internship for a long time, but never got the time to, and always seemed to forget to check it out.

Since I was a big fan of Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson’s Wedding Crashers of 2005, I was really looking forward to seeing the pair re-unite for another epic comedy. Continue reading

3 Reasons Game of Thrones is so amazing

Game of Thrones

by Stephen Nagel

Season 4 was absolutely explosive, and season 5 promises to be just as good, if not better! Although there’s a long way to go for that. In the meantime, I’ve decided to consider and discuss 3 ideas on why I think Game of Thrones is so attractive to the average viewer.

The show has a huge international fan base. It’s the most watched show on HBO, since the Sopranos. It’s also the most pirated HBO show, and one of the most pirated shows of all time. Everyone wants a piece of GOT, no matter how they have to go about getting their hands on it.

By why? Well… Continue reading

4 Reasons Why We NEED a Deadpool Movie

Funny-Deadpool-Wallpaper

by Dean Ravell

We’ve had the nerdy good guy, we’ve had the aggressive loner and we’ve even had the arrogant but still likeable superhero. Now is the time for Fox and Hollywood to introduce the world to the merc with a mouth.

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Apocalypse (then and) Now — 35 years later

Apocalypse Now

by Stephen Nagel

On this day (15 August) in 1979, what would go down in history as one of the most epic war films of all time had its initial release in the U.S.

At 2 hours and 33 minutes, this film does not fail to captivate audiences all the way through. It has the perfect mix of the insane absurdity of men away from home too long; the drama of complex personal interactions and battles; and the ridiculous violence that can only be experienced during a time of war.

Yes, i’m talking about Apocalypse Now.

Check out the Apocalypse Now trailer below

Here are some of my favourite scenes from the film.  Continue reading