The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

Last updated on July 22nd, 2018 at 06:27 pm

Overview

Though a strange movie, it is also one of the most compelling ones that I didn’t go to a theater to see.

Review (with Spoilers)

People often wonder why actors are paid millions of dollars for movies, and the reason is name recognition. This film I never heard of, but because Shia LaBeouf is in it; Evan Rachel Wood, who I haven’t seen in anything for some time; Rupert Grint; and Melissa Leo, I gave it a chance. And, I’m quite glad I did.

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Barefoot – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

Last updated on July 22nd, 2018 at 06:27 pm

Overview

Imagine a Cinderella/ Rapunzel inspired film in which there are no animal friends, or evil sisters, just a wicked mother, and a prince who helps turn the would-be princess’ life around.

Trigger Warning(s): Mental Illness depictions

Review (with Spoilers)

Despite not reviewing a lot of Evan Rachel Wood productions, I must say that I am quite the fan of hers. If just because each of her characters have an interesting angle to them. For while some of her movies certainly are boring, she presents herself as a sort of silver lining. With this film, though, she plays a character which has the persona of a troubled Disney princess who meets her would-be prince who is far from a knight in shining armor. Leading to the question: is this another one of those films in which she is the silver lining, or is the film good as a whole?

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Westworld: Season 1/ Episode 1 "The Original" [Series Premiere] – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

Last updated on March 28th, 2020 at 10:55 am

Overview

You know, the expectations which come from a show being part of the HBO brand often waver between being the next big thing or proof that all these premium stations have is the ability to be far more sexual and violent than their peers. With Westworld, you have to admit it seems a show can’t be part of HBO without excessive violence, a plethora of nude women, and a handful of mysteries. It is what their drama department craves, but while this show has all the usual ingredients, it might just be a bit more than we’re used to.

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