Tag: Oscar Isaac

Review: ‘Annihilation’ Starring Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Oscar Isaac

Posted: February 23, 2018 at 7:59 am   /   Movie Reviews

After a little over a decade of screenwriting a number of groundbreaking films (28 Days Later, Sunshine, Dredd), Alex Garland transitioned to the director’s chair for the first time in 2015 and delivered a masterful film he wrote called Ex Machina. This film was such a clever and thought-provoking thriller that it left me on […]

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Film Review: ‘Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi’ Starring Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver

Posted: December 15, 2017 at 9:15 am   /   Movie Reviews

The Force Awakens was a colossal success for Disney/LucasFilm in 2015. It opened to record-shattering numbers and currently sits as the highest grossing movie domestically of all time at $936million (third worldwide at a little over $2billion). Being Star Wars and having that kind of success (especially after following the stigma that lingers over the […]

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Film Review: ‘Suburbicon’ Starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac

Posted: October 27, 2017 at 8:25 am   /   Movie Reviews

It’s time to move out Last week, I gave the Michael Fassbender-led “thriller” The Snowman a ZERO STAR rating (see my review here), citing that I could not tell if it was failing in its attempt to be a serious crime drama or successful in its attempt to be a hilarious, intentionally cheesy detective film […]

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188: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac

Posted: June 2, 2016 at 2:39 pm   /   Film, Reel Spoilers

Time-hops confuse us as we tackle ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’ Tom and Dan walk us through the history of the Vinnie Vincent-era of KISS and Tom tells us about his days working in a comic book store. Plus, Dan has a video recovery. It’s Reel Spoilers 188: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar […]

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187: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Box Office (5/27-5-29)

Posted: June 1, 2016 at 6:39 pm   /   Film, Reel Spoilers

This episode is coming from an undisclosed location. Tom will explain why. Tom and Dan descend into an Old Timey Reference free-for-all with solo David Lee Roth stories. Plus, we discuss ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ and why it was so boring. And we ask the controversial question…is ‘Willy Wonka’ really a classic? It’s Reel […]

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Movie Review: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac

Posted: May 27, 2016 at 7:44 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

It’s hard to believe that we are now nine films into the X-Men franchise, which kicked off in 2000 with X-Men and was the catalyst for the “serious” superhero films we know today. Although Blade came out two years earlier, it never had quite the commercial success of the original X movie – which brought […]

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145: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Starring John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver

Posted: December 23, 2015 at 6:58 pm   /   Film, Reel Spoilers

So this is where we normally have some sort of synopsis where we try to entice you to listen. “Dan said something old timey. Tom was bored. Joe is creepy.” That sort of thing… But here’s the deal – we’re talking about STAR WARS. That’s all you need to know. The internet has been screaming […]

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Review: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ (Spoiler Free!)

Posted: December 18, 2015 at 7:42 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews, Reviews

Fair or not, generations are often remembered by events that coincide with their lives. Stories are told to younger generations about what it was like to be alive during these events. Sometimes, these are dramatic, world-altering events, such as World War II, the JFK assassination, or the 9/11 attacks. Other times, these events are much […]

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Film Review: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Starring John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac

Posted: December 17, 2015 at 9:49 am   /   Film, Local, Movie Reviews

Star Wars is back. Not back like it was in 1999. But really, back. I remember the hype and anticipation surrounding a new Star Wars film being released for the first time since 1983. I was much younger than, and had a lot less film criticism under my belt. But I still knew something was […]

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The Bearded Reviewer: Jim Bertel Takes On ‘The Bourne Legacy’

Posted: August 10, 2012 at 3:51 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Many people consider The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, or even the new Nolan Batman series to be the greatest trilogies that Hollywood has produced. Allow me to commit sacrilege for a moment and state first and foremost that the Bourne trilogy is my absolute favorite trilogy of the bunch. Each movie succeeded in […]

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