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Top 6 Lists-Underrated War Films

List by-Jarrett Leahy With today being Memorial Day, I thought I’d take the time to create a quick Top 6 List in its honor. At first I was just going to list my personal favorites, but films like The Deer Hunter and Saving Private Ryan have rightfully been revered and discussed more times than can […]

The Railway Man (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy Eric Lomax, a former British World War II officer, has spent his time after the war desperately trying to overcome the horrors inflicted on him by his Japanese captors while a prisoner of war. After a chance encounter with a beautiful woman, Eric is given a sliver of hope to escape his […]

Godzilla (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy Since his first onscreen introduction way back 1954, when it comes to monster movies, there is literally no bigger figure than Godzilla. Even without any real knowledge of his story, just saying his name conjures up images of his menacing presence and the path of destruction left in his wake. Not being […]

About Last Night (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy Based on┬áthe David Mamet┬áplay “Sexual Perversity in Chicago” and borrowing from the 1986 romantic comedy of the same name starring Rob Lowe and Demi Moore, About Last Night tells the story of Bernie (Kevin Hart) and Danny (Michael Ealy), best friends whose late night, alcohol fueled escapades are put in jeopardy when […]

That Awkward Moment (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy As movie fans look back at the first half of 2014, I suspect the Zac Efron comedy that will most likely be remembered is the current hit Neighbors (a film by the way that I hope to see and review perhaps later this week). But after finally getting the chance this week […]

Top 6 Lists-Cate Blanchett

List by-Jarrett Leahy With today being the 45th birthday of the uber-talented Cate Blanchett, this week’s Top 6 list is dedicated to her. Sheepishly I must admit that I have yet to see four of Ms. Blanchett’s Oscar-nominated performances, so as a form of shame, I’ve decided to use the #6 slot to simply showcase […]

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy Because, like so many of us, I’m a fan of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, I was curiously optimistic when it was announced a few years back that after a long, drawn out contract negotiation, director Peter Jackson was on board to create a film adaptation of The Hobbit, the Tolkien […]