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RoboCop (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy Set in 2028, the streets of Detroit have become a glorified war-zone of crime and corrupt officials. Fervent media and conservative politicians hope that the country’s growing fear will speed up the institution of a controversial militarized robotics program headed by multinational corporation OmniCorp. However, America’s “robo-phobia” keeps their lucrative plans at […]

Top 6 Lists: Con-Artists

List by-Jarrett Leahy One of the most fascinating and entertaining subject matter in Hollywood has always been the cunning and deviant con-artist. While disdained in real life, the con-artist on screen is an anti-hero that plays on our inner desire to outsmart and outmaneuver, and if The Man is on the other end of those […]

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy Ten years after a deadly pandemic devastated the world population, only small factions of societies still remain. During an exploratory search for an abandoned hydroelectric dam, a group human survivors stumble upon a flourishing community of highly intelligent primates that have taken residence among the forests that now surround the decimated city […]

The Raid 2 (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy After barely escaping with his life following the first raid, rookie police officer Rama reluctantly agrees, in exchange for protection of his wife and family, to join a special police force charged with taking down the crime syndicates and corrupt officers plaguing the streets of Jakarta. Sent undercover in one of city’s […]

Blue Ruin (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy Upon the discovery that the man who ruined his life is being released from prison, Dwight Evans, a transient drifter surviving on the scraps found around the beach area he inhabits, returns to his hometown to confront this evil from his past, unleashing an act of vengeance that puts his estranged family […]