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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 […]

Blood Ties (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy ┬áSet in New York City circa 1974, brothers Chris and Frank have chosen opposing paths in life. While Frank is a dedicated NYC police officer with a bright future, Chris is an ex-con hood who has just been released from prison after being sent away for murder. Guilt-ridden about their markedly strained […]

2014 MIDYEAR REPORT

Lists by-Jarrett Leahy & Jason Chandler! With the calendar turning to the month of July, it’s time to take a look back on the first half of 2014 movie year and highlight those films that shined brighter than the rest while also looking forward to what is still to come. While the odds say a […]

Enemy (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy While watching a movie recommended by a fellow colleague, Adam Bell, a withdrawn college history professor, shockingly discovers an actor who is identical to him. As fascination turns to obsession, Adam attempts to track down and meet this apparent look-alike. Loosely inspired by the 2002 Jose Saramago novel, The Double, Enemy is […]