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Review: Assassin's Creed Print E-mail
Thursday, 22 December 2016 01:52

Rating: ZZ

By:  JR Molina

Summary:  Thanks to the help of a machine that unlocks genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) is given a second chance but that second chance has a catch. Callum discovers he is a descended of a pretty imprtant assassin in history. Through the assassins memory Callum may hold the secrets of pain and free will, but something else is going on behind the scenes


The Good: I kind of liked it didn’t focus on history or the game story. It took risks and it was pretty fun at times. Most summer films feel the same, but this film through a convoluted story is able to keep my interest by how bizarre it is at times. I like that the climax isn’t the ending and I also dug the film didn’t answer all my questions. I felt like I missed parts of it, but it never slowed down.


The Bad:  The film is confusing as heck. Nobody is really developed. None of the relationships in this film feel even a tiny bit real. Minor characters are given huge scenes but you don’t really understand why they’re given those scenes. It borders the line of abusad. The flashback scenes feel like a drug trip in the worst ways. You’re left with a minor headaches because of all the flipping back and forth to different perspective and time periods. You will walk out of this film confused.


The Ugly: The film can be fun and seem insane, but it’s also really slow. It’s a pain to watch, but somehow it keeps you on the edge of your seat. The film is so confusing and is told in such a wicked fast pace that you can’t help but enjoy the ride and try to figure out the mysteries behind the story. The script doesn’t make sense. The actors are all doing different things and the director is trying to be Terrence Malick out there. It’s truly one of a kind.  

 

Film In Austin’s Review Grading Scale

No Zs – A solid, outstanding movie; there wasn’t an snoozing in this movie
Z – Good movie, sometimes the story may be lacking in some area, but it’s still recommended; only fell asleep for a quarter of the movie
ZZ – Average, entertaining at parts, it may be worth seeing, but you will probably want to wait and rent it; fell asleep for half of the film
ZZZ – Very weak where entertainment, plot, realism, development and other vital elements are missing; fell asleep for a third of the movie
ZZZZ – Very poor to the point that you will only recommend for your family and friends “not to see it;” fell asleep right when the movie began and slept through the whole thing.  Well, you will wish you had spent that time sleeping

 

 
Review: Jackie Print E-mail
Friday, 16 December 2016 19:28

 

Rating: ZZ

By: Amy Elizondo
 
Summary: Natalie Portman portrays Jackie Kennedy in an interview on the days following the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy.
 
The Good:   The story itself is a very interesting one, and one that many have not had the chance to hear from the point of view of former First Lady, Jackie Kennedy. One of the things that stood out, and that the film did a great job of showing, is how Mrs. Kennedy reacted to the death of her husband and how she coped with it afterward.  The film really pulls you into that time period and makes you feel as though you were actually there when it happened.
 
The Bad:  Natalie Portman's performance was inconsistent. Not to say it was completely bad, but there were many instances in which her acting appeared to be over the top. We know that she is a great actress and that she can nail grief like no one's business, however, the rest of her acting was questionable.
 
The Ugly:  Overall, Jackie has great historical value. It teaches people about something that they may not know about and from a different perspective. Although it did seem to exaggerate some things, the rest of the film gave great insight on what the White House was like at the time. If you like historical dramas or are curious to find out more about Mrs. Kennedy, then this is the film for you. 
 
 

 

Film In Austin’s Review Grading Scale

No Zs – A solid, outstanding movie; there wasn’t an snoozing in this movie
Z – Good movie, sometimes the story may be lacking in some area, but it’s still recommended; only fell asleep for a quarter of the movie
ZZ – Average, entertaining at parts, it may be worth seeing, but you will probably want to wait and rent it; fell asleep for half of the film
ZZZ – Very weak where entertainment, plot, realism, development and other vital elements are missing; fell asleep for a third of the movie
ZZZZ – Very poor to the point that you will only recommend for your family and friends “not to see it;” fell asleep right when the movie began and slept through the whole thing.  Well, you will wish you had spent that time sleeping
 
Review: Miss Sloane Print E-mail
Friday, 02 December 2016 18:00

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Rating: ZZ

By:  JR Molina

Summary:  Elizabeth Sloane is the best lobbyist in all of DC. She might’ve gotten more than she bargained for though when she agreed to work with an anti gun bill lobby group. What happens when the most powerful industry goes against the best lobbyist that Washington can offer?

 

The Good: The film builds up to one amazing finale, and if it didn’t the land the whole film would’ve been a waste of time, but the moment lands, and it was glorious. The film works in that kind of way. It’s a long drawn out movie to a few amazing moments, The film has about three of them, and they all kind of work. Jessica Chastain might get some award recognition if the studio gets behind her,  and she might deserve an Oscar nod. She was really great in this film.

 

The Bad:  The film feels tone deaf about real american politics, which isn’t surprising given the director. It feels like a film from an outsider perspective. Like a guy who only knows about politics through movies like ...And Justice for All and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. I would’ve been more offended if the film didn’t feel so campy. It’s also intresting watching this movie just three weeks after Trump was elected. It gives this film a slightly new meaning. It’s funny how real life events can change a whole film.

The Ugly: It wants to be more than what it is.  The film probably could’ve shaved off twenty minutes and gotten t rid of a few bad sub plots that lead to nowhere. The film should’ve been more campy. It could’ve done a lot of things, but as is right now. It feels like a guy screaming at something that isn’t real, but the film doesn’t understand that so they use real events to try to trick you into feeling something and that’s the movies biggest offense.  It’s melodrama but it’s directed like real drama.

Film In Austin’s Review Grading Scale

 
No Zs – A solid, outstanding movie; there wasn’t an snoozing in this movie
– Good movie, sometimes the story may be lacking in some area, but it’s still recommended; only fell asleep for a quarter of the movie
ZZ – Average, entertaining at parts, it may be worth seeing, but you will probably want to wait and rent it; fell asleep for half of the film
ZZZ – Very weak where entertainment, plot, realism, development and other vital elements are missing; fell asleep for a third of the movie
ZZZZ – Very poor to the point that you will only recommend for your family and friends “not to see it;” fell asleep right when the movie began and slept through the whole thing.  Well, you will wish you had spent that time sleeping
 
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