Jurassic World rules and dominates

June 12, 2015

By Taylor C. Berrier Jurassic World brings a whole new entertainment factor to the movie going experience, not evolved, but engineered, much like the creature causing so much havoc in the film. It’s engineered in […]

Movie Review of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

January 18, 2014

By Gary Dowell The first truly mediocre movie of 2014 has arrived. A well-meaning attempt to reboot the Jack Ryan franchise (if it can seriously be called that), Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is a surprisingly, disappointingly tepid […]

Good Dragon Movies are Few and Far Between

December 29, 2013

  By Gary Dowell We here at The Blitz were a little peeved this time last year after sitting through the interminably long first installment of “The Hobbit” for one simple reason: We wanted to see a […]

Movie Review: American Hustle

December 19, 2013

By Gary Dowell The Scorsese movie that Martin Scorsese never directed, American Hustle is a stylish tour de force for director David O. Russell and its stellar cast. Russell creates a taught, delicately plotted caper-comedy that plays out like The […]

Movie Review: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

December 12, 2013

By Gary Dowell Though it doesn’t justify exploding a 300-page children’s novel into a trilogy of nearly three-hour movies, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug goes a long way towards course correcting the series after the […]

Ronin and 10 Other Movies That Kick Ass!

November 27, 2013

By Gary Dowell Keanu Reeves has kinda, sorta reinvented himself as a purveyor of old-fashioned martial arts flicks, having recently made his directorial Man of Tai Chi. Next month sees the release of 47 Ronin, […]

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Movie Review

November 22, 2013

By Gary Dowell More engaging than the soft-soaped first installment, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a little too bogged down by tedium and a surprising degree of stiffness to be more than a modest improvement. In […]

Thor: The Dark World Movie Review

November 9, 2013

By Gary Dowell With Phase Two of its master plan for pop culture domination now well under way, Marvel has put itself in a precarious position: The novelty value of seeing these characters on the […]

Carrie Movie Review

October 19, 2013

By Gary Dowell It may be cinephile blasphemy to suggest it, but Kimberly Peirce’s remake of Carrie isn’t the worst thing to hit the screen, and at times it’s fairly entertaining. Whether or not it’s existence […]

Escape Plan Movie Review

October 18, 2013

By Gary Dowell A scatter-shot piece of action pulp, Escape Plan is a sluggish ride broken-up with a few cheap thrills along the way. The only hook here is the teaming of genre icons Sylvester Stallone and […]

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