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Month in Review: March & April films

Now that we have arrived to the beginning of May and I haven’t been able to post in over two weeks, I thought I would summarize my film watching of the last two months with a mammoth list of mini-reviews. 22 films in 61 days. Not a great number, but I’ve done worse. Here it goes:

Oblivion

OBLIVION (2013)

A terribly uninspiring story line masked by awesome special effects and handsome set designs. Oblivion is one more nail in the coffin for the career of Tom Cruise, the former world’s biggest movie star. Though he may still prove his worth at the box office, his performance is easily forgettable, never once allowing us to forget his very bizarre off camera persona, nor making us empathize with his character.

Rating: 2/5 (poor)

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Film Review: The Grey (2012)

Director: Joe Carnahan

Cast: Liam Neeson (Ottway), Dermot Mulroney (Talget), Frank Grillo (Diaz) & Dallas Roberts (Hendrick).

After delivering powerful, critically-acclaimed performances during the 1990s, Liam Neeson has been truly prolific in recent years as a bad-ass action leading man that has brought him box-office hits such as last year’s “Unknown” or the intense “Taken” a year prior. This time around, Mr. Neeson continues his unlikely rise as one of the preeminent action stars in Hollywood with “The Grey”, a beautifully shot survival film by director Joe Carnahan.

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