Geeked Out – Reviews Chi-Raq

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In this episode of Geeked Out, movie reviews of Creed and Chi-Raq. We take a look at the newest trailers for Captain America: Civil War and Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice. Is The Walking Dead the Walking Dumb? The racial politics of comic and sci fi movies. Will Marvels Black Panther movie be under the racial microscope?

Great Scenes in Cinema #3-NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN-Call It

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NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN is a flawless film. Perfect in its writing, direction, and acting. In fact it is on my short list of the greatest films of all time. How does one go about choosing the best scene from a film full of best scenes? Very carefully. I chose this scene because the writing it’s simply superb. Its psychological warfare delivered by the films personification of evil, Anton Chigurh

Sean Hill’s Greatest Films of All Time #9-FARGO

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“THIS IS A TRUE STORY. The events depicted in this film took place in Minnesota in 1987. At the request of the survivors, the names have been changed. Out of respect for the dead, the rest has been told exactly as it occurred.” And so begins FARGO, a tale of kidnapping and murder in the Midwest. This film is probably the most unusual film on my list as it is not heavy in themes or symbolism and it doesn’t have great directorial flair that I am normally attracted to. What it does have is humor and lots of it. Now when I say humor understand that I am not saying that kidnapping and murder is funny. Not at all. The humor in the film comes from the characters. The characters in the film are not funny people and do not act like there are in a comedy. They do not think they are funny and the movie does not treat them as if they are funny. The plot does not ask them to be funny as they are who they are. The film has two of the most unique movie characters to every grace the silver screen. Jerry Lundegaard, played by William H. Macy, and Marge Gunderson, played brilliantly by Frances McDormand.

Sean Hill Reviews CREED

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Previously on the ROCKY saga--- Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) is a small-time boxer who seems to be going nowhere in life, as he works day-in and day-out as a collector for a loan shark and fights in sleazy clubs for low pay. Because of this Rocky is labeled a bum by the neighborhood, especially by gym trainer Mickey Goldmill. At the same time, Rocky successfully courts Adrian Pennino, a painfully shy woman with an alcoholic brother, Paulie. Rocky’s future changes when heavyweight champion of the world Apollo Creed chooses Rocky at random as his opponent in a title fight. Rocky realizes he now has the chance to prove he is not a bum. Rocky fights for his self-respect but ends up losing the fight in a split decision.

Sean Hill Reviews THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2

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Previously on THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1---Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) has been rescued from the Quarter Quell games while unconscious and awakens in the never-before-seen District 13, the underground location where a plot to take over the Capitol is forming.  Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) is being held and forcibly indoctrinated by President Snow (Donald Sutherland). Under pressure from District 13’s leader, President Coin (Julianne Moore), Katniss must embrace a role she never really wanted: to be the symbol of the Mockingjay, the symbol of hope.  Peeta is eventually rescued from Snow’s grip but is now in a hate-filled trance designed to kill Katniss.

MOCKINGJAY PART 2 picks a few days after the end of previous installment with Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) still unable to connect with a brainwashed Peeta.  As the Mockingjay, she can see that it is going take more than symbolism to defeat the Capitol. Joining with Gale (Liam Hemsworth), an unpredictable Peeta, Finnick (Sam Claflin), and others, she sets out for the once-thriving Capitol now transformed into a city of mayhem under attack. Her mission is to stage an assassination on Snow. Meanwhile, Snow has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. And a showdown between the two is inevitable.

Sean Hill Reviews SPECTRE

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Previously on James Bond #23, SKYFALL—James Bond faced off with latest villain Raoul Silva at Skyfall, his family estate and childhood home in Scotland. Bond is there with M, the Head of the Secret Intelligence Service—also known as MI6, who is wounded by Silva and dies.