Tag Archives: Ian McKellen

The Good Liar (2019) Review

OF SECRETS, LIES, AND DECEPTIONS   Tales of duplicity, con-artist, and deception have been a commonplace staple within the variety of cinematic features. Throughout the years, these storytelling features (often considered slow-burner thrillers), often focus their attention of particular character, which shows one façade (believing the individual is one), but, as things progress, the truth comes out; unraveling a duality

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Review

DRAGONFIRE & RUIN. THE STORY CONTINUES.   All good stories deserve a little embellishment” Gandalf the Grey said to a young hobbit named Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson’s first chapter of his Hobbit Trilogy titled The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Truer words were never spoken. The film, which debuted in December of 2011, scored big at the box office, but was heavily

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X-Men: Days of Future Past Review

CHANGE THE PAST TO SAVE THE FUTURE   The X-Men movie franchise has had its ups and down since it began back in 2000. The first film (X-Men) was really good, the second film (X2: X-Men United) proved superior (probably so far in the series), while the third film (X-Men: The Last Stand) was ambitious with an interesting story, but

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