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Ed Travis

Ed Travis
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% The Cameraman (1928) The Cameraman is a delightful romp that would easily appeal to folks like me who've experienced very little silent film, and probably appeals to hardcore silent film fans as well (as a lesser known work from one of the era's greatest talents).‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2020
50% I Am Vengeance: Retaliation (2020) Ultimately I was entertained by I Am Vengeance: Retaliation, and I'd recommend it to fans of Stu Bennett or really any fans of bread and butter action cinema.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
93% The Deer Hunter (1978) The depiction of Vietnam, and then the subsequent aftermath in the third act of the film, is more potent and visceral because we feel the impact of the war on an entire community, not just on the three men we follow there.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2020
44% Robert the Bruce (2019) As a clear passion project of Macfadyen... it's satisfying to see something so personal as this cross the finish line, make it out to a wide international audience, and ultimately be a film worth all of that investment.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted May 25, 2020
82% Debt Collectors (2020) A fun storyline with a few casting surprises and some (obviously) great action makes Debt Collectors exactly the kind of romp you're hoping for.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted May 16, 2020
96% Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster (2011) Make no mistake, this is a fight movie. An action film. A kung-fu period piece. But Ip Man 2 continues to offer a dramatic framework that is compelling.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
100% Better Days (2019) Better Days strikes a hopeful and human note, suggesting that a true bond can stand against the crushing systems all around us.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted May 9, 2020
No Score Yet The Contractor (2007) There's little to recommend here beyond Snipes always being an enjoyable watch and the accidental casting coup of future Game Of Thrones stars in supporting rolls.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
37% The Fan (1996) Tony Scott's energetic direction is the outstanding element of The Fan. The guy just makes this otherwise standard fare really pop.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
75% The Gentlemen (2020) These are the types of stories that define Ritchie's brand, and I'll always welcome him dipping his toe back into these waters.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
90% Blood Quantum (2019) As a unique voice able to tell Indigenous stories with a genre flare, Barnaby has most certainly grabbed my attention and I'll be following his work going forward.‐ Cinapse
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
89% 3:10 to Yuma (2007) 3:10 to Yuma is not only exciting, well-acted, and engaging, but it also reveals a deep sense of spirituality; of right and wrong. ‐ Hollywood Jesus
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
62% Death at a Funeral (2007) Tudyk's comedic timing and drugged impersonations could have made the whole film, but Death at a Funeral offers a lot more laughs than just acid trips.‐ Hollywood Jesus
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
13% Lake Placid 2 (2007) Do yourselves a favor, skip Lake Placid 2.‐ Hollywood Jesus
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
100% Futurama: Bender's Big Score (2007) I can see why so many fans were created in the short run of this TV show. As I watched and got accustomed to this universe, the laughs really kept coming.‐ Hollywood Jesus
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
76% Sunshine (2007) Sunshine works on every level it strives for. If you come into the film looking for a thrill ride, the chances are good that you will be watching tensely with nothing less than the fate of the world hanging in the balance. ‐ Hollywood Jesus
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
62% Day Watch (2007) Although I really struggle to enjoy Day Watch fully, the film is packed with spiritual content that begs to be addressed...‐ Hollywood Jesus
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
71% Commando (1985) Commando was Arnold's baby, his vehicle for bringing his unique brand of action-insanity to willing masses.‐ Hollywood Jesus
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
39% Feast of Love (2007) Feast of Love gives an adequate sampling of what love looks like in many peoples' lives. However, it does not necessarily present the selfless kind of love that will ultimately change our lives and our world.‐ Hollywood Jesus
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
56% Civic Duty (2006) The questions Civic Duty raises are better than the movie itself. ‐ Hollywood Jesus
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
2% Strange Wilderness (2008) Strange Wilderness offers little in the way of laughs or depth, but if low-brow comedy is your niche, then you could do a lot worse.‐ Hollywood Jesus
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
12% Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (AVP 2) (2007) What I found was a cruel and brutal yet entertaining romp through the hallowed ground of the Alien and Predator franchises. Or, to put it in another way, this film is about as good as a sequel to a spin-off could possibly be.‐ Hollywood Jesus
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
15% Hitman (2007) The question winks at us throughout the film: who really is the hunter and who is the hunted?‐ Hollywood Jesus
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
54% The Foot Fist Way (2006) The Foot Fist Way has a chance at real cult comedy status. But I would also say that it isn't as incredibly unique as I would have hoped. But as I found myself laughing at the absurdity and the story, I realized I was really engaged by McBride...‐ Hollywood Jesus
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
81% Chicago 10 (2008) Chicago 10 is a clever film, and visually engaging.‐ Hollywood Jesus
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
67% The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) What works to Prince Caspian's advantage is that these great little actors have grown up some, and we believe they could battle or govern a nation, even if they are still a little bit young.‐ Hollywood Jesus
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
No Score Yet Futurama: Bender's Game (2008) Bender's Game is a pretty solid standalone animated comedy feature.‐ Hollywood Jesus
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
87% Kung Fu Panda (2008) Kung Fu Panda is ripe with genuine wisdom, and like any Kung Fu film, it delves into some pretty fascinating spirituality. ‐ Hollywood Jesus
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
82% Tropic Thunder (2008) The real lasting appeal of Tropic Thunder won't be the lavish production, but the rich send-up of acting as a profession, Hollywood as a culture, and war films as an inspiration to us civilians. ‐ Hollywood Jesus
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
93% Amadeus (1984) Amadeus is a film of high accolade...this film is grand on every level and I'm glad to have experienced it.‐ Hollywood Jesus
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
98% The French Connection (1971) ...while The French Connection shows us the realistic problems of life on the street and the drug trade, it also totally entertains us. ‐ Hollywood Jesus
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
25% The Boondock Saints (1999) The Boondock Saints, on one level, is a really great direct-to-video cult film. Stylish, defiantly endearing, and even borderline iconic. ‐ Hollywood Jesus
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
72% The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) I loved The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. It is a very long film, but how could it not be in order to tell the story of a whole life? It is also a film that hinges on the viewers' acceptance of a man aging in reverse. It is a magical movie...‐ Hollywood Jesus
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
58% Taken (2009) Overall this is a good, not great, release of a film that has made itself an enormous amount of money and earned its place among our generation's other semi-superheroic thrillers.‐ Hollywood Jesus
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
87% A History of Violence (2005) A History of Violence was my favorite film of the year...‐ Hollywood Jesus
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
79% The French Connection II (1975) I believe that The French Connection II is all about the slow-burn chase. And I believe the film succeeds in being its own unique thriller that doesn't mindlessly ape its predecessor. ‐ Hollywood Jesus
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
57% Defiance (2009) I recommend the movie as a redemptive and uplifting tale of heroism... if only to call attention to the real heroism of the historic Bielski brothers.‐ Hollywood Jesus
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
67% Revolutionary Road (2008) Maybe I would have been more willing to mull over that commentary if any piece of me had actually liked Frank and April Wheeler...‐ Hollywood Jesus
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
97% Ran (1985) One can hardly watch Ran without feeling a sense of prophecy fulfilled. The tragic results displayed in this film suggest we all need to discern more deeply exactly who we can trust to lead us.‐ Hollywood Jesus
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
86% Earth (1999) Earth's narrative focuses on a tour around the globe's various ecosystems and highlighting some of the animal families' life cycles in those areas of the planet. That is the extent of the story, as narrated by the engaging James Earl Jones. ‐ Hollywood Jesus
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
74% Tombstone (1993) One interesting thing about the story is that it appears that the writers really did include a lot of research and attempted to create a lot of accurate details in the characters and in the story. ‐ Hollywood Jesus
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
54% John Carpenter's Escape from L.A. (1996) Themes of rebellion, anarchy, freedom of speech, and the threat of corruption run through many of Carpenter's works. And Escape From L.A. seems to have been Carpenter's opportunity to pull out all the stops.‐ Hollywood Jesus
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
68% Daybreakers (2010) Amazingly, this horror/action hybrid does an effective job of wrestling with these deep questions through a fascinating vampire world. ‐ Hollywood Jesus
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
64% The Edge (1997) I really enjoy this unique character that Hopkins created in The Edge, and I feel he owns the movie. ‐ Hollywood Jesus
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
31% The Lovely Bones (2009) I was drawn to the film because of Peter Jackson's involvement, but the creativity of the imagery did not astound me.‐ Hollywood Jesus
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
85% Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) ...part of the fun that Herzog seems to be having with Bad Lieutenant is calling into question "good" versus "evil" and where those lines cross and where they crumble.‐ Hollywood Jesus
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
86% Escape from New York (1981) If you don't like Escape From New York, then you and I will have some trouble seeing eye to eye-patch in our taste in movies.‐ Hollywood Jesus
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
63% Evil Dead (2013) We are shocked, scared, and horrified by what happens on screen during the running time of The Evil Dead. But we love it because of its creativity, craftsmanship...‐ Hollywood Jesus
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
55% Hatchet (2006) I think Adam Green did a great job of tapping into what made former slashers not only hits at the box office, but archetypal characters.‐ Hollywood Jesus
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
85% Ip Man (2010) I am finally aboard the Donnie Yen train, and Ip Man punched [my] ticket.‐ Hollywood Jesus
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020