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Triple 9 Review

Triple 9 (2016)

Directed by John Hillcoat

Starring Chiwetel EjioforNorman ReedusCasey AffleckAnthony Mackie

Bros to the Close

Reviewed by Mason Manuel

There is nothing especially unique about a film centering around dirty cops, but a killer script and all-star cast make what could have been mundane a unique experience. Pair that along with expert director John Hillcote (The Road) and you get an entertaining crime drama that shows even those we rely on for protection can fall. Continue reading Triple 9 Review

Top Ten One Liners

Let’s be honest for a second. Some films that are held in high regard today might not be if not for some of the awesome one liners that they have. Otherwise terrible films like Bad Boys would be complete write offs. But “Sh*t just got real” lives on to be an awesome line of badassness that I can now yell drunk to my friends one night when the Lakers win. So in that spirit, I give you RDR’s top ten one liners.

  1. “My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, Commander of the armies of the North, General of the Felix legions, loyal servant to the true Emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.”

Russel Crowe, Gladiator

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Kingsman Review

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

Starring Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson

 

“Manners Maketh Men”: How to Fight Like a Kingsman Agent

By Courtney Adkisson

 We’ve all been attracted by those James Bond spy movies. Nice tech, nice car and secret agents saving the world. But what if it was different? What if it was better? And…proper? Well I guess all spies are “proper” in their own way. But the Kingsman: The Secret Service puts James Bond spy agents to a whole new level. Not only does it have an incredible cast (Colin Firth, has to be one of my new favorite actors since The King’s Speech and Samuel L. Jackson is just crazy in this film), but I think there’s a whole other flavor to how these spies operate. There’s no real rules other than to survive. And if you cause trouble the leader, Colin Firth will certainly “teach you a lesson”. Continue reading Kingsman Review

The Secret Review

The Secret (2008)

Directed by Jon Rosling

Starring Steven Coward, Emily Batchford, and Nicola Haldane

Isolation never feels more devastating than when you are surrounded by your peers and feel completely alone. As a child, this feeling rears its ugly head too often and leaves us feeling alone and misunderstood. School as a kid can be the realization of all these fears at once. The frustrating feeling of being alone is what The Secret capitalizes upon and shows the horror it can induce. And what horror there is. Continue reading The Secret Review