Brick (2005) – Review

Brick (2005) Poster

Directed by Rian Johnson

Written by Rian Johnson

Cast: Emilie de Ravin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lukas Haas, Matt O’Leary, Nora Zehetner, and Noah Fleiss

Length: 1 hour and 50 minutes

Genre: Action, crime, drama

MPAA Rating: R

Description from IMDB:

“A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.” Continue reading “Brick (2005) – Review”

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District 9 (2009) – Review

District 9 (2009) Poster

Directed by Neill Blomkamp

Written by Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell

Cast: Sharlto Copley, Louis Minnaar, Jason Cope, and Vanessa Haywood

Length: 1 hour and 52 minutes

Genre: Science fiction, thriller

MPAA Rating: R

Description from IMDB:

“An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.” Continue reading “District 9 (2009) – Review”

On the Subject of the Unforeseen Consequences of Book Blogging

Seeing as it has been over two years since I began The Past Due Review, I thought it would be interesting to reflect on some of the unforeseen consequences of running a book blog. I realize that I have expanded my content to include movie reviews and Music Monday posts, but this site began with the wish to share what I have been reading and my thoughts on those stories. Though some of these revelations probably seem rather mundane or obvious to others, I was taken by surprise in both positive and negative ways. Let’s start with the bad; it can only get better from there, right? Continue reading “On the Subject of the Unforeseen Consequences of Book Blogging”

Open Range (2003) – Review

Open Range (2003) Poster

Directed by Kevin Costner

Written by Craig Storper; based on the novel by Lauran Paine

Cast: Robert Duvall, Kevin Costner, Abraham Benrubi, Diego Luna, James Russo, Michael Gambon, Annette Benning, and Kim Coates

Length: 2 hours and 19 minutes

Genre: Action, drama, romance, western

MPAA Rating: R

Description from IMDB:

“A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman.” Continue reading “Open Range (2003) – Review”

Swiss Army Man (2016) – Review

Swiss Army Man (2016) Poster

Directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert

Written by Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan

Cast: Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Length: 1 hour and 37 minutes

Genre: Adventure, comedy, drama

MPAA Rating: R

Description from IMDB:

“A hopeless man stranded on a deserted island befriends a dead body and together they go on a surreal journey to get home.” Continue reading “Swiss Army Man (2016) – Review”

The Matrix (1999) – Review

The Matrix (1999) Poster

Directed by Lana and Lilly Wachowski (as the Wachowski Brothers)

Written by Lana and Lilly Wachowski (as the Wachowski Brothers)

Cast: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, and Carrie-Anne Moss

Length: 2 hours and 16 minutes

Genre: Action, science fiction

MPAA Rating: R

Description from IMDB:

“A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.” Continue reading “The Matrix (1999) – Review”

Deadpool (2016) – Review

Deadpool (2016) Poster

Directed by Tim Miller

Written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, Stefan Kapicic, and Brianna Hildebrand

Length: 1 hour and 48 minutes

Genre: Action, adventure, comedy

MPAA Rating: R

Description from IMDB:

“A fast-talking mercenary with a morbid sense of humor is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers and a quest for revenge.” Continue reading “Deadpool (2016) – Review”