johnlink ranks MARGIN CALL (2011)

•January 16, 2016 • Leave a Comment

This movie just popped up on Amazon Prime recently, and the cast is just too good not to run with. A thriller set around a company realizing the inevitable as a major financial crisis will hit, MARGIN CALL seemed like a movie worth seeing.


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johnlink ranks KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE (2014)

•January 14, 2016 • Leave a Comment

This was advertised, initially, in a way which made it seem like standard PG-13 spy movie stuff. It looked like a cross between James Bond and NATIONAL TREASURE. The sort of movie that I would see, but didn’t feel the need to rush out for. Then I heard it was a more ultra-violent in the vein of SHOOT ‘EM UP. That still didn’t make me rush out, but it sounded a bit more intriguing.


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johnlink ranks RED STATE (2011)

•January 11, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Of all the huge 90s indie directors, Kevin Smith has had the most divergent career path. Since he wrapped up his View Askew Universe with JAY & SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK, Smith has had a smattering of interesting and diverse projects, though none have come with the critical success of his first offerings. RED STATE is what would happen if you took the themes of DOGMA and combined them with a Peckinpah film. So… is it good?


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johnlink ranks EX MACHINA (2015)

•January 8, 2016 • 2 Comments

Been wanting to see this one pretty much since I heard about it. I love small-jump science fiction. The kind of stuff set in the near future where mankind has made a small (but believable) leap in technology. These films are usually smaller scale, just a few characters, and tightly made. Heard EX MACHINA was no exception, and was glad to finally get a chance to get at it.


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johnlink ranks SPACEBALLS (1987)

•January 5, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Having watched all of the STAR WARS movies again, it seemed fitting to hit up SPACEBALLS. This is one of those movies I have seen in pieces on TV and such, but have never watched all the way through. That seems hard to believe even to me, but it is true!


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johnlink ranks ALOHA (2015)

•January 5, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Back for my first review of 2016 as I start my 8th year writing on johnlinkmovies. I’m still working on my 2015 recap (I’m sure everyone is waiting with baited breath), but it’ll come out when it comes out. In the meantime, I’m hoping to watch much more of a variety of films as last year devolved into a science-fiction, horror, action theme with just a few smatterings of classic films or dramas. I plan to do a lot of different stuff this year. We’ll see if I am still saying this in a few months as my brain fries further and further and I seek mindless entertainment.


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•January 2, 2016 • 4 Comments

Saw this a few days ago with my son, but needed some time to gather my thoughts and get them all sorted through. There will be SPOILERS BELOW. I was deciding on wether or not to go that route. But I think that a lot of people have seen it, and are trying to figure through it, as I am. So skip this until you see it. But, by all means, come back once you do.


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johnlink ranks STAR WARS: EPISODE VI – RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983)

•January 2, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Finally wrapping up the original trilogy in anticipation of the new one.


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•December 29, 2015 • Leave a Comment

I meant to watch this awhile ago, but life happens. Now, the family is back in RI and we have a date to see THE FORCE AWAKENS tomorrow morning. So it is a night of finishing the original trilogy here.


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johnlink ranks STAR WARS: EPISODE IV – A NEW HOPE (1977)

•December 25, 2015 • 1 Comment

Going to take the five-year-old to see THE FORCE AWAKENS when we go to visit family in Rhode Island next week. Running out of time to get through the original trilogy, so it was a forceful Christmas Eve last night. And I get the feeling that the Empire may well strike back tonight on Christmas.


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