Movie Reviews

G Money’s Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

In 2014, the Marvel cinematic universe was in full swing. Marvel was setting forth 3 phases of films that will culminate in 2018 with the movie, “Infinity War”. 2014 also saw the release of a Marvel film starring a band of galactic misfits only well known among the comic book reader set called, “Guardians of the Galaxy”. Guardians would garner …

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G Money’s Movie Review: The Circle

The issue of personal privacy in the world of the internet and social media is a subject that gets some attention. Questions of whether the government should or should not regulate the internet in the interest of the public trust is hotly debated on both sides of the argument. This issue is no stranger to cinema. The earliest film I …

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G Money’s Movie Review: Fate of the Furious

No one could have ever predicted the enormous success of the “Fast & Furious” franchise. A niche movie that focused on the car culture prevalent in the 90’s skyrocketed to mega box office numbers and has become part of the pop culture zeitgeist. Now in its 8th iteration, can F&F keep up its relentless pace or is its motor ready …

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G Money’s Movie Review: Ghost in the Shell

In 1989 a Manga (a Japanese comic book) changed the pop culture landscape. “Ghost in the Shell”, better known as “Mobile Armored Riot Police” in Japan, tells the story of a near cyberpunk future full of political intrigue, advanced cyborgs, brain control, and much more. These stories were so engrossing that in 1995 it was turned into an anime movie …

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G Money’s Movie Review: Saban’s Power Rangers

The “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” is a pop culture phenomenon I just missed in the early ‘90’s. TV and toy stores were bombarded with these masked superheroes and their infectious theme song. What the show failed to tell its audience was that this was a show that literally borrowed footage from the original “Super Sentai” programs from Japan. Shows like …

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G Money’s Movie Review: The Belko Experiment

The subject of social science experiments are not new territory for the movies. Cinema takes these ideas to the extreme for entertainment. Most are familiar with films such as “Running Man” and “Hunger Games”. What I enjoy the most about these types of films as a viewer is placing yourself amongst those partaking in these extreme human behavioral situations. One …

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G Money’s Movie Review: “Kong: Skull Island”

The legacy of “King Kong” dates all the way back to 1933 when a massive ape as big as a building captured the imagination of millions. Many iterations have followed including in 1976 when Jeff Bridges and a beautiful young actress by the name of Jessica Lange debuted to tame the savage beast in the remake. Japan also took their …

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G Money’s Movie Review: Logan

Hugh Jackman’s career has been defined by his role as “Wolverine”. He’s played the character for over 17 years and with the release of “Logan” is performing his swan song for the role. Fox’s “X-Men” franchise has always been a source of controversy and ridicule from fans of the source material, but “Logan” is set to take the franchise in …

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G Money’s Movie Review: Get Out

“Blaxploitation” films were the cornerstone of “B-Movie” cinema in the late 60’s and early 70’s. Movies like “Super Fly”, “Shaft”, and “Foxy Brown” defined the genre with memorable black lead characters that had a swagger and a certain gritty, street-wise attitude. These movies weren’t winning any Oscars during award seasons, but these films were telling stories that weren’t being told …

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G Money’s Movie Review: The Great Wall

Matt Damon became a lightning rod of controversy when the Chinese based production of the “The Great Wall” was first announced and he was its star. The thinly veiled attempt at identity politics that was ruffling the feathers of social media was not good publicity for this film. Now that this film has been released is Matt the savior of …

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