Monthly Archives: August 2013

Kick-Ass 2: More of the Same, but That’s a Good Thing

I know Dukemich usually handles the reviews here at Cup of Joe, but since he didn’t see Kick-Ass 2, I’ll offer a review: I’ve encountered a lot of hate against the Kick-Ass franchise, particularly the sequel, on the interwebs, as … Continue reading

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Weekend Wrap Up: The Butler Serves Seconds

Yeah, it’s that time of year. Late summer and early autumn are not particularly good times for the box office, but one benefit of the dearth of large openers is that smaller, well-received pictures can show great legs and spend … Continue reading

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Sea of Monsters drown in sequel

Although riddled with flaws, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (Besides being a mouthful of a title) thoroughly entertained me. However, I don’t think anybody was clamoring for a sequel. Despite my doubts about the second installment’s quality, … Continue reading

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Weekend Wrap Up: “The Butler” Serves up an Upset

Coming into this weekend, it seemed like it would be a two-movie battle, with Kick-Ass 2 as the front-runner and The Butler as the underdog with a shot at the title. Nobody expected Jobs or Paranoia┬áto do much of anything, … Continue reading

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Washington, Wahlberg bring firepower to 2 Guns

Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg are two of my favorite actors. If I see one of them will be in a movie, I’m pretty much on board. Granted, that decision doesn’t work out all the time in the case of┬áThe … Continue reading

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Elysium wastes potential

Looking at the trailer months prior to the release of Elysium, I had high hopes for the sci-fi action movie. I love everything about Matt Damon, including his role in the Bourne trilogy, The Departed, The Legend of Bagger Vance … Continue reading

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Weekend Wrap Up: Elysium Stays Down to Earth

Despite an intriguing premise, a strong leading man and good trailers, Elysium became yet another in the list of original sci-fi disappointments this year, joining the likes of Oblivion and Pacific Rim. That said, because of the depth this weekend, … Continue reading

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