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Tanner Reviews Spring Breakers

Spring_Breakers_posterI think we have all had this moment at least once in our lives. That moment when you just absolutely hate a film and yet everyone around you loves it. I had the exact same feeling watching Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon. When I saw it and the credits rolled and I heard people actually fucking applauding that movie… The rage boiled inside of me. But then I found solace knowing that not everyone liked it, there were critics out there that hated the movie just as much as I did and I was happy to know that someone shared my opinion on the matter… But when a film comes out that is loved by critics, movie watchers, and so forth and you as a viewer absolutely detest the film to the point where you are sitting there yelling ‘What the fuck is wrong with the world?!’ That… That is a whole other level of annoyance. Granted, this thing has a 63 on Metacritic and received mixed to positive reviews, but Jesus Christ this thing should honestly be ranked around a 20’s or 30’s range by far! I have always said it, regardless of how I feel about a movie or a game or whatever. If you like something, that is fine! Enjoy it, don’t let me stop you… But man this one fucking blows. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Spring Breakers”

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Tanner Reviews The Great Gatsby

TheGreatGatsby2012PosterWell hello Ole Spor’! I just popped down to my local theater to see one of our greatest US tales told through the eyes of director Baz Luhrmann… And wow wasn’t this a beautifully polished turd.

I suppose it is what I was expecting from Luhrmann. Make no mistake, I am not a fan of his films. He is a decent theater director and definitely had a theater eye for cinema. Everything seems pretty, everything seems polished, and stylized. But my God there is just not enough there besides the visuals to go on. His best film by far was Romeo + Juliet and that is mainly because Shakespeare’s writing was there for substance, not his. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews The Great Gatsby”