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Welcome to MOVIE REVIEWS from Brusimm. Here you get the average-Joe’s perspective on a movie we’ve seen. You won’t get any fancy hub-bub about the director’s style or literary nuances. We look at movies and review them based on what they are, dramatic or popcorn fun. And we tell you if we think it was worthy of digging into our pocket book or if it’s time and money we’ll never get back!

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Review: Lots More Of A Good Thing

May 1, 2015

This is SPOILER FREE. Avengers: Age of Ultron brings more of the fantastic group dynamics and well balanced action and story that Joss Whedon is known for, and this film will for sure set some records for sure. It is WELL WORTH the bucks to spend a few hours escaping life, kicking back in a […]

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NOW YOU SEE ME, An Energetic Piece of Fun

March 17, 2015

I finally got around to watching Now You See Me, and to be honest, it was much more entertaining to watch than I had anticipated. Now You See Me is directed by Louis Leterrier, who directed The Transporter films, Clash of the Titans, The Incredible Hulk and other fun actioner films. The production team included […]

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THE PURGE: ANARCHY Review (It Isn’t Horrible!)

March 16, 2015

If you saw the first movie in this series, titled The Purge, then you pretty much know what you are in for with this sequel, The Purge: Anarchy. For those of you who have not, the story takes place in a world where once a year all criminal activity is allowed to take place with […]

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PRIVATE PARTS, A Perspective & Review From A Fan

March 16, 2015

Watching Private Parts, the film about Howard Stern’s early days is quite the hoot. It stars, of course, Howard Stern, Robin Quivers, Fred Norris, Gary Dell’Abate, Jackie Martling playing themselves, along with acting talent provided by Mary McCormack, Paul Giamatti, Carol Alt, Kelly Bishop, Allison Janney, Amber Smith and others. This may sound crazy, but […]

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TRANSCENDENCE with Johnny Depp – Review

March 2, 2015

I finally pulled up Transcendence, starring Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Cillian Murphy, Kate Mara, Cole Hauser, Morgan Freeman and Clifton Collins Jr.. (Yes, klooking at the cast you can sayPirates meets Iron Man 3, meets Dark Knight, meets Riddick, meets Pacific Rim!) The movie’s tone starts out dark or slow paced as we […]

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DERAILED (2005) Review

January 25, 2015

Derailed is a fascinating movie riddled with classic plot points and yet we get a series of twists with a proper ending.

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January 17, 2015

American Sniper stars Bradley Cooper as Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and he does one hell of a job in this role. In the film we learn about the man from his boyhood, through the years of his career as a Navy SEAL sniper and his time afterward, as a family man, and all the […]

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January 9, 2015

The other day/week I was tooling around on Netflix or Amazon Prime or one of those services and decided to sample some animated hero action. I’ve seen some critics take their animated reviews pretty seriously and make it look good. So I thought I’d watch a few cartoons and give you my take on them. […]

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Review of ESCAPE PLAN With Stallone & Schwarzenegger

January 3, 2015

When I tuned into the 2013 movie, Escape Plan, starring Sylvester Stallone & Arnold Schwarzenegger, I never thought I’d come away from it saying, “Wow, that was a good movie!” But I did. – Escape Plan is about a man named Ray Breslin (Stallone) who makes a living out of breaking out of prisons and […]

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Charlie Hunnam in THE LEDGE, a Review

January 3, 2015

If you’re a Charlie Hunnam fan, I think you may enjoy this new character from Charlie aside from his Jax or Jaeger pilot characters. – I just caught the Charlie Hunnam starrer, The Ledge (2011) on the Sundance Channel. It’s written and directed by Matthew Chapman (Runaway Jury, Color of Night), and also stars Terrence […]

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POMPEII Review, When Titanic Meets Gladiator

January 1, 2015

Pompeii has quite the cast helmed by Paul W.S. Anderson, who brought us the vehicle for his wife’s career, Milla Jovovich, in the Resident Evil movie franchise. The film story description reads “A slave-turned-gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. […]

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December 30, 2014

The Monuments Men is about “An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.” It is directed and written by George Clooney.Clooney is also in the cast and with him stars Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Hugh Bonneville, […]

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ABOUT TIME (2013) Movie Review

December 12, 2014

The official movie summary for About Time says,”At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.” But […]

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December 3, 2014

I, Frankenstein hits every level of the entertainment spectrum from delivering canned, boring, and predictable events that can still be perceived as popcorn fun, if you don’t care about the nuances of a story wasted away with a boring delivery. I, Frankenstein stars Aaron Eckhart as one of the best looking, near male-model Frankenstein monster […]

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November 26, 2014

The 2013 movie, Delivery Man, stars Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Cobie Smulders (The Avengers) and is directed by Ken Scott (Starbuck, The Grand Seduction). The movie is about a spectacular underachiever, who in his hay day, made anonymous donations to a fertility clinic for the bucks. But what he didn’t know […]

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47 RONIN Review

November 21, 2014

I finally caught 47 Ronin, starring Keanu Reeves and Hiroyuki Sanada (Helix, Extant), in a story where “a band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun.” This is an adaptation of of the legend of the 47 Ronin, and this is director’s […]

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November 12, 2014

I finally got around to watching The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, starring (and directed by) Ben Stiller. It not only was not what I expected, but it only lightly stayed on course with the source material, making this a delightfully fun film that the entire family could watch. The story starts out watching Walter […]

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THE LONE RANGER (2013) Review

October 12, 2014

I’ve not heard anything great about The Lone Ranger and have not been tempted to pursue seeing it. But when it came up on STARZ, I thought I’d give it a go. I wasn’t expecting much and it turned out to not be as terrible as I was led to believe. Not quite as… The […]

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