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Gone Girl Movie Review – October’s creepiest movie for all the best unexpected reasons

It’s the kick-off for Oscar season, and what better way to start the spookiest month of the year than with a terrifyingly creepy film? Although not without its casual (and minor) gore, Gone Girl’s scare-factor isn’t about flying heads and slashing knives but rather something that’s much more frightening – that of the human condition (Yikes!). The movie is…

Elysium 2013 Review – Not So Hidden Message

Elysium 2013 Review IzzieBytes Rating: 4/5, A- Characters: 4/5 Story: 4/5 Acting: 4/5 Effects: 5/5 Music: 4/5 The Summer of Sci-fi continues with Elysium, a dystopian adventure with a thinly veiled message about privilege, poverty, and the very controversial issues of universal health care and immigration. After District 9’s resounding success, writer / director Neill…

Pacific Rim Review – Decidedly Not Transformers

IzzieBytes Rating: 4/5, A- Characters: 3/5 Story: 4/5 Acting: 3.5/5 Effects: 5/5 Music: 4/5 Having kicked things off with Oblivion back in April, this summer’s blockbuster-hopefuls list has had a decidedly Sci-Fi flare, which admittedly has me spending far more on tickets than I have in several years. The downside, however, is that the genre…

Movie Review: Sucker Punch

IzzieBytes Rating: 3/5 , C+ Characters: 2/5 Story: 3/5 Acting: 4/5 Effects: 5/5 Music: 4/5 Overview: Sucker Punch is one of those movies you that if you go in expecting nothing but eye-candy, you come out with a little more. But if you had high-hopes for an in-depth, moving film, then you’ll  end up pretty…