Author Archive: Mike Dalton

Mike works during the day in beautiful downtown Chicago as a Digital Sales Campaign Specialist and fights crime by night, stopping those who prey on the weak and the help-- no, he just watches movies. A lot of movies. Follow him on Twitter: @Mike_DaltonNAF

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Whiplash

Whiplash

| February 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

The world of jazz drumming at the prestigious Shaffer Conservatory music school brings us one of the most intense films in the hunt for an Academy Award this year, words that no one intended to ever read.  Brought to you by Damien Chazelle, Whiplash is an inspiring, thrilling, and captivating film that will leave hearts […]

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door.  You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings The wonderment of the above quote rings true for so many people, for so many reasons, […]

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The Angriest Man in Brooklyn

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The question of the day is who is the angriest man in Brooklyn? The film of the same name, Angriest Man in Brooklyn, would lead you to believe that Robin Williams is that man. However, anyone who has been to Brooklyn before (or any major city for that matter) would question the validity of this […]

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Hours

Hours

| March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Paul Walker’s Hours is a chilling story about one father’s struggle to keep his newborn alive amidst the 2005 tragedy of Hurricane Katrina.  Walker’s performance becomes only that much more emotional given his recent tragic passing. In one of his last interviews before his death, Walker told Terri Seymour of Extra, “I think just about […]

Man of Steel Review

Man of Steel Review

| June 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Going into Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel was hard to gauge expectations wise, as I couldn’t make up my mind of what I wanted from it.  Did I want to see a film with the same tone as the Dark Knight Trilogy or was I looking for the D.C. version of what Marvel did with […]

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Mike’s Best of 2012

Mike’s Best of 2012

| January 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Avengers assemble! Err- Best Films of 2012 assemble!  I’ve brought you a list of my favorites from 2012, and no The Avengers is not sitting pretty in the top spot, but it does kick off the list at number 10.   10. The Avengers.  Joss Whedon manages to create the ultimate superhero flick with The […]

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The Wise Kids

The Wise Kids

| January 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Stephen Cone’s The Wise Kids is labeled as a dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, yet it plays out like an awkward Christian special mistakenly aired on ABC Family.  While Cone is able to embody the spirit of a Southern Christian denomination that struggles with the same problems everyone else faces, yet they seem quantified because of […]

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Rogue Saints

Rogue Saints

| October 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

To a lot of people, the idea of putting in a Christian film isn’t exactly the best representation of a good time.  At least, that’s what I thought when I popped Rogue Saints into my DVD player this afternoon.  Just goes to show that nothing is ever as bad as it seems, unless we’re speaking […]

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The Cottage

The Cottage

| October 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

In essence the straight to DVD The Cottage is everything a made for TV movie should be, mainly because it doesn’t deserve a place on the big screen.  The Chris Jaymes’ thriller stars David Arquette as a romance novelist in need of a new home, or so the Carpenter family thinks. When a newly wed […]

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End of Watch

End of Watch

| September 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Every once in awhile a movie will come along and completely shock people.  End of Watch is one of those movies.  With a marketing campaign roughly 1/16 of what The Avengers’ was, David Ayer’s film hits theaters this weekend without much buzz. Once people leave the theater that will change. Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña […]

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