Posts by John Wren

In Theaters: mother!

My original plan for this review, since I was hoping to Mandate it, was to get the best of both worlds by recording my own immediate thoughts on the film and then transcribing them into a review. It would have been easier and a different take on your standard babble trying to describe what you just saw and how you felt or connected with it. Unfortunately (or maybe for the better) Darren Aronofsky put together a film challenging enough that I was left in full ramble mode, and found myself recording something that bounced too far all over the place to
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In Theaters: WISH UPON

  With age, wisdom is supposed to come. Maybe I’m a glutton for punishment or maybe I’m just an idiot, but no matter the reason, I found myself last week sitting in the theater to watch the supernatural horror film, Wish Upon. It’s one of those films that the signs were there that it was going to be terrible and I should have just flat out refused Josh when he assigned it to me, but I figured “What the hell? This could turn into a very interesting Mandate episode”. The problem was, I couldn’t find anyone to see this garbage
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Review – PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: Dead Men Tell No Tales

In what was intended to be a fun, easy ManDate episode, has not devolved into a mindless rambling by yours truly on the 5th installment of a film series that should have ended as a trilogy. In case the title and the accompanying photo didn’t give it away yet, I’m talking about Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. While I can honestly say that I highly enjoyed the original trilogy of the series and was, at least, entertained by the 4th film, I’m not entirely sure who asked for a 5th film and why it exists outside
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