2014 in review

Well 2014 is nearly at an end. So the lovely folks at WordPress have put together a report covering my first year as a movie reviewer. I am incredibly humbled at all the support I have received from readers around the world. You honestly all make this worthwhile. Reviewing movies and other geeky items is a passion for me, and knowing fellow geeks read this and enjoy it, really fills me with joy. You are all awesome and I hope you will join me in 2015 for some more reviews. Have a happy New Year. 

JM 

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here's an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Watch “Mad Max: Fury Road – Trailer HD – Official Warner…” on YouTube

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I’ll be honest, when I first heard that Tom Hardy was taking over as Mad Max, I was totally convinced. However, after seeing this amazing trailer I can honestly say I cannot wait for this movie. It looks insane. May 2015 can’t come quick enough. Check it out below:

Mad Max: Fury Road – Trailer HD – Official Warner…: http://youtu.be/rtKfNYpXp3c

JM

The Guest (2014)

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When David (Dan Stevens) knocks at the door of Laura Peterson (Sheila Kelley) and her family, things will never be the same. David says he was a soldier who was with Laura’s son Caleb when he died. He says he was injured and has just recently been discharged. Laura invites him in to meet her family who she says will want to meet him.

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As David has nowhere to stay, Laura and her husband Spencer (Leland Orser) say he can stay in Caleb’s old room. Not long after David has settled in that things around town change. Local bullies are given a beating and Spencer’s boss, who was stopping him getting a promotion, is found dead. However there is more to David’s story than he is letting on, and it could have fatal consequences.

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The acting from everyone involved is great. Dan Stevens is fantastic as David, and you can see why he is being lined up to play the new Snake Plissken.  However there are some moments in the movie that seem a tad unbelievable in terms of how quickly people trust David. Also disappointed in the direction it takes later on in the movie. That being said, it’s a great watch and well worth seeing.

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4/5

JM

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