SDFCS Roundup #7: DIE HARD 5, SAFE HAVEN, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES

Before we get to this week, a few holdovers:

Anders Wright and Diana Saenger on Steven Soderbergh’s Side Effects.

Now, on to the good stuff.

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A Good Day to Die Hard

Brian Lafferty – East County Magazine
“I suppose it was only a matter of time before someone derailed the franchise.”

Ian Forbes – Sobering Conclusion
“Seriously, if you have any desire at all to see A Good Day to Die Hard, I want you to stop, take out $20 from your wallet, and toss it in a fire.”

David Pinson – CinemaStance
“More Bond Knockoff than Bruce Vehicle.”

Alison Gang – U-T San Diego

“Not entirely clear if it’s McClane, Willis, or maybe the franchise itself that’s barely mustering up the strength to carry on.”

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Safe Haven

Diana Saenger – Review Express
“A great date movie with action and intrigue that might entertain guys as well as the ladies.”

Ian Forbes – Sobering Conclusion
“… if I can sit through this somewhat comfortably, it should mean the Sparks’ fan club should feel right at home here.”

Josh Board – Fox 5 San Diego
Review.

BEAUTIFUL CREATURES

Beautiful Creatures

Ian Forbes – Sobering Conclusion
“I kind of liked Beautiful Creatures. (Please, stop the snickering. It’s rude.)”

David Pinson – CinemaStance
“Simple: Better than Twilight, Not as good as The Hunger Games.”

Alison Gang – U-T San Diego
“A clumsy mess of supernatural hooey…”

Check out Alison’s interview with the stars.

Brian Lafferty – East County Magazine
“To say Beautiful Creatures has the fingernails on the blackboard effect would be an insult to both fingernails and blackboards.”

Josh Board – Fox 5 San Diego
Review.

John Dies at the End

Brian Lafferty – East County Magazine
“Flooded with bizarre images and dark offbeat humor.”

Anders Wright has an interview with Paul Giamatti and Don Coscarelli about John Dies at the End.