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TOP PICKS: Your Entertainment Spending Guide for January 2019

January 1, 2019 // 1 Comment

Happy New Year, Vortainer’s! It’s 2019, and that’s still hard to believe. Nevertheless, here’s hoping this is a good one for each and every one of you. We’re certainly going to be working hard on making 2019 the best year for Vortainment.com. We’ve got new features (of the monthly and weekly variety), reviews, videos, streams and more [...]

Security Review

July 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

‘Security’ is a movie that aims low and stays on target. Antonio Banderas, far removed from his days as the guitar case gunslinger in Desperado, plays a two dimensional archetype—a former soldier, struggling to find work to see his family who are forced to live two states away. The soldier finds work as an overnight security guard in a mall, [...]

Kill Bill Volume 2 Review

September 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

Kill Bill Volume 2 is kind of the yin to Kill Bill Volume 1’s yang (or vice versa). Unlike the first film which was pretty much one action sequence after another with brief moments to set up the next ones, this movie stops occasionally to let the characters—even the villains have their moments of reverence to make their just desserts that [...]

Kill Bill Volume 1 Review

September 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

Here is a movie that lives or dies on style alone. The story is as simple as it gets, and makes no pretense about existing as anything other than a device to bring us gobs and gobs of sword play and one liners. Uma Thurman is one pissed off Bride on a mission to skewer all the dirty SOBs who murdered her groom and left her for dead at the altar. [...]

No Country For Old Men Review

September 20, 2015 // 3 Comments

I was a little younger when I first saw this movie, and I did not fully appreciate it to the extent I do now. I was watching it expecting a satisfying formulaic action movie, and of course, if you watch No Country For Old Men expecting that, you are going to walk out pissed. In a way though I am glad I had the original experience with the film [...]

Revolver Review

September 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

Jason Statham is just getting out of prison and is bound for vengeance against Ray Liotta, who plays the big bad mob guy who screwed him over back in the day. While in prison Statham’s character befriends two geniuses who teach him how to win at virtually any kind of confidence game in existence. While in pursuit of said vengeance though, [...]

Slow West Review

September 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

If the real west were half as violent as depicted in this movie, we would have let the Indians keep it. A bounty hunter with a touch of conscience played with equal parts bravado and grit by Michael Fassbender keeps his true motives a secret from the naïve and gawky Scottish teenager (Kodi Smit-McPhee) for whom he’s offered to serve as [...]

’71 Review

September 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Two years before the events in this movie Van Morrison recorded one of my favorite albums of all time, Astral Weeks, as a homesick tribute to his home of Belfast. The mystical place he was singing about though was already nothing but a memory by the time he made that very ahead of its’ time album, and by the time the events in this movie [...]

Desperado Review

August 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Desperado is the sequel to the independent critical darling “El Mariachi” and a prequel to the epic “Once Upon a Time in Mexico”. Of the three movies this one is by far my favorite, even though I know Mariachi is the one I am probably supposed to like the most. I do respect it immensely for what it achieved with such a small budget mind [...]

Reindeer Games Review

July 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

This is one of my favorite horrible movies. It has every bad movie cliché in the book, a ton of gnarly character actors, questionable acting, awful writing, pointless plot twists galore etc, and is centered around a bunch of guys dressed like Santa trying to rob a casino. What’s not to like? To attempt to explain the plot in full with all the [...]