Decades Blogathon — Mr. Brooks (2007)

Keeping my participation streak going, I am a part of this year’s Decades blogathon. Check out my entry for the blogathon, a review of 2007’s Mr. Brooks. Thanks Tom and Mark for putting this together again!

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Decades ‘7’ edition rolls on with day three and a more modern release, the Kevin Costner-starring crime thriller Mr. Brooks from 2007. This review is brought to you by Drew of Drew Reviews Movies, a blog I’ve been following for some time now. You should absolutely check it out if you like conversational, fun reviews with a different kind of rating system. (And, as longtime readers of this site are aware, I do appreciate unorthodox rating systems.) Now let me step aside and let Drew take over.


Mr. Brooks (Kevin Costner) is a successful businessman and philanthropist. However, he hides a terrible secret: he is addicted to killing and is the serial murderer known as the Thumbprint Killer. After his latest kill, he is approached by a man calling himself Mr. Smith (Dane Cook) who witnessed the killing and agrees not to go to the police if Mr. Brooks takes him…

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Decades Blogathon – Grandma’s Boy (2006)

I participated in this year’s Decades Blogathon with my entry of Grandma’s Boy. Head on over to Digital Shortbread have a look!

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It’s hard to believe but we are officially in the penultimate day of the 2016 Decades Blogathon, a 10-day event in which myself and the envy-inducing Mark from the terrific Three Rows Back have been asking bloggers to share their thoughts on films from decades past, releases from years ending in ‘6.’ We will have two posts today, this being one of them of course, and then Mark and I will wrap things up tomorrow, Friday. It’s been an incredible experience once again and we continue to thank our participants for making it happen. Speaking of, I’d like to welcome back Drew of Drew’s Movie Reviews for his take on the 2006 stoner comedy delight Grandma’s Boy. Have at it, Drew! 

'Grandmas Boy' movie posterWatched: 5/14/2016

Released: 2006


When video game tester Alex (Allen Covert) gets kicked out of his apartment, he moves in with his grandma (Doris Roberts) and…

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Genre Grandeur March Finale – Inside Man (2006) – Drew’s Movie Reviews

I had the honor of choosing March’s theme for MovieRob’s Genre Grandeur and I chose heist films. For my entry, I chose Inside Man. Thanks so much, Rob!


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For this month’s final review for Genre Grandeur – Heist Films, here’s a review of Inside Man (2008) by Drew of Drew’s Movie Reviews. 

Thanks again to Drew of Drew’s Movie Reviews.  for choosing this month’s genre.

If you missed any of them, here’s a recap:

This month we had 13 reviews for GG:

  1.   American Heist (2014) – Darren
  2.   Point Break (1991) – Reut
  3.   Oceans Eleven (2001) & Ocean’s Thirteen (2007) – Ted
  4.   The Killing (1956) – Paul
  5.   The Great Train Robbery (1979) – SG
  6.   The League of Gentlemen (1960) – Rob
  7.   Firewall (2006) – Darren
  8.   Fast Five (2011) – Eddie
  9.   A Fish Called Wanda (1988) – Troy
  10.   Inception (2010) – Dan
  11.   Inception (2010) – Rob
  12.   Reservoir Dogs (1992) – Rob
  13.   Inside Man (2006) – Drew

Thanks to everyone who participated this month!

In addition, I watched…

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Genre Grandeur – Predator (1987) – Drew’s Movie Reviews

To get in an 80s mood, I reviewed one of the great sci-fi action films from the decade: Predator. Thanks for letting me join in, Rob!



For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Sci-Fi, here’s a review of Predator (1987) by Drew of Drew’s Movie Reviews

Thanks again to Natasha of Life of This City Girl for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Dan of Slipthrough Movies We will be reviewing our favorite Crime Movies.

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of February by sending them to  Try to think out of the box! Great choice Dan!

Let’s see what Drew thought of this movie:


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An elite team lead by Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger) gets sent into the Central American jungle to locate and rescue an official who is being held hostage by insurgents. They soon realize that someone, or something, is hunting them.


Predator is as simple as an action movie gets. The plot is all explained within the first…

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Resolutions 2016: 12 Angry Men

I’ve been meaning to watch 12 Angry Men for some time. Cara’s Resolution series gave me the push I needed to finally watch it. Thanks, Cara!

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Hi there, friends! Well, after kicking off my Resolutions series last week with a couple of awesome guest posts and little post of my own, we’re gonna continue it with yet another awesome guest film resolution! Today’s contributor? Mr. Drew of Drew’s Movie Reviews!

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