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The Monocle – “A Good Day to Die Hard”

Directed by: John Moore Written by: Skip Woods Released: February 14th, 2013 Theatre watched at: AMC Century City, Los Angeles   Why?! Why?! How?! Why?! What?! How?! I don’t get…Why?! John Moore, you were given, more or less, a contemporary template of how to create a successful and entertaining action movie in this century with […]

The Monocle – “Side Effects”

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh Written by: Scott Z. Burns Released: February 8th, 2013 Theatre watched at: AMC Century City, Los Angeles   I’m a huge Steven Soderbergh fan. You could never guess the unbelievably saddening amount of times I’ve watched Ocean’s Eleven with repeated watches in one sitting for pure pleasure–it is still one of […]

The Monocle – “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters”

Directed by: Tommy Wirkola Written by: Tommy Wirkola & Dante Harper Released: January 25th, 2013 Theatre watched at: TCL Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles   Was there a need for it? No. Was it in demand? No. Did it happen anyway? Yes. Movie business tip #32: If you have a script with a low asking budget […]

The Monocle – “Gangster Squad”

Directed by: Ruben Fleischer Written by: Will Beall Released: January 11th, 2012 Theatre watched at: AMC Century City, Los Angeles   Disappointing–that’s all I really have to say. This is one of those times where the trailer was put together far better than the actual film…or maybe it was Jay-Z, whatever. Either way, director Ruben […]

The Monocle – “Django Unchained”

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino Written by: Quentin Tarantino Released: December 25th, 2012 Theatre watched at: Downtown Disney AMC, Anaheim   Welcome back from a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years my Deer friends! I got some fantastic gifts this past Christmas; oversized clothes, a flash for my camera, and an all but necessary Apple […]

The Monocle – “Zero Dark Thirty”

Directed by: Katheryn Bigelow Written by: Mark Boal Released: December 19th, 2012 Theatre watched at: AMC Century City, Los Angeles   Ladies and gentlemen, it has been another hell of a year at the movies. Statistically speaking most of the movies released this year either sucked or were panned like a fried egg, but a handful still […]

Classy Deer Just Got “Ultra” Classy!

  Classy Deer is proud to announce its new “Monocle Movie Reviews” sponsor UltraStar Cinemas! The awesome ladies and gents over at the UltraLuxe theatre in Anaheim, California have graciously opened their auditorium doors to the Herd due to our mutual appreciation for the art and magic that is filmmaking. Going to the movies now-a-days […]

The Monocle – “Killing Them Softly”

Directed by: Andrew Dominik Written by: Andrew Dominik Released: November 30th, 2012 Theatre watched at: AMC Century 15, Los Angeles   There are times when you watch a trailer for a movie and go “Holy sh*t, that looks amazing–I’m watching that opening day.” You watch it, it sucks, and then all you can think about […]

The Monocle – “Life of Pi”

Directed by: Ang Lee Written by: David Magee Released: November 21st, 2012 Theatre watched at: AMC Universal Citywalk, Los Angeles   If there is a single defining word to describe Ang Lee’s choices in the films that he makes it is “diverse.” Sense and Sensibility (1995)-a British period drama focusing on possessions and love. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)-a […]

The Monocle – “Hitchcock”

Directed by: Sacha Gervasi Written by: John J. McLaughlin Released: November 23rd, 2012 Theatre watched at: Arclight Cinemas, Los Angeles   Hello again, Deer lovers! I hope those new “size-larger” jeans you bought during Black Friday this past weekend from eating all that delicious food is working out for you, because this week we have […]