Category Archives: “The Monocle” Reviews

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 – “The Last Stand”

Directed by: Kim Jee-Woon Written by: Andrew Knauer Releases: January 18, 2013 Theatre watched at: CGV Cinemas, Los Angeles   He’s back folks, and no its not a tumor.  Don’t worry we didn’t blow his cover, what was once an “hasta la vista” is now an hola!  (Ok..sorry that’s the last of the Arnold puns […]

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 […]

The Monocle – “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”

Directed by: Peter Jackson Written by: Fran Walsh | Philippa Boyens | Peter Jackson | Guillermo del Toro Released: December 14th, 2012 Theatre watched at: UltraLuxe Anaheim Cinemas, Anaheim   In 2004 I remember having to do these horribly tedious, monthly “book reports” for my 8th grade honors English class. Each annoying report had a […]

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 […]