Years ago there was a little girl who was afraid to walk out into her front yard for fear that tiny dinosaurs would gorge themselves on her soft little legs. In all fairness to her father the yard was mowed to a level in which the grass blades would do little to provide cover for […]Read more "Film Review: Jurassic World"
50/50 is the introduction of Jonathan Levine to the main stream and it is quite the coming out party as he has crafted a fine dramedy in this cancer film.Read more "Film Review: 50/50"
Let’s be honest, cancer is not funny. Even if your worst enemy got cancer tomorrow, you wouldn’t be laughing at all, but trying to comfort him in his worst hour. So when writer Will Reiser was diagnosed with a type of spinal cancer, a part of his healing process, along with his friends Seth Rogen […]Read more "Film Review: 50/50"
There is a short list of movie topics that have a tendency to make me a little hesitant to see them, including zero to hero sports movies, revolutionary apes (sorry Rise of the Planet of the Apes), bible huggers, and racism. Ok, only the religious and racial tension films (or a combo of racism and […]Read more "Film Review: The Help"
The Help is built around a lot of strong performances, but the film doesn’t bring anything new to the table, and does only a couple things really well beyond the acting.Read more "Film Review: The Help"
Following the disappointment of the film adaptation of The Lovely Bones last year I was looking for a new film about life after death to invest my hopes in. Following first seeing the trailer for Hereafter it quickly became that film for me, and I expected that it would do what Bones was unable to […]Read more "Still Playing Review – Hereafter"
Clint Eastwood’s latest bests his last couple efforts but for every thing I like about Hereafter there is almost always something that really grates me the wrong way. The film follows three thread lines of different people that have had a recent connection with death and/or the “hereafter.” One is a French reporter who has […]Read more "Review: Hereafter"
When I speak of my love of the vampire genre I always throw out references to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Underworld, 30 Days of Night, True Blood…the list goes on and on. However, unless directly asked I would never admit to having read all of the Twilight novels in a week or owning one of […]Read more "Now Playing Review – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"