Southpaw gets a couple of things right around a solid Jake Gyllenhaal performance, but its misery porn laden mess of a script sinks most everything going for it.Read more "Film Review: Southpaw"
As the Academy Awards are around the corner, I took a look back at the best films of 2014. Also, I answered the tough questions like: what was the best Tom Cruise movie of 2014?Read more "Grant’s Film Awards for 2014"
Nightcrawler is a great, and twisted, little thriller, with a possible career best performance out of Jake Gyllenhaal.Read more "Film Review: Nightcrawler"
In this week’s “For Your Renting Pleasure” I went with one film that follows those that uphold the law with End of Watch, and one film about those who break it with Hit & Run. Criminals were right, they have more fun.Read more "For Your Renting Pleasure"
I’m not sure who sees hit movies in the theater even later than I do… maybe people with two kids. But, believe it or not, when I talk about the ending of The Source Code, it may give away the ending. Shocking, I know. I didn’t expect to become enthralled by The Source Code. Not […]Read more "The Source Code: The Ending and Other Thoughts"
Lauren: Though it isn’t as open to interpretation as Sucker Punch was last week, I felt myself needing a little bit of an explanation when leaving the viewing of Source Code. That’s right! It’s time for another dissection of a film. Since I am coming more so from the mindset of “huh?” this time around […]Read more "Dissecting Source Code"
Source Code is a fun and gripping ride that will throw some in the end but after some mulling over I think the film works in almost every capacity. The film is a sci-fi picture that presupposes that the government has created a program, called source code, which will allow them to send someone into […]Read more "Review: Source Code"
For the second week in a row I find myself at a loss for words upon seeing the week’s big film. The difference between this and Sucker Punch is that I had much more initial pleasantries to say about Source Code, albeit I was just as dumbfounded. Looks like it’s another job for my thinking […]Read more "Now Playing Review – Source Code"
Love and Other Drugs is the latest from Ed Zwick and features a couple of great lead performances in a story that does a lot of things well but has a hard time finding a narrative through line. Zwick is a history buff and likes to blend fiction with facts and this is another example […]Read more "Review: Love and Other Drugs"
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time may not be the most faithful adaptation, but it still keeps the spirit of the video game alive in this production in its representation of the comedy, characters, and action of the fan favorite game. The brief backstory of this incarnation of the Sands of Time story starts […]Read more "Now Playing Review – Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time"