I feel like I’ve been saying this a lot lately about “based on a true story” films, but Everest is no different: some stories, as worth telling as they are, just don’t make the best movies. Taken as inspiration? Sure. But a truthful retelling just doesn’t quite work on the big screen as far as […]Read more "Film Review: Everest"
With last week’s high praise from Zac (read his review here), it’s time to give a second opinion on the film that is already getting Oscar buzz, Lincoln.Read more "A Second Opinion: Lincoln"
Lincoln is the latest from Spielberg and it does not disappoint. The acting and filmmaking are what you expect from Spielberg and Daniel Day Lewis gives one of the best performance of the year.Read more "Film Review: Lincoln"
Alright people, it’s almost the end of the year – which means some big releases are coming out. Some of the biggest albums, movies, and video games are slatted for release, making for one incredible last quarter in 2012. Enough of this, let’s get to our selections.Read more "Looking Ahead to 2012 – Quarter 4 (October – December)"
Martha Marcy May Marlene is a fantastic debut by director Sean Durkin, only bested by his star Elizabeth Olsen in a mesmerizing debut.Read more "Film Review: Martha Marcy May Marlene"
Contagion is the latest from Steven Soderbergh and it is a terrifying look into what would possibly happen to our world if a pandemic virus broke out that could kill its victims in a matter of days.Read more "Film Review: Contagion"
Two seconds prior to the movie starting a man to the far right of where I was sitting starting hacking, as if on cue. This was followed by a sporadic slew of coughing throughout the film, followed by a general ill feeling moving through my body, throat to stomach. These are the things you are […]Read more "Film Review: Contagion"
The long delayed and name changed title finally found its way out and the impressive ensemble cast can’t save this film from mediocrity in the end. Andy is an underachieving idea man that has a small group of close friends that will follow him into anything, from pyramid schemes to porno films. This film is […]Read more "Review: The Amateurs"
Keys to a great movie? Ridley Scott, check. Denzel Washington, check. Russell Crowe, check. Larger than life and wouldn’t believe it if it wasn’t true story, check. Now all of these are thrown into one movie, and what comes out is absolutely fantastic. I do not have a single complaint about this movie and can […]Read more "Review: American Gangster"