The 5th Wave was one of my favorite guilty pleasure reads of 2013 coming out of the Young Adult world. Unfortunately, the film adaptation is definitely not in the same category. It’s guilty of a lot, but being a pleasure isn’t one of them.Read more "The 5th Wave"
Spotlight is a very good journalistic drama, starring an excellent ensemble, that won’t let you go from start to finish.Read more "Film Review: Spotlight"
Lee Daniels’ The Butler is an engaging look through our nation’s racial history, but tries to cram in too much and often focuses on the wrong story over the course of its run time.Read more "Film Review: Lee Daniels’ The Butler"
That’s right, my write-up for rentals has changed yet again. This time around (and hopefully I will stick to it this time) I will write up little blurbs about the movies I have seen in the past week on Fridays, giving you suggestions for what to pick up and what to avoid when considering what […]Read more "For Your Renting Pleasure"
Salt is an iteresting film that twists your loyalties and features a great action turn by Angelina Jolie and while the film doesn’t knock it out of the park it is a pretty good grounding for the film’s larger goal. Evelyn Salt is a spy for the CIA who is winding down and about to […]Read more "Review: Salt"
If you have been watching the news lately then you have probably heard something about all of the Russian spies who are being discovered living in the US like normal people. It might sound cool, but in all honesty it was a little underwhelming as far as I am concerned. No reports of shootouts, no […]Read more "Now Playing Review – Salt"
Repo Men is a ridiculous movie, but there is a lot of fun to be had and if you give yourself over to the insanity of it all it is a fairly entertaining flick. Remy is a repo man, a repo man of human organs in this world in the future where a company called, […]Read more "Review: Repo Men"
Though I cannot take the same stand that I am sure many comic book fanatics are taking against this film, I will say that I feel slightly cheated by X-Men Origins: Wolverine. As the name states, Wolverine is an origin story for the beloved X-Men character, so let’s start at the beginning. The character of […]Read more "Rental Review – X-Men Origins: Wolverine"
Ang Lee’s latest is his lesser effort as of late as he starts off on the right foot but slowly dissolves into a bit of a mess with no narrative to speak of for the second half. Elliot Teichberg is a want a be artist living in New York City, only to see most of […]Read more "Review: Taking Woodstock"