Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave is an astonishing film that will leave you in awe of both its craft and storytelling.Read more "Film Review: 12 Years a Slave"
As I go through the movies of 2012 that I didn’t manage to see while in theaters, I’m starting to realize that there’s probably a reason that I chose to skip out on some. Because once they’re seen, things like Dark Shadows and Rock of Ages can’t be unseen.Read more "For Your Renting Pleasure"
Rock of Ages is a travesty of a musical whose jukebox musical numbers never even comes close to topping their original counterparts and I would deem at least 50% of the film unwatchable.Read more "Film Review: Rock of Ages"
In this week of rentals I found myself disappointed with many of this years “better” comedies, where two other films ending up where I expected them to be. If you’re considering renting The Alphabet Killer, Horrible Bosses, Your Highness, or Win Win then read my thoughts before making your choice this coming weekend.Read more "For Your Renting Pleasure"
George Clooney’s latest directorial effort, The Ides of March, is sharp, timely, and impeccably executed by his actors and team behind the camera.Read more "Film Review: The Ides of March"
It’s very hard for me to get into anything involving politics: the news, debates, conversations, etc. Yes, I am one of those people. Just try to get me involved; I will give myself 5 minutes tops before the blank stare completely takes over my face as the droning noise of speech is washed away by […]Read more "Film Review: The Ides of March"
The Hangover Part II could have easily been one of the best comedies of the summer, but instead of embracing the challenge of besting the first film, it hides behind the popularity of its predecessor, becoming nothing more than an uninspired copy. The film opens up on Phil exclaiming that “it happened again,” and these […]Read more "Still Playing Review – The Hangover Part II"
The Hangover Part II is a lazy, uncreative, and terrible film that improves nothing upon the first film and in fact it copies the original almost note for note to painful affect. You know the story, (no, literally, it’s exactly the same) Stu, Phil, and Alan go out and get so messed up that they […]Read more "Review: The Hangover Part II"
The latest from Tony Gilroy is not quite as good as his previous effort, but it is still a fun and fairly unconventional con game/spy/thriller that will have you scratching your head here and there as the plot unravels to the end. Ray Koval is former MI6, Claire Stenwick is former CIA, and after a […]Read more "Review: Duplicity"