After more than two hours of a movie that has subverted your expectations with slapstick humor, characters who fail, and a destruction of your most well thought out theories, it all plays out on screen. Our erstwhile Rebel hero, the one who helped turn the (second) most evil man in the galaxy back to the […]
Les Misérables (2012) Review
verybody exits the theater in the evening, and since they have entered the theater, a snowstorm has erupted. There are inches of snow on the ground and more falling. Everybody is sobbing while they clean off their cars.
The Dark Knight Rises Review
Let me preface this by saying that I am a HUGE Batman fan; I own several graphic novels, grew up on Batman: The Animated Series and had many of their toys, and just love the fact that he is a super hero whose only super power is super richness (oh Bill Gates what you could have been).
Hello/Goodbye My Little Babies
With three bedrooms for only two people, I carved out a nice office space. My DVDs were proudly displayed, alphabetized by director. My computer’s second monitor was a 42″ plasma. Surround sound and black-out curtains created a cocoon in which I could insulate myself from the throes of pending adulthood. Pending gives way to irrevocable. […]
Les Misérables, A Brief History
Les Miserables has been written and constantly rewritten from novel to musical to film, now for the second time. Everybody is getting anxious for the premier of the new Les Mis movie, which comes out in theaters on December 25th. You may ask why everybody is excited, for there have been many movies made in […]
Survival at its Fittest: Exploring the Current Post-Apocalyptic Trend
We have made quick transitions between trends in the 21st century, from savior fantasy in Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings (if you don’t think this was a trend I point you to Reign of Fire) to anything vampire (from melodramatic Twilight to melodramatic True Blood to melodramatic Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter…I’m sensing a […]
Goon (2011) Review
Goon is the most masterful sports movie of the past decade. At its core, Goon transcends the sports movie genre, there is a warmth and honesty that few movies can accomplish but Goon does it exceedingly well all while wrapped up in deep fried corn dog batter that are the comical shenanigans of a minor […]
7 Insanely Improbable Sequels
Every time you watch a movie sequel there’s a certain factor of “Really? This is happening to these guys AGAIN?” As someone with a bizarre affection for sequels, I’m willing to suspend my disbelief a second, third -probably not 4th- time in a row to enjoy all the Back In The Habit action. Even Spider-Man […]