I finally saw The Force Awakens.

I went from not caring, to patient curiosity after hearing good reviews, to almost seeing it in the theatre, to giving up again and waiting until Blu Ray after being disappointed by The Witch (I’ll save that for another post). And now I want to go back and find a place that is screening it…

Review: Movie 43

I won’t be long here. This movie is credited in its own posters as “The Most Outrageous Comedy Ever Made” and “The Biggest Cast Ever Assembled.” It’s not either. If you want to see a really impressive series of actually-funny shorts, go on YouTube or FunnyorDie or CollegeHumor and make a playlist, and watch that….

Review: Upside Down (2012)

I need to come up with a more balanced system for these movie reviews so I don’t harp on the negatives too much, because sometimes I just have next to nothing very positive to say. This one is no exception, so here is a review.  (SPOILERS AHEAD!)

Review: Evil Dead (2013)

I almost didn’t see this movie. I grew up with the original series as a solid foundation for my love of horror films. I will just say, nothing can replace the original The Evil Dead (1981) and its sequels, though I do think there’s a place for updating a type of story for a new…

Trailer: Elysium

While I typically frown on show-the-whole-movie trailers, this one got me really excited to see Elysium, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster. Knowing that it’s directed by Neill Blomkamp who did District 9, I am really looking forward to it…

Review: Oz the Great and Powerful and Identity Thief

This post feels strange, and a little over-critical. Over the past two nights I’ve rented two movies from Redbox, and I really have nothing productive to say about either of them. Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) and Identity Thief (2013). They were both “okay” at best. I enjoyed Identity Thief more, which was surprising.

Review: Cloud Atlas (2012)

Where do I start? Well, there’s an elephant in the room. But let’s just get into it. Cloud Atlas is a sweeping, complicated tale of interconnected stories that take place over six different storylines, eras, and settings. The film is based on a 2004 novel by David Mitchell, and directed by Tom Tykwer & the…