I honestly didn’t know what I was expecting from What We Do in the Shadows…It was something I found at Redbox and said, “Ah what the hell.” Thank goodness I did, or I would have missed one of the most underrated films of 2015.Read more "What We Do in the Shadows: A Charming Vampire Tale"
If I could sum up Ant-Man in one word, it’s refreshing. So refreshing. After getting movie after movie of Marvel one upping itself in terms of how big they go, Ant-Man took a very, excuse the pun, small approach.Read more "Ant Man: A Breath of Fresh Air"
I was pretty nervous about Ted 2. The first one was alright, but had a lot of room to grow. Plus after A Million Ways to Die, I was worried Seth Macfarlane lost his touch. I feel like it was held back by trying to be an R-rated version of a family dramedy. Luckily I was wrong.Read more "Ted 2: Seth is Back to Form"
Alright I’ll just get this out of the way. Mad Max is the best action movie in recent memory. It’s the perfect golden standard that John Wick dipped into. It is the new standard of action movies. It’s going to be pretty tough to crack this one.Read more "Mad Max Fury Road: The Epitome of Action"
I think it was about 10 minutes into this movie when I fell in love. It was right around the time when a young boy, Frank, had just been transported to the magical world that is Tomorrowland. This boy, something of an inventor, found himself in a strange new world surrounded by things like robots and spacecraft. I was hooked. Watching him fly around Tomorrowland on his own jetpack was pure joy. Something that I feel has been missing in cinema lately.Read more "Tomorrowland: Sleeper Pick of the Summer (Review)"
Settling into Gone Girl, David Fincher’s latest thriller, I had a lot of expectations and ideas. A lot of people had tried to push this film as the film of the year. The bar was set super high as I sat down and turned it on.
Yet somehow, every single expectation was blown away.Read more "Gone Girl: A Lesson in Atmosphere by David Fincher (Review)"
Prior to seeing this film I will admit that I had indulged myself with a couple reviews. Luckily I wasn’t spoiled any story details, but I was spoiled in a different way. The reviews that I read warned that this movie was one of the weakest in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That it was dry and lifeless. That Joss Whedon had lost his touch.
They were oh so wrong.Read more "Age of Ultron: Bigger, Better, Bolder (Review)"