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Film Review – Riddick

September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Riddick is the sequel to Pitch Black and opens with Riddick in pieces on a scorching planet after finding himself on the losing end of a deal gone wrong with the Necromongers. Slowly, he puts himself back together, fighting tooth and nail against the planet’s not very friendly native species, building up his strength and...

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Film Review – Blue Jasmine

September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Blue Jasmine, written and directed by Woody Allen, tells the story of Jasmine (Cate Blanchette), a former wealthy socialite who has moved from Manhattan to San Francisco to take up with her sister, Ginger, in Ginger’s modest apartment.  When her high-powered financier husband (Alec Baldwin) was revealed as a fraudster, Jasmine’s life fell to pieces...

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Film Review – The Smurfs 2

September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

It is quiet a predicament being an adult, taking a seat amongst a room full of parents and children to watch a film about small blue creatures that live in a society of mushroom houses. To say I reluctantly walked into The Smurfs 2, already set in the mind frame of what I was going...

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Film Review – White House Down

August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

*SPOILER ALERT* President-in-jeopardy film White House Down stars Channing Tatum as a veteran and secret service wanna-be who happens to be on a tour at the White House with his young daughter when it is attacked by a paramilitary style terrorist group.  Preceding the White House attack, the group blows up the US Capitol building...

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Film Review – RED 2

August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

RED 2, the sequel to the surprise hit RED, takes the comedy of the first installment and ratchets up the action a notch or two. All the familiar characters are back (at least the ones who lived), plus a few more, as they trek across the globe in search of a cold-war era super-weapon before...

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Film Review – The Way Way Back

July 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Way Way Back is the directorial debut of successful Oscar-winning screenwriters Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (The Descendants), and is the story of a brooding 14 year-old’s summer vacation with his mother (Toni Collette), her boyfriend (Steve Carell), and his daughter. The young teenager Duncan, played by Liam James, is awkward, uncertain, and unable...

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Film Review – Pacific Rim (3D)

July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Director Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth) doesn’t waste any time getting down to business in his nearly $200 million release, Pacific Rim.  The film, which opens with a scene of the Golden Gate Bridge being destroyed,  gets right into the action from the very beginning and barely lets up at all through the roughly...

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Film Review – Oz the Great and Powerful

March 10, 2013 | 4 Comments

You have to go into the PG-rated Oz the Great and Powerful with the right attitude.  Director Sam Raimi, after all, is much more closely associated with dark,  violent, or horror-genre films he is credited with producing like Drag Me To Hell, 30 Days of Night, The Grudge, and most recently the Starz Spartacus television...

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Film Review – Dark Skies

February 24, 2013 | 2 Comments

I’ll be honest, I didn’t have the highest expectations for Dark Skies. The trailers made it seem like just another terror-unleashed-on-ordinary-family-in-suburbia type movie and to an extent it is. The story focuses on the Barrett family who begin experiencing a series of odd (at first), and then increasingly disturbing incidences in their household.  Convinced they...

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