Martin Scorsese is undeniably one of our great masters of filmmaking. He has done all kinds of genres, all kinds of styles and produced and directed some of the greatest films of the last generation. His latest film, The Wolf of Wall Street, is out this [...]
In 1999 there was a new educational series on TV called Walking with Dinosaurs. It filmed real locations around the world and used computer animation to put in dinosaurs in such a way that it looked like a real nature documentary in an effort to make [...]
I love animated feature films and it really does seem that they just keep getting better and better. Disney’s Tangled was probably my favorite of all of their films, that one just got everything right. Their newest film, Frozen, is a bigger phenomenon [...]
I love movies about the history of movies, even when they may not exactly be true to life. I have heard that much of Saving Mr. Banks is not actually how the story happened in real life, but I am always willing to forgive inaccuracy for entertainment.
I love indie movies, especially ones that strive far beyond their budgets and aim to produce stories that are what they envisioned regardless of their limitations. Sparks is a film directed by Todd Burrows & Christopher Folino based on a graphic novel [...]
I have always been fascinated by stories of World War II. The state of the world leading up to and during that war is not a world that I can fathom, nor can I fathom the actions of the Nazis. The stories of survival during this war are compelling and [...]
Aside from what most of us know about Nelson Mandela, I did not know much about the man in detail. I knew what he stood for, that he was imprisoned, and what he meant to the world and to South Africa in particular. Released shortly after Mandela’s death [...]
My wife was intensely addicted to the Hunger Games series of book, but with the movies coming down the pipe, I stayed away. I wanted to be surprised by the films. When The Hunger Games was released in 2012 I was eager to see it and was very pleased to [...]
Ever since Donnie Yen starred as the iconic martial arts master Ip Man in the film of the same title in 2008, fans have been hungry for more movies about the man who taught Bruce Lee. Yen’s film spawned a sequel and is rumored to be spawning another one, [...]
So now that Breaking Bad is finished its run, Bryan Cranston is free to make his presence in film work more frequent. He was rumored for a big role as Lex Luthor in the Man of Steel sequel (which ended up only being a rumor) and he is the lead in the [...]
Man, turkey’s got it rough. After finding his life spared by the President as the annual ‘Pardoned Turkey’, Reggie (Owen Wilson) seems to have it made living in the White House and having everything he could ever want. But when Jake (Woody Harrelson) [...]
While Steve McQueen’s films have all been beautifully filmed movies, I have felt very disconnected to his previous efforts Hunger and Shame. With his new film fresh off a win for Best Picture at the Oscars, he has finally won me over.
Science Fiction, much like horror in the past decade or so, is seeing a kind of second coming. It’s hard to pin down when it started (it might have been District 9) but in the past year or two the sheer number of sci-fi films to be released not only by [...]
Director Alexander Payne has always had a knack for unique character driven films. From his breakout hit Election to the films that followed and all became minor hits in their own right (About Schmidt, Sideways, The Descendants), Payne seems pretty damn [...]
Ridley Scott is definitely one of the most beloved and prolific directors of his generation and even now with over four decades in the business, he is showing no signs of slowing down. His latest film, The Counselor, is out now on Blu-ray and DVD.
I love video games. And being someone who thinks about movies 24/7, I really love video games based on movies. Unfortunately, that seems to be one of the areas in the video game world where very few games actually end up being any good. When there are [...]
A good crime movie is a beautiful thing. Especially when it falls into the Agatha Christie-ish category. Christie’s classic tales of murder on film like Murder on the Orient Express and Death on the Nile are pure joy, we are even getting a new big screen [...]