Michael and Peter Spierig have joined my “directors to watch” with their original, strange and thought-provoking movies, such as 2009’s fantasy-horror film, Daybreakers.
High stakes gambling gives an adrenaline rush very difficult to equal. Professor by day gambler by night, Jim Bennett plays both sides against the middle and doesn’t know when to walk away. The odds say there’s only one inevitable outcome.
Louis Zamperini was a problem child turned Olympian runner turned WWII prisoner of war. The Angelina Jolie directed movie Unbroken tells the courageous story of one man’s many trials and tribulations throughout his challenging life.
There’s a saying that you should always leave people wanting more. Unfortunately for this movie, I left the theater wanting less.
It is a real treat as a movie-goer when you see a movie that mirrors its subject. It is especially nice when the subject matter is art.
I genuinely wanted to love the concluding chapter of The Hobbit. But I didn’t. In fact, I was very much frustrated with it. I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed.
Chris Rock has been around for quite some time. He’s mastered stand up and successfully starred on television. He’s directed a documentary and even made the jump to headlining big screen films somewhat seamlessly. What’s left for him to do but write, star in, and direct his own film?
The movie has a very gritty, 127 Hours feel to it (minus the arm sawing), but didn’t live up to the intensity and sense of fulfillment that movie had. I did, however, feel as if I had been in the theater for 127 hours.
Jennifer Lawrence leads an extraordinary cast in the technically impressive Mockingjay Part 1, however, stretching the final chapter in Suzanne Collins grim drama leaves audiences stranded in a rubble of dissapointment.
I thoroughly enjoyed this film and consider it an early Oscar contender with Eddie Redmayne in line for a Best Actor nod.
20 years later Jeff Bridges and Jim Carrey revive their roles as Harry Dunne and Lloyd Christmas. The Farrelly Brothers are banking on the hope that the “dumb duo” can once again evoke laughter with silly gags and childish behavior.
We suggested in our initial Big Hero 6 easter egg article that there were many more hidden treasures than we could possibly find in our limited viewings of this fantastic movie. Our readers got in on the fun and sounded off in the comments section with their own discoveries. Many were so significant that we thought it warranted a follow-up …