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Alien is, for me, both the sum of it’s predecessors as well as the template from which many movies have copied. I guess that’s a complicated way of saying it’s easy to see its influences as well as who the movie influenced after it’s release. Or, let’s just say it’s a great movie. Read the rest of this entry
Besides being an entertaining film in its own right, Tucker & Dale vs. Evil is an excellent "it’s kinda like [insert movie title here]" movie, because you can insert five different movie titles in the blank. Read the rest of this entry
Is it just me, or does Meg Ryan sing in a disproportionate amount of her roles than one would assume? That lady likes to sing! I feel like she has a contract rider that encourages the production team to try to work some singing for her. I bet it read something like, “Ms. Ryan shall be featured as a vocalist for no fewer than four measures…” or something like that!
“Jingle Bells” from Sleepless in Seattle
This is obviously not the most inspiring singing performance, but once she gets passed the “horses” bit, she lays it on fairly thick.
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Like all art, opinions on The LEGO Movie are entirely subjective. The thing is, almost everyone seems to think it’s a great movie while there are few detractors. Rhett Bartlett (Dial M for Movies) called it "one of the great film disappointments of this decade." That’s going too far for me – my opinion falls closer to the middle of the spectrum. Read the rest of this entry
NOTE: I don’t recommend watching this trailer.
Escape from Tomorrow is a guerilla made film shot at Walt Disney World and Disneyland initially centering around a father who decides not to inform his family that on the final morning of their vacation, he’s been fired via an early morning call from his boss. I thought the movie was going to be a drama, the director was saying it’s a black comedy and I’ve seen the flick billed as a horror picture… if you’re getting the impression people are mixed up about Escape from Tomorrow, you’re on the right track. Read the rest of this entry
X-Men: Days of Future Past is, for me, fanservice of the highest order. It gives me a cast to squeal over while delivering a compelling story full of comic book lore. Read the rest of this entry
The Hundred-Foot Journey features great photography, color pallet and a marvelous cast that brings their A game, but as the movie drags on, its endless montages and meandering subplots turn a quality film into a movie that can’t keep your interest. Read the rest of this entry