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The Theory of Everything movie review

Did you see The Theory of Everything?  It’s… you know, it’s fine.

The problem with this movie is it’s engaging while being not very interesting.  Dr. Hawking is smart, funny and as far as I can tell, unkillable – a movie about the most inspiring man of our time should be amazing, not a passable character study.  Read the rest of this entry

Birdman movie review

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) was the 2015 winner for Best Picture at the Oscars and I’m sure few are surprised.  The movie has excellent performances, directing, cinematography, lighting, screenplay, the editing is flawless, the score is amazing, sound design and mixing…  It’s a really f@cking good movie.  Here’s why. Read the rest of this entry

Will Reading update #6 – the TRAILER!!!

It’s finally here – the first trailer for our movie, Will Reading! I am pumped up about it!  Read the rest of this entry

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – Extended Edition (movie review)

Riveting.  Thank a higher power for getting this back into the movie.

When it comes to The Lord of the Rings and the extended editions, you’ve got your The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers, and then, following behind, The Return of the King. Tolkien hated this title; it tells you what happens at the end of the story… but if he only knew how the end of the movie would be handled, he’d probably bust a pipe… or whatever dignified, older English gentlemen do when they’re outraged.  Read the rest of this entry

The Giver movie review

Like an over enthusiastic lover, The Giver starts off strongly but finishes with a whimper that no one will remember and absolutely guarantees there will be no sequel.  What?  Too silly a simile?  I swear it’s an apt one.  Read the rest of this entry

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For movie review

Film noir is back in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.  They didn’t forget the gratuitous violence, striking images or that whole ‘this is in color, this is in black and white’ stylization thing they do, either.  If you’re up for this kinda ride, join me after the jump! Read the rest of this entry

The Maze Runner movie review

I’m no young adult genre expert, but I’d say The Maze Runner rides an interesting line between “thoroughly entertaining” and “not making any sense at all.”  It’s an interesting case – the movie works just as well as it fails.  Join me, won’t you, while I try to make sense and celebrate this flick?  Read the rest of this entry

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