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Beautiful Creatures movie review

Why is this movie called Beautiful Creatures?  I don’t even have a guess…  (IE, I recall no creatures, just people.)  But as far as “the protagonist is a special snowflake in this young adult novel fantasy romance adaptation” genre goes, it’s a decent movie with some great actors turning in quality performances.  Read the rest of this entry


Jesse Eisenberg will play Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons Cast as Alfred in upcoming Batman-Superman Movie

I’m sure everyone has heard by now that Jesse Eisenberg will play Lex Luthor and  Jeremy Irons will play Alfred in upcoming Batman-Superman movie (that is rumored to be delayed because either Ben Affleck hurt his leg or they need more time to finish special effects).  I’m sure by now everyone is over their Batfleck trauma (note:  I was never effected by this as I’m an Affleck fan, if not always a fan of the movies he appears in) and Jeremy Irons sounds like a fine choice to play Alfred, but for some reason, I am anticipating the most controversy over Eisenberg’s casting.  I think he’ll do a fine job and probably provide levity as well as menace.  Still, I didn’t see this coming – although I probably should have…

Die Hard with a Vengeance (movie review)

die-hard-with-a-vengeanceDie Hard week continues as we anticipate the opening of A Good Day to Die Hard on Thursday, after which we’ll have to incorporate “yippee ki yay mother Russia” into the pop culture lexicon. Today, we’re taking a look at Die Hard with a Vengeance, which I assume everyone has seen at this point, so this is more of a Die Hard  with a Vengeance points of interest post rather than a full movie review, but I do ramble on for a while.

After having that title issue with Die Hard 2 being known as Die Hard 2, Die Harder, or Die Hard 2:  Die Harder, they decided to give up on the numbers all together and just call this one Die Hard with a Vengeance, which sounds silly to me, but this movie rocks and is my favorite in the series.   Read the rest of this entry

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