With Fast Five following shortly after Scream 4, looks like higher numbered sequels that don’t have the name Harry Potter in the title aren’t necessarily something to dread anymore. It may not be time to start a list of the successes this year quite yet (hopefully once Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is […]Read more "Now Playing Review – Fast Five"
This will be the first of, what I am hoping will be, at least a monthly series focusing on the first three films in a director’s career. The focus will be on their feature film work and how I decide who and when I don’t really know. Maybe I will coordinate it with director’s upcoming […]Read more "Three Films In: Zack Snyder"
I’m not sure who sees hit movies in the theater even later than I do… maybe people with two kids. But, believe it or not, when I talk about the ending of The Source Code, it may give away the ending. Shocking, I know. I didn’t expect to become enthralled by The Source Code. Not […]Read more "The Source Code: The Ending and Other Thoughts"
Ceremony is the directorial debut feature for Max Winkler and it is a pretty impressive comedic debut, featuring a wonderful lead performance by Michael Angarano. The film follows Sam, Angarano, and his “best friend” Marshall as they head out of the city to the country to a beachside vacation spot seemingly for the weekend. Sam […]Read more "Review: Ceremony"
Water for Elephants is a sharp looking and acted classic romantic tale that is hampered by a pretty awful script that feels like we are missing large chunks of the story. The film opens in the present day with an old man named Jacob lost at the circus as his son has failed to meet […]Read more "Review: Water for Elephants"
Robert Redford’s latest is a fine looking and produced telling of a fairly unknown story in American history that fails to really excel to anything more than a straight forward court room drama that serves as a parallel to our modern day travails with prosecuting through Guantanamo Bay. Now you might ask how a movie […]Read more "Review: The Conspirator"
When the original Scream was released back in 1996 I was at the impressionable age of 8 (or 8 and 3 quarters if we are going based on how I would have said it then); definitely not the correct time to be showing a young girl horror films. Let’s just say that I was scared […]Read more "Now Playing Review – Scream 4"