The To Do List

Release: Friday, July 26, 2013 [Theater] Finally, another movie to showcase Aubrey Plaza's ridiculous shpiel. Or however you spell that word -- gee, it's about as awkward to spell as Plaza's mannerisms have been irresistible. From a quieter role in The Office spin-off (coughrip-off cough) Parks & Rec, to her winning performance in the spectacular and charmingly … Continue reading The To Do List

The Wolverine

Release: Thursday, July 25, 2013 [Theater]  Picking up more on where we left off after X Men: The Last Stand rather than following directly in line with the most recent release (X Men: Origins -- Wolverine), James Mangold directs Hugh Jackman et al with supreme confidence in his knowledge and conviction of the essence of the comics, … Continue reading The Wolverine

The Conjuring

Release: Thursday, July 18, 2013 [Theater] James Wan applies his skillful story- and suspense-building techniques without missing a step in this intense supernatural thriller based on the first-hand accounts of world-renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, respectively) in Harrisville, Rhode Island. Chances are, most people by now are at least … Continue reading The Conjuring

Pacific Rim

Release: Thursday, July 11, 2013 [Theater] This has been the year for apocalyptic-themed movies. I wonder why that is? Something about us wandering around in "extra time" now since the end of the world was, according to the Mayans, last December. As our reward, we get an army of gigantic Iron Giant-esque robots, operated by highly … Continue reading Pacific Rim