The Walk

Release: Friday, October 9, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Robert Zemeckis; Christopher Browne Directed by: Robert Zemeckis In this episode of Remarkable Feats of Human Spectacle and/or Idiocy, Joseph Gordon Levitt balances on a one-inch thick steel cable rigged between the newly-constructed towers of the World Trade Center, looming steel giants that would go on to cast infinite shadows across Lower ManhattanContinue reading “The Walk”

Everest

Release: Friday, September 18, 2015 [Theater] Written by: William Nicholson; Simon Beaufoy Directed by: Baltasar Kormákur There are a great many A-list names attached to this cinematic treatment of a particularly dark chapter in the history of Mt. Everest, yet the only one that really matters is the one given to the mountain. As a climber forebodingly notesContinue reading “Everest”

Self/less

Release: Friday, July 10, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Àlex and David Pastor Directed by: Tarsem Singh A talented cast can’t save Self/less from selfishly wasting its potential on a narrative utterly disinterested in entertaining. Ben Kingsley is Damian Hale, a billionaire with an atrocious accent slowly succumbing to cancer. He knows of a super-duper top-secret experiment where people (presumably only thoseContinue reading “Self/less”

Mortdecai

Release: Friday, January 23, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Eric Aronson Directed by: David Koepp Charlie Mortdecai has a sensitive gag reflex. He endearingly calls it a ‘sympathetic gag.’ After seeing Johnny Depp embrace an entirely new level of bizarre here, I’m pretty sure I’ve developed something similar, except mine’s not out of sympathy. I’m genuinely disgusted by how badContinue reading “Mortdecai”

Blackhat

Release: Friday, January 16, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Morgan Davis Foehl Directed by: Michael Mann Even with an hilariously miscast Chris Hemsworth, Blackhat is utterly forgettable. Something that’s less forgettable is its horrendous opening weekend performance. Set against a budget of $70 million, Michael Mann’s cybercrime would-be-thriller brought in a grand total of $1.7 million in its debut, necessarily deeming BlackhatContinue reading “Blackhat”

TBT: End of Days (1999)

HAPPY NEW YEAR PEEPS! My friends, get used to using the time stamp ‘2015.’ Because it is a brand new year, I think it’s definitely time for TBT to stage a comeback. I’m finally feeling refreshed on this thread, and I have quite a ridiculous number to blabber on about today. What’s tall, strong andContinue reading “TBT: End of Days (1999)”

Exodus: Gods and Kings

Release: Friday, December 12, 2014 [Theater] Written by: Adam Cooper; Bill Collage; Jeffrey Caine; Steven Zaillian  Directed by: Ridley Scott Often I feel that I am needlessly ambiguous with what I’m trying to say in past reviews, but here I have this concern I am going to be too overt. The great Ridley Scott — yes, the oneContinue reading “Exodus: Gods and Kings”

Deliver Us From Evil

Release: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 [Theater] If the word ‘evil’ here can be interchanged with ‘boredom,’ then this is the perfect title for a film as lacking in personality as Scott Derrickson’s attempt at repackaging familiar themes to produce a unique experience. Cliches are bountiful to the point of infiltrating the project’s title. Deliver Us From EvilContinue reading “Deliver Us From Evil”

A Million Ways to Die in the West

Released: Friday, May 30, 2014 [Theater] Oh, Seth. Seth, Seth, Seth, Seth, Seth. . . . . Seth MacFarlane. It’s a name a great many are likely tiring of by now, maybe for good reason, maybe for ones less so. Judge as you will, but I’ve tried to make a case for the guy for awhile. I’mContinue reading “A Million Ways to Die in the West”

TBT: Days of Thunder (1990)

Welcome to September’s edition of TBT! Though I wasn’t wild about trying to theme out this particular thread over the course of even something as short as a month, seeing as though I have a slight issue with consistency and all. . .I feel there’s a very good reason to try it out for thisContinue reading “TBT: Days of Thunder (1990)”