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 Manhattan … Continue reading The Walk

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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 notes … Continue 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 those … Continue 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 bad … Continue 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 Blackhat … Continue reading Blackhat