13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Release: Friday, January 15, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Chuck Hogan Directed by: Michael Bay Michael Bay visits the Middle East in only his second non-Transformers extravaganza in nearly a decade. Following in the footsteps of Clint Eastwood (American Sniper) and Peter Berg (Lone Survivor), Bay seems to have had an epiphany of his very own: I too can profit enormously … Continue reading 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Release: Friday, October 30, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Christopher Landon; Carrie Evans; Emi Mochizuki Directed by: Christopher Landon Where will you be when the apocalypse happens? With any luck, within reach of your trusty Swiss Army Knife! Yes, I saw this film and yes I chose to watch it in a theater. Now that you're doubting my credibility, I'll … Continue reading Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Pan

Release: Friday, October 9, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Jason Fuchs Directed by: Joe Wright We're off to Never, Neverland, but unfortunately not quite like in Metallica's 'Enter Sandman.' No, Joe Wright's reboot of a Disney classic is a lot more subdued. This spirited adventure is, at best, an acoustic interpretation of that song and, come to think of it, … Continue reading Pan

Transcendence

Release: Friday, April 18, 2014 [Theater] Lol, uh. . .wut? Well, this WAS supposed to be the 'don't-give-up-yet-on-Johnny-Depp' movie, one that would give the colorful thespian room to breathe without his usual cloak of weirdness. . .no Captain Jack Sparrow accent, no scissor hands and no crazy Tonto face paint this time. In a cruel twist of fate, … Continue reading Transcendence

47 Ronin

Release: Christmas Day 2013 [Theater] Ryan Gosling recently got an entire movie dedicated to him just staring for the entire duration of the film, so Keanu Reeves shrewdly hopped into that line next and got one of his own. The result is this hodge-podge of stunning CGI and a fifteenth-rate script barely fit for a movie-of-the-week, … Continue reading 47 Ronin

The Counselor

Release: Friday, October 25, 2013 [Theater] "If you keep heading down this path, you will eventually come to moral decisions that will take you completely by surprise." So forewarns the enigmatic night club owner, Reiner, played by a very colorful Javier Bardem in Ridley Scott's latest suspense thriller, based on the first original screenplay penned by … Continue reading The Counselor

Bad Teacher

Release: Friday, June 24, 2011. [Theater] Bad Teacher may be more aptly titled 'Bad Movie.' Granted, this was my choice to go see the movie at 12:25 opening night, a showing which effectively puts the audience in a role similar to that of a test screening (ergo the film is already at a disadvantage - … Continue reading Bad Teacher