Independence Day: Resurgence

Release: Friday, June 24, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Roland Emmerich; Nicolas Wright; James A. Woods; Dean Devlin; James Vanderbilt Directed by: Roland Emmerich Nothing brings a tear to my eye faster than knowing that Earth’s mantle is going to be safe, at least until the next ill-advised blockbuster sequel. I really felt more for the core of the planet thanContinue reading “Independence Day: Resurgence”

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Release: Friday, March 25, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Chris Terrio; David S. Goyer Directed by: Zack Snyder I see civil war erupting between the die-hards and the casual-hards (and let me quickly interrupt myself here: casual-hards are people like me who don’t really have a firm grasp on either the mythos or even all of the character trajectoriesContinue reading “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”

The Martian

Release: Friday, October 2, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Drew Goddard  Directed by: Ridley Scott The Martian is made of the same cosmic stuff that turned Ridley Scott into a household name. His latest is an instant classic sci fi epic about mankind’s place in the bigger galactic picture. If Interstellar was a humbling experience insofar as it confirmed that yes, the universeContinue reading “The Martian”

Interstellar

Release: Friday, November 7, 2014 [RPX Theater] Written by: Jonathan Nolan; Christopher Nolan  Directed by: Christopher Nolan Interstellar is a fascinating adventure, even if its credibility is trumped by spectacle. And somewhere throughout this epic excursion to the far reaches of our universe I half expected Matthew McConaughey to make the pithy observation that Dorothy is not in KansasContinue reading “Interstellar”

Particle Fever

Release: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 (limited) [Theater] Time to bust out those nerdy glasses, kids, because today we’re going back to school to talk a lot about the Large Hadron Collider, henceforth referred to as the LHC! (YAY!) Some of you may be looking for a quick exit already. That’s okay, I’m pretty sure there’sContinue reading “Particle Fever”

Pompeii

Release: Friday, February 21, 2014 [Theater] No warning. No escape. No plot. No problem. . . . . .at least, to an extent. The thing about disaster films is that not a great deal is expected out of them, so it’s a little difficult to believe anyone who says they left the theater having seenContinue reading “Pompeii”

Aningaaq (Gravity “spin-off”)

Release: Wednesday, November 20, 2013  [Vimeo] Written by: Jonás Cuarón Directed by: Jonás Cuarón In case you departed Earth recently and don’t know yet, the film Gravity by Alfonso Cuarón was nothing short of a revolution in filmmaking, albeit mostly from a technical standpoint. While still selling a considerable number of buckets of popcorn for being a seeminglyContinue reading “Aningaaq (Gravity “spin-off”)”

Gravity

Release: Friday, October 4, 2013 [Theater] Whatever you do, don’t let go. . . You know, when those first trailers hit theaters circa late July, and the last image is of Sandra Bullock in a space suit doing some somersaults against a void punctuated by dots of light, my reaction — along with those of severalContinue reading “Gravity”