TBT: The Matrix (1999)

This entry is probably going to throw some people off, as I am indeed including it during my search for the love affairs that have impacted me most in my very limited movie-watching career. I'll admit this one isn't a very obvious choice. Sure, it's a technologically-driven action/fantasy epic but to overlook the far more fundamental … Continue reading TBT: The Matrix (1999)

Jupiter Ascending

Release: Friday, February 6, 2015 [Theater] Written by:  The Wachowskis Directed by: The Wachowskis As Jupiter ascended, my patience and enthusiasm did precisely the opposite, and at warp speed, too. After production delays stalled the Wachowski siblings' follow-up to their impressive Cloud Atlas, I still held out hope that even with extensive CGI surgery the general experience would remain unaffected. I … Continue reading Jupiter Ascending

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1

Release: Friday, November 21, 2014 [Theater] Written by: Peter Craig; Danny Strong Directed by: Francis Lawrence Katniss ought to have directed that last arrow at Hollywood's greedy, deep-pocketed execs. While I will always be a proponent of staying just a little bit longer inside the Hunger Games, it's hard to ignore the gratuitousness of the decision to split yet another YA … Continue reading The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1

Boyhood

Release: Friday, July 18, 2014 (limited) [Theater] I know my refusal to get up out of my seat even after almost three consecutive hours of sitting -- in considerably cramped quarters, I might add -- is pretty weak testament to the fact that Boyhood just may be one of the coolest films this reviewer has had the privilege … Continue reading Boyhood

Godzilla

Release: Friday, May 16, 2014 [RPX Theater] I AM GARETH EDWARDS, HEAR ME ROAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Who? Oh, a nobody, other than the guy who's responsible for retrofitting the world's most famous monster for a 21st Century outing. The British director has been in charge of at least one more monster-related movie. It was actually ingeniously titled Monsters. Now, … Continue reading Godzilla

Noah

Release: Friday, March 28, 2014 [Theater] The hysteria surrounding this particular release begs the ultimate question: should some stories be exempt from the full-length feature film format? Are some stories movie-proof? Like how Moses parted the Red Sea, Noah is doing something similar to global audiences, dividing them down the middle over whether this movie is … Continue reading Noah