Solo: A Star Wars Story

Release: Friday, May 25, 2018 →Theater Written by: Jonathan and Lawrence Kasdan Directed by: Ron Howard Though Ron Howard is among my favorite directors I wouldn’t have pegged him as a candidate to helm a Star Wars movie, even a spinoff. But this is good news people — no longer do you have to suffer through The Dilemma to findContinue reading “Solo: A Star Wars Story”

Blade Runner 2049

Release: Friday, October 6, 2017 →Theater Written by: Hampton Fancher; Michael Green Directed by: Denis Villeneuve Denis Villeneuve proves himself a worthy heir to Ridley Scott with his hauntingly beautiful and poetically told Blade Runner 2049, a narratively and emotionally satisfying expansion of Scott’s 1982 classic. It proposes an even darker version of an already grim future realityContinue reading “Blade Runner 2049”

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Release: Friday, December 18, 2015 [Theater] Written by: J.J. Abrams; Lawrence Kasdan; Michael Arndt Directed by: J.J. Abrams It’s admittedly difficult to resist feeling giddy when the familiar yellow text starts scrolling into the distance against a background strewn with stars. As John Williams’ iconic score trumpets the arrival of a new era in perhaps the only franchise thatContinue reading “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

The Age of Adaline

Release: Friday, April 24, 2015 [Theater] Written by: J. Mills Goodloe; Salvador Paskowitz Directed by: Lee Toland Krieger I’m a sucker for romance done right. Call me old-fashioned, laugh at my sentimentality, but The Age of Adaline fits the description, bookmarking itself as one of the first true surprises of the year. At first glance Lee Toland Krieger’s premiseContinue reading “The Age of Adaline”

Ender’s Game

Release: Friday, November 1, 2013 [Theater] This reviewer deliberately avoided familiarizing himself with Orson Scott Card’s words before seeing the film adaptation, fearing that the movie would somehow disappoint — as these things often do. The result was a highly enjoyable experience from start to finish, one that remained free of any bias, complaint or comparisonContinue reading “Ender’s Game”

Paranoia

Release: Thursday, August 15, 2013 [Theater] I’d like to plead the fifth to any questions raised concerning whether I just went to see this for Amber Heard. I mean, come on guys. It’s also got Liam Hemsworth in it — you know, that strapping gentleman from The Hunger Games, real-life brother of Thor, hello? And thisContinue reading “Paranoia”