Star Trek: Beyond

Release: Friday, July 22, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Simon Pegg; Doug Jung Directed by: Justin Lin If this is the movie in which we go where no man has gone before, why does it feel like we’ve been here already? Star Trek: Beyond, a beautifully crafted feel-good blockbuster, the third such film in a post-modern interpretation of the world’s second most popularContinue reading “Star Trek: Beyond”

The Jungle Book

Release: Friday, April 15, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Justin Marks Directed by: Jon Favreau Forgetting about your worries and your strife is pretty easy to do when Jon Favreau’s bold decision to remake the Disney animated classic all but steals you away to a wonderful world filled with adventure, danger and English-speaking animals. It’s actually quite amazing howContinue reading “The Jungle Book”

Beasts of No Nation

Release: Friday, October 16, 2015 (limited) [Netflix] Written by: Cary Joji Fukunaga Directed by: Cary Joji Fukunaga Beasts of No Nation represents another first for the mecca of online streaming media that is Netflix, becoming its first original feature-film debut, and a potent one at that. Despite voluntarily sacrificing potential business, major theater chains such as AMC, Regal and Carmike are throwing a hissy fit and refusingContinue reading “Beasts of No Nation”

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Release: Christmas Day 2013 [Theater] Nelson Mandela. Now there’s a name that has ‘Hollywood movie’ written all over it. With the passing of such an extraordinary figure a mere month ago, the moment doesn’t seem to be any riper for a major motion picture about him to be sweeping across the globe. While it’s pretty difficultContinue reading “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”

Pacific Rim

Release: Thursday, July 11, 2013 [Theater] This has been the year for apocalyptic-themed movies. I wonder why that is? Something about us wandering around in “extra time” now since the end of the world was, according to the Mayans, last December. As our reward, we get an army of gigantic Iron Giant-esque robots, operated by highlyContinue reading “Pacific Rim”