Need for Speed

Release: Friday, March 14, 2014 [Theater] At the very least, Need for Speed has a need for tighter editing. One lap around this fast track will take you a little over two hours, a gratuitous length of time for a movie that centers around a videogame about street racing. The other obvious question is what, if … Continue reading Need for Speed

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 several … Continue reading Gravity

Rush

Release: Thursday, September 26, 2013 [Theater] 2013 finds Ron Howard operating well within his comfort zone again, returning to construct the definitive racing film. A gripping, polished and thoughtfully-crafted drama piece, Rush delves into one remarkable season of racing which would ultimately define the careers of two top performers in Formula 1. Howard and comedy, it … Continue reading Rush

Prisoners

Release: Friday, September 20, 2013 [Theater] Some will call it a movie. Others are going to call it psychological and emotional hell. It would be an insult to consider this merely the former, and one of the highest praises to call it the latter. Canadian director Denis Villenueve cranks up the tension like you've never seen … Continue reading Prisoners

The Wolverine

Release: Thursday, July 25, 2013 [Theater]  Picking up more on where we left off after X Men: The Last Stand rather than following directly in line with the most recent release (X Men: Origins -- Wolverine), James Mangold directs Hugh Jackman et al with supreme confidence in his knowledge and conviction of the essence of the comics, … Continue reading The Wolverine