Thor: Ragnarok

Release: Friday, November 3, 2017 →Theater Written by: Eric Pearson; Craig Kyle; Christopher L. Yost Directed by: Taika Waititi Save yourself a pat on the back for me, Marvel. The Taika Waititi experiment has paid off and now you’ve got a great big success on your hands. Thor: Ragnarok isn’t a revelation but it is a very entertainingContinue reading “Thor: Ragnarok”

Decades Blogathon – Zodiac (2007)

Originally posted on three rows back:
Welcome to Week 2, Day 5 of the Decades Blogathon – ‘7’ edition – hosted by myself and the awesome Tom from Thomas J. For those who don’t know, the blogathon focuses on movies that were released in the seventh year of the decade. Tom and I are running…

Now You See Me 2

Release: Friday, June 10, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Ed Solomon; Pete Chiarelli Directed by: Jon M. Chu The implausible Now You See Me sequel — yes, this is a thing — is a magic trick you can see right through from the very beginning. For all the entertainment it seeks to provide, the film delivers an equal doseContinue reading “Now You See Me 2”

Spotlight

Release: Friday, November 6, 2015 (limited)  [Theater] Written by: Thomas McCarthy; Josh Singer Directed by: Thomas McCarthy Every so often a film drops with little or no warning and leaves a lasting impression. 12 Years a Slave did it three years ago via punishing violence and bravura performances; a year later Gravity achieved unparalleled visual grandeur films two years on are still trying to match. Spotlight almostContinue reading “Spotlight”

Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Release: Friday, May 1, 2015 [RPX Theater] Written by: Joss Whedon Directed by: Joss Whedon In the chaotic and climactic final twenty minutes a wistfulness arose within me, and though I didn’t let it fully disengage me from one of the year’s most ambitious CGI spectacles I was annoyed I let it happen. I knew it was going to, though.Continue reading “Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron”

TBT: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Mercifully the month of February comes to an end this weekend. I say this not because of the romantic theme I’ve put everyone through on this feature over the last couple of weeks (I guess that’s bad enough), but because the weather around here has been downright crazy. Last night I put my car in aContinue reading “TBT: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)”

Foxcatcher

Release: Friday, November 14, 2014 (limited) [Theater] Written by: E. Max Frye; Dan Futterman  Directed by: Bennett Miller Enigmas like paranoid-schizophrenic John Eleuthère du Pont prove it was prudent for both Steve Carell and the Americanized The Office to bid adieu to one another. Of course, that transition was as much a matter of inevitability as the tragedy weContinue reading “Foxcatcher”

Begin Again

Release: Friday, June 27, 2014 (limited) [Theater] A disgraced record label executive has a chance run-in with a down-on-her-luck musician at a bar and the two forge a friendship that inspires more than great music — it reinvigorates one another’s thirst for life. The Hulk takes a chill pill as Mark Ruffalo fits himself back into aContinue reading “Begin Again”

Thanks For Sharing

Release: Friday, September 20, 2013 (limited) [Theater] ….and now that you have, please don’t ever share again. It might cost us our friendship. So said Gwyneth Paltrow to Mark Ruffalo’s Adam, who’s celebrating five years of celibacy. Well, maybe ‘celebrating’ is a poor choice of words for this situation, but still. Ruffalo plays a dude whoContinue reading “Thanks For Sharing”

Margaret

Release: Friday, September 30, 2011 (limited) [Redbox] Though the movie has no disclaimer, you should probably bring along your psychologist to this one, since you’ll be in need of immediate therapy after watching Margaret, a highly emotional, lengthy film about a girl who’s attempting to rectify her involvement in a horrific traffic accident. Don’t letContinue reading “Margaret”