Assassin’s Creed

Release: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Michael Lesslie; Adam Cooper; Bill Collage Directed by: Justin Kurzel Assassin’s Creed is simply not interesting enough for those who never played the game. You might fairly ask me why I would choose to sit through a movie based on a video game I never played. Um, I was expecting the acting pedigreeContinue reading “Assassin’s Creed”

The Light Between Oceans

Release: Friday, September 2, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Derek Cianfrance Directed by: Derek Cianfrance Derek Cianfrance has emerged once again with another sweeping, emotional epic, this time The Light Between Oceans, an adaptation of the 2012 international bestseller by M.L. Stedman. Maybe you saw The Place Beyond the Pines, Cianfrance’s previous effort. From an ambitious meditation on how one man’s actions can haveContinue reading “The Light Between Oceans”

X-Men: Apocalypse

Release: Friday, May 27, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Bryan Singer; Simon Kinberg; Michael Dougherty; Dan Harris Directed by: Bryan Singer In the midst of Magneto’s metal-throwing rampage, a burning hot ember of emotion buried deep underneath the rapidly cooling coals of X-Men: Apocalypse, I glance over to find my friend fast asleep, head buried into his shoulder and aContinue reading “X-Men: Apocalypse”

Steve Jobs

Release: Friday, October 23, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Aaron Sorkin Directed by: Danny Boyle The poor return on investment regarding Danny Boyle’s take on the iGenius is quite surprising considering the quality of the product. As of this posting, Steve Jobs has just barely recouped half of its original $30 million budget, suggesting that perhaps the third time is not the charm. (Steve Jobs followsContinue reading “Steve Jobs”

Frank

Release: Friday, September 5, 2014 (limited) [Netflix] Written by: Jon Ronson; Peter Straughan Directed by: Lenny Abrahamson Any film that strives to turn Domhnall Gleeson into a thoroughly unlikable character is one I’m uncomfortable watching. Frank is just such a film. Focusing on an aspiring musician who stumbles upon an eccentric pop band with an unpronounceable name (they call themselvesContinue reading “Frank”

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Release: Friday, May 23, 2014 [Theater] If Bryan Singer’s latest addition to the X-Men chronicle is any indication of the summer of movies that awaits us, by the shortness of Peter Dinklage we are in for a good one! In fact the cinematic event that Singer has recently finished polishing off is one so grandiose it might veryContinue reading “X-Men: Days of Future Past”

12 Years a Slave

Release: Friday, October 18, 2013 (limited) [Theater] Every so often there are those releases that stir up a buzz unlike any other; a certain climate that generates perhaps as much interest in the film as the film itself. This feverish talk might be about the cast involved and the work they have turned in, or theContinue reading “12 Years a Slave”

The Counselor

Release: Friday, October 25, 2013 [Theater] “If you keep heading down this path, you will eventually come to moral decisions that will take you completely by surprise.” So forewarns the enigmatic night club owner, Reiner, played by a very colorful Javier Bardem in Ridley Scott’s latest suspense thriller, based on the first original screenplay penned byContinue reading “The Counselor”