Aquaman

Release: Friday, December 21, 2018 →Theater Written by: David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick; Will Beall Directed by: James Wan Four weeks on and the box office still hasn’t dried up for DC’s latest superhero origins story, the rise of one Arthur Curry, a.k.a. the Aquaman. Director James Wan has kinda done the unthinkable (not to mention given his bosses aContinue reading “Aquaman”

Moana

Release: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Jared Bush Directed by: Ron Clements; John Musker; Don Hall; Chris Williams Moana might just be Frozen‘s spiritual, tropical sequel. But to be honest, I’m only just guessing that — I never saw Frozen. Couldn’t stand the hype. When hype for a film made by a film company I generallyContinue reading “Moana”

The Shallows

Release: Friday, June 24, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Anthony Jaswinski Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra  Blake Lively vs. Huge Shark: The Movie is a pretty sweet little thriller, a self-contained enterprise that seeks to unnerve rather than terrify by tapping into human’s innate fear of deepwater-dwelling beasts like great whites (not to mention horrifyingly large jellyfish). Jaume Collet-Serra’s tropical-set horror/thrillerContinue reading “The Shallows”

In the Heart of the Sea

Release: Friday, December 11, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Charles Leavitt; Rick Jaffa; Amanda Silver Directed by: Ron Howard From the infamously dangerous Nürburgring and into the heart of the sea Ron Howard has steered his cameras in an altogether new direction, facing the unenviable task of crafting a cinematic event based around the circumstances that inspired 19th Century writerContinue reading “In the Heart of the Sea”

Rosewater

Release: Friday, November 14, 2014 (limited) [Redbox] Written by: Jon Stewart Directed by: Jon Stewart Rosewater may be watered-down in the drama department, but then that’s missing the point that Jon Stewart already seems to be blossoming from satirical news show host into a feature film maker with serious potential. You won’t find many (if any) of Stewart’s signature snideContinue reading “Rosewater”

The Water Diviner

Release: Friday, April 24, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Andrew Knight; Andrew Anastasios Directed by: Russell Crowe Guided more by passion than a need for coherence, Russell Crowe’s directorial debut is strong enough to ensure there will be projects forthcoming from the Academy Award-winning Aussie. Crowe busies himself by taking on the lead of, funny enough, Australian farmer Joshua ConnorContinue reading “The Water Diviner”

TBT: Titanic (1997)

Welcome boys, girls. . . . and all others, to another sappy, tear-filled romantic edition of Throwback Thursday. (I know, gross, right?) The whole idea behind today’s post is about being subtle. . . . . . as subtle as a 40-foot-tall iceberg protruding from the chilly North Atlantic water. As subtle as that sceneContinue reading “TBT: Titanic (1997)”

TBT: Hiking in the Cascades (2009)

The first Thursday in September is here at our doorsteps and here I am with my hands in my pockets in terms of coming up with a new concept for TBT. Well, actually, I’m feeling a little itch to do something different. I’ve been toying with the notion of promoting this video that I made for aContinue reading “TBT: Hiking in the Cascades (2009)”

Watermark

Release: Friday, April 4, 2014 (limited) [Theater] I’ve never had to pee so bad in a movie in all of my natural life. . . . Not that I would miss much if I were to step out to find the bathroom. With hindsight, I could even take my time in my quest, perhaps stopping in toContinue reading “Watermark”