This could have been a great film if the story didn't derail itself in… MoreThis could have been a great film if the story didn't derail itself in the final scenes. For the most part though, this is a smart existential science fiction that manages to dramatize philosophical thought in an interesting way. A thorough examination of choices and their consequences.
Here's the thing. If you never saw the show, you probably have no… MoreHere's the thing. If you never saw the show, you probably have no interest in seeing this. If you are a MARShmallow, the Veronica Mars movie is everything you hoped it would be. It's laugh-a-minute funny, dark, unpredictable, suspenseful, and populated with the characters you've grown to love. Made strictly for the fans, just sit back and enjoy no matter if you're part of Team Logan or Team Piz!
300: Rise of an Empire more or less does what it sets out to do. It's… More300: Rise of an Empire more or less does what it sets out to do. It's a collage of big, epic battle sequences with tons of gore and swashbuckling action, although the slow motion is overdone and the film never rises above mediocrity. Eva Green steals every scene she's in and is by far the main attraction. You're reaction to everything else in this sequel is dependent on your opinion of the original.
This is one hilarious film. The story centres around Gru, a villain… MoreThis is one hilarious film. The story centres around Gru, a villain who is forced to become somewhat of a father figure to three orphaned children while trying to execute a plot to steal the Moon. Gru's army of minions steal the show, but the jokes are non-stop and the story is heartfelt.
There is a lot of territory explored in Club Utopia. It's a smart… MoreThere is a lot of territory explored in Club Utopia. It's a smart comedy that shows that perceptions are never what they seem and nobody is necessarily who they say they are. One of the film's biggest themes is control, who has it, and how can someone lose it. To watch Sally evolve from trophy wife to empowered exotic dancer, and regain control of her life as well as her marriage is fascinating.
Movies like Side Effects quite simply don't get made often these days.… MoreMovies like Side Effects quite simply don't get made often these days. And now that this is reportedly director Steven Soderbergh's final film, it is likely another one of this kind won't be made again.
This is a thriller that keeps the suspense high and the plots twists as unexpected as any of Alfred Hitchcock's best works. Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Channing Tatum are all excellent.
Nebraska is a portrayal of looking back at one's choices, a comedic… MoreNebraska is a portrayal of looking back at one's choices, a comedic mosaic on the uncertainty of life. Bruce Dern deserves his Oscar nomination. But the film is ultimately pedestrian, predictable and distant. It was too dark to be a comedy and too light to be taken seriously. I didn't care for anything that happened, and the underlying themes failed to resonate like they should have.
Zack Snyder stays true to 300's comic book origins, and the style… MoreZack Snyder stays true to 300's comic book origins, and the style makes the story feel like something out of a myth. This definitely works to enhance the larger than life experience unfolding on screen. The animated blood effects make the film feel less gruesome than it could have been. A pretty solid, well rounded B-action picture.
Byzantium will test the patience for some horror movie fans,… MoreByzantium will test the patience for some horror movie fans, particularly those who enjoy cheap boo scares every two minutes. But if you let this (slightly underdeveloped) story work its magic on you, it has a few pleasantly innovative twists up its sleeve.
A simple but deeply involving story about forgiveness and exposing the… MoreA simple but deeply involving story about forgiveness and exposing the truth. Judi Dench and Steve Coogan give incredible performances, and the character of Philomena Lee is portrayed as a truly astonishing human being.