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Movie Review: “It Follows”

Shhhh… it’s around the corner. Okay, now that I’ve gotten that old, lame joke out of my system, let’s get down to business. Plus, there’s nothing remotely humorous about “It Follows.” In fact, it’s seriously one of the creepiest, most innovative films to hit the horror genre in years. Yes, ladies and gentleman, the hype more »

Movie Review: “Home”

Man, movies for children are not what they used to be and this is not a bad thing  and we’re all just whatsoever. It seems that more and more movies that are aimed towards children are as well structured and layered as most films aimed towards adults. In fact, I’m willing to bet that adults more »

Movie Review: “Insurgent”

I have to be honest, going into the first film in this series — last year’s “Divergent” – I was expecting something along the lines of “The Hunger Games” Lite. Well, that would have been a nice way to put it. Actually, I was expecting a trifling pile of cinematic dreck that copied all of the more »

Movie Review: “Cinderella”

I have a theory when it comes to Disney movies – more specifically the animated ones. Granted, it’s not a groundbreaking theory by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s a theory nonetheless. I believe that Disney flicks can be split into two, distinct categories. Now, these two categories have nothing to do with genre more »

Movie Review: “Chappie”

I have to hand it to “Chappie” director Neill Blomkamp. He certainly doesn’t skimp on the lofty, elevated concepts. However, like “Elysium” before it, “Chappie” fails to live up to Blomkamp’s heavy-handed messages and subtext. It’s a shame because it’s a visually breathtaking film, which does boast some characters that have eclectic and unique personalities. more »

Movie Review: “The Lazarus Effect”

Wow. Now there are some bad movies out there, especially when it comes to the horror genre. However, you usually KNOW they’re going to be bad based on a number of reasons. A number of the horror flicks on the low-budget side of things feature no-name actors, a director that’s fresh out of the Art more »

Movie Review: “Hot Tub Time Machine 2″

“You’re a nerd… and no one likes you… and no one likes you…” And so and so on and so on. Such is the tune crooned by Lou – a drunken, drug-fueled jerk – and Nick – a song-stealing, but well-meaning lug – to Jacob -the bespectacled, drink-serving, video-gaming man servant of the crew, just more »

Movie Review: “Kingsman: The Secret Service”

Move over, James Bond. Step aside, Austin Powers. Hang up your holsters, MI6. There’s a new British super spy in town. Actually, to be more specific, it’s a group of super spies who masquerade as average, everyday haberdashers. So, what’s a haberdasher, you ask? Well, it’s one who sells men’s clothing in a retail setting. more »

Movie Review: “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water”

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Okay, here’s the deal. If you have either a blank, confused look on your face… AND/OR… You answered the query with something like “This has gotta be a trick question. First off, pineapples don’t grow underwater and even if they did, it’s physically impossible for something to more »

Movie Review: “Seventh Son”

Back in 1997, Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski was introduced to an eccentric rich artist named Maude Lebowski (no relation) as she flew through the air on a harness-like contraption, flinging paint onto a giant canvas. Maude and The Dude would eventually hit it off famously while developing a sexual relationship in the former’s attempts to more »

An Interview with “Black Sea” director Kevin Macdonald: There’s no substitute for a good “sub” genre… literally.

Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald’s newest film “Black Sea” manages to resurrect a long-forgotten SUB-genre (more on this particular pun later) — the submarine movie. While films like “Below,” “Das Boot,”Crimson Tide,” “U-571,” etc. frequently “surfaced” (sorry, I just can’t help myself) during the 1980’s, 1990’s and even the 2000’s, this forgotten style of action-thriller has more »

Movie Review: “Project Almanac”

Ya know, I REALLY didn’t know what to expect from “Project Almanac.” Sure, I’d seen the same trailers and commercials as everybody else did, so I vaguely knew what the film was about. However, I wasn’t sure if it was going to be an interesting sci-fi thriller about time travel OR a run-of-the-mill, watered down more »