I’m not really into sports. But Peter Berg‘s 2004 high school football movie Friday Night Lights is one of my favorite sports movies. Its even distribution of small town pressure and college hopes gives the characters realistically high stakes, making for a suspenseful and even heartbreaking movie experience. The score, prominently featuring the music of Explosions in the Sky, sets […]
After the Shelby mess is shoved under the rug, the motel gets its first (totally not shady) customer and we’re reminded that Norman is in high school. (SPOILERS AHEAD)
It’s been a while since I cracked open my Bond set. I really wanted to get into it but other things started occupying my time. Hopefully I’ll be more diligent with my ongoing review. For now, however, enjoy Part two of my 12-part series on the Bond franchise and Blu-Ray collection.
One day last month I had an impromptu double feature with Mean Girls and Easy A. It’s not a stretch to figure out why these two go well together. They’re both comedies about female protagonists dissecting and disrupting the hierarchy of high school life. They’re a natural fit. Which one is better, though? Read on to find out.
I love it when a show or movie makes me feel like a complete moron. This week’s episode of Bates Motel made me feel like an idiot. Let’s get to it. Read on for my thoughts. But beware because there are SPOILERS AHEAD….
One of my earliest movie-going experiences was seeing Jurassic Park in the theater in 1993. I was just shy of 7 years old when my parents told us we were taking a surprise trip somewhere secret. It was a month after a friend’s parents took me to see Super Mario Bros., so it didn’t take long to figure out where […]
At the end of last week’s episode I was excited at the prospect of more Nestor Carbonell. Unfortunately, Sheriff Romero was busy investigating a burglary this week. His absence didn’t make for a bad episode, though. Things continue getting crazy in White Pine Bay. Read on for my thoughts… (SPOILERS AHEAD)
Norman had a pretty good week. Norma had a couple sleepless nights with the promise of more to come. Emma was suspiciously out sick with the flu. And Dylan spent a couple days off work being a good wingman. Read on for my thoughts on this week’s episode. (SPOILERS AHEAD…)
I’m a huge Danny Boyle fan. I saw 28 Days Later… multiple times in the theater. I watched 127 Hours five times in 2011 alone. Between buying gifts for friends and an upgrade to blu-ray, I’ve bought more copies of Sunshine than probably anybody. And I cheered in glee like a maniac when he hopped like Tigger accepting the Best Directing Oscar for Slumdog Millionaire. So you can imagine my delight […]
Yesterday I posted the first part of my James Cameron Reassessment. I covered his movies from the sorrowful Piranha Part Two: The Spawning to the impressive, yet preachy, The Abyss. James Cameron in the 1980s was better than I originally gave him credit for. But how does he stack up in the 90s and into the new millennium? Read on […]
UPDATE: Click here for Part II So far this year, on a whim, I’ve chosen a specific director’s filmography to go through each month. Pre-blog January was my Quentin Tarantino month. February was my Kevin Smith Retrospective. Going into March, however, I decided to go with someone whose work I’ve never really liked. James Cameron. That’s right, I’ve never been a […]
I don’t usually watch previews for upcoming episodes, but I watched them for next week. I’ll just say, I think next week looks like a great episode. For now, let’s talk about What’s Wrong with Norman.
I’ve had a day to think about the season finale of The Walking Dead. I’ve considered the way the various story lines were resolved in the last two episodes and thought about the possibilities for season four. A day has passed and I keep coming back to the single question I blurted out when the third season of The Walking Dead came […]
Doctor Who made its triumphant returned last night with the first episode of the second half of season 7. In “The Bells of Saint John,” the Doctor and new companion Clara faced a mysterious group abducting people using the internet. It was a good episode. Better than a lot of last year’s offerings even. But there’s something more important to […]
Until early last year, I had never seen an Alien movie. Disgraceful, I know. In preparation for the release of Prometheus and Ridley Scott‘s return to sci-fi and the world that terrorized the genre, I watched Alien and Aliens for the first time. Eventually, when the New Year arrived, I bought the Alien Anthology Blu-Ray Collection. Now that I’ve finally […]