I watched Chrysalis as part of 2015’s Indy Film Fest at the IMAX theater in the Indiana State Museum on July 17th. You can find more of ObsessiveViewer.com’s coverage of the festival here.
From writer Ben Kurstin and director John Klein, Chrysalis is a post-apocalyptic movie in the vain of 28 Days Later set in 2038. In this future where people infected with a virus attack what remains of humanity, Josh (Cole Simon) and Penelope (Sara Gorsky) roam the wasteland for shelter and food. When the couple take in lone survivor Abira (Tanya Thai McBride), their lives get suddenly get more complicated, throwing their survival into question. Continue reading
Posted in Film Festival Coverage, IFF2015, Indy Film Fest, Matt Hurt's Columns, Movie Reviews
Tagged 2014, 5.5, Battle Apocalypse, Ben Kurstin, Chrysalis, Indy Film Fest, John Klein, Worth a Trip to Red Box
Here’s Mike’s 2014 Best and Worst movies lists. Check back later in the week for a full podcast discussion of this list and my and Tiny’s stats and lists as well. Also, follow Mike on Twitter @IAmMikeWhite and also check out his band (and download their EP for free!) at http://asgoodasitgetsband.bandcamp.com/.
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January 1st is my favorite day of the year. It’s the day where I take all the “movie watching data” I’ve collected over the last 365 days and put it all into one file. Having started Obsessive Viewer in February 2013, last year was the first year I got to share my stats online. You can read my year in review post from 2013 here. Continue reading
Posted in Matt Hurt's Columns, Movie Reviews
Tagged 2014, Gods Not Dead, guardians of the Galaxy, Indianapolis, Interstellar, jurassic park, Movie Columns, Movie Watching, Stats, This is Where I Leave You, Viewing Stats, Whiplash
Emmet Brickowoski (Chris Pratt) is an ordinary man struggling to find acceptance and friendship in his normal, everyday life. However, when he stumbles upon a relic that leads mysterious parties to believe he is “the special” one prophesized to save the universe, his life becomes anything but normal.
Led by Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks) and a group of “master builders” under the charge of the wise old Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman), Emmet must find a way to live up to the extraordinary high standards set by a prophecy he may or may not be the savior of all while on the run from the evil Lord Business (Will Ferrell) and his henchman Good Copy/Bad Cop (Liam Neeson).
Oh, and everything is made of LEGOs. Continue reading
Sequels are hard. Sequels to beloved comedies are harder. Separate the movies by about a decade and it makes it near impossible to create a worthy follow-up. Continue reading
Lone Survivor tells the true account of Operation Red Wings, a failed SEAL Team 10 mission that sent four SEALS into Afghanistan to capture or kill a Taliban leader in June 2005. The movie is based on the book of the same name, which was written by the mission’s only survivor, Marcus Luttrell.
I went into this movie with high hopes that maybe Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights, The Kingdom) would bounce back from Battleship with a thrilling and heartfelt military action movie. I expected a story of personal growth in the face of harrowing circumstances. What I got was a somewhat lopsided, jingoistic experience of questionable authenticity.
Apparently, nepotism is just fine so long as Tina Fey perpetuates it to the detriment of an institution that would give filming permission to a movie in which it’s basically the antagonist. Continue reading