Tag Archives: Bill Paxton

Movie Review: Nightcrawler (2014)

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Jake Gyllenhaal has covered a lot of ground playing some complex characters throughout his career. Jack Twist in Brokeback Mountain, Robert Graysmith in Zodiac, and, of course, the title character in Donnie Darko are all characters that require a few layers in the performance. Lou Bloom is perhaps Gyllenhaal’s most complex character and one of his best performances to date. Continue reading

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The Month in Movies: November 2013

I had a mediocre movie-watching month last month. But that’s secondary to the fact that I have eviscerated my previous movie-watching numbers. With a few weeks left in 2013,  I have already had the best year in terms of  movies watched since I started tracking my viewing habits in 2007.

Check back in the new year for my final stats. As for now, here is a breakdown of the best and worst of the movies I viewed in the penultimate month of 2013. As always, don’t forget to follow me and the blog around the internet with the links below.

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  • Total Viewings: 14
  • First Viewings: 9
  • Theater Viewings: 2

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The James Cameron Reassessment Part II: 1991-2009

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 to find out…
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Building Better Blu-Rays (The Alien Anthology Review)

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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 cracked open the 6-disc set, I can say with absolute confidence that this is the finest blu-ray set I’ve ever seen. The movies look and sound incredible and the amount of supplemental material is so staggering it’s to the point of being overwhelming.

So enjoy my review. A set this magnificent definitely deserves a thorough review. Continue reading