Transcendence - Movie ReviewThe slow burn of Transcendence, the directorial debut from cinematographer Wally Pfister (The Dark Knight Trilogy) isn’t due to its mesmerizing story or its intoxicating visuals. It isn’t due to the fact that it was shot on 35mm instead of digital. Sadly, it’s due to your eyes  ...

Draft Day - Movie ReviewKevin Costner returns to the wide world of sports in Ivan Reitman’s Draft Day. Already a champion of two classic sports films (albeit baseball themed), Costner is no stranger to what makes rooting for the underdog so much damn fun. Even with the minor splash of Tin Cup  ...

Noah - Movie Review“Remember Noah, he picked you for a reason.” Step-aside Sunday school teachers, toss out your picture books, and forget what you thought you knew about the white bearded man named Noah. Darren Aronofsky, in his latest cinematic endeavor, delivers quite majestically ...

Veronica Mars - Movie ReviewFirst, a disclaimer and a bit of a confession: Because I never watched a single episode of the Veronica Mars television series which aired on various networks from 2004 to 2007 it’s probably only fair to inform you that the following discussion will be limited to the merits of the film  ...

Son of God - Movie Review

First, the elephant in the room. How does one even begin to offer criticism of a movie that depicts the life of Jesus? Knowing full well the imposing size of the bear trap I’m stepping into by taking this on, I’ll begin by pointing out my own awareness that nothing you read here will  ...

3 Days to Kill - Movie Review

3 Days to Kill is an extremely frustrating film. On the one hand, there are some truly fascinating moments of filmmaking achievement. Its tale of high-stakes international espionage folded around a modern-day father/daughter story even occasionally touches on some genuinely ...

Pompeii - Movie Review

Paul W.S. Anderson knows how to make a surface-level video game. That’s about all I can give him credit for with his new disaster-themed offering, Pompeii. It has the single-minded energy and all the glitter and gloss it needs to transport us to another time period ...

That Awkward Moment - Movie ReviewThere’s probably a logical reason first-time screenwriter Tom Gormican’s script for Are We Officially Dating? languished in the unproduced screenplays bin for the better part of the last four years. Perhaps it had something to do with waiting on a replacement for ...

Gimme Shelter - Movie Review Former Disney Channel go-to-girl Vanessa Hudgens musses her hair and tattoos her hide for a grungy turn in Gimme Shelter, a film that disguises its right-wing, Christian fairy tale intentions beneath what it thinks is a tough, gritty facade of societal misgivings.  It’s the ...

Hercules - Movie ReviewI hope I am around to see the day that filmmakers in Hollywood can actually produce a gripping, enticing, and all around satiating Greek mythological epic. However, in their latest endeavor, The Legend of Hercules, disappointment reigns supreme once more. Every ...

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