Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

Edge of Tomorrow (2014) – I’m way behind on my reviews. I saw this movie over a month ago and am just getting around to writing this. It’s been interesting, though, that this movie has become something of a topic in film nerd circles. Specifically the fact that it’s an original science fiction movie (depending … Continue reading

White House Down (2013)

White House Down (2013) – I am a man who makes no secret of my likes. (A fact which you might be able to infer from this website… where I talk a lot about shit I like…) So let me talk about some of those likes now. I like Die Hard. It is unquestionably one … Continue reading

Aliens (1986)

Aliens (1986) – Sequels suck, or so they say. I personally believe that blanket statements are always wrong. ALWAYS. (See what I did there?) Obviously, everyone can come up with exceptions to the “sequels suck” rule. The Godfather Part II won the Academy Award for Best Picture and is considered by many (yours truly included) … Continue reading

I ♥ Huckabees (2004)

I ♥ Huckabees (2004) – So recently, I have been showing my girlfriend a lot of my favorite movies. By and large these are cinematic masterpieces. I suppose one or two would be trashier cult classics of which I am a cult member. You may even find that oddball movie that I and I alone love … Continue reading

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) – I read something about how you should never respect someone’s taste in literature if they say their favorite book is The Catcher in the Rye. Ignoring for a moment that this is just generally a stupid fucking thing to say about almost any book, here is why … Continue reading

Half Nelson (2006)

Half Nelson (2006) – I remember I met a girl once who, a year or so after Pirates of the Caribbean, said she would see any movie that Johnny Depp was in. Actually I met a lot of girls like that. The Libertine came out shortly thereafter. I don’t think any of those girls saw … Continue reading

The Omen (1976)

The Omen (1976) – So here’s a fun little fact about WordPress it keeps track of how many posts you publish and lets you know. A couple posts ago I noticed the numbers creeping upward… 663… 664… 665… I knew there was only one movie that could possibly be the subject of my 666th published … Continue reading

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) – Stephen King has a program where film students can adapt one of his short stories (NOT his novels or novellas) for only a dollar, provided they send him a copy of the film. King declares that the best of these was The Woman in the Room. It’s not a horror … Continue reading

Alien (1979)

Alien (1979) – So Starfleet is a pretty cool idea. I mean a sort of egalitarian organization that goes around exploring and keeping the peace. That’s part of the utopian vision of Star Trek. (Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek, anyway, I don’t know so much about J.J. Abrams’s…) A lot of space-set science fiction tends to … Continue reading

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang(2005) – Amidst the various Jason Friedberg/Aaron Seltzer monstrosities we see nowadays that pass for parody (Any movie with a [Genre] Movie title and a couple others) it’s easy to forget there is such a thing as AFFECTIONATE parody. Something that aims to deconstruct, while as the same time pay loving homage … Continue reading