Drive Angry (2011)

Drive Angry (2011) – The following review first appeared as part of a larger article (“Now in Theaters”) on 12ftdwende.com on 11 March 2011. While crappy movies always make you forget, it is still true that making films is an art. This new wave of a 3D has been written off as a trendy gimmick … Continue reading

The Woman in Black (2012)

The Woman in Black (2012) – I’m a horror geek. One of the great things about horror geekdom is that there are so many different corners of it that you can discover. Subgenres within subgenres. One of the corner of that is Brit horror (horror flicks from the U.K. for those who need self-explanatory things … Continue reading

Raising Arizona (1987)

Raising Arizona (1987) – Oh those Coen Brothers and their Coen-y Coen-ness… I always love that they feel free to indulge their own idiosyncratic impulses and make some bizarre and entertaining films. The Coens have long followed series films (Fargo, No Country For Old Men) with more overt comedies (The Big Lebowski, Burn After Reading) … Continue reading

Kick-Ass (2010)

Kick-Ass (2010) — So watching this film several months later, perspective sinks in. While I am still bitter as all hell that the scene from the comics involving a child’s cocaine use was cut, I can appreciate the film’s darkness more, even if it is cut down significantly from Mark Millar’s source material. I am … Continue reading

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010)

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010)– I could probably pick this movie apart point by point but that would really require giving it too much thought. When you DON’T give it too much thought, this movie is actually pretty fun. Jay Baruchel (as previously proven in She’s Out of My League, How to Train Your Dragon, and … Continue reading

The Rock (1996)

The Rock (1996) — Maybe it’s because I saw it when I was 11 and have always reverted to that mindset, but I fucking love this movie. It hits every note that an action movie should hit. [Plus it has conspiracy theories, which I was really into as a kid]. Beyond the stars (Nic Cage, … Continue reading

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans (2009)

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans (2009) — So Nicolas Cage can be good in movies, like Lord of War.  Sometimes, like in Matchstick Men, he can be damn good in movies.  He CAN be.  More often than not, he isn’t.  He’s just playing up the “I’m Nicholas Cage, isn’t that weird?” factor.  … Continue reading