Monday, November 24, 2014

Short review: Mockingjay Part 1

Grade: B

Katniss wakes in District 13 and is chosen to be the face of the revolution.

Some good action scenes. The stuff they added is fun but unnecessary as is the whole splitting into two movies. Really nervous about the fact they split this into two movies and are ignoring a MAJOR plot point.

Jennifer Lawrence, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore and many more.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Short Review: Interstellar

Grade: A

A team travel through a mysterious wormhole to try to save humanity.

Still processing. Great story. Great visuals. Great representation of science. Could lose about 20 minutes.

Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine and many many more.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Short review: Big Hero 6

Grade: A+

A young robotics prodigy uses science and technology to find the person responsible for his brother's death.

Amazing movie. Great story. Heart in all the right places. Very funny and tons of fun.

Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, TJ Miller, Genesis Rodriguez, Jamie Chung, James Cromwell, Alan Tudyk, Damon Waynes Jr. And more.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Short review: John Wick

Grade: A

This is why you don't mess with a man's car or his dog.

The action scenes are amazing. Better than The Raid. Story is actually really fun and there is just the right amount of humor splashed throughout.

Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Willem Dafoe and more.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Short review: Gone Girl

Grade: A+

A man's wife goes missing and evidence is piling against him.

David Fincher does a great job directing. Affleck gives his best performance yet. Crazy story with amazing twists. Disturbing in an oddly satisfying way. I honestly don't know what to say about this movie.

Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Carrie Coon, Kim Dickens, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Short review: The Boxtrolls

Grade: A

A young boy must defend the boxtrolls who raised him.

Gorgeous stop-motion animation and design. Great and touching story. Very funny and entertaining.

Voices of Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade and many more.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Short review: Tusk

Grade: A+

A man goes to Canada to interview a strange man when things go awry.

Very funny. Amazingly bizarre and out there. Unnerving at times. Great writing. If nothing else, truly original.

Justin Long, Michael Parks, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, Guy LaPointe

Monday, August 25, 2014

Short review: Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Grade: B

More stories from Basin City.

Its great and a lot of fun... So long as you haven't seen the first Sin City, then its confusing as you watch several characters who died already die again.

Mickey Rourke, Josh Brolin, Eva Green, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Powers Booth, Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis and many more.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Short review: Get On Up

Grade: A-

The story of the hardest working man in show business.

Great movie and story. Great acting. Music is fantastic. Some weird structural issues.

Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis and more.

Short review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Grade: B

Very fun and enjoyable movie. Some issues with lazy writing.

Megan Fox, William Fichtner, Will Arnett and more.