Review:’ X-Men: Days of Future Past’

Simply put, X-Men: Days of Future Past is the best X-Men movie to date, and a strong contender for best comic book movie as well. DOFP tackles an iconic comic book and handles it exceedingly well. It’s a daunting storyline, complicated with time travel, multiple casts and exceedingly high expectations, … Continue reading

9 Alternatives To A Rom-Com For Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air, can you feel it? And with love, we all know what that means, a Valentine’s Day romantic comedy movie night! For some of us, romantic comedies are not our genre of choice. While there are certainly some romantic comedy films worth watching (that’s a list … Continue reading

Review: ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

NO SPOILERS! It isn’t often that a sequel outdoes it’s predecessor in nearly every way, but The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, does just that. Granted, sequels have the benefit of not having to establish the world and characters, but that’s what makes Catching Fire so unique. While the world is setup, … Continue reading

Review: ‘Thor: The Dark World’

*This review contains only minor spoilers – merely a short recap of the film’s beginning to establish context. Thor and Asgard offer Marvel it’s biggest cinematic challenge (likely until Guardians of the Galaxy) in terms of story and characters. It’s a mystical world filled aliens, realms, and strange beasts. It’s … Continue reading

Review: ‘Gravity’ – Stunning, Breathtaking and For Once Worth the 3D

Let’s put it this way – Gravity is now in my top three favorite films of all-time. Previously my top three were The Empire Strikes Back, L.A. Confidential and Casablanca. Gravity is now in that top three, although it’s spot is being internally debated. It’s that good. If you haven’t seen … Continue reading

Review: ‘The World’s End’

The conclusion to the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy is as funny as it is an appropriate progression of growing up. The World’s End, directed by Edgar Wright, stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in a coming of age story, told from the inebriated perspective of a group of friends who … Continue reading

Why the lessons in ‘Monsters University’ are Pixar’s most bold yet

SPOILERS BELOW. DO NOT READ THIS IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE FILM. If you don’t care about the end being discussed, then by all means read on… My wife and I saw Monsters University on Friday and both loved it. Many of the Top Critics on Rotten Tomatoes however, seemed … Continue reading

5 Minute Review: ‘Monsters University’ Is Filled With Lessons and Fun

Appropriate for a film about college, Monsters University is absolutely filled with lessons about friendship, growing up and achieving your goals. Pixar smartly decided that a prequel better suited Monsters, Inc. and it allowed a new aspect of this world to be explored. Nearly all the familiar faces are back, … Continue reading

Review: ‘Man of Steel’ Ressurects Superman

Man of Steel director Zack Snyder had a daunting task ahead of him – how to re-launch a Superman film (and hopeful series) that stands apart from the Richard Donner classics and stands on it’s own. With the help of executive producer Christopher Nolan and writer David S. Goyer, Snyder … Continue reading

‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Is Simply Amazing (Spoiler free review)

Star Trek Into Darkness is a spectacular film and ride. It does exactly what it set out to do – entertain, drive the story and further develop the characters and relationships setup in Star Trek (2009). Director JJ Abrams seems to be developing an even better understanding of how to … Continue reading