Tomorrowland: A Cool Journey.. to Disappointment

**NO SPOILERS** Before I start, I just want to give the team behind Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland major props for the vagueness of the film’s trailers. Going into this movie, I had more or less no idea what it was about. This is something that has become more and more rare in the movie industry these…

Little Miss Sunshine: A Gem That Stands the Test of Time

I remember the year Little Miss Sunshine came out (2006). I was much younger then, and couldn’t possibly have appreciated any of the subtleties of the film. For this reason, I re-watched a few years ago and instantly fell in love. However, it was not until I watched this movie again last night that I…

Chappie: Blomkamp Gives Us A Solid, Fun Movie

**NO SPOILERS** Neill Blomkamp is a director whose work has always intrigued me. Since his debut feature-length film, District 9, he has been a director who has been very much on my radar. For me, District 9 was an expertly crafted blend of [albeit a bit heavy-handed] social commentary and interesting action. This was a formula that worked to…

Birdman: or (One of the Best Movies of all Time)

*NO SPOILERS* When the first trailer for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s movie Birdman came out, I was not entirely convinced of its merit as a movie. The roughly-cut trailer of the film seemed awkward, with no clear plot outlined. All I knew was that Michael Keaton was starring as what seemed to be himself, Zach Galifianakis was starring…

The Interview: Rogen and Franco Deliver Yet Again

**NO SPOILERS** I like the idea of starting off a review by saying how I feel about the movie right off the bat, then explaining that opinion after doing so. In the interest of that idea, I would have started off this review by saying that The Interview, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, is…

X-Men: Days of Future Past – Wow. Just Wow

** NO SPOILERS ** This summer is going to be a good year for films. With new interesting movies coming out each week, it’s hard to be excited for all of them. X-Men: Days of Future Past, however was an exception to this for me. Days of Future Past was the movie that I was…