Before We Go: A Charming Story with Some Good Performances

It seems as though Chris Evans and his fellow Avenger actors have been dedicating a large portion of their acting efforts to proving that they are more than Marvel allows them to be in the superhero flicks. Sure, they can all play simple hero characters, but for most of them, there’s more than meets the…

A Deadly Adoption: A Spot-On ‘Parody’ of the Lifetime Genre

Where do I even begin to explain what A Deadly Adoption is? I suppose for one to really understand what it is, they would have had to have seen a Lifetime movie already. I haven’t seen a whole lot of Lifetime movies, but basically they always revolve around its characters struggling with elaborate moral dilemmas.…

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…

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…

American Hustle: David O. Russell Does it Again

I’m not sure why I’m only getting around to writing this review now, but I figured I’d write something about American Hustle. American Hustle, released in 2013, is David O. Russell’s latest endeavor. His last two movies, Silver Linings Playbook and The Fighter happen to be two of my favorite films. Russell’s movies take you on great adventures that…

Saving Mr. Banks: Mary Poppins Revisited

**NO SPOILERS** Saving Mr. Banks is the story behind the making of the 1964 classic, Mary Poppins. It focuses on Walt Disney’s (played by the amazing Tom Hanks) efforts to procure the rights to the Mary Poppins character from P.L. Travers (played by the incredible Emma Thompson). The supporting cast includes Paul Giamatti, Colin Farrell,…