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…

Supergirl: A Sad Addition to the TV Superhero Genre

At the time of my writing this, CBS has only released the pilot for Supergirl. It is possible that my opinion on the show has changed, but from watching the single episode, I felt as though enough was made clear to me about the coming show for me to write something about it. I doubt my…

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.…

Mr. Robot: The Drama We Didn’t Know We Needed

Let’s face it, television in the 21st century has been a strange land of hits and misses. I’m not sure how all of you have felt about the shows being released, but I for one have found that in this land of hits and misses, hits have been vastly outnumbered, and even those hits are…

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…