Category Adventure

Jurassic World

Some movies can be deemed “critic proof.” These are films that, regardless of the actual quality of the film, many people are still going to see. Most Marvel superhero movies, for instance, could be considered critic proof. The general public will see Avengers 5: Iron Man Gets a Hernia despite many reviews arguing against said […]

Tomorrowland

     “Greetings, my friend. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future.” — The Amazing Criswell in Plan 9 from Outer Space. There’s a sense […]

Mad Max: Fury Road

This doesn’t happen. It’s been thirty years since the last Mad Max film. Thirty. It’s been seventeen years since George Miller has directed a live-action feature film. There have been rumors and rumblings and mumblings from Hollywood for years about this film. As far back as 2000, when I was a senior in high school, […]

Roar

It’s been called the most dangerous film ever made. One of its taglines reads: “No animals were harmed during the making of this film. 70 cast and crew members were.” Director/star/producer Noel Marshall got gangrene as a result of a lion bite and almost lost his leg. His wife/co-star Tippi Hedren fractured her leg after a […]

Avengers: Age of Ultron

There is a moment deep into Avengers: Age of Ultron that has an understated eloquence and beauty unusual for the wam-bam, thank you Captain attitude of these recent Marvel movies. It is night at the Avengers’ headquarters, and a key superhero is looking out at the New York City skyline, floating above the floor. Director […]

There and Back Again and Again and Again — Thoughts on The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

I think one of the most telling aspects regarding the third installment in director Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy is the title itself. Originally, the film was called The Hobbit: There and Back Again, a title that perfectly captured the flavor of Tolkien’s Middle-Earth, and was a nod to Bilbo’s adventures. Then, either Jackson or the studio […]

Interstellar

Christopher Nolan’s science-fiction epic Interstellar is truly breathtaking in its first and third acts, and gives us an intelligent and awe-inspiring look at an adventure that spans across the universe. The film, enriched by knock-out cinematography by Hoyte Van Hoytema, leaves you spellbound in many of its 169 minutes. Unfortunately, the film’s sometimes glaring imperfections make […]