Europa Report 2

This is an independent science fiction movie. It was released a week ago, but the release is so limited it’s not in any theaters near me. Thankfully, it’s also available from On Demand for $8, which made it cheaper than actually seeing it in a theater. I was excited about this movie. It didn’t disappoint. To ...

Hey Thor 2: Star Wars Called, It Wants Its Poster Back 4

Hey Thor 2: Star Wars Called, It Wants Its Poster Back
I had about three seconds of excitement yesterday when Marvel dropped the new Thor: The Dark World poster on Twitter. I’m so excited about that movie, I can barely stand it. And I really loved most of the posters there were for the original Thor. So… yay! And here it was! Well. That’s sure a thing. I ...

Sword Button Redux (I See Pacific Rim Again) 16

I saw Pacific Rim again over the weekend. The movie was even better the second time around, because I wasn’t so focused on OH MY GOD SHINY SWORD BUTTON and paying more attention to the characters and what they were saying and doing. Spoiler warnings for this whole thing since I am wibbling about the ...

RED 2

Saw this in Sunday after my century, so my memory of it isn’t as clear as maybe it could be, since I was already tired and thought three beers were an awesome idea. Also, I apparently missed the best fight scene of the entire movie because my brain still thought I was dehydrated and my ...

More on the Ender’s Game Thing 1

Lionsgate has apparently copped to just how many people are pissed off about OSC being a giant homophobe. They’re hosting a benefit premiere of the movie for LGBT groups. To a certain extent, I feel for them. Ender’s Game is a novel that’s been screaming for a movie for years. It has everything you could want. ...

Pacific Rim and the Bechdel Test 4

It has been noted by many (including myself) that Pacific Rim fails the Bechdel Test rather spectacularly. It has only two female characters of any note (Mako and half of the Russian Jaeger team, Lt. A Kaidonovsky) and they never have a conversation. Thinking back on it, I desperately wish that had happened. That would ...

Pacific Rim: Your argument is invalid because Sword Button 8

Let me be clear: I was born to love this movie. I grew up watching Voltron, Power Rangers and other sentai shows, and kaiju movies. I was a giant Gundam weenie for years and years. (Evangelion not so much, but that’s a rant for a different time.) This movie was designed to hit every single ...

Pacific Rim: Initial Reaction

NGEMIOJREFWOEF-9230IK2P34T8U3540KQFWPSDVLWG-W4TJ24POMFWS;F,PSDCMOEF8Q0912!!!!!!!0WEJPOWEMFW;EFM3-012-13JGIRMWGE[VQ-9R1POLMGRGRJJWEFJEJR[KOQR3[[EKR AND A SWORD BUTTON THERE IS A MOTHERFUCKING SWORD BUTTON IN THIS MOVIE TAKE ME NOW JESUS I AM READY AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA Okay, I’ll write a real review tomorrow, I promise. I am so ridiculously tired right now you wouldn’t believe. (I rode 67 miles today and didn’t take a nap, so that might have something to ...

Disney, why are you now trying to pretend women don’t exist in your movies? 9

So before Monsters University yesterday, one of the previews they played was this one for Frozen. Now, this is still the description of the movie from the Disney site for Frozen. Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind “Tangled” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” presents “Frozen,” a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off ...

Still Not Going to See Ender’s Game: Separating the Art From the Artist 3

Orson Scott Card would like us to be tolerant of his anti-gay marriage views, now that we’ve won. The point is, apparently “moot.” I call bullshit on that one.  DOMA may be dead, and the language of that decision may be what will make the rest of the dominoes fall, so to speak. But the ...