Monsters University

This is another movie I wasn’t that excited about, but I wanted to see a movie on Sunday, and I liked the sound of this one better than any of the alternatives. I liked Monsters, Inc. all right, but it’s not one of my Pixar favorites. I’ve seen it maybe twice and have felt no great desire ...

World War Z

I’m kind of late to the party on this one. It wasn’t high on my list of movies to see, to be honest, and we only ended up going today because no one was that excited by the other available options this weekend. (BUT NEXT WEEKEND IS PACIFIC RIM MOTHERFUCKERS ARE YOU READY OR WHAT?) ...

This Is the End 1

This comes as a surprise to me, but I actually really liked this movie. Like a lot. Like I’m considering buying it when it comes out on Blu-ray and setting it perhaps a shelf or two below my hallowed copies of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. I honestly have not been that much of a ...

Much Ado About Nothing

Joss Whedon really has managed to find himself the only love gods. That movie is fantastic. If you like Shakespeare at all, hell if you like Joss Whedon at all, you should go see it. And it’s definitely a Joss Whedon movie, for all that it doesn’t contain the patented Whedon snarky dialog. (It’s not ...

In which I try and fail yet again to give a crap about Superman 1

Saw Man of Steel. For the record, I wanted to see This Is the End. I was outvoted by a combination of spouse and housemate interest, and the fact that I have an early morning ride tomorrow and the time was more convenient. Gotta say, I wish I’d just stuck with it for This Is the End. Light spoilers ...

Five movies in brief.

So I usually take long flights to catch up on movies I didn’t have time to see in the theater. There was actually a bit less of that this time around since I had a lot of editing work to do both ways (I completely killed my laptop battery on the flight home) and then ...

Oblivion 6

The longer I think about it, the more utterly furious this movie makes me. (SPOILERS, duh.) Though I will say, Oblivion is an incredibly pretty movie. (Though is it me, or does all the tech look like it could have come straight out of Aperture Science?) It’s just gorgeous. The landscapes Tom Cruise flies over as Jack Harper ...

Star Trek Into Darkness 11

I have some very complicated feelings about this movie. There will shortly be SPOILERS, which I will put under a cut. First, things I loved, non-spoiler version: Zachary Quinto is the sassiest Vulcan ever. I loved it. While I have many complaints about the script, the banter was excellent and everyone got a good moment. ...

Iron Man 3 6

You bet your ass there are SPOILERS. This is the only warning you get.

42

The funny thing is, I don’t particularly like baseball. But I really do like movies about baseball. Maybe it’s because even if I don’t appreciate the sport in and of itself, I can appreciate that people love it and feel very passionate about it. 42 is one of those baseball movies. It’s also a movie ...