Noah Year: 2014 Rating: PG-13 Length: 138 minutes / 2.30 hours If there’s any filmmaker more controversial than Darren Aronofsky, I’m not sure who it would be at this point. Interestingly enough, while most of his films are rated “R” (or higher, like the uncut Requiem for a Dream (2000)), I think Noah (2014) is the first time one […]
Posted: November 21, 2017, 10:00 pm
Wonder Woman Year: 2017 Rating: PG-13 Length: 141 minutes / 2.35 hours Wonder Woman (2017) is a triumphant movie that shows the comic book genre doesn’t have to be dominated by men. Unfortunately, because it took so long getting here, I can’t help but draw comparisons to other works that came before it, making Wonder Woman seem derivative. […]
Posted: November 14, 2017, 10:00 pm
Dekalog Year: 1989 Rating: TV-MA Length: 572 minutes / 9.53 hours Dekalog almost defies categorization. While you could say it’s a TV show, the only recurring “character” is the apartment complex where many of the characters of the different “episodes” happen to live. If it’s a movie, it’s a very long one comprised of ten one-hour […]
Posted: November 7, 2017, 11:00 pm
If you have a deck of cards, you can have endless hours of fun. There are numerous solitaire games you can play, but if you have a group of friends with you, there are even more games you can play with these 52 cards. Whenever I would go camping with the Boy Scouts, especially on... Read more.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 7:01 am
The rallying cry of fans of the TV series, Community was “Six seasons and a movie.” While playing to an established fan-base is a wise move for movie producers, sometimes striking a nostalgic chord with audiences is the better path to success. Sure, there have been plenty of movies based off of TV shows which... Read more.
Posted: November 10, 2017, 7:01 am
The individual building blocks of any language are letters. These letters can be combined into words, which in turn can be transformed into sentences. The process continues on and on until you’re left with a story of saga-like proportions. But sometimes individual letters carry certain connotations just by themselves. We use letters to help classify... Read more.
Posted: November 3, 2017, 6:01 am
Every scar has a story. Even though humans can be hardy creatures, sometimes our bodies can’t completely recover after a particularly damaging trauma. Sometimes these scars can be covered up by clothing, like a scarf hiding a throat that was slit (a la Seven Psychopaths (2013)), but sometimes these injuries can be difficult to disguise.... Read more.
Posted: October 27, 2017, 6:01 am
Have you ever had a teacher who inspired you? A teacher who pushed you to become a better student? A better person? Most people don’t like going to school for a variety of reasons, but occasionally there comes a teacher who really cares about their students. To them, it’s not about getting tenure. It’s not... Read more.
Posted: October 20, 2017, 6:01 am
“Dying is easy. Comedy is difficult.” Unfortunately, the one man who perhaps epitomizes this statement is none other than Robin Williams. His too-soon departure from this world is still a tragedy many years later, especially considering his comedic skills. Of course, this also begs the question: if comedy is difficult, is it more difficult than... Read more.
Posted: October 13, 2017, 6:01 am
If you had one Trillion dollars lying around, would you use it to save Matt Damon? A few years ago, someone threw some numbers together to estimate the amount of money spent on rescuing all of Matt Damon’s characters and the total was close to a Trillion dollars. Granted, Matt Damon certainly has some skill... Read more.
Posted: October 6, 2017, 6:01 am
Cities are known for many things. We associate Paris with art, New York with theater, and Washington D.C. with politics. Unfortunately, sometimes cities can be known for their less-wholesome aspects. Despite Boston’s numerous tourist and cultural attractions, many people associate it with crime. While the Italian-based mafia tended to be based out of New York... Read more.
Posted: September 29, 2017, 6:01 am
Have you ever tried to be something you’re not? Do you know someone who has succeeded at one talent, only to try and capitalize on the success by attempting a different talent? While Hollywood is filled with actors who want to be directors and directors who want to be actors, very few of them can... Read more.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 6:01 am
Let’s face it: most movies today are made in America. Sure, there are plenty of Chinese, British, Japanese, and Indian films made, but it seems the vast majority come out of Hollywood. Partly because Iran isn’t necessarily in a friendly relationship with the United States, very few films are set in this Middle Eastern country.... Read more.
Posted: September 15, 2017, 6:01 am