Movies

Poltergeist (2015)

“They know what scares you” (unfortunately, David Lindsay-Abaire and Gil Kenan do not) It is a very sad fact that we now live in a world where our overpriced theatres are filled to the brim with nothing more than sequels…

Generation Iron

As a teenager, I would look at muscle magazines sitting on the racks at my local drug store and think to myself “what the fuck are these muscle-bound, dumb jocks good for?” and I would automatically answer myself with a…

Divergent

Among other recent releases that exploit the utopian/dystopian future, such as The Day After Tomorrow, Ender’s Game, and Transcendence, comes another film that has none of the inspiration, plot, interest, or believability of Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty Four or Huxley’s Brave…

Movie: Waiting for Lightning (2012)

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As a skateboarding enthusiast in my teen years, I had heard of Danny Way. He was up there amongst the Untouchables of skateboarding’s golden years – Stacy Peralta, Steve Caballero, Tony Alva, and Rodney Mullen – and when I heard…

Drinking Buddies (2013)

Drinking Buddies, written and directed by Joe Swanberg and starring Olivia Wilde, Ron Livingston, Jake Johnson and Anna Kendrick, is an inane middle class improvised soap opera about so-called ordinary people going about their dreary lives without conflict, climax, nor…

REVIEW: Sharknado (TV – 2013)

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Directed by Anthony C. Ferrante (Boo and Headless Horseman) and written by Thunder Levin (Atlantic Rim, American Warships, and Mutant Vampire Zombies From the Hood), Sharknado is a SyFy original made for TV movie that goes beyond simple campyness and…

REVIEW: Pacific Rim

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“Undoubtedly the worst big-screen film since M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender…To put it bluntly, Pacific Rim deserves the derision usually lumped upon Transformers 2.” These are the words of some guy named Jim on Rotten Tomatoes. He accurately describes…