While “Gravity” was content to send viewers crashing back to Earth, “Interstellar” sends audiences soaring to the stars and beyond in a space-faring film unlike anything we’ve seen on the big screen in decades. At times, it’s a bumpy and clunky ride, but the boundless imagination of Director/co-writer Christopher Nolan makes it one worth strapping into a theater seat to experience. Continue Reading
Hot Toys hates my wallet. I’m sure of it with the news of this upcoming release:
As a hero with many superior tech and equipment, Batman uses a specialized armory to store all of his state-of-the-art weaponries and gadgets. Now Hot Toys is proud to present the 1/6th scale Batman Armory from The Dark Knight together in a set with Bruce Wayne and the firstly launched Alfred Pennyworth collectible figures. Continue Reading
“Now You See Me” is a cocktail of several beloved films with equal parts “Usual Suspects,” “Ocean’s Eleven,” “The Prestige” and “The Fugitive” resulting in a spellbinding caper that will keep you guessing right until the final act. Continue Reading
One of the more exciting parts of this gig, besides seeing modern-day classics like “Macgruber” and “Marmaduke” of course, is seeing a brilliant film for the first time. Nothing can quite top that sense of awe and wonder about what’s going to happen next. While it won’t be the exact same, I imagine that in watching ‘Inception’ very little of that awe and wonder will diminish from one of the most groundbreaking and original films I’ve seen in the last decade.
This really shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone since ‘Inception’ was written and directed by Christopher Nolan, the genius behind “Memento,” “The Prestige” and the second highest grossing movie of all time “The Dark Knight.” [2012 FF: Stupid “Avatar!”] “Inception” is Nolan’s sixth full-length film, and marks the last indicator that he’s operating on a totally different level than his peers. He doesn’t need 3D or any other here today, gone tomorrow fad to sell movie tickets. His gimmick? Exemplary storytelling that draws you in and keeps you thinking about what you’ve just witnessed long after the final credits. Continue Reading
It’s no illusion. ‘‘The Prestige” is the best film of 2006 and represents storytelling at its finest. Continue Reading
There’s two things you need to know about “The Dark Knight Rises.” Comparing it to “Marvel’s The Avengers” is pointless as they’re two vastly different takes on a superhero blockbuster. If you like great movies you’ll love “The Dark Knight Rises” just as much as “Avengers” — just in another way. Secondly, “TDKR” doesn’t reach the heights of the genre-challenging masterpiece that was “The Dark Knight,” but that was as flawless a movie you’ll ever see so there’s no shame coming up short to that lofty standard.
That said, “The Dark Knight Rises” is the kind of spectacular edge-of-your-seat epic that will have you hooked right from its jaw-dropping opening sequence and dare you to resist the urge to applaud once it’s finished. Continue Reading
I wrote this years ago obviously, but my opinions on it are pretty much the same so I likely won’t have too much to add here. I just finished watching it in actual preparation for “The Dark Knight Rises,” which would just about have to be the greatest movie ever to top this one for me.
“The Dark Knight” is a phenomenal masterpiece whose creators aren’t content with simply making a great comic book movie but craft one that transcends the genre to become one of the best films this decade. Continue Reading