It may be set in some kind of vague dystopian near-future, but The Rover isn’t a sci-fi story at all. The dusty Australian backdrop, the heightened mood of constant danger, and Guy Pearce’s mysterious loner character give the deceptively simple film away as a spaghetti western.
At its core, Iron Man 3 is a screwball comedy about Tony Stark and Pepper Potts, post-intergalactic invasion. What makes it so enjoyable as formulaic escapist entertainment are the little tweaks that Black has made to the template.
How do you follow the latest from writer/director/auteur Terrence Malick? With possibly the biggest summer movie of the year, duh. Trey and Trevan are a man down this week, with Eric hanging out in New Orleans or something. Honestly, who knows what he does. Trey talks To The Wonder, one of Malick’s more accessible and beautiful efforts. While [...]
The armored avenger’s third outing is a high-speed, action-heavy romp that deepens some existing characters, introduces some interesting new ones and is surprisingly funny throughout.
Easily the frontrunner for the best picture going at Sundance right now, Breathe In is a film about adulthood, marriage, compromise, and how love, true, pure love, isn’t always a good thing.
The movie is shot from a five-year-old’s point of view, so everything has a magical, dream-like quality to it. You’ve seen tales of courage before, but never one told with such an original, focused eye on the person telling it. By the time ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ is over, you may be hypnotized by its strange beauty and individualism, even as you feel the tragic depth of Hushpuppy’s situation.
It may look like The Fast And The Furious: 1920s, but Lawless is wittier and more memorable than initial trailers would lead you to believe.
If you’re looking to rent a new action movie or a romantic comedy this weekend, you might want to watch/read this first.
Eric, Trevan and Trey spend the entirety of the podcast talking about Prometheus, the latest from director Ridley Scott. Because the plot has been well guarded up to this point, we each offer spoiler-free recaps, but once our recaps our out of the way, everything is fair game. Be warned: Spoilers Ahead. If you’ve seen the film, be [...]
Prometheus is an adult sci-fi film about ancient Greek myths (check the legend of Prometheus to understand what happens when Gods meddle with human affairs) and the origin of human life on Earth. It’s the kind of big-idea movie you don’t get much of in the summer, and it’s a welcome sight.
After 33 years, director Ridley Scott returns to the Alien franchise with a film that answers a few questions, poses some new ones and plays fast and loose with its ensemble cast along the way.
Much like The Raid Redemption, Lockout, the newest offering from EuroCorp, purveyor of medium budget action fare, is a stupid Sci-Fi movie that can’t see past its own cliches far enough to contribute anything to the genre. There is nothing in the film that hasn’t been seen before and better elsewhere. Current advertisements liken it [...]
‘Straw Dogs,’ out now on DVD and Blu-ray, is a remake of a controversial 1971 movie from Sam Peckinpah starring Dustin Hoffman. ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’ is a new horror movie produced by Guillermo del Toro.