Archive for December, 2014

Tusk: Kevin Smith’s Metamorphosis

Tusk: Kevin Smith’s Metamorphosis

| December 31, 2014

Tusk is the first movie of its kind. Starting as a discussion piece on Kevin Smith’s podcast Smodcast, the writer/director/podcaster spun a hypothetical yarn after reading an internet ad that captured his imagination. This ad was from a person seeking a roommate, but on the condition that this roommate don a makeshift walrus costume once […]

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Kelly and Cal

Kelly and Cal

| December 29, 2014

There aren’t many genres of film that I just flatly dislike.  It’s rare for me to like a western or a musical, but I can think of examples of each that I absolutely love.  I’m hard pressed to think of a movie about infidelity that I enjoy on any level.  Even something like Lost in […]

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Ragnarok

Ragnarok

| December 29, 2014

“Ragnarok” is an unique film out of Norway. While I enjoyed the initial viewing, I found I liked it even more with the second go- round. While this may be standard for a typical action/ adventure film, “Ragnarok” is different as I’d classify it as an adventure with a suspenseful air. Average suspense films may […]

The Guest

The Guest

| December 26, 2014

When Dan Stevens left Downton Abbey, how many people were heartbroken? I vividly remember the night that Matthew Crawley’s last episode aired and how my Facebook and Twitter feeds exploded with grief and despair. Oh lord, how everyone cried. It was a sad day indeed for fans of Downton Abbey. Knowing that The Guest would […]

Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation

Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation

| December 20, 2014

One of the most iconic structures ever conceived, Barcelona’s La Sagrada Familia is a unique and unfinished architectural project designed by the controversial architect Antoni Gaudi in the late 19th century. Stefan Haupt’s new documentary Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation celebrates the genius of Gaudi’s vision while exploring the continuing work of the thousands of […]

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

| December 19, 2014

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door.  You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings The wonderment of the above quote rings true for so many people, for so many reasons, […]

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A Walk Among the Tombstones

A Walk Among the Tombstones

| December 16, 2014

Since Taken was released in 2006, Liam Neeson has been accused of playing the same role over again.  As an action star, his movies are thought to blend together into an indiscernible series of images narrated by a well-graveled voice.  There is some truth to these claims: Taken 2 was a little dull, Unknown was […]

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Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever

Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever

| December 15, 2014

I’m not the biggest fan of Christmas.  I like shopping for presents and exchanging them with my loved ones, but I dislike a lot of Christmas movies, I hate Christmas music, and I tend to be offended by right wing pundits trying to politicize the secular aspects of the holiday.  I do like traditions.  This […]

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The Skeleton Twins

The Skeleton Twins

| December 15, 2014

At first, The Skeleton Twins feels like any other independent comedy featuring angsty existential characters.  Forty-something twins Maggie and Mily (SNL alums Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader) Have seen better days.  In fact, the only thing that stops Maggie from committing suicide at the beginning of the film is receiving a phone call from the […]

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Cowboy Bebop on Blu-ray

Cowboy Bebop on Blu-ray

| December 13, 2014

You tried watching the original Cowboy Bebop DVDs lately? You know, the ones from 2000 that were basically the only way to get Cowboy Bebop (1998) on home video apart from the marginally improved Remix collection? They’re not pretty, I tell you. In fact, I found rewatching them on a 1080p TV to be nauseating. […]

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