Archive for June, 2015

Horsehead

Horsehead

| June 30, 2015

A young girl studying the psychology and physiology of lucid dreaming finds herself working through some family baggage in her sleep.  Jessica (Lilly-Fleur Pointeaux) and her mother (Catriona MacColl) have never gotten along.  Caitlyn (MacColl) doesn’t understand why Jessica is wasting her life studying dreams and delusions and not devoting her life to something more […]

While We’re Young

While We’re Young

| June 30, 2015

In While We’re Young (2014), writer/director Noah Baumbach approaches the concerns of his dispirited middle-aged characters with terrific wisdom. His is a deft eye that’s focused squarely on the nuances of the human condition as we move kicking and screaming into adulthood. It’s a film about confusion and yet it is itself a somewhat confused […]

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Turn A Gundam: Part One

Turn A Gundam: Part One

| June 30, 2015

As much of a mecha fan that I am, I’ve never managed to get into Gundam as a whole. I don’t know if it was just due to the fact that it was a massive undertaking or I just didn’t know where to begin. I’ve seen a few things like some random episodes of Gundam […]

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Still

Still

| June 28, 2015

The biggest sin of this film is that it’s almost amazing.  Unfortunately, it’s not.  Still feels like a great short film that was expanded into a feature on a whim.  The story is difficult to summarize because it starts of clunky, tripping over itself as it moves from plot point to plot point.  Aidan Gillen […]

Dope

Dope

| June 27, 2015

Dope can be defined as an illegal recreational drug; a person who isn’t too smart or, in street vernacular, something that is way past cool. In director Rick Famuyiwa’s breakout Sundance Film Fest comedy, Dope, the word takes on an entire new meaning. The geeks run everything in this movie, while they are running from […]

Bulletproof: Tough Guys of Action Collection

Bulletproof: Tough Guys of Action Collection

| June 27, 2015

Collecting 8 iconic action movies starring 8 different iconic action stars, this 2 disc set is overflowing with testosterone, gun powder, fire, and blood.  I for one was excited to sink my teeth into this.  I’m a huge fan of the genre because like horror movies, a bad action movie is usually a pretty great […]

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Johnny Be Good

Johnny Be Good

| June 26, 2015

Johnny Walker (Anthony Michael Hall; The Dark Knight) is sitting on top of the world.  The star quarterback of his high school football team, Johnny finds himself being courted by every prestigious university nationwide to come play for them, promising him fame, fortune, and women along the way. I’d never heard of Johnny Be Good.  […]

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe Timeline

The Marvel Cinematic Universe Timeline

| June 26, 2015

I was listening to the new episode of The Marvel Cinematic Universe Podcast yesterday and the topic of the MCU chronology came up.  It’s interesting to examine as Marvel so far has consistently maintained ambiguity concerning when certain chapters of their universe take place in relation to others.  Below is the order as I see […]

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Timbuktu

Timbuktu

| June 23, 2015

Abderrahmane Sissako’s Academy Nominated film Timbuktu, is a beautiful and poignant film, as well as one of the strongest films of 2014. Kidane (Ibrahaim Ahmed), a cattle hearder lives not far from Timbuktu, with his wife Satima ( Toulou Kiki) and his daughter Toya (Layla Walet Mohamed) who live a carefree life in the dunes. […]

Ping Pong The Animation

Ping Pong The Animation

| June 23, 2015

Hero worship is in full effect in our modern pop culture. People obsess over new superhero films, comic books and a many of other things that have permeated through our public consciousness. People often forget that our family and comrades can offer many things to be seen as heroes in our everyday lives as well. […]

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