The Glass Castle: An Extraordinary Cast Brings This Tragic Tale to Life (Review)

The Glass Castle: An Extraordinary Cast Brings This Tragic Tale to Life (Review)

The idea of a “glass castle” is something fantastical.  It is an elegant structure unlike any other.  While other buildings rely on concrete or timber as a foundation and structure, this is one that stands on it’s own with just glass.  The way to glass is meant to be designed is to allow light in without changing the temperature inside the structure.  It’s such a grand idea that it’s just barely out of the realm of reality. It’s a grand gesture that is impossible to truly fulfill, and it is as much a sham as it is see through.  The idea of a glass castle is a strong metaphor that lays the groundwork for the film The Glass Castle, based on the memoir of the same name by Jeanette Walls. Read more

Free Fire: An Object Lesson in The Value of Professionalism; This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things (Review)

Free Fire: An Object Lesson in The Value of Professionalism; This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things (Review)

I’m not a Tarantino fan.  While Reservoir Dogs (to name a move completely at random) was a great film, I did not like it. It’s not my genre.  I tell you this for the sake of context – I’m not the correct person to watch or like a movie like Free Fire. So if at times during this review I come across as unduly critical or harsh, that’s probably only because Free Fire wasn’t a campy homoerotic sci-fi thriller/comedy (like if Magic Mike and Guardians of the Galaxy had a baby and it was also a musical) Read more

Free Fire: Reminiscent of Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs [Review]

Free Fire: Reminiscent of Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs [Review]

Action-comedy is a genre that walks a fine line; too far in one direction and the other can falter.  The result is either a funny movie with some action or an action movie with some cheesy one liners. Recent movies like Kingsmen: The Secret Service or Kick-Ass are prime examples of the perfect blend of entertaining action and hearty laughs. That sometimes can work or be a misfire, but those elements culminate in a perfect blend for Ben Wheatley’s latest directorial effort Free Fire. Read more

Kong: Skull Island – A Rip-Roaring Action Adventure Fit for the King of the Apes [Review]

Kong: Skull Island – A Rip-Roaring Action Adventure Fit for the King of the Apes [Review]

It has been just 12 years since we last saw the King of the Apes in director Peter Jackson’s three-hour epic, King Kong. For what it’s worth, the monster movie about a ginormous gorilla Jackson gave audiences back in 2005 worked great as a dramatic piece. But now, Kong is back, but in an action-oriented reboot connected to Legendary Studios’ monsters universe, which began back in 2014 with the critically praised reboot of Godzilla. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ version of King Kong in Kong: Skull Island results in a thrilling action romp that boasts an all-star cast full of colorful characters that feature their own sense of humor. And on top of that, Kong: Skull Island is also just a fun, movie going experience, watching monsters clash with each other in grand fashion on the big screen. Read more

Kong: Skull Island Trailer 2 Reveals King Kong’s Monstrous Villains – The Skull Crawlers

Kong: Skull Island Trailer 2 Reveals King Kong’s Monstrous Villains – The Skull Crawlers

From Legendary Pictures, Warner Bros and director Jordan Vogt-Roberts comes Kong: Skull Island. Starring Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Jing Tian, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Shea Whigham and Toby Kebbell, the film is scheduled for release March 10, 2017.  Read more

King Kong Revealed as Director Promises Kong: Skull Island Will Unleash Monster Sooner Than Godzilla Remake

King Kong Revealed as Director Promises Kong: Skull Island Will Unleash Monster Sooner Than Godzilla Remake

From Legendary Pictures, Warner Bros and director Jordan Vogt-Roberts comes Kong: Skull Island. Starring Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Jing Tian, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Shea Whigham and Toby Kebbell, the film is scheduled for release March 10, 2017.  Read more

Kong: Skull Island Trailer Crushes Comic Con “This Planet Doesn’t Belong to Us” #SDCC2016

Kong: Skull Island Trailer Crushes Comic Con “This Planet Doesn’t Belong to Us” #SDCC2016

From Legendary Pictures, Warner Bros and director Jordan Vogt-Roberts comes Kong: Skull Island. Starring Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Jing Tian, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Shea Whigham and Toby Kebbell, the film is scheduled for release March 10, 2017.  Read more