In the opening sequence of First Man, we see Neil Armstrong test piloting in the Mojave Desert. As evident in this intense sequence that thrusts viewers right into the middle of the cockpit, viewers are in for a thrilling, yet bumpy ride about one of the greatest accomplishments in human history. Director Damien Chazelle immaculately balances First Man by keeping it as grounded on planet Earth as it is exhilarating in the movie’s climatic sequence on the moon. By showing the toll this dangerous mission took on Neil Armstrong and everyone else involved in this project over the years, it makes this biopic about the small step for man even more satisfying (and affecting) by the film’s conclusion.
So this is a musical in space, right? RIGHT? It is going to be odd seeing director Damien Chazelle release a film that doesn’t deal heavily with music, but after the trailer for First Man dropped last night, it looks like we’re in for a thrilling adventure. With an extremely talented cast consisting of Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Kyle Chandler, and Jason Clarke, on paper First Man should be a major Oscar contender. Read more
Happy Valentine’s Day! Hate watching romcoms? Hate romantic movies in general? Check out my top 10 dark and offbeat flicks this week instead featuring: The Shape of Water, Nina Forever, Swiss Army Man and more! Read more
This was in my top 5 most anticipated movies of 2017. I could not wait to see it. I discovered the original Blade Runner in my teens and loved it with that special love that hipsters have for their underappreciated favorites. There was a lot riding on this sequel. The trailers looked mouthwatering and I was all in for the crazy hype. It isn’t easy to write a sequel, particularly for an older film whose fans loved it as much as I did. Would Denis Villeneuve deliver like he did on Sicario and Arrival? Or would this be another over-hyped cash grab? Read more
When I walked into the theater to see Blade Runner 2049 on Monday, I had no idea what to expect. What was the movie actually about? Why is there a sequel to a movie that bombed at the box office and was later deemed a misinterpreted cult classic? As somebody who finds the original 1982 Blade Runner to be highly overrated, I write this review surprised by two things: first, that a sequel to a movie, viewed by many as a misinterpreted, neo-noir sci-fi classic, would be made 35 years later; secondly, (and more surprisingly) that this sequel, Blade Runner 2049, is not only leaps and bounds better than the original, but is also one of the best movies I’ve seen in recent years. Thanks to the movie’s mysterious story, memorable characters, gorgeous visuals, and unparalleled direction from Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2049 is an instant sci-fi classic and one which will be talked about for years to come. Read more
From Warner Bros, director Denis Villeneuve (Arrival) and co-producer Ridley Scott comes the long awaited sequel: Bladerunner 2049. Starring Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Ana De Armas and Lennie James, the film hits theaters October 6, 2017. Read more
“Here’s to the fools who dream.”
We’re all reliant on our dreams, whether they are big or small. We set ourselves up for achieving what we want most. And along the way, we encounter risk, reward, sacrifice, emotion, and what it means to live. Director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash) exemplifies all of these in La La Land, a musical about two people who cross paths and fall in love while they both aspire to be somebody in the City of Angels. They certainly don’t make movies like La La Land anymore, which is understandable considering how hard they are to pull off in this day and age. But La La Land feels like something brought back from the old Hollywood for a new generation to appreciate. Set to the beat of a startlingly vibrant musical tone, La La Land is a masterwork in showing us what it means to follow our dreams.
From director Adam Mckay (Anchorman) and based on the book from Moneyball/The Blind Side Author Michael Lewis, The Big Short stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Karen Gillan, Melissa Leo, Marisa Tomei and Brad Pitt. It hits Blu-ray March 15th.
[Press Release] – “One of the most absorbing and entertaining films of the year” (Mara Reinstein, Us Weekly), director Adam McKay’s “witty, smart, sharp and funny” (Scott Mantz, “Access Hollywood”) masterpiece THE BIG SHORT arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand March 15, 2016 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.
From director Adam Mckay (Anchorman) and based on the book from Moneyball/The Blind Side Author Michael Lewis, The Big Short stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Karen Gillan, Melissa Leo, Marisa Tomei and Brad Pitt. It hits theatres December 11th (limited) and December 23rd (wide).