With the Advent of the Coronavirus ‘Contagion’ gets its due

My favourite film of 2011 I always was hoping The Ringer podcast’s The Rewatchables would cover Steven Soderbergh’s film Contagion. They did cover his less rewatchable Ocean’s Twelve after all last week. I did not think it would take a real life outbreak of a deadly virus in China similar to the one depicted in…

Angelina Jolie’s divorce from Brad Pitt raises BIGGER QUESTIONS!

In what is untangling as a darkly yet perfectly tinged cursed web of Fincher-esque conspiracy: The perceived Cradle Robber of Life, or Something Like It is seeking custody for all 6 children with visitation rights for the Perpetually young Vampire/ true to life form of Benjamin Button– Bradley vs. Pittsburgh. It will likely either devolve…

Hollywood Misuse of Trailer Card Captions

There is a small unaddressed issue in movie trailers for as many as they have. Many use the Title Card captions incorrectly, failing to capitalize or use name recognition. Often trailer editors use the same film as a marker of success too often thinking they can fool the audience with the same film every time…

Leap of Faith – “Interstellar” Review

Director: Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight) Producers: Kip Thorne (exec. consultant), Linda Obst, Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan, Thomas Tull (exec.) Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan Cinematographer: Hoyte Van Hoytema Music: Hans Zimmer Running Time: 169 minutes/ 2 hours, 49 minutes Studio: Paramount (production), Warner Bros. (International Distribution), Legendary Pictures (co-financing) Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael…

Ughlysium

I am going to say a few unfair things in this short-personal spoiler free review and do something I hate; compare two seperate movies. Here’s the consensus of Neill Blomkamp’s last film District 9 via Rotten Tomatoes; “Technically brilliant and emotionally wrenching, District 9 has action, imagination, and all the elements of a thoroughly entertaining…

Quietly Enjoyable Movies

There are box-office successes, failures, critical bombs and cult hits, but each film can have something of its own that doesn’t quite fit it into any of those categories, but is just good enough. These films are mild success stories based on their own merits. Monsters (2010) $237,301  72% 63 Highest Praise: Legendary Pictures, who upon seeing  the scale of…

What Do You Think?: Elysium

My most anticipated film this year is this original sci-fi tale. A good cast with Matt Damon leading, a consistent actor who never truly outshines his material. His best performances have been: The Departed, The Informant!, The Bourne Identity, and Good Will Hunting, but what is Matt Damon being himself and what is truly his…