Category Archives: New Releases

Straight from the theater to you

Get to the Point: Fruitvale Station & You’re Next

In light of the recent blow to my free time I’ve suffered at the hands of my new job, I’ve decided to make use of a slightly more concise format for the occasional review.  The micro-review format has worked well … Continue reading

Rate this:

About these ads
Posted in Comedy, Drama, Horror, New Releases | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

Kick-Ass 2 Review: F*ck You, Rotten Tomatoes

If you’ve been following this site for at least a while, you’re probably aware of the fact that I’m an absolute sucker for dark comedy.  It doesn’t matter whether it’s a blood-strewn Tarantino banter-fest or an American Beauty style ode … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Action, Comedy, New Releases, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Elysium Review: Class Warfare… In Space!!!

Remember the good old days when future humans could just fight evil alien would-be-conquerors with no political subtext?  Me neither.  Apparently, neither does Neill Blomkamp, as he seems hell bent on tricking the world’s Sci-Fi Action junkies into learning valuable … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in New Releases, Reviews, Sci-fi | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments

The Conjuring Review: The Anti-Ambien

Are you suffering from an excess of restful sleep?  Does the thought of letting yourself fall into the warm, soothing embrace of a nightly REM cycle just fill you with dread?  You could drink a cup of coffee or five, … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Horror, New Releases, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

The Wolverine Review: Once More, With Ninjas

Of all of the tactics used by companies to promote a product, my favorite in a simultaneously ironic and serious sense is the “We Fixed It!” strategy.  Whether it’s Domino’s basically admitting that its old recipe was garbage or Apple … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Action, New Releases, Sci-fi | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

The Way, Way Back Review: The Perks of Being an Awkward Teenager

The coming of age story has never been anything new.  From The Breakfast Club to Stand By Me to Juno, there’s just something about the subject of growing up that seems to offer unlimited potential when it comes to basing … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Comedy, Drama, New Releases, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

The World’s End Review: The Wright Stuff

This evening I had the pleasure to attend an advanced screening of Edgar Wright’s apocalyptic follow-up to the incredible Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead; The World’s End.  The event began with a mandatory marathon of what is now … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Comedy, New Releases, Sci-fi | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Pacific Rim Review: Salvation Through Jaeger-Bombs

Oh anticipation, thou art a heartless bitch at times.  You fill our hearts with hope and our minds with thoughts of endless possibility, building our excitement to the levels which make disappointment all but inevitable.  From a philosophical angle, this … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Action, New Releases, Sci-fi | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

White House Down: All Hail President Django

If you were to ask me who my least favorite director is (aside from Uwe Boll, who admittedly has some merits as a human pinata for in, I’d be torn between two people.  One of those people, for obvious reasons, … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Action, New Releases, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Lone Ranger Review: Disney’s $250 Million Identity Crisis

Before I start this review, I’d love to point out how deliciously ironic it is that so much of the marketing for this film featured a literal Train Wreck.   Over the past five years or so, Disney has pumped … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Action, New Releases, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments