Blade Runner is one of my favorite movies. Still, I believe that a movie could absolutely do a better job addressing the way technology can dehumanize us. I believe that because there is at least one movie that does do a better job of it: RoboCop.
Everything you ever wanted to know about women, you can learn from reading “Twilight”.
Even if your arms aren’t full of parental baggage, Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories” is a must see.
A decade after its release, we’re still wrestling with The Dark Knight’s murky politics.
Some new animated fantasy shows are definitely worthy of your time.
Warning: glitter farts may occur within.
This is my favorite book in all the world, though I have never read it.
There are no Air Force movies, nor will there ever be.
A look back at some of the movies that stood out in 2017
How Pixar got their groove back.
The Christmas status of Die Hard, Rachel and Joey, the alleged villain of Titanic, and other age-old entertainment debates.
A look back at some of the movies that stood out in 2016
Perhaps there is more to piracy than its need to be stopped.
A recent film with unsimulated sex and simulated depth.
There are far too many science fiction films that left us asking: what happened? Thankfully, three recent documentaries get to the bottom of it.
The Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the Religious Test Clause predictably collide with Obergefell v. Hodges in Eastern Kentucky.
The wisdom of a sports movie and the insight of a litigator show that the best time is now — right now — for the nation to reconcile some of its deep social fissures.
Film composer James Horner died earlier today in a plane crash in California’a Los Padres National Forest. May he rest in peace.
Movies, sports, food, relaxation, fun times. At least, hopefully that’s the sort of thing that your weekend promises!
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Brando, Krueger, Skywalker, and Vin Diesel? Yes, you read that right.
Ten actors, in a particular order. Who’s eleventh?
Spoiler: The Lego Movie is
The Doc may think he has an advantage this week. But nothing’s stopping you from snaking a win from him!
Via The Dish and Vimeo comes a video montage that moves past fan-fidling and transcends into something singularly marvelous.
It’s movies this week!
The Giant Mechanical Man tackles a subject that Hollywood pretends to care about but actually ignores: falling in love.
One of NPR’s pop culture reviewers got the cinematic equivalent of nachos with extra cheese sauce the other day. It’s fun and tasty even though you know it’s not good for you. The reviewer seems like she has only just discovered the joy of Bad Cinema, but now she’s hooked. In particular she seems amazed that they got “Actual Actor John Heard” to pummel a foam rubber shark with a barstool. The way that works, of course, is that the Actual […]
Tony Stark suffers from PTSD, Pepper Pots is mad because he bought her a giant stuffed rabbit for Christmas, and an enigmatic terrorist called the Mandarin is taking responsibility for supposed suicide bombings in major cities all over the world. Iron Man 3, on paper at least, resolves each of these crises and more before…
Kathryn Bigelow’s op-ed in the L.A. Times rebutting criticisms of her film is about more than Zero Dark Thirty. The piece also demonstrates a tendency that’s only all to frequent when it comes to the upper echelons of cultural and political discourse. Bigelow manufactures accusations in order to easily rebuff them, ignoring the best critiques of Zero…
I went into Zero Dark Thirty with several preconceptions. I followed the debate between film critics and political journalists very closely. I was aware of the movie’s major plot points and already had a list of key moments, and other people’s interpretations of them, floating around in my head by the time the hunt for Osama bin Laden…
I haven’t watched one in a while, and though I lean towards the political type, or those documentaries which depict the worst kinds of social injustice, I’m willing to take a spin outside my wheel house this time. So I thought I’d put a call out for great documentaries I and everyone else around these parts…
Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man has the undeserved misfortune of coming second. Rebooted only 10 years after Sam Raimi first brought the web slinger to the big screen, The Amazing Spider-Man suffers from been there/done that fatigue. Not only have we seen three Spider-Man movies in the last decade, but nearly every other A-list comic book superhero has…
“They’re a mash-up; they’re insane,” Whedon says. “But the beauty of that is as exciting as the problem of that is daunting.” Marvel’s The Avengers is an impressive monster. A juggernaut at the box office, Joss Whedon’s film smashed the competition in Hulk fashion garnering a cool $38 million more in its opening weekend than…
by Sam Wilkinson I have never seen the movie Alien from beginning to end. I have seen the entire movie, but only ever in pieces. I can’t bring myself to watch it in one go, if only because it is so incredibly terrifying. That is a testament to the movie’s creators. Amongst the reasons I find the film so…