Kevin Smith Turns Justin Long Into a Walrus in Tusk

Justin Long in Kevin Smith's Tusk-Featured

If you enjoyed Kevin Smith’s foray into the horror genre with 2011′s Red State, you’re in for a treat. The renown director is tackling the macabre again with this year’s Tusk (release date unknown). It stars Justin Long as a podcast host who gets kidnapped by one of his guests, played by Michael Parks (who […]

Locke Review

Locke, written and directed by Steven Wright and starring Tom Hardy

Ivan Locke drives a BMW. I own a Mazda 6. Since I got it a month ago, I’ve been using any excuse to go for a drive. The acceleration is powerful, it handles smoothly, and it looks great. Yet as much as I love my Mazda, it’s still, in essence, a way to get from […]

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Review

Captain America: The Winter Soldier starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, and Samuel L. Jackson, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo.

  I enjoyed Captain America: The Winter Soldier. I didn’t expect that. The movie opens with the misplaced-in-time Captain Steve Rogers (played by Chris Evans) running laps around the national mall in my current hometown of Washington, DC. After a brief and even cute encounter with fellow jogger Sam Wilson (played by Anthony Mackie), he’s […]

Aftershock (The Long and Short of It)

Aftershock, directed by Nicolás López, written by Guillermo Amoedo, Nicolás López and Eli Roth.

  An American, known only as The Gringo (and played by Eli Roth), is on a vacation in Chile with two of his South American buddies. They spend most of their time partying and trying to get laid, and when they meet three single women, that gets a little easier. The six begin traveling together, […]

The 86th Academy Awards: My Hopes and Predictions

The 86th Academy Awards (Oscars)

The Academy Awards are voted on by the 6,000 or so members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In late December, members are sent a list of eligible releases, and from those they decide their nominations. Actors vote for actors, directors for directors, and so forth except for certain categories like Best […]

Chris Pratt is Peter Quill in Marvel’s The Guardians of the Galaxy (and I Couldn’t be Happier)

The Guardians of the Galaxy

For as much as I talk about movies and as little as I talk about TV on this site, I might give the impression that I prefer the big screen over the little one. That’s not quite true. I spend more hours of my week watching TV than I do movies. There are plenty of […]

My Month With MoviePass: December 2013

Movie Pass Featured

Do you remember how close I came to seeing 10 movies in theaters in November? I’d be surprised if you did. Nine. I saw nine movies in the eleventh month, and then I made it my goal to see an even ten in December, which was a month full of new releases, many of them […]