Captain America: The First Avenger of Awesome

As many of you know, this past weekend I spent my time doing my big move from Los Angeles to San Diego. Between the packing of the U-haul and the wiping of the brow from all the heavy lifting, I didn’t have time to get to the theater to catch the last of the summer… Continue reading Captain America: The First Avenger of Awesome

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 – the End of an Era

Yes, I cried. Quite a bit at one point. And while the scenes were touching and poignant and emotional and all that good stuff, a large part of it was a sense of mourning that this was it.  No more books and now, no more movies either.  The posters and billboards plastered everywhere are clear:… Continue reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 – the End of an Era

Super 8 + DBox = DBest movie experience ever

Alien movies are pretty much universally awesome.  Even the bad ones have something going for them in the form of a grotesque, salivating creature bent on devouring some random buxom blond.  Most of the time though, alien movies are just kick ass.  When making an alien movie, you have two choices.  Make the alien friendly… Continue reading Super 8 + DBox = DBest movie experience ever

I saw The Green Lantern on the brightest screen, in the blackest theatre

After a weekend hiatus from writing movie reviews to visit Kirk’s birthplace (oh and go to my cousins wedding), I’m back on the horse with one of the summers most anticipated comic book movies The Green Lantern. (Side note: if you were hoping I’d review Super 8 this past Monday, have no fear.  I’m planning to see it at some… Continue reading I saw The Green Lantern on the brightest screen, in the blackest theatre

X-Men: First Class – you got it wrong but I heart you anyways

Oh Lordy do I love me some X-Men.  After Thor, it is probably my favorite comic book series.  No offense to Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, etc.  I adore you all but I had a particular hard on for X-Men growing up. So I’ll admit it.  When I first heard that there was going to be an… Continue reading X-Men: First Class – you got it wrong but I heart you anyways

I prayed that Priest would be good…

It wasn’t. Wow. What a great way to kick off a review. More detail you ask? Well here ya go… To give you a little background, yes, Priest is most certainly a graphic novel adaption as so many sci-fi/fantasy films seem to be these days. It’s set in a world where apparently man and vampire have… Continue reading I prayed that Priest would be good…

Sold on “The Selling”

Between studying theatre and living in LA, I know a few people in that crazy little business of making motion pictures. Every once in a while I get treated to a preview of a film before it premiers. My favorites are the independent ones like Milk and Teary Sockets that are dark, quirky, and downright entertaining… Continue reading Sold on “The Selling”

Sucker for Sucker Punch

{Spoiler Ahead!  You have been warned.} Maybe I just really like to see girls kicking ass.  Maybe I just have a really big hard on for Zach Snyder. Maybe it’s the fact that my Dad alternates between calling me Sweet Pea and Spike. Whatever.  All I know is that I finally saw Sucker Punch on… Continue reading Sucker for Sucker Punch