Month: July 2015

A Father’s Love (Maggie, 2015)

First time film Director Henry Hobson offers up a film very different than one might expect from a guy who came out of the video game industry.  Maggie is not a flashy film.  It is a quiet tale of a family dealing with the…

No Way This Will Go Wrong (Jurassic World, 2015)

It has been 14 years since we saw a Jurassic Park movie.  And they opted to bring us one thing we had not seen.  A fully operational space station.  Wait, that is not it.  I meant a fully functional theme park.  Considering the last…

Drive Mad (Mad Max: Fury Road, 2015)

The Mad Max franchise went quiet after 1985’s Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.  That film fell a bit short of the Road Warrior, the film that we tend to mostly recall when we think of the Mad Max franchise.  Talk began as far back 2003,…

A Bond By Any Other Name… (Kingsman: The Secret Service, 2015)

Like Matthew Vaughn’s previous Mark Millar adaption (Kick Ass), Kingsman: The Secret Service promises to be a bold and irreverent take on it’s genre.  Kick Ass poked fun at super-heroes through excessive violence and profanity.  Kingsman follows through.  It is irreverent, extremely violent at…

More Man Than Machine (Robocop, 1987)

Usually, to refer to a movie as a comic book movie is to suggest it was based on a specific comic book. There was not a Robocop comic when the film came out (although, Marvel quickly adapted it into an ongoing series). But Robocop…

Aunt May’s Fountain of Youth

The reports are coming out that Marisa Tomei is going to be Aunt May in the Spider-Man movies now.  Which just feels crazy. Not because she is a bad actress.  Not because I dislike her.  I like her a lot and think she is…

The Biggest Audience Ever (Audience of One, 2007)

Several years ago, back in the 90’s, Richard Gazowsky (a Pentecostal minister) went out to the wilderness and had a vision.  God wanted him to make a epic sci-fi movie.   Really. He came back to his San Francisco congregation and proposed this…and the congregation…

If We Need to Be Saved from Anyone… (Lord Save Us From Your Followers, 2007)

I meant to discuss this movie a few months ago…when I first watched it.  Somehow, it just got put off. Now, if you are going into Dan Merchant’s documentary Lord, Save Us From Your Followers anticipating Jesus Camp type hi-jinks or the irreverence of…

The Oceans Turn to Blood… (The Cove, 2009)

The filmmakers follow Richard O’Barry as he takes them around Taijii, Japan.  He comes across as a paranoid conspiracy theorist early on.  O’Barry wears a Sars mask and hunches over as he drives to fool Japanese police as they drive by.  The town of…

Jor-El Sent His Only Son (Man of Steel, 2013)

Preface: This is a review I wrote two years ago.  I have, however, edited it a bit. And lo, there was much controversy and arguing. So it was I saw finally got around to seeing the tale Man of Steel.  Zak Snyder, David Goyer…