Star Trek: Into Darkness is a whole lot of fun. If you liked the 2009 reboot, you’ll like this. Is it better than Iron Man 3? Hell yes. In retrospect, I may have been slightly generous in that review.
When I heard they were making a movie of The Great Gatsby I was a. weirded out b. appalled c. skeptical and THEN I found it was going to be in 3D and was, genuinely, filled with random rage. It just got worse.
Even though we get a mob film of the likes we’ve seen before, it is still to our benefit that we get it at all. Why, you ask? Because this mob film stars Michael Shannon as the notorious hit man, Richard Kuklinski, and he is downright creepy, in the best possible way.
Lo and Behold, in 1994, Turner Classic Movies arrived. Ever since then, people have been enjoying, and re-enjoying, classic films in the comfort of their own homes. And even better, four years ago, TCM started their Classic Film Festival here in Los Angeles, and I had the utmost privilege to attend. It was rather kind of Allan Havey to give me his other pass, and I was able to attend most of last weekend.
This sequel also ranks as more enjoyable than Iron Man 2, in my opinion. I think where the second installment under-used Mickey Roarke’s character and just generally didn’t exceed any sequel expectations, this third film delivers more one those points, as well as adding more humor, making it simply more fun.
In a career of late that is surely spotty at best, Matthew McConaughy brings the talent to the table starring in his new film, Mud, written and directed by the also talented Jeff Nichols.
It’s not quite summer yet, but The Kings of Summer hopes it will put you in the mood. Teenage coming of age movies set in the suburbs during the summer are nothing new, but Kings tries a few things to make it a new season.
This is like a better version of George Lucas’ Red Tails without the explosions. Oh yeah, and change fighter pilots with baseball players.
So with The Lords of Salem, I thought I’d have a big fun time. But it turned out to be less fun and more like a toss-up between a trippy, mood-altering creepfest and a weird indie film by people who were way too deep into their drug use.
I don’t always see movies with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in them, but when I do, I always enjoy him.
I have advantages when I see a GI Joe movie. I never saw the cartoon and I have no vested interest, so they can’t be “ruined” for me. I enjoyed the first GI Joe movie and this one is better.