Bitcoin Heist – Siêu Trộm

This was another one of those movies where you’re scrolling through Netflix, see something moderately interesting and, after a quick look at Rotten Tomatoes, start watching. And it’s in another language. But hey, it was still very interesting right off the bat, so we watched it anyway. (There were subtitles …

Solo: A Star Wars Story

I know a few people who were hesitant to go see this film, and I can understand why. With all the weirdness going on in The Last Jedi and the general lack of the classic Star Wars-ness that accompanied that movie, I was wondering just how terrible this one was …

The Call Up

This is one of the best B-movies you are ever going to see.

It’s a great sci-fi action film with full effects, a good storyline, a few plot twists, and individualized characters. This post will contain serious spoilers, so if you care about that sort of thing, go watch it.…

Murder on the Orient Express

The novel was my introduction to Agatha Christie, Hercule Poirot, and the world of murder mysteries.

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This film was one I desperately wanted to see, and yet I was apprehensive. It is always a toss-up going to a movie based on a book or play that you have a special …

Doctor Strange

In all honesty, about two-thirds of the reason I went to see this film in the first place was to see how they pulled off all those effects.

   I am glad I went. The VFX visualization and execution was stunning. The story was fun and interesting, as well, but would

The Martian

According to one source*, what astronaut Mark Watney had to do to survive alone on Mars was quite accurate.

   I hope you were not expecting to stay away from spoilers in the opening line. The plotline is pretty basic, though. A mission is interrupted by a storm and one


It is an odd feeling, walking into a theater to see a movie based on events you remember.

   I had a similar sensation when I went to see Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, a great film that I hope to see again and blog about in the near

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

“We accept the love we think we deserve.”

   “My doctor said we can’t choose where we come from but we can choose where we go from there. I know it’s not all the answers but it was enough to start putting these pieces together.”
   “You can’t just sit

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

The importance of color in this film really impressed me.

   The opening was cold, blue, not terribly unlike Gattaca, only it was a wide shot and not a close-up. It set up a similar tone. There was something wrong, to be sure, and something industrial. There was a


I was pleased and disappointed at the same time.

   I was pleased because there was more to the story than I was anticipating. I hadn’t heard much about it, believe it or not. Of course I knew the ship was doomed, and I had a vague notion of the


This film was quite clever and a lot better than I was expecting.

   This movie played a lot with color, foreshadowing, and sound. The pacing was good, and the story was engaging. There were plenty of little twists and surprises to keep the audience interested. There was also a

The Piano

I must be missing something here.

   I can’t stop thinking this was a waste of my time. During the film and after, as I pondered it, I kept coming back to that thought.
   The film was not poorly executed. It was well edited, the sets were good, and