Movie Reviews

Book of Life (Movie Review)

The Book of Life is a 20th Century Fox animated movie about a young man competing against his best friend for the love of a woman. What makes this movie very different is that a large portion of this movie would take place in the underworld with the main character dead. That sounds pretty […]

By |November 7th, 2014|Really Good|0 Comments

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Movie Review)

Alexander and the Terribly long title is a 2014 Disney movie based on 1972 kids book. Why so long in development? I think it was a lot like the wait on Ender’s Game, they just needed the CGI to catch up before they could pull it off (kidding obviously). This is a Disney family […]

By |October 28th, 2014|Pretty Good|0 Comments

Million Dollar Arm (Movie Review)

Million Dollar Arm is a Disney production based on a true story that i was 100% unaware of. It’s probably because I’m not super into baseball, but I was nonetheless surprised I was not more familiar with this story. Without giving anything away I can say that this movie is about an agent who […]

By |October 8th, 2014|Really Good|0 Comments

The Maze Runner (Movie Review)

Like I said in my review for The Giver, there is a lot of competition right now in the teenage post-apocalyptic genre. Maze Runner is going up against a huge success (Hunger Games), a moderate success (Divergent), and a relative dud (The Giver). The Hunger Games is the clear champ in that category right […]

By |September 21st, 2014|Really Good|0 Comments

Draft Day (Movie Review)

The NFL Draft has become an insane phenomenon.The fact that it is now a multi-day televised event with millions of viewers is crazy. I love football. I love the Bears. But I don’t love watching the clock tick down while talking heads debate about 100’s of guys I haven’t heard of, many of whom […]

By |September 20th, 2014|OK|0 Comments

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Movie Review)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier hit the rare trifecta (the movie trifecta, not the George Costanza trifecta). What I mean is that Captain America scored well with critics, fans and was a box office monster. If any movie was going to hit all three of those barometers it was going to be this one. […]

By |September 11th, 2014|Great|0 Comments

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Thoughts (Commentary)

This is Part 2 of my Amazing Spider-Man 2 review. This post will contain MAJOR SPOILERS. If you haven’t seen the movie and don’t want it to be spoiled, please go back to Part 1 for now and read this part after you see the movie.

Warning: SPOILERS below.

We all have movies we love where […]

By |September 5th, 2014|Commentary|1 Comment

Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Movie Review)

I have opinions about The Amazing Spider-Man 2 that I can’t get into without divulging a big spoiler, which I hate to do. So this will be a 2-part review. I’ll post what spoiler-free thoughts I have here in Part 1, and the spoiler stuff will posted be in Part 2 here.

Let start with some positives. […]

By |September 5th, 2014|OK|1 Comment

The Giver (Movie Review)

This statement is almost always true so it’s trite to say, but this was probably a much better book than a movie. This seems like it would be a really thought provoking book that could lead to some good discussions about utopia, free will, happiness, government, love, and lots of other meaty topics. That’s […]

By |August 26th, 2014|OK|1 Comment

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Movie Review)

I grew up on Ninja Turtles (I was a Donatello guy). I had the action figures. I watched the cartoon. And I loved the cheesy movies from the 90’s. I could identify with them because I was also a kid and also liked pizza. Thus I was the target audience for this movie. The […]

By |August 20th, 2014|Crappy|1 Comment

A Short Glimpse Into Why Guardians Was So Good (Commentary)

This post contains SPOILERS! It is intended as a short nostaligic walk down memory lane for those who have seen the movie. You can see the spoiler-free review here.

First go see this Great/Amazing movie and then come read this. SPOILERS BELOW!

It’s no secret I love this movie. I said so in the review (here), […]

By |August 15th, 2014|Commentary|0 Comments

Guardians of the Galaxy Review (Movie Review)

I am amazed at how well Guardians of the Galaxy came together. I remember first hearing about GotG from ComicCon recaps last year when Marvel announced that GotG would be the last movie in their “Phase 2” before the Avengers sequel. It seemed weird to me that rather than making a Hulk solo movie […]

By |August 14th, 2014|Amazing|3 Comments

Planes: Fire and Rescue (Movie Review)

When does getting a score of “OK” constitute a success? When it’s for a sequel of a movie that is 13 months old and stars Dane Cook. Planes: Fire and Rescue! In all fairness I expected this to be bad and it wasn’t. It was “OK” bordering on Pretty Good, so that’s a win.

For […]

By |July 18th, 2014|OK|0 Comments

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Movie Review)

I had a sort of a Planet of the Apes mini-marathon on Tuesday.  I made plans to see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in the evening but hadn’t yet seen Rise of the Planet of the Apes.  I had always meant to see it, just never gotten around to it.  In full […]

By |July 17th, 2014|Great|0 Comments

Edge of Tomorrow (Movie Review)

Groundhog Day meets Independence Day meets Mech-Warrior. Now I’ve got you hooked, right? Seriously though, this movie was good despite being Groundhog Day + aliens – Bill Murray.

For me Emily Blunt was the key to this movie. She was the perfect costar choice because there is something naturally likable about her, which helps balance […]

By |July 15th, 2014|Really Good|0 Comments