[Movie] Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

The Avengers return for the summer's first major blockbuster but there's little new here - if you liked the first, you'll like this one as well (7.5/10) There are a great many difficulties when it comes to adapting any sort of story between mediums. In the case of comic books, the adaptation must take special … Continue reading [Movie] Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

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[Movie] The Avengers (2012)

The quintessential summer blockbuster, The Avengers is simple, boisterous,  and a whole lot of fun (8.5/10) With the second Avengers movie right around the corner, now seems as good a time as any to take a look back at what would become the third highest grossing movie of all time. Building off of a series … Continue reading [Movie] The Avengers (2012)

[Movie] Birdman (Or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) (2014)

Easily one of the best films of the year, Birdman (Or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) is an emotional whirlwind stuffed into a tiny vial. You need to watch it. (9/10) Hollywood, for reasons best discussed elsewhere, has followed modern literature in creating stories that revolve around structure and familiar constructs. Most films today can be understood … Continue reading [Movie] Birdman (Or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) (2014)

[Movie] This Is Where I Leave You (2014)

Despite its cast of familiar faces, This Is Where I Leave You fails to fully engage its audience on both the comedic and the emotional front. (6.5/10) In our era of dysfunctional families, This Is Where I Leave You opens with a premise chockfull of promise - the tragedy of the death in the family offers … Continue reading [Movie] This Is Where I Leave You (2014)

[Movie] Interstellar (2014)

Nolan's latest effort is visual spectacle with a more than capable cast yet Interstellar falls short of the mark of a masterpiece. An ambitious attempt that could have been much better with some changes to the story. (8/10) Storytellers often assert that there is no such thing as a new story; every tale has been told … Continue reading [Movie] Interstellar (2014)

[Movie] Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)

Predictable, stale and sorely lacking in laughs, Horrible Bosses 2 disappoints on many levels despite its star-studded cast. (4/10) Comedy is a notoriously difficult genre. Everyone has a different sense of humour and there are many different kinds of humour as well (slapstick, black, stoner, etc.) and to make matters worse jokes and comedy tropes get worn out and … Continue reading [Movie] Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)

[Movie] The Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

An engaging return to the classic franchise, The Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a refreshing look at the modern man, our society and how we treat those who are different. (7.5/10) One of the downsides of giving your movie a title like The Rise of the Planet of the Apes is that not only does your title … Continue reading [Movie] The Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)