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As you may or may not have heard, the Oscars took place last night. I'll admit I didn't know they were airing until the bartender turned the volume up on the TV. So if I had gone home like I should have, I might be waking up needing a quick and dirty recap of the movies that were nominated. So if you're like me and haven't seen any of the movies this year, this post's for you. Read on and then head to the water cooler assured you know enough to talk about last night's Academy Awards. For the re... [Read more]

The Top 5 Films of 2013

December 26, 2013
5. Man of Steel Producer Christopher Nolan and Director Zack Snyder are the team tasked with spearheading the re-creation of the DC Comics cinematic universe to compete with Marvel in the eyes of the comic-loving people of the world. Nolan redefined the genre with his gritty Batman trilogy and Snyder set out to do the same with Superman. The result is an impressive template for the human and alien races that inhabit the universe and how they’ll look in CGI. Per Superman legend, we actually wi... [Read more]

Gravity Shocks and Awes at Venice Film Festival

September 5, 2013
Judging from the reviews coming out of Venice last week, the seven years in between Children of Men and Alfonso Cuarón’s latest film Gravity were well-spent. In a 180° turn away from the big budget, blockbuster, 3-D styling of other recent space films like Avatar and Star Trek, Cuarón has eschewed aliens, lasers and fight scenes in favor of a sparse, introspective approach to the genre. On the surface, Gravity sounds like a minimalist, almost clinical, cinematic exercise -- two faces, two bodi... [Read more]
Zero Theorem Release Date: TBD Director: Terry Gilliam Rarely do you see a famous director, even a fairly eccentric one like Terry Gilliam, release a director’s statement prior to the release of a film, but apparently Gilliam is so hyped about The Zero Theorem that he felt compelled to release such a statement which included the following morsel: “Having not worked with a budget this small for several decades, I was forced to work fast and instinctively, pressured only by time and money. We r... [Read more]