Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens

Hooray! Will and I got to go to the theatre for a Star Wars movie that was good. For those still avoiding spoilers, there are no spoilers ahead in this short post. I thoroughly enjoyed Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens. I laughed. I cried. I was tense. Most of all I...

Jurassic World

Finally a sequel to Jurassic Park that is worthy of its parent. Lost World: Jurassic Park was ridiculous as it brought dinos to the US mainland. Jurassic Park III was a good adventure, but still paled to the original. With Jurassic World the franchise seems to have...

San Andreas

While it’s not an Irwin Allen epic, San Andreas is a good popcorn disaster movie. Having it anchored by the cool-under-pressure Dwayne Johnson is all the better. The set ups for the disaster are exactly what they should be. We get to meet Ray (Johnson) in action...

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Kingsman: The Secret Service certainly looked good in the trailers, but it was outstanding at the movies. This spy/thriller was fun, stylish, more than a little violent and absolutely something I’d like to see more of. The plot was an easily relatable one, too,...

The Last Five Years – The Movie

I’ve been a huge fan of The Last Five Years since I saw it off-Broadway in the spring of 2002. I saw it twice and became fans of Jason Robert Brown musicals as well of its lead actors Sherie Rene Scott and Norbert Leo Butz. The show is pretty much all...

Into The Woods

I wished for a good movie adaptation of Into the Woods and I got just what I wished for. The translation from stage to screen of one of my very favorite musicals came off excellently. The story, which takes a few traditional fairy tales and mashes them all together to...