Posts Tagged ‘movies’

4 Heist Movies and a Kitten

4 Heist Movies and a Kitten

Over the last week or so, I watched 4 heist movies, one of my favorite genres of film. I thought I’d share my brief reactions to them and get your thoughts in case you’ve seen them. Bottle Rocket: This is one of Wes Anderson’s early films, and his special sense of humor is on full […]


My Thoughts on Infinity War

My Thoughts on Infinity War

I may get into spoilers at some point in this post, but I’ll make it VERY clear when I get to that part. Until then, you’re safe to read this. Long story short, I was super excited about the Infinity War movie, and it exceeded my expectations. If you haven’t seen it, and you’ve enjoyed […]


Would You Watch Netflix in the Theater?

Would You Watch Netflix in the Theater?

As reported recently by Slashfilm, Netflix is considering buying some movie theaters. Their presumed motivation is to allow Netflix original movies to be eligible for awards season honors. At first when I read this, I was ambivalent. As much as I love movies (Infinity War this weekend!!!), I don’t care about awards. Plus, why would […]


What Did You Think of “A Quiet Place”?

What Did You Think of "A Quiet Place"?

It’s exceptionally rare that I watch a scary movie. But after skipping Get Out in the theater last year and later regretting after I watched it at home, I decided not to make the same mistake twice. A Quiet Place doesn’t really have anything to do with Get Out–they’re two completely different movies. But both […]


What Did You Think of the Ready Player One Movie?

What Did You Think of the Ready Player One Movie?

Ready Player One was, without a doubt, one of the movies I was most looking forward to this year. It’s based on a book I’ve torn through twice and found immensely entertaining, and Steven Spielberg seemed like a good fit for all the ’80s references. Through a series of odd circumstances, I actually ended up […]


Pet Please #153: Hard Cuts in Movies and TV to Duets

In a recent episode of Brooklyn 99, two of the characters are waiting for a meeting. They happen to be in a karaoke parlor at the time, so one of them shyly mentions that they could sing a song. The other shrugs. “I guess so….” Hard cut to the two actors singing their hearts out in a […]


My Top 10 Favorite Heist Films

My Top 10 Favorite Heist Films

This past weekend, my TiVo happened to pick up Die Hard. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen Die Hard, and I was quickly reminded of how much I enjoy the movie. As I was watching, I realized why: At its heart, its a heist movie. I love heist movies. I think a big part of […]


What Did You Think of Black Panther?

What Did You Think of Black Panther?

I got lucky and was able to watch Black Panther today. I say “lucky” because I assumed that a 4:00 show on a Sunday–even for a highly anticipated movie from Marvel/Disney–would be easy to buy tickets for at the box office. But on a whim, just in case, I ended up buying them in advance. […]


4 Recommendations from This Weekend

4 Recommendations from This Weekend

Up until this past weekend, I hadn’t watched any new movies in 2018, which is somewhat abnormal for me. But over several lunches, dinner, and a theater visit today, I ended up seeing 4 movies (or shows that felt like movies). Amazingly, they were all good. Really good. I don’t have a full blog entry’s […]


Which TV Show Would You Watch as a Movie?

Which TV Show Would You Watch as a Movie?

A few recent stories made me think of this: The Kingkiller Chronicles will soon have a TV show and a movie (today it was announced that Sam Raimi would direct the movie). Deadwood, a show I fell in love with a few summers ago, has had numerous rumors about a movie. This seems to happen […]


Top 7 Most Anticipated Movies of 2018

Top 7 Most Anticipated Movies of 2018

As I started preparing this list, I had a hard time thinking of movies I was really excited about in 2018. However, it’s my memory that’s a problem, not the movies themselves, because there were 20 movies that ended up making my short list! Please note that even though the list skews towards big, flashy […]


My Favorite Movies of 2017

My Favorite Movies of 2017

Of the 42 movies I watched this year, 8 of them received a 4.5 or a 5 rating (out of 5). More than ever before, I seem to watch popcorn flicks on the big screen and more intimate movies on DVD/Netflix, and this list seems indicative of that trend. Here are my top 8 movies […]


What Are Your Thoughts on Star Wars: The Last Jedi? (spoilers)

What Are Your Thoughts on Star Wars: The Last Jedi? (spoilers)

This discussion involves spoilers from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Over the last year, I’ve avoided all marketing content for Episode VIII. No teasers, no trailers…I wouldn’t even look at the poster. I truly didn’t want to see anything about the movie in advance. After watching it on Friday, it looks like I made the […]


How Do You Feel About Dynamic Pricing?

How Do You Feel About Dynamic Pricing?

There was an interesting article on Slashfilm a few weeks ago about an experiment Regal Cinemas will soon test. They’re going to try out dynamic pricing, which means they’re going to potentially charge more for movie tickets during peak periods (nights and weekends) and less for movie tickets during weekdays. The article hypothesizes that the […]


Is Thor: Ragnarok the Funniest Movie of the Year?

Is Thor: Ragnarok the Funniest Movie of the Year?

Yes. Yes it is. In my humble opinion. While I avoided reading reviews before watching the new Thor movie on Sunday, some quips slipped through my filter. They mentioned the humor in the movie, but they had me worried that the movie was going to be silly. I shouldn’t have been concerned. Thor: Ragnarok was a […]


How Much Would You Pay for the Best Nap Ever?

How Much Would You Pay for the Best Nap Ever?

Yesterday I went to a movie theater to watch an old Miyazaki film, Spirited Away. I had seen it in Japan years ago and only understood about 30% of it, and now I know why: It’s a pretty weird movie. The theater had the nicest movie theater seats I’ve ever sat in. They were full-extension […]


Which Upcoming 2017 Movies Are You the Most Excited About?

Which Upcoming 2017 Movies Are You the Most Excited About?

I’m giddy with excitement about a number of movies in the final 2 months of 2017, so I thought I’d share them here in case you share my enthusiasm. First, an honorable mention: Stranger Things season 2. It’s not a movie, but I’m just as excited about it as any film, and I intend to […]


Is There a Less Frightening Way to Watch Scary Movies?

Is There a Less Frightening Way to Watch Scary Movies?

The upcoming movie It is receiving rave reviews. I love coming-of-age movies, especially when they’re steeped in ’80s nostalgia, and that appears to be a big part of It. The trailers also make it look gorgeous. As curious as I am, I won’t be watching It. I can’t. I just don’t have the constitution for […]


Are You Your Biggest Critic?

Are You Your Biggest Critic?

A few months ago I wrote about the joys of a YouTube channel called Cinema Wins. It’s the flip side of another channel called Cinema Sins that, personally, I’m not a fan of. I appreciate well-reasoned criticism and satire, but nitpicky, negative snark just isn’t fun for me. There’s also a channel called Honest Trailers. […]


What If Star Wars Was Narrated Like Arrested Development?

Star Wars and Arrested Development are two of my favorite series ever. I love Star Wars for the vast worldbuilding, the lively characters, the mysterious Force, and the epic scale. I love Arrested Development for its humor, its memorable characters, and its narration. Now the folks at Nerdist have combined these two amazing pieces of […]


Which Comic Con Trailer Made You Geek Out the Most?

Over the last few days, a ton of movies and television shows have revealed new trailers at Comic Con in San Diego. As much as I loathe trailers that reveal too much, as a fan, I found it hard to resist the likes of Thor: Ragnarok, Stranger Things season 2, Justice League, and Westworld. But […]


Would You Vacation in a Star Wars Westworld-Style Resort?

Would You Vacation in a Star Wars Westworld-Style Resort?

This weekend, Disney announced that the Star Wars resort they’re building in Florida will combine “a luxury resort with an immersion in an authentic Star Wars environment.” Go on… I know a lot of people have fun going to amusement parks, but I have to admit that they’ve never really excited me. In fact, one […]


I Finally Watched Straight Outta Compton, and I Was Intrigued by This

I Finally Watched Straight Outta Compton, and I Was Intrigued by This

Remember the Academy Award controversy regarding the lack of African-American nominees a few years ago, with Straight Outta Compton at the top of the list of movies people felt should have been in consideration? I’ve been intrigued about the movie every since, and I finally watched it this past weekend. My take? I enjoyed it. […]


What Did You Think of Spider-Man: Homecoming?

What Did You Think of Spider-Man: Homecoming?

2017 is turning out to be a special year for superhero movies. First we got Logan, a gritty end to Hugh Jackman’s characterization of Wolverine (that isn’t a spoiler: Hugh Jackman simply isn’t playing the character anymore). Next up was Wonder Woman, which was both deep and light at the same time, and beautiful to […]