Posts Tagged ‘movies’

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 […]


My Thoughts on “Baby Driver”

My Thoughts on "Baby Driver"

I love that Edgar Wright made “Baby Driver,” the new car chase/heist/musical film that came out this week. It’s one of those movies where you know the director had a clear vision, and he had the drive, talent, and cast to make it happen. I’m fully confident that the result is what Wright wanted it […]


Have You Watched “Get Out”?

Have You Watched "Get Out"?

This weekend I did something I rarely do: I watched a horror movie. Okay, technically the director of Get Out calls it a “social thriller,” which is accurate. But I think it’s fair to say that it’s also a horror movie–there’s a sense of dread and a few jump scares. I had heard great things […]


Daniel Day-Lewis Will Not Be Playing You in a Biopic

Daniel Day-Lewis Will Not Be Playing You in a Biopic

Perhaps you’ve played this game: You and your friends take turns saying which famous actor you’d like to represent you if a movie is ever made about your life. I’ve had this topic come up in conversation a few times over the years. Most people mention an actor who looks a little bit like them. […]


What Did You Think of Wonder Woman?

What Did You Think of Wonder Woman?

Despite a disruptive and even scary viewing experience, I found Wonder Woman to be an excellent movie. I’ll get to the story in a moment, but first I want to focus on the movie itself. In my opinion, it will vie for the best DC movie ever, with The Dark Knight as the only other one coming […]


How Do You Use Rotten Tomatoes?

How Do You Use Rotten Tomatoes?

I think I may rely on Rotten Tomatoes too much. In case you don’t know what Rotten Tomatoes is, it’s a movie review consolidator. Basically, if 67 reviewers rate a movie highly and 33 reviewers give it a low rating, the Rotten Tomatoes score is 67%. I get the vast majority of my movie news […]


What Did You Think About Guardians of the Galaxy 2?

What Did You Think About Guardians of the Galaxy 2?

I almost didn’t write a blog post about one of my most-anticipated of 2017. Why? Well, I typically write about things I love, and I didn’t love Guardians of the Galaxy 2. A ton of time, creativity, passion, and money went into making the movie–I know how it feels when someone casually dismisses all of […]


Top 10 Favorite Lesser-Known Movies

Top 10 Favorite Lesser-Known Movies

At a dinner party on Friday, a friend asked if I had a favorite lesser-known movie that I’d recommend. I rarely see eclectic films, so I’m not sure if any of the movies on this list truly fit the “lesser-known” category, but they’re close enough. These aren’t Oscar winners or box-office juggernauts; they’re just great […]