Seven people you will inevitably run into at the movies

Going to the movies is a treasured pastime of mine. Nothing beats the immersion of huge wall to wall film experience, surround sound and popcorn. Lots and lots of popcorn. My only gripe with going to the theater is other people. Through rigorous analysis, research, and scientific observation (aka people watching) I have discovered the seven types of people that you will inevitably run into at the movies.   Continue reading

Advertisements

TV/Movie Discussion – Genre Praise: Spy Thrillers

I have always been a huge fan of the spy genre. The missions are seemingly impossible, the agents are lethal and the gadgets are dangerously cool. Another huge appeal of this genre is that the conflicts are not just physical. In the best spy movies two highly skilled agents from opposing organizations don’t simply outgun one another, but they need to outwit the enemy agent to complete the mission. Usually this adds another layer to the conflict which makes it personal. Here is a list of some of my favorite entertainment produced in this genre. Continue reading

Movie Discussion – Top Five (2014)

o-TOP-FIVE-POSTER-570

Director: Chris Rock

Cast: Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Hart

Genre: Comedy

In order to save his carrer, comedian celebrity Andre Allen (Chris Rock) spends the day interviewing with a reporter from the New York times. During the interview Andre is forced to think about the current state of his life and the future of his career. Continue reading

TV/Movie Discussion – Superhero Saturation

As a fan of comic books and superheroes I was excited to hear that both Marvel and DC/Warner Bros had big plans in the upcoming years to release a slew of new superhero movies. My initial excitement started to fade a bit when I saw the sheer number of superhero content these major studios planned to release. I fear that producing too many comic book movies and shows will diminish the enjoyment of the films. I’m already at the point where I think to myself, “Another superhero movie?”. Nevertheless, it would be a safe bet to say that I’ll be watching every single one. So! Here is a list of all the known DC and Marvel films slates. Continue reading

Movie Discussion – The Switch (2010)

the switch

Director(s): Josh Gordon, Will Speck

Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Patrick Wilson

Genre(s): Comedy, Drama, Romance

Tired of waiting for a man, Kassie (Jennifer Aniston) decides to search for a sperm donor and have a child. Trouble arises when, in an act of drunkenness, her best friend Wally (Jason Bateman) replaces the donors sperm with his own. Continue reading

Movie Discussion – Snowpiercer (2013)

snowpiercer

Director: Joon-ho Bong

Cast: Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton

Genre(s): Action, Sci Fi, Thriller

Due to a failed experiment that plunges the earth into an eternal ice age, what’s left humanity is forced to survive on an never ending train. Dissatisfied with the living conditions, Curtis (Chris Evans) helps led a revolution to take control of the locomotive. Continue reading

Letters From the Editor: What to Watch on Netflix

netflix_2014_logo_detail

Have you ever logged on to Netflix and found yourself spending hours trying to find something actually worth your time? I sure have and it’s probably my biggest pet peeve. I found myself wishing for a guide or a list that would review the obscure movies and tv shows on Netflix so I could spend less time looking and more time watching. Continue reading

The Problem With Trailers (Movies, TV, Video Games)

This is going to sound strange but I am strongly against watching movie trailers. Whenever I hear about a new movie that really piques my interest, I force myself not to watch more than one trailer for it. If the movie looks interesting then it’s guaranteed I’ll go see. After years of watching movies having seen a trailer first, I realized that movie trailers ruin the experience of the movie. Below I have picked out all the problems with movie, TV, and video game trailers. Continue reading