Thursday, January 01, 2015


Best:  Interstellar

In Your Eyes (2014)

Different than Joss Whedon's "usual" fare (if there can be said to be such a thing), but interesting idea.

Snowpiercer (2014)

Absolutely ridiculous premise, but oh well.
Gone Girl

Gone Girl (2014)

Holy cr** is about all I can say......
Transformers: Age of Extinction

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

Mark Wahlberg was good but that was about it.

Blended (2014)

It was funny-stupid-sweet, Sandler and Barrymore are good together, but the whole African trip thing was just so wrong (and totally implausible, but what do you expect)- like kind of a bit racist, imho.
Europa Report

Europa Report (2013)

I think I like every Michael Nyqvist movie I've seen so far. One of the more realistic sci-fi movies out there.

Rush (2013)

Kind of a slow start, but builds in intensity throughout. Characters are relatively complex. You don't know who you want to 'win' not hero/anti-hero - they're real people - both with difficult personalities but of completely different natures. In the end, they both win, in different ways.

Paranoia (2013)

Beautiful people, star power, good premise - but then it is all wasted with bad production, slow timing, and disappointment.

Elysium (2013)

Its not a very logical story line, but if you let that go it is fine/interesting.
Now You See Me

Now You See Me (2013)

Smoke and Mirrors try to deceive you that there's a story here. Likable actors. What would've saved this movie is if the script writers had been clever enough to actually plant seeds/evidence to support the conclusion while still surprising the audience. As it is, if you're surprised, it is just because there is no support for it so guessing it would be just as valid as any other guess. They keep saying these people are doing such amazing things, but the real-life audience is not as amazed as the ones in the film. Not the worst movie I've seen, but not much going on here, honestly.