• Battlestar Galactica: Razor

    Battlestar Galactica: Razor

    ★★★½

    Like if Breaking Bad put a movie about Tuco Salamanca between seasons 3 and 4.

  • Hard Boiled

    Hard Boiled

    ★★★★½

    I can’t believe they made a prequel to Stranglehold!

    Give a guy a gun, he thinks he's Superman. Give him two and he thinks he's God.

    John Woo also asks: What happens if you give a guy way more than two guns? This movie’s got Chow Yun-Fat sliding down rails firing his guns within, like, the first five minutes. Hard Boiled is exploding barrels of fun!

  • The Lawnmower Man

    The Lawnmower Man

    ★★

    Flowers for AlgerTron

  • Injustice

    Injustice

    ★★

    Maybe we could get a nice Superman movie one of these days?

    Injustice is underwhelming. It covers way too much ground in too little time, with character taking a back seat to plot. This plot could have easily sustained an entire TV series, but I think it should have just stayed as a game and a comic. I felt absolutely nothing at the ending.

    It also doesn’t help that everyone and their dog has been doing ‘evil Superman’ these days:…

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    The Tragedy of Macbeth

    ★★★★½

    They were well at peace when I did leave ’em.

    One of the most Coen lines Shakespeare ever wrote

  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    Not a fan. Borderline unwatchable for me, if I’m being honest.

  • Punisher: War Zone

    Punisher: War Zone

    ★★★★

    Man, you know that final sequence in Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood? I saw it for the first time opening night in a packed theater, and the simultaneous elation and shock from the audience was palpable. My wife had her hands over her face (but her eyes peeking through her fingers.) Gasps, screams, cheers. It was the one time I wasn’t bugged by an audience making noise.

    That’s the only thing I could compare to my experience watching Punisher: War Zone. It’s absurdly…

  • Steel

    Steel

    You watch Wild Strawberries (1957) and Tokyo Story (1953). I watch Steel (1997).

    We are not the same.

  • Battlestar Galactica

    Battlestar Galactica

    ★★★★

    I’ve gotta say, this is how you reboot a piece of media. The premise was there with the old show, and the potential was there, but it didn’t quite gel into something emotionally resonant or impactful. I have seen and actually do like the original, but this is pretty much an improvement across the board.

    The two-part miniseries doesn’t waste time in getting the ball rolling; it’s got everything you’d want or need for an interesting tv show, and it also…

  • Bidoof's Big Stand

    Bidoof's Big Stand

    ★★½

    I’m chill with Bidoof. We have no beef, but I say this with as much love as I can muster: it just ended and I am currently in the process of forgetting about this short and may not think about it ever again. It is truly, positively what where am I

  • The Quiet Earth

    The Quiet Earth

    ★★★★

    After 28 Days Later and now The Quiet Earth, I think we have to call it a genre trope whenever a ‘Last man on Earth’ movie opens with a God’s-eye view shot of the lead actor hanging dong.

    Although generally intense and immediately compelling from a storytelling perspective, I was especially unnerved (and entertained) as The Quiet Earth indulged in its more eccentric flourishes. The dolly zooms, wide angles, and unsettling pov’s all lend themselves well to a surreal, lonely feeling. But, it’d…

  • Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

    Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

    ★½

    Easily the most boring film in the Boss Baby trilogy