How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Or, How to Do a Sequel Right)

There is a scene in the pilot episode of the critically acclaimed TV show Breaking Bad when Walter White describes the parallel between chemistry and life. “Chemistry,” he argues, “is the study of change…it is growth, then decay, then transformation.” While this acts as foreshadowing for Walter’s own arc in the series, and can be applied to [Read More...]

Movie Review: Weepy ‘Fault in Our Stars’ Exceeds Weepy Lovesick Teen Genre

A sad but uplifting story ultimately for anyone who dares to love. [Read more...]

Edge of Tomorrow: When Groundhog Day Meets the Matrix and Succeeds as Both.

Nowadays, it’s unfortunately rare that you come across a movie far greater than its trailer. With the sheer colossal amount of money and time invested into a product’s advertising, what you as a theater-goer are usually subjected to is a trailer revealing the funniest jokes, most memorable dialogue, most stunning action scenes, and even in [Read More...]

Review: Angelina Jolie stars in ‘Maleficent,’ an Irony-Free Answer to ‘Wicked’

She’s not misunderstood or good deep down. But she’s also not doomed to be only a villain. [Read more...]

Review: X-Men Days of Future Past Fun for Fan and Novice Alike

Everything you want in a time-traveling, mutant-filled, disco-styled, over-the-top, effects-filled extravaganza. [Read more...]

Review: Action and Special Effects Save Kinder, Gentler ‘Godzilla’ of 2014

Despite some throwback acting and a distressing lack of humor, ‘Godzilla’ of 2014 delivers with stunning action and effects. [Read more...]

Review: Tom Hardy Sets His Own Standards in Riveting ‘Locke’

This film explores manhood in a way few do: The jaw-clenched man determined to do the right thing, the man set in his course who will not be swayed, the man who has taken his own measure and who cares only for that measure. [Read more...]

Review: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ is a Teenage Dream

Aside from the interesting Malcolm X power dynamics of the villain, this treatment is light and frothy. [Read more...]

Review: ‘Noah’ a Rare Bible Movie that Never Preaches, Never Browbeats

It’s the kind of movie that Christians, indeed everyone, should want Hollywood to make. [Read more...]

Review: ‘Divergent’ Offers an Antidote to ‘Twilight’

As dark, dystopian teen drama romances go, this one is pretty good. [Read more...]


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