Posts Tagged ‘Katie Bacigalupi’

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (2017) Movie Review

Thanks to the success of CINDERELLA and MALEFICENT, Disney has decided to bet big on live action adaptations of its franchises and the latest installment is BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.  The film follows pretty close to the animated ...


JURASSIC WORLD Movie Review

Dinosaurs. Yes my friends. Dinosaurs. Simply having these beasts featured in a multi-million dollar summer blockbuster makes this one a winner before I even bought my damn ticket. Having it star Chris “freaking Star Lord&...


HBO’s BOARDWALK EMPIRE Season 5 Review

Warning: Major Spoilers Ahead!! Do not read if you haven’t finished the series! With the end of the fifth and final season, we finally close the book on BOARDWALK EMPIRE, and, unsurprisingly, HBO let the series go out with a ...



TRUE BLOOD’s 7th and Final Season Review

WARNING: This review contains MAJOR spoilers for those not caught up on TRUE BLOOD Looking at all 7 seasons of HBO’s blood-soaked vampire epic TRUE BLOOD, I can tell you that it’s an above average show that defini...


MALEFICENT Movie Review

As a child, I was never a huge SLEEPING BEAUTY fan and my G.I. Joe battling ass assumed it was a “girls only” affair. While it may be true that I do not fit into Disney’s “Target Audience” for a ca...


HBO’s TRUE DETECTIVE Season 1 Review

“If the only thing keeping a person decent is the expectation of divine reward then, brother, that person is a piece of shit.” –Rust Cohle Alright, alright, alright. I’m not here to give you a glowing an...



THE WIND RISES Movie Review

  Hayao Miyazaki is a man who has relentlessly pursued his passion for making animated features and, consequently, has become the biggest name in Japanese animation. Therefore, it’s not surprising that his latest (an...


AMERICAN HUSTLE Movie Review

Given his propensity for on-set conflict, it’s with great surprise to find David O. Russell turned into a reliable hit-making director of the modern Hollywood era. He’s like a Ben Affleck but with a sense of humor. ...


THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG Movie Review

When I saw THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY I was sorely conflicted; on the one hand it was certainly entertaining, on the other, it was one of the worst book to film adaptations I had ever seen. I remedied this conflict by do...



THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Movie Review

It’s been almost a year since Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence (X:MEN FIRST CLASS)  and Peeta Mellark, played by Josh Hutcherson (DETENTION) beat the Hunger Games at their own.. game.  The purpose of the ga...


NI NO KUNI: WRATH OF THE WHITE WITCH Video Game Review

There is something undeniably magical about Studio Ghibli films (FROM UP ON POPPY HILL). The vibrant colors, rich stories, and deep characters all meld together to create a film larger than the sum of their parts that stays wit...


THE COUNSELOR Movie Review

Cormac McCarthy, the writer of such great American novels as THE ROAD and NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, wrote an original screenplay and teamed up with one of cinemas greatest directors Ridley Scott (BLADE RUNNER, PROMETHEUS) to crea...



JURASSIC PARK 3D Movie Review

This isn’t really a review for the film JURASSIC PARK.  I don’t think I would be capable of changing or over-analyzing my opinion on the film itself.  It is one of my favorite movies and a huge chunk of my childho...


FROM UP ON POPPY HILL Movie Review

Some critics believe that you should approach whatever you are going to critique without expectations, and while there is definitely some merit in that concept, at times I find it difficult to do in regards to movies; thankfull...


WARM BODIES Movie Review

I remember waking up one day and not wanting to leave my bed.  The soft sanctuary of my blankets. I’m pretty sure it was a Tuesday. Tuesdays are always so difficult.  I didn’t want to accomplish anything. I didn...



LIFE OF PI Movie Review

LIFE OF PI directed by visual master Ang Lee (CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON) is based on the novel of the same name by author Yann Martel. It tells the tale of a young man named Pi Patel (played by Suraj Sharma in his first fe...


SKYFALL Movie Review

As promised at the end of each installment of a James Bond film, Bond is back for his 23rd feature film titled SKYFALL. SKYFALL is directed by Sam Mendes (ROAD TO PERDITION) and serves as Daniel Craig’s third appearance a...


CLOUD ATLAS Movie Review

CLOUD ATLAS is a difficult film to review because it’s extremely ambitious and unlike most studio movies we see today. It’s the type of film that really takes a few days to absorb to give it a fair assessment. It...



THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Movie Review

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is finally here putting an end to Christopher Nolan’s (INCEPTION) epic Batman trilogy starring Christian Bale (THE FIGHTER). I think Nolan’s biggest challenge this time around is competing with...


BRAVE Movie Review

BRAVE has hit theatres and fans of Pixar are in for another visual masterpiece. The film is helmed by directors Brenda Chapman (THE PRINCE OF EGYPT) and Mark Andrews (ONE MAN BAND), who are both co-authors of the screenplay alo...