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  • Game Change

    Game Change

    ★★★½

    "...you have got to stop saying things to the press that are blatantly untrue; that is NOT the kind of campaign that we are running here!"

    Game Change and its portrayal of John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign comes off as a warning that we didn't heed. The film explores the "maverick" and ill-advised choice of having unvetted first time govern Palin as the VP pick. The film tracks the landmark challenges strategist like Steve Schmidt (Woody Harrelson) faced first with…

  • Phantasm IV: Oblivion

    Phantasm IV: Oblivion

    ★½

    Well this series really gave up. The fourth Phantasm movie lacks all the ambition, originality and drive that the series as been up until now. Oblivion attempts to explain the origins of the mysterious and unkillable Tall Man and the answer Coscarelli comes up with is underwhelming. The film delineates into two story line one of Mike wandering in the desert having his Last Temptation of Christ moment as he sees alternate dimensions but mostly sits on rocks and cultivates…

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  • 25th Hour

    25th Hour

    ★★★★½

    As a lover of Spike Lee Joints I was always hesitant of 25th Hour. Sure I love Edward Norton whether he's playing Smoochy or a Neo Nazi but a Spike Lee movie with a mostly white cast kept me skeptical. While I still haven't found out what motivated Lee to make it, I'm very glad he did. The film follows Monty, a former drug dealer, on his last free night before going to prison for 7 years. The story is…

  • Passengers

    Passengers

    ★½

    A Men's Rights Activist's wet dream.