As though he knew making fans wait four years was a bit much, JJ Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness starts out quick and never lets up. We wanted bigger and better, and that’s what he delivers. Epic action scenes, characters in danger, a great sense of humor, gripping suspense, wild plot twists – it’s all packed in and perfectly arranged, and you, the viewer, get to sit back and watch it all masterfully unfold as you cheerfully shovel popcorn into…
There are moments in The Great Gatsby where Baz gets it all right. The screen is full of glitz and glamor, and the characters seem to glide around as they elegantly tell grand stories and passionately express their love for one another. It really is impressive in all of the ways you want it to be. Unfortunately, there’s also an equal amount of things that just don’t work. The Great Gatsby has a clunky pace that often kills any momentum…
A Separation took home Best Foreign Picture this year, and I can see why. It's an emotionally powerful film with a slew of great performances. Unfortunately, I can't say much of it managed to resonate with me. I blame cultural differences (I'm not exactly religious or well versed in the people of Iran), but also because there isn't a second of it that isn't exhausting. See it because you should, but don't expect it to change your life.
PS - You might learn something about yourself depending on which character you choose to side with.
Nice try, Government! I'm on to your games. You tried to cover up the fact that this movie was made with the sole purpose of showing directionless young men that they could become Earth-saving heroes by joining the service, but all the fancy explosions and Rihanna's stiff acting just couldn't conceal your mission. Also, there's the fact that you may have made one of the funniest films of all-time, and that totally works against you. I mean, it's as though…