Tomb Raider is a pleasant surprise. It’s consistently enjoyable and adapts it’s source material properly. I’m by no means a big Tomb Raider fan- I played the original games on PlayStation as a kid and thought the two Angelina Jolie films were pretty terrible. Just this week I played through the 2013 reboot that this movie is based on after having it in my backlog for years. The game is fantastic and makes Lara Croft into a character you actually…
Ever since I saw Black Panther again three days ago I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. As much as I loved it the first time, my feelings were amplified after the second. Leading up to release I never doubted Ryan Coogler's ability to deliver. Fruitvale Station & Creed are two of the most impressive debuts for any filmmaker in recent memory. That said, I was still somehow able to underestimate how blown away I'd be. Black Panther is…
Over the last three weeks I finally was able to have one of my dreams come true- to experience The Lord of the Rings, my favorite film of all time, on the big screen. I am not over exaggerating when I say it was one of the greatest moments of my life. I can only think of a handful of times I have ever been happier than I was sitting in that theater, fully immersed in my favorite fictional universe.
I cannot wait until I get the chance again.
I went into The LEGO Movie insanely hyped, knowing how amazing it was supposed to be and to be filled with all sorts of nostalgia from my childhood, and it did not disappoint me at all. This is a modern day Toy Story. Yes that's right, I went there.
Everything about it can be enjoyed by absolutely everyone, which is something you can't say about a lot of animated films nowadays. I...I can't really describe it too well, you just need to see it for yourself.
It's going to be hard for any other animated movie this year to top this one.
Let's be honest- a lot of people want this movie to fail. Ever since it was announced at Comic-Con 2013, people have been bitching and moaning about how it was too soon for a new Batman, with The Dark Knight Rises having only come out the summer before. Not to mention the fact that Man of Steel turned out to be a divisive film among fans.
Then came the announcement of Ben Affleck as our next Batman the following August.…