Just a simple man who worships at the altar of cinema. He/Him. 23.
Anyone who follows me on social media will know that Adam Sandler's comedies haven't done it for me in a long, long time. While I've no doubt he enjoys himself hanging out with his friends and going on vacation while making those films, that sense of joy rarely translates on screen, as more often than not, it just looks like he's going through the motions, content with shutting up and playing the hits if it gets him those sweet paychecks…
SCI-FIx52: 2024 Edition
A sci-fi film set on another planet!
As a fan both of Frank Herbert's seminal sci-fi novel and of master director Denis Villeneuve's towering first attempt at translating Herbert's text to the big screen, I was eagerly awaiting Dune: Part Two, and after having seen it, I'm now fully convinced that I have seen the face of God. Ironic hyperbole, I know, especially given the film's piercing religious commentary, but this is destined to be remembered as…
NOTE (05/06/2022): This was my initial reaction back when I saw it in March of 2016. My feelings on this film have changed significantly since then.
With its intense and exciting action sequences, excellent performances (with the exception of a laughable turn from Jesse Eisenberg), and dazzling visual spectacle being let down by an overstuffed and incoherent script that's filled to the brim with poorly written characters and needlessly convoluted plotting, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice tries to be…
Teasing its audience with the prospect of something fresh and new and instead giving them a lazy and shallow product that we've seen time and time again, The Strangers is a horror film that doesn't at all deserve the befuddling praise it has gotten over the past decade, with horrendous pacing, annoying jump scares, underdeveloped characters who make the stupidest decisions you can think of, and wooden performances.