Showing posts from December, 2014

The Hobbit-Battle of the Five Armies

There are only so many spoiler alerts I can give for this post, so I'm going to say immediately, if you haven't seen this movie and are planning on seeing this movie/want to see this movie then continue no further.  I am going to, well, to put it mildly, I'm going to spoil the shit out of this one.  It's not going to be a review so much as it's going to be a venting session.  So, please, if you HAVE SEEN it/don't want to see it/straight up Don't Give A Flick, join me as I become your guide through the (gods and goddesses willing) final journey through Middle Earth

First things first, I feel the need to immediately become defensive because I know what I'm going to write is going to be mostly negative, but it's also going to be mostly sarcastic.  Sometimes those things should just cancel each other out and indicate that the real emotion edging it's way to the surface is just one of serious "Meh".  While I would never claim to be a big f…

The Theory of Everything

Along with the Christmas lights flicking on, trees getting tinseled, and turkey leftovers getting the ol' heave-ho into the garbage, December also means the ramp-up of movie awards season.  It's no surprise then, that The Theory of Everything, the biopic of Stephen and Jane Hawking based on Jane Hawking's book, "Travelling To Infinity: My Life With Stephen" is one of the first films out of the gate for what is likely to be a jam-packed month.
By now, if you follow film at all, Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones' performances as Stephen and Jane Hawking have been brought to your attention.  Fantastic lead performances are the hallmark of any great biopic, and this is no exception.  Let's face facts, if any life is interesting enough to have a biography written about it, much less turned in to a film, it's probably going to be an extraordinary story and therefore, extraordinary acting is necessary.  Redmayne and Jones don't disappoint in telling a d…