Sunday, June 14, 2015

Jurassic World - C

Remember watching “Jurassic Park” for the first time and you had this unbelievable feeling of awe? Well, if you want that feeling again… go watch “Jurassic Park” again. At this point, I have seen the “Jurassic World” twice (Once in 2D and another in 3D), not because I couldn't wait to see it again… but more because, “Was this really what I have been waiting for since 2001?”. Unfortunately, it’s going to be easier to list what was wrong with the movie opposed to what is right with the movie.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child

So, I had read everything my favorite authors had in print. Needing something to read, I had no choice but to try an author I had not read. Gone Tomorrow, a 2009 Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child was on sale, so I grabbed it. Soon I was inside the head of Jack Reacher, the enigmatic main character of Lee Child's Jack Reacher series and protagonist of the 2012 movie, Jack Reacher, starring Tom Cruise.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Riddick - K

I am now terrified of looking forward to another movie ever again.  Riddick is just one more movie this year that’s been at least slightly disappointing.  That said, Riddick is not a bad movie, it’s just not Pitch Black. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Mortal Instruments - K

When they first announced Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace in The Mortal Instruments I wondered who was thinking what...this scrawny, blonde kid playing a a lonely, but tough and loyal, boy, I didn't see it.  Lily Collins as Clary, Robert Sheehan as Simon and the rest of the crew, I totally could envision (although I did have doubts - still do - about Kevin Zegers as Alec), but I seriously was thinking that Jamie playing Jace would throw the entire movie for me.  Boy, was I wrong.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

House of Cards

"The exploits of this compelling anti-hero held my interest"

But wait, let's backup and start with the basics.

House of Cards, a Netflix-produced political drama series, is based on the novel by Michael Dobbs. The show stars Kevin Spacey and boasts five prominent directors rotating on direction duties. Netflix released the entire first season, (13) episodes, in February 2013, a move some see as a nod to recent binge-viewing trends.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

After Earth - K

Tell me when Will Smith isn't a – okay, not sure thing – but at least a good bet in a movie?  And then with After Earth, a movie basically made to showcase his kid?  Well, in this case we went in knowing it was a crap shoot.  We were too late for the movie we wanted to see, the latest Fast and Furious installment, and too early for another interesting looking movie, Now You See Me.  I wouldn't say so we were “stuck” with After Earth, since we chose not to wait, but that’s what we went with, for better, for worse.  And it was….well, you’ll see.