OKLAHOMA CITY – Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth is a great book. Quick and charming, the third entry in Verne’s Extraordinary Voyages manages to convey an exciting story with scientific elements that, while being quite out-of-date, manage to provide a wonderful scholarly spice.
The defining chapter? Too bad the definition is “atrocious.”
For my thoughts on the first two “Hobbit” movies, click the following links:
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Hobbit: The Desolation of
OKLAHOMA CITY – Thank heavens – the trilogy of movies ostensibly based on J.R.R. Tokien’s The Hobbit has finally come to a close! In the first two movies, it was exceedingly clear that not only would Peter Jackson recklessly abandon his source material but that he would interpose elements of his own creation, as if to improve upon Tolkien’s masterpiece. Now, after watching the third “Hobbit” movie (if it can even be called that), I am certain that Tolkien’s The Hobbit has yet to be delivered on the silver screen.
Don’t let this simple poster fool you – Big Hero 6 is a cornucopia of goodness.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Big Hero 6 is the last Marvel movie of the year, and it is great. Not as good as Guardians of the Galaxy, but it is still excellent. The animation is smooth, the music is great, and the story has a lot of heart. I give it a 7.6/10 and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a new movie to watch. Continue reading
St. Vincent isn’t a movie I would call noscible*.
OKLAHOMA CITY – It is super random that I watched St. Vincent. A couple of weeks ago, in ten minutes, I went from never having heard of it to buying tickets and grabbing seats. How that happened doesn’t matter. I’m not here to talk about the past. I want to talk about the future, and the future includes my review of St. Vincent, a movie I watched in the past. Oh nooo!! My future is my past is my future is my past!! It’s like when the only way to fly is to start burrowing!! Or, it’s like, my favorite philosophers are the 24-second shot clock! It doesn’t make any sense, and yet it makes complete sense!! My logic is experiencing coherentific*and cosmogyral* circumbilivagination*!!! By the way – I think this review is on the cusp of being sucked into the Black Hole from Interstellar!! I’d better move on before this gets any weirder!!!!!!!
This film is starrified*.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Of all the movies released this year, none excited me more than Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. Nolan has directed some of my favorite films, and his mastery of practical effects and his (usually) interesting and provocative stories make him what I believe to be one of the finest filmmakers alive. Although I have not been crazy about all his recent efforts, I was highly anticipating Interstellar.
Get ready to run.
OKLAHOMA CITY – A few weeks ago, I watched The Maze Runner with Chris, Brazle and Nick. It was my second favourite movie of the summer after Guardians of the Galaxy. Though most people might think of it as a Hunger Games knock-off, I submit that it is different enough to be worthy of a place at whichever table it is at which Hunger Games is.
For this movie, TMNT stands for “BOX OFFICE POISON”
OKLAHOMA CITY – A couple of months ago, I watched what might be the worst movie I’ve ever seen in a theater: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This film “stars” Megan Fox alongside computer-generated images, and it would have been great had the acting, CGI, story, music, directing, pacing and cinematography not all been from the bottom of the barrel. Iwis, there is essentially nothing to like about the picture, and I feel bad for anyone who spent money to see it, i.e. myself.