The Grand Budapest Hotel: A Review

The Grand Budapest Hotel is director Wes Anderson’s latest feature film in his critically-acclaimed repertoire. The film stars Ralph Fiennes (Schindler’s List, The English Patient) as Gustave H., the concierge Continue Reading →

Captain America: The Winter Soldier: A Review

Imagine a world where a secret division of the government controls it all. Where every move is a calculated one against the inattentive masses. Where a multi-billion dollar organization can Continue Reading →

300: Rise of an Empire: A Review

300 was a great movie. Ultra violent spectacles combined with some of the greatest fight scenes ever choreographed to make one of the most tasteless (yet also somehow tasteful) action Continue Reading →

The Place Beyond the Pines: A Review

Daniel Pope originally wrote this review on April 30, 2013 for Pixcelation. With permission from the editor-in-chief of Pixcelation, James Herd, and some minor edits, I am reposting it here Continue Reading →

Carrie: A Review

Stephen King once said that when he writes his novels, he always pictures them in film form because they are so driven by imagery, but very few of the film Continue Reading →

Gravity: Another Alternative Review

In 15 years I predict there will be a spike in the amount of applications submitted to NASA, and the catalyst will be Gravity. Directed by Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity redefines Continue Reading →

Gravity: An Alternative Review

You know, being a reviewer isn’t always fun. Yeah, it’s great talking about movies you love and explaining why they’ve earned your adoration. Also, laying a verbal beating on bad Continue Reading →

Machete Kills: A Review

As I sat down to figure out what movie I’d be seeing this weekend, I saw that my choices were as follows: Gravity, a movie about Sandra Bullock and George Continue Reading →

Gravity: A Review

Alfonso Cuarón is a very talented director – there can be no doubting that. Anyone who has seen Children of Men is well-aware that this is a man who knows Continue Reading →

Man of Tai Chi: A Review

I remember when I was younger I used to love watching kung fu movies. This was back when even Jackie Chan’s American movies received generally fair praise and the name Continue Reading →

Insidious Chapter 2: A Review

They say you can get used to anything. If that’s the case, then why haven’t I gotten used to being disappointed by horrible movies? It goes without saying that I Continue Reading →

Riddick: A Review

My word, the second half of the year 2013 has been a bad one for movies. Sure the first half had treats like Oz and Fast and Furious 6, but Continue Reading →

We’re the Millers: A Review

Yes, it’s filled with gross-out humor. Yes, most of the jokes are low-brow. Regardless, We’re the Millers is a genuinely funny film led by a strong cast. If you haven’t Continue Reading →

Blue Jasmine: A Review

I have found this review particularly difficult to write because I have a strong dislike for this film, and yet in this case my distaste for it might prove to Continue Reading →

You’re Next: A Review

You know, I really don’t think most film critics have taken in film classes ever. I’m not implying that I’m better than them simply because I’ve taken film classes for Continue Reading →

The Act of Killing: A Review

When I saw The Fly (1986), it was the first time in all my film going experience that I thought I might literally have to leave the theater to throw up, Continue Reading →

Sharknado: A Review

Every so often, I find a movie that just makes me lose all hope for humanity. I’m finding it hard to believe that such a movie has garnered such a Continue Reading →

Jackass 3D: A Review

In the preview of Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, I mentioned my love of the Jackass franchise. Because of this, I figured you all might enjoy reading this review I wrote Continue Reading →

Jobs: A Review

I’ll admit that going into Jobs, I had several preconceived notions of what to expect. On the one hand, Steve Jobs is genuinely one of my favorite books of all Continue Reading →

Kick Ass 2: A Review

It’s hard for any sequel to meet the high expectations left from a movie that comes out of nowhere, grabs a cliche-ridden genre by the balls and then proceeds to Continue Reading →

Elysium: A Review

Elysium is the latest film from the director of District 9, Neill Blomkamp, and he has ultimately created a very similar film. Elysium deals with many of the same themes Continue Reading →

V/H/S/2: A Review

You know, sometimes I wonder if the people who make movies actually want to make money. Take V/H/S, the 2012 shaky cam horror anthology. It only saw a couple of Continue Reading →

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters: A Review

…Don’t give me that look. Let me begin by telling you a story: my cousin once came to visit me and his brother – back when we were in college Continue Reading →

Safety Not Guaranteed: A Review

I originally wrote this review on April 28, 2013 for Pixcelation. With permission from the editor-in-chief of Pixcelation, James Herd, and some minor edits, I am reposting it here at Continue Reading →

G.I. Joe Retaliation: A Review

I originally wrote this review on April 27, 2013 for Pixcelation. With permission from the editor-in-chief of Pixcelation, James Herd, and some minor edits, I am reposting it here at Continue Reading →