Monthly Archives: November 2014

Going the Distance: Review of ‘Mockingjay Part 1’ / Hunger Games Marathon)

Well that's subtle.

Well that’s subtle.

Rated PG-13, 123 minutes (watched 11/20/14)

The Hunger Games Triology (Quadrilogy?) is an interesting prospect in a political sense in that you can essentially see whatever you want as the moral of the story. Conservatives see it as a warning against big government and liberals see it as proof the system is stacked in favor of the rich at the expense of the little guy. Would the rioters setting fire to cop cars in Ferguson look at this poster say “Yeah, Katniss gets it! If we burn, you burn with us!” Would she instead mourn the mindless destruction as a result of a perceieved (rightly or wrongly) injustice? Continue reading


I Need a Hero: Review of ‘Big Hero 6’



Rated PG, 108 minutes (watched 11/8/14)

You don’t really need to read this review, just go see Big Hero 6. If you like Disney movies and or if you like comic book movies, you’ll love it. (Indeed Big Hero 6 is based on a rather obscure Marvel comic of the same name.) Continue reading

Sound and the Fury: Review of ‘Fury”

I know what you're thinking: "Is Brian going to talk about Shia LeBeouf's mustache?" The answer is yes.

I know what you’re thinking: “Is Brian going to talk about Shia LeBeouf’s mustache?” Patience, Grasshopper. Patience.

Rated R, 134 minutes (watched 10/24/14)

Like a tank without a driver or a movie without a plot, this review is going to wander around a bit. Continue reading