2015 Blind Spot Series: “My Life to Live”

2015 Blind Spot Series: “My Life to Live”

“My Life to Live” “Vivre sa vie” or “My Life to Live” is a French New Wave film that also feels distinctly different from some of the more prominent movies of the highly influential movement. Director Jean-Luc Godard released the film in 1962, two years after his groundbreaking debut “Breathless”. Viewers will undoubtedly see similarities … Continue reading

5 Phenomenal Movie Airport Scenes

5 Phenomenal Movie Airport Scenes

Vacation time is in full swing. Families are packing up and heading to different locales around the world. Airports are buzzing. That got me to thinking about today’s Phenomenal 5 – movie airport scenes. Just take a moment to think and you will quickly realize that airports have been memorable settings for some truly great … Continue reading

REVIEW: “Pompeii”

REVIEW: “Pompeii”

I’ve always thought that the story of Pompeii was prime material for a big budget motion picture. Without getting too deep into the history, Pompeii was a Roman city nestled at the base of Mount Vesuvius. In 79 AD Pompeii and its inhabitants were decimated when Vesuvius suddenly erupted sending tons of ash and volcanic … Continue reading

REVIEW: “Into the Storm” (2014)

REVIEW: “Into the Storm” (2014)

Tornadoes and heavy CGI devastation. “Into the Storm” put all of its eggs (and money) into that basket and hoped it was enough to win an audience. With a budget of $50 million and a box office take of $160 million I would say the movie more than accomplished its goal. Less discerning fans will … Continue reading

2015 Blind Spot Series: “The Champ”

2015 Blind Spot Series: “The Champ”

Hidden under the guise of a ‘down on his luck boxer’ movie lies one of the most vibrant and authentic father/son relationships ever put on film. It’s this relationship that is at the heart of the 1931 film “The Champ”. Throughout the decades to follow a number of movies would follow a similar blueprint in … Continue reading

REVIEW: “Mad Max: Fury Road”

REVIEW: “Mad Max: Fury Road”

Has it really been 30 years since Mel Gibson last drove across George Miller’s dystopian desert wasteland in “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome”? My how time flies. Between 1979 and 1985 visionary filmmaker Miller gave us three films: the intriguing but lethargic “Mad Max”, the fabulous cult classic “The Road Warrior”, and the fun but commercial … Continue reading

REVIEW: “Maggie”

REVIEW: “Maggie”

One could make the argument that the cinema landscape has been saturated with zombie movies. There have been numerous interpretations of zombie horror. We have had zombie comedies. We’ve even had a weird zombie romance flick. Yet with so many variations of zombie movies, I’ve seen nothing quite like “Maggie”. Writer John Scott 3 pens … Continue reading

REVIEW : “The Expendables 3″

REVIEW : “The Expendables 3″

The entire Expendables franchise started as a nostalgic rekindling of the once prominent over-the-top action genre. It wasn’t afraid to parody itself or play with the familiar action cliches of the 1980s and early 90s. And half of the fun was just seeing these actors together hamming it up and shooting a ton of bullets. … Continue reading

REVIEW: “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

REVIEW: “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

It could be said that the first Avengers movie was in a ‘can’t miss’ position. Sure, with that much ambition comes a degree of risk. But fans had already shown their devotion to the Marvel movies at that point. Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor each had their own films which had earned a ton … Continue reading