A Year In Review (Worst of 2015)

Image: HBO 10. True Detective (Season 2) I was a huge fan of the extremely powerful and eerie first season of this show. Cary Fukunaga (the director of Season 1) moved on to direct one of my favorite films of 2015, Beasts of No Nation, while Justin Lin (Fast and Furious) took the reigns of the first couple episodes of Season 2. The star power is present on screen with names like Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch, Vince Vaughn and Rachel McAdams…but, the writing was lacking from the shows creator Nic...

The Revenant (2015) Film Review

"BEAUTY & THE BEAST" Likes: Leonardo DiCaprio, Survival & Revenge Films, True Stories Dislikes: Excessive Film Running Times, Birdman (2014) From the moment the first frame hits the silver screen, you’re fully aware what lies ahead on this journey you’ll be taking for the next 2 hours and 36 minutes. Beautifully constructed and reflective shots with a hint of brutality scattered amongst them, all wrapped together with a haunting monologue recited in Pawnee by our captivating lead, Hugh Glass (played by Leonardo DiCaprio). This is only just the start of...

Box Office Billions

A Look Back at Film Successes of 2015 “A million dollars isn’t cool…you know what is? 11 billion dollars.” 35 years ago moviegoers were all dressed up and lining up for days to see Empire Strikes Back at their local cinema (sound familiar?) for a mere $2.69 per ticket. Empire went on to push the 1980 yearly box office to around $2.7 billion. It’s now 2016. Movie tickets cost around $9; but, you have options (IMAX, Big D, D-Box, 3D, exclusive engagements, etc). But, the staggering number that comes straight...
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