Review: ‘Interstellar’ (Deus Ex Cinema)

Is Christopher Nolan becoming the new M. Night Shyamalan? Dust storms sweeping across the midplains are choking off civilization as crops are going extinct in a global blight. In this doomed future world, government education is pushing for more farmers while denying that science programs ever accomplished anything (ie the moon landings were faked). A […]

Review: ‘San Andreas’ (Tectonic Plates Vs. The Rock)

Rescue dad to the rescue. Investigating a way to better predict earthquakes, a CalTech professor (Paul Giamatti) finds out his new technology works very well when the Hoover Dam collapses. Unfortunately, his new data is predicting a massive earthquake along the San Andreas fault with almost no time to warn anyone. Helicopter rescue pilot Ray […]

Review: ‘Jurassic World’ (chaos theory still in effect)

Underdeveloped characters and a meandering middle act culminates into the ending we want to see, but is it worth the 3D ticket and a OMG super-theater sound system? Hells yeah. After the famous failure of John Hammond’s dinosaur park, the realization of the late entrepeneur’s dream at last comes to fruition: Jurassic World. Bigger than […]

Review: ‘Unfriended’ (or Jump Scare: the Social Media Movie)

A real-time technological/paranormal twist on the found-footage concept. On the anniversary of the suicide of her friend Laura Barns (Heather Sossaman), high school senior Blaire (Shelley Hennig) recalls that fateful night by watching a video of the suicide that keeps reappearing online each time it’s taken down. Later when cybering with her boyfriend Mitch (Matthew […]

Review: ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ (Rise of Robo-Spader and the Wondrous Twins)

Exhausting in the best way – like seeing everything in one day on a two-park ticket to an Orlando resort. Following a tip from Director Coulson (Clark Gregg) on “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (not actually in the film, but hey, “it’s all connected”), the Avengers catch up to Hydra scientist Baron Strucker (Thomas Kretschmann) and capture […]

Review: ‘Furious 7′ (Long. Slow. Meaningful. Looks. And vehicular warfare.)

You will believe a digital actor can digitally act. After the crew of Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) put Dracula…sorry, Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) into the hospital at the end of Fast & Furious 6, his brother Deckard (Jason Statham) vows revenge! Enduring a couple of sneak attacks with varied results, Dom goes on the offensive […]

Review: ‘Matt Mercury – Plot of the Galactic Mastermind’ (the future…the way it used to be)

Where overly heroic heroes and needlessly futuristic gadgets always save the day. Well, okay, mostly. After rescuing the last survivor of an alien race of weapon-making molten men, Captain Matt Mercury (Matt Lavine) of the Rocket Rangers learns that Earth is in danger of being stolen away by the evil mutant super-genius Professor Brainwave (Bill […]

Review: ‘It Follows’ (a throwback with a clever take on corrupting the innocent)

Pat Benetar was right, but what ELSE are you going to use as a weapon? Jay (Maika Monroe) is a pretty young woman residing in Detroit dating a mysterious new local guy named Hugh (Jake Weary). On the night after they have sex for the first time, Hugh knocks her out, binds her to a […]