Review: Finding Dory

Directors: Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O'Neill Beloved as Pixar's 2003 smash Finding Nemo undoubtedly is, it's unclear to what degree this belated sequel could be deemed in any way essential. The time between the two, for one thing, suggests the illustrious studio might be running short of ideas. Perhaps aware … Continue reading Review: Finding Dory

Review: Chappie

Neill Blomkamp deals in immediacy. His films have a kinetic energy that's easy to get swept up in. And as a visual artist he has a keen eye for the striking and the bombastic. It makes his sci-fi adventures loud and garish... if not subtle, original or particularly any good. With Blomkamp, it's a case … Continue reading Review: Chappie

Why I Love… #76: Alien³

Year: 1992 Director: David Fincher Stars: Sigourney Weaver (Lt. Ellen Ripley),  Charles Dance (Clemens), Charles S. Dutton (Dillon), Brian Glover (Andrews), Ralph Brown (Aaron), Paul McGann (Golic)Danny Webb (Morse), Lance Henriksen (Bishop II) Genre: Horror / Drama In space no one can hear a fanboy scream. I've been toying with the idea of covering the … Continue reading Why I Love… #76: Alien³

Why I Love… #46: Alien

Year: 1979 Director: Ridley Scott Stars: Sigourney Weaver (Ripley), Tom Skerritt (Dallas), Ian Holm (Ash), John Hurt (Kane), Yaphet Kotto (Parker), Veronica Cartwright (Lambert), Harry Dean Stanton (Brett). Genre: Science Fiction / Horror I recently had the pleasure of introducing a couple that I know to the film Alien. For whatever ridiculous reason, they'd never … Continue reading Why I Love… #46: Alien

Why I Love… #12: The Ice Storm

Year: 1997 Director: Ang Lee Stars: Joan Allen (Elena), Kevin Kline (Ben), Sigourney Weaver (Janey), Christina Ricci (Wendy), Tobey Maguire (Paul), Elijah Wood (Mikey), Jamey Sheridan (Jim), Katie Holmes (Libbets) Genre: Drama When the topic of conversation switches (as it so often does) to which movie represents American cinema’s most cutting exposé of suburbia’s dark … Continue reading Why I Love… #12: The Ice Storm