Articles Posted in the " Movie Reviews & Analysis " Category


  • Will ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Pass the Bechdel Test?

    As a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I’m extremely excited for Guardians of the Galaxy to come out this August. I’ve latched onto the character Gamora, played by the always incredible Zoe Saldana, and I’m very excited to see Karen Gillian play Nebula as well. As the release date draws closer I can’t help […]


  • As Seen on the Big Screen: The Fault in Our Stars

    I’m an avid reader, and I’m sure many people share the feeling I get when I hear the news that one of my favorite books is being adapted into a film: a potent cocktail of anticipation and dread.  Who will play my favorite character?  Which of my favorite moments will end up on the cutting […]


  • Get Swept Away by The Fault in Our Stars

    The first thing a book reader must reconcile themselves with when they hear one of their favorite books is being adapted into a film is that things will be changed.  Sometimes it’s for the better, but more often than not, it’s for the worse.  So a disconnection is usually necessary, treating the film adaptation as […]


  • Get Spellbound by Disney’s Maleficent

    I grew up on classic fairy tales like Sleeping Beauty.  I was swept away by the magical and kind-hearted fairies, frightened by the evil Maleficent and her wicked curse, and overjoyed when the valiant Prince Phillip defeated the witch in her monstrous dragon form and saved Aurora from her awful fate.  As a child, I […]


  • HBO Movie Review: The Normal Heart

    Based off the play by Larry Kramer, Ryan Murphy’s The Normal Heart tackles the beginnings of the AIDS crisis.  Initially referred to as GRID or gay-related immune deficiency, the disease was viewed as something happening to bad people who did bad things.  We now know that is not the case.  The Normal Heart gives us […]


  • Marvel Schools Fox on How to Market a Superhero Movie

    CAN ANYONE BEAT THE ‘GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY’ MARKETING CAMPAIGN? I think it’s safe to say that the two Guardians of the Galaxy trailers might be the best movie trailers of all time. Is that too much? I don’t think so. I’m seeing a talking raccoon and a talking tree alien kicking ass and being […]


  • X-Men: Days of Future Past – Movie Review

    When X-Men: Days of Future Past was announced I was very excited. Bryan Singer was returning as director, the original and new casts were going to work together; it was going to be based on the most iconic storyline in the X-Men comics, what could possibly go wrong? Apparently a lot! The review is spoiler free. […]


  • Saddle Up for Denmark’s ‘The Salvation’

    Are you a fan of westerns?  Or perhaps a fan of the Danish sensation that’s sweeping the nation known as Mads Mikkelsen?  If you answered yes to either or both of these questions, then have I got a treat for you! The Salvation is a Danish film starring Mads Mikkelsen, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Eva […]


  • STILL/MOVEMENT DVD REVIEW: The Gamers: Hands of Fate

    THIRD TIME’S THE CHARM: THE GAMERS SERIES FINALLY LIVES UP TO ITS POTENTIAL Of all the cool stuff I could talk about to kick off this column, why an obscure DVD of a web series that had a Kickstarter nearly 2 years ago? Two reasons: I love talking about stuff that deserves a wider audience; […]