Articles Posted in the " Movie Reviews & Analysis " Category

  • 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; […]


  • TSA America: Live with Misha Collins from DC Con

    I was fortunate enough to be able to participate in the live streaming event from Salute to Supernatural: Washington DC and get a glimpse at a new series of hilarious shorts by Supernatural‘s Misha Collins.  The series is co-written by Misha and his spouse, Vicki Vantoch, and friend Colin Ferguson, and Misha stars in both […]


  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Review

    Captain America and Black Widow are tied for my favorite Avengers characters, so I knew full well going into this that I was going to love it.  What I didn’t expect was for the film to be probably the highest quality film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise to date.  It’s essentially a top notch […]


  • Veronica Mars Movie Review

    Part of me wants to be able to distance myself from the emotional attachment I have to Veronica Mars and just look at the film but that kind of dismisses the whole point of this movie. The Veronica Mars movie was made out of love and that love only enhanced the viewing experience so I’m […]


  • Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters Review

    As a huge fan of Richelle Mead’s novels I desperately wanted this film to be so amazingly brilliant that it knocked the haters off their high horse and made everybody understand why I am so in love with this story. With unreasonable expectations like that there was very little chance of Vampire Academy living up […]


  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Review

    While it’s not really possible to outright compare this second installment of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy with the second installment of his Lord of the Rings trilogy, what comes to mind when I consider my opinion of The Desolation of Smaug is that it, like The Two Towers, was “better than the first one”. I, […]


  • Katniss Everdeen can open Hollywood’s Eyes!

    Hollywood is full of male-centric films. And who can blame them? These are the films that make the most money at the box office. The highest grossing action-hero films of 2013 include Iron Man 3, Thor 2 and Man of Steel. That’s why it’s a nice surprise when an action film with a female lead […]


  • Loki and the Language of Sexual Violence in the MCU

    [Trigger warning: discussion of sexual violence, consent issues, and rape]   All this talk of Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World (2013) inspired me to break out my Blu-ray edition of Marvel’s Thor (2011) the other night. By all accounts, it’s my favorite film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) since it taught me to love […]


  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Review

    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is one of the rare sequels that surpasses the original movie. All of the problems with the first movie were eliminated in Catching Fire. There was not one shaky cam shot, characters were fleshed out (some even more so than the book), and the political turmoil throughout Panem was brought […]