Articles Posted in the " Movie Reviews & Analysis " Category

  • 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 […]


  • Thor: The Dark World Has Strong Characterization, Lacks Adventure

    Lo, goodly reader. Throughout this article lies spoilers. Verily, proceed with caution.   Thor: The Dark World got a lot of things right and just as many things wrong. Through my almost hysterical giddiness, I saw pacing issues, a two-dimensional villain and a disappointing lack of adventure. Was it unbearable? By no means. 2011’s Thor […]


  • The Fifth Estate: When Fangirls Go See Serious Cinema

    I’m going to admit it right off the bat here.  I spent $10 to see Benedict Cumberbatch on the big screen.  It’s not that I wouldn’t have been interested in The Fifth Estate had he not been cast, but I might have waited for it to come out on DVD to do so.  I didn’t […]


  • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2: The Foodening

         I’m going to get this right out of the way.  Yes, this movie is good.  It is more than good, it was great.  It completely holds up as a sequel and as a movie in it’s own right.  There’s a healthy amount of adventure, character building, and (most of all) comedy.  They didn’t reheat […]


  • Sharknado vs. Ghost Shark

    * I’m just going to go ahead and put a SPOILER ALERT on this entire article. If you don’t want to be spoiled for Sharknado or Ghost Shark, stop reading now. * Sharknado premiered on the SyFy channel in mid-July of this year, and there’s no arguing with the fact that it took the world […]