Review by Logan
Johnny Depp: the man, the legend. From Alice in Wonderland to Dark Shadows to Mortdecai, it seems like all you have to do to sell a movie anymore is to put the man’s name on it. But before all those films, before Pirates, and even without Tim Burton, Depp was in a film that confirmed his status as a world-class actor that can do just about anything: Benny & Joon.
Rant by Nate
Unlike my LTBM compatriots, I’m probably at the bottom of the list with the lowest number of new releases watched this year. I don’t mention it in my reviews but I’m in grad school, student teaching at a local high school, working at a hospital, and I lead worship at a home fellowship group. I also have my responsibilities as a husband and father to attend to. So, the point is, I’m stretched pretty thin. However, I was able to sneak out and catch 7 new releases. I’ll discuss them in the order that I saw them. Continue Reading
Review by Amber
What do you wish for? Love? Money? Adventure? We make all sorts of wishes, great and small—sometimes without even thinking. What would happen if we actually got everything we wished for? While Steven Sondheim’s Into the Woods is, on the surface, a musical mash-up of Grimm fairy tales, it is an intricate story full of trials, tribulations, and self-discovery.
We’re officially starting to review a couple of television shows this week, so what better time for a list like this! We’re thinking about actors/actresses who started their careers in the television world, and eventually made it big on the big screen. We’ll each give our favorite, some specifics as to why they’re our favorite, then a short video clip to give you a bit of a blast from the past. Let us know what you think of our picks, and we’d love to hear yours as well!
Review by Nate
Wally Pfister’s “Transcendence” is a decent science fiction thriller with some solid acting and a promising plot. It also suffers from some pacing issues, underdeveloped characters, and a rather silly ending. The premise (and title) of the film centers on what futurist Ray Kurzweil has coined “The Singularity”. This is the moment in which artificial intelligence (AI) will have surpassed the capacity of human intelligence.
Review by Tres
This past week I had the privilege of a date night with my wife. We sat for 2hrs 29 min watching Armie Hammer (whose name I struggle with comparing to a common baking soda) and Johnny Depp portray 2 classics: The Lone Ranger and Tonto. This Gore Verbinski and Jerry Bruckheimer film is rated PG-13 for violence and explosions. I won’t say there isn’t profanity in the movie, but it didn’t stand out if there was. Continue Reading