Review by Amber
In the action-packed finale of The Hunger Games series, Panem is in the midst of a massive uprising. War and death are everywhere. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and her friends and allies are in a fight to the death to free their homeland from the oppressive rule of the Capitol and President Snow (Donald Sutherland). While Mockingjay falls under the post-apocalyptic sci-fi fantasy genre, it raises a lot of questions that are (chillingly) relevant to both historical and current events. Continue Reading
The Fantastic Four.
Marvel’s Original family/team of superheroes.
One of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s most beloved creations.
This movie that Fox created by running along and jumping on the Marvel success band-wagon…
Review by Nate
Rich real estate mogul Damian (Ben Kingsley) is dying of cancer and his wealth and intellect cannot save him. Or can it?
Review by Logan
The science fiction classic Blade Runner is known most immediately for arguably being sci-fi director Ridley Scott’s best film, as well as yet another classic role by Harrison Ford. On the surface, it’s an action movie, albeit with a stunning visual niche, a very particular vision by a very particular director. All of that is true, but there’s something deeper to the film as well. Something that has garnered praise for the film’s thematic elements that would rival even The Matrix in complexity.
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
Rant by Nate
These next several paragraphs are going to deal specifically with the ending of the new Christopher Nolan film Interstellar. If you have not seen the movie I strongly recommend you not read this as it will reveal some major spoilers.
You have been warned!
Review by Nate
In 1968 Roger Ebert characterized 2001: A Space Odyssey as a film that “fails on the human level but succeeds magnificently on a cosmic scale.” I imagine this was due to the thorny task of blending an epic tale of space travel with the kind of intimacy necessary for a human connection. Almost five decades later, Christopher Nolan has thrown his hat in the ring to create his own space odyssey.
Review by Nate
At first blush “The Giver” seems like it could be just another science fiction/future-dystopian/Jennifer Lawrence vehicle. As a matter of fact, Jeff Bridges recently commented on how long it took to greenlight the movie, which raises the question of whether it would have been made at all if not for the success of “The Hunger Games”. Continue Reading
Review by Tres
WELCOME MARK WAHLBERG!
Three things caught my eye when I first read about this 4th film in the transformers franchise.
2) Shia LeBeouf is NOT reprising Witwicky
3) Mark Wahlberg
The movie begins in a time where the world is still recuperating from the battle in Chicago and the destruction done by the Autobots and Decepticons. Harold Attinger (Kelsie Grammar) leads a CIA task force in hunting down hiding Decepticons and destroying them. However, in secret he is working with an advanced transformer bounty hunter and actually seeking out both Autobots and Decepticons and destroying all that he finds. The parts he ships to a research company that breaks/melts them down into their basic metal; the metal scientists are calling “transformium”.
Review by Eric
I decided to do something a little different with this review. It is our first ever video movie review. I chose Constantine (2005) starring Keanu Reeves. It is a sci-fi/religious fantasy about a man who can see the spirit world and exorcise demons. If you can get past the bad theology and language it is an amazing story. Continue Reading