Every now and then, a movie comes along that makes you say, “WOW.”
In 2013, that movie — nay — that EXPERIENCE, is Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity”.
Now it’s easy to gush on this movie. If you seen the trailers, it is everything those brief intense sequences promises and more. Cuaron, known for “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” and the also amazing, “Children of Men”, puts the audience on this space mission with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) and his newbie spacewalking partner Dr. Stone (Sandra Bullock).
The results are one of the most intense and visually spectacular movies, not only of this year — but maybe….ever? Continue reading ‘Gravity’ is a jaw dropping masterpiece and maybe the movie experience of the year
Sports movies are awesome, aren’t they? Well, they are if they are done right. Why? Because everyone can relate sports to life in some way. That’s the beauty of Ron Howard’s new film, “Rush”, an exciting and in depth look at the competitive fire that burns in race car drivers.
If you are a race fan, you know how dangerous Formula One Racing is and just how crazy you have to be to do it. The year is 1976. Great Britain’s James Hunt and Germany’s Niki Lauda are two of the best drivers on the circuit. They hate each other, but they also respect each other. It’s that desire to out-drive the other, and to be the best that sparks the passion that fuels this race season and cements their rivalry as one of the greatest in sports. Continue reading Ron Howard celebrates rivalries in sports with brilliant ‘Rush’
Animated movies are hit and miss. This year has seen a few good ones, but a few bad ones as well. “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” fits into the second group of films, although it still features some deliciously fun animation.
The sequel to the 2009 hit, which itself is based on a children’s book, proves that at least when it comes to story development, there isn’t much originality left in the old cookbook. The jokes are rarely funny, and the characters, despite some solid voice talent, are instantly forgettable. Continue reading ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2’ might leave some with food poisoning