The Muppets are icons in American culture. They teach important lessons to their viewers. Naturally, we all take away something from watching their films. What gift did you get from your viewing? Children? Ice cream? Those are both plausible possibilities since the Muppets believe that those are the two most important gifts to receive in this world. However, seeing as your local cinema (hopefully) wasn’t handing out babies and ice cream cones… Read More
Hawaiian Sun Shines Hope Into George Clooney In The Descendants Alexander Payne (Sideways, About Schmidt) wrote and directed The Descendants, his first movie since 2004. He has won an Oscar, among other awards. However, I will admit that I have never seen one of his films. I went into this movie with a clean slate and an open opinion on this critically acclaimed writer/director. In hindsight, I’m glad I did. It is hard… Read More
There are certain films that stick with you; films that, for whatever reason, stay fixated in your mind long after you have departed the theater (or home television, if you choose). For me, Taxi Driver comes to mind. So does Blue Velvet. And Requiem For A Dream. And Magnolia. There is Forrest Gump, The Thin Red Line, Apocalypse Now, Midnight Cowboy and Vertigo, among others. I am sure everyone has a different… Read More
“If I drive for you, you give me a time and a place. I give you a five-minute window, anything happens in that five minutes and I’m yours no matter what. I don’t sit in while you’re running it down; I don’t carry a gun… I drive.”
IMAGINE THE CHILLING PROSPECT OF A DEADLY PANDEMIC THROWING THE ENTIRE WORLD INTO CHAOS. In Contagion, Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh takes us on a high-pace cinematic experience depicting the emergence of a novel, highly contagious viral pathogen, and mankind’s dramatic struggle to contain the disease and find a cure.