Tag Archives: fantasy

2011 Movies – The Final Push

Back in May I posted a list of the movies I wanted to see this year. So far I’ve seen 7 out of the 10 I was shooting for, plus caught up on 2 that I had missed once they came out on DVD. Not too bad. I’m pretty sure I’ve reviewed them all on… Read More »

Review: New Years Eve triple feature

In my last post I asked for some help coming up with films for my annual New Years Eve triple feature. I got some great responses (though very few actually on the blog, which I find kind of funny). There was jockying and substitution all the way to the moment I paid the rental fee,… Read More »

Review: No Ordinary Family – Pilot

I managed to see a limited release of ABC’s new show “No Ordinary Family” online yesterday. Not sure if it’s still available, but if it is these instructions will get you there. Given the show’s premise of a family of superheroes, the pilot episode is predictably an origin story. And that’s a good word to… Read More »

Pseudo-Review: The Dark Knight

I don’t have it in me to write everything I think about this movie right now, but I wanted to get something down. Just like Spider-man 2, this sequel takes an amazingly good predecessor and improves on it. And just like in the Spider-man franchise, the key is focusing on the character’s development. Bruce/Batman learns… Read More »

An attache case, an underground government, and a Spider-Man on the edge

I’m reading a lot more comics/graphic novels now than I ever have. Sadly, that’s not saying much, since I only read individual unconnected issues at a time – I never really read a full storyline until a year or so ago, save for one or two “special occasions.” Now, though, I’m borrowing stuff from a… Read More »

Review: Finding Neverland

Finding Neverland wasn’t boisterous, or exhuberantly full of wonder. It was, if anything, understated and simple in its execution. Despite the drama of a crumbling marriage, oppression, depression, and death, there were no histrionics, no yelling, no overwrought grief – these things were just facts of life to be dealt with. This was a movie… Read More »