Don't-don't-don't don't believe the hype. Mad Max has it all except for two things: a story worth following and characters that anyone cares about with the noted exception of Imperator Furiosa played by Charlize Theron. The main character Max Rockatansky played by Tom Hardy doesn’t really speak until nearly the middle… Continue
Added by Donald R Barbera on May 20, 2015 at 9:14am —
I think my favorite film in the whole Harry Potter franchise has got to be The Prisoner of Azkaban. For the sweep and drama, the emotional development of the characters, it does it all for me.
My favorite scene in that movie is near the end, with Harry at the lake, surrounded by swarming Dementors....he keeps holding out, waiting for his father to save him. And waiting... and waiting...
Until he finally realizes that if anyone is going to save the day, he has to do… Continue
Added by Aggiememenon on March 8, 2011 at 12:27am —
You may wonder why I would think it appropriate to write about an 11-year-old movie in a blog on Atheist Nexus.
As for waiting 11 years, that is merely a function of not having gotten around to seeing the movie until last night. I do apologize for the lack of timeliness, but I can’t see everything when it comes out. I’m not omniscient or omnipresent, after all.
But as for having relevance to… Continue
Added by feralboy12 on May 29, 2010 at 7:41pm —
I know I'm a little behind the curve but I just finished watching the documentary JESUS CAMP.
Just wanted to jot down my first impressions before I forget them, so apologies if this is a bit disorganized.
I was singularly unimpressed by the performance of the liberal Christian radio host in trying to mount a defense against and criticism of his more evangelical co-religionists. Liberal Christianity makes for a poor defender of democracy and reason indeed. The best defense… Continue
Added by Aggiememenon on August 25, 2009 at 1:17am —
It has been a crazy couple of weeks and writing has not come easily so I just threw together these short reviews of GI Joe, Julie and Julia, Away we Go, and Aliens in the Attic as well as a complete review on District 9.
Aliens in the Attic
After an hour of dimwitted dialogue, the alien planet the antagonists hail from becomes a viable option to escape the mind-numbing effects of this movie.
Away We Go
A surprisingly mature look at love,… Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on August 17, 2009 at 7:12pm —
When the Catholic Church in Korea tries to cure a disease, the treatment has unexpected consequences: vampires – of a sort. Unconventional, uncomfortable, shocking, hysterical, and fantastically entertaining, Thirst (Bakjwi) made me squirm with stomach-turning delight.
Unsatisfied with his life, Father Sang-hyeon (Kang-ho Song) agrees to volunteer for a life-threatening medical experiment. The experiment goes as planned but the treatments have a serious side effect for Father… Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on July 31, 2009 at 5:30pm —
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince is the sixth movie in Harry Potter film series. Too dependent on previous films or expecting the audience to have read the books, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince fails to develop into a complete movie.
Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) is whisked away by his professor and fellow wizard Dumbledore (Michael Gambon )to meet with Horace Slughorn (Jim Broadbent) to encourage him to return to his professorship at Hogwarts School. Harry and… Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on July 14, 2009 at 11:00pm —
The following is an excerpt from "Exodus from Zion".
It rained nearly every day that summer, one brief storm over lunch and then over within an hour. Rain would beat against the thin trailer windows of my grandmother's home as my sister and I picked a black-and-white movie to watch while we ate. Giggy would eat one giant bowl of Santa Fe rice and beans or else half a sleeve of saltine crackers dipped in the egg salad that was a staple of that refrigerator for the fourteen… Continue
Added by Angie Jackson on July 6, 2009 at 11:18am —
Based on the true story of a notorious depression-era bank robber, Public Enemies brings the crime spree and police hunt of John Dillinger to the silver screen. In a film that desperately attempts to provoke any emotion, Public Enemies fails to capture the imagination, create emotional dimension or shock the senses.
In 1933, during the height of the Great Depression, John Dillinger (Johnny Depp) and his crew crisscrossed the country, robbing banks and became folk heroes. During an… Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on June 30, 2009 at 8:59pm —
So.. I decided to take a lil break from my usual smart ass remarks and political banter to cause some real trouble! :)
I bring this up because I saw the latest installment of Star Trek yesterday, and aside from a few problems I had with it (that I wont mention here for those who havent seen it yet)... I think the movie was mostly pretty brilliant.
I have officially seen every Star Trek movie.. and every Star Wars movie.
So here is my question for my fellow… Continue
Added by Woody Bass on May 11, 2009 at 8:37pm —
I'm going to start blogging whatever useless nonsense I happen to be thinking about or doing whenever I feel like it.
For instance right now, I would like to announce the following:
After Dark Horror Fest... Some of their "Films to Die For" are really, well... Not. One of three so far has been decent.
I think the worst part is they claim that they're films "so disturbing they don't make it to the box-office," or something of that nature anyway. Okay, if by "disturbing" they… Continue
Added by Jas Brimstone on January 30, 2009 at 10:10pm —
Anyone live in the bay area looking for someone to go to the show with. I can't take my friends to see this because everyone I know is religious. I feel like an island.
Added by Mike on October 22, 2008 at 1:31pm —