“Happy Father’s Day, bastards.” That’s how Joshua Tillman opened his set at the Granada Sunday evening. Rather than offending the eager audience that chose to spend Father’s Day at a concert, Tillman was greeted by cheers. Lawrence had chosen to celebrate the holiday with a special Father — Father John Misty.
Superman is one of the most iconic characters in pop culture. Even people who haven’t picked up a comic or seen one of the many films or tv show iterations have heard the name and know the gist of Superman. So director Zack Snyder and writer David S. Goyer’s big challenge with “Man of Steel” was how to present this character in a new way that we haven’t seen before — a way that stays true to what Superman is, but also doesn’t dull or ham it up. Interestingly, in the quest for a new Superman story, Snyder returns to the origin story and amazingly, he succeeds in making a mostly fresh and compelling tale in “Man of Steel.”
In a year of big blockbuster action movies and gut wrenching dramas, the comedy world hasn’t even been a contender in the fight for blockbuster dollar signs. Cue Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Their latest installment, “This Is The End,” literally puts Rogen and all of his real-life friends into the movie. A big part of the film’s allure is that every character in the movie is literally playing his or herself, but in a story that is as fiction as fiction can get.
“The Internship” isn’t all bad. It has a stellar cast and there are some great comedy bits. However, after the build up for another Vaughn/Wilson project, it’s a little disappointing.
“Star Trek Into Darkness” might be the most emotional Star Trek film yet and it brings out our feelings by putting our through some of their toughest challenges and biggest losses to date.
With its foray into over the top parties, torrid love affairs, death, corruption and alcoholism, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” seems like a match made in heaven for filmmaker Baz Luhrmann. It’s almost ironic then, that in an attempt to show off the over-indulgences of the 1920s society, Luhrmann ends up overdoing his own stylistic indulgences. So what seemed like a perfect match, almost ran into a case of “too much of a good thing.” But if you can stick with this movie adaptation past its introductory chapters, then you’re in for a truly great experience.
“Who am I?” That’s the question almost every major character asks in the new “Iron Man” film, “Iron Man 3.” Who is Tony Stark? Who is Iron Man? When you’ve already seen the character of Iron Man star in two other films and play a major role in “The Avengers,” it almost seems like a silly question to ask. Perhaps that’s why the response to the “Who am I?” question almost always ends up being a spoken “You know who I am,” but is it really as cut and dry and that?
Nerd fans unite! ‘Oblivion’ is another Sci-Fi movie with a good budget and a good cast.
On April 15, 1947 Jackie Robinson made his debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers becoming the first African-American to play baseball in the Major Leagues in 60 years. He endured more abuse to do his job than you or I could even fathom. Through it all he maintained such an extraordinary level of integrity, humility and [...]