Category: Features

June 24, 2015 /
June 4, 2015 /

You know with the hundreds of films that come out each year, and have come out in years prior there’s a TON that fall under the radar each and every year. With that I have assembled another fifty films that deserve your attention. They run the gambit of decades, genres, and narratives! These are the films after which you’ll feel cool talking to your friends about, wanting them to share in this joke, or secret however you view the film. In some cases the film was just too obscure, or understated. Others just failed for some reason or another either way, they’re on our list! So enjoy! If you’d like to check out the first fifty films list check out the article titled Fifty Films You Haven’t Seen But Should!. Through the next five weeks I’m going to discuss 50 films (ten each week) that deserve more attention!

May 18, 2015 /

1987. As the decade of decadence rolled on an Reagenism swept the nation. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were permeating out of our TV screens, and movies where in a weird place. You had a bevy of different films all with different themes opening in this year. From Platoon winning Best Picture of 1986 at the Oscars to things like The Evil Dead II and Raising Arizona. All in all 1987 was an iconic year for film. One whose flicks would stand the test of time.With that said let’s get to my top ten films from the year I was born…1987!

April 29, 2015 /

The blockbusters have arrived, get your popcorn ready! To celebrate the beginning of the summer movie season we’re going to countdown our top ten most anticipated for this summer 2015. Any movie coming out from May 1st to August 24th (excluding The Avengers: Age of Ultron since it’s already out in some markets) is eligible. I’m going to tell you a bit about the films, as well as why I am hyped to see it. So without saying too much else let’s get to the good stuff…

April 16, 2015 /

Animation. It is a unique storytelling device, and one that’s been used in cinema since the late 1920’s in a feature film format when Walt Disney created Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, unlike this cinematic landmark, however, some animated films get lost in time. This can happen for a variety of reasons the most paramount of which is that they failed at the box-office. Some had themes that went beyond the medium of animation of skewed a bit too dark for the audience animation is normally targeted towards…children. Regardless of the reason, it’s been forgotten I asked people from around the internet for their input in putting this list together. I took 60+ lists from fans pundits, and cinephiles around the web and gave each persons top pick ten points and the tenth pick one point and so on and so forth. Having said all that I took into account films that are predominantly animated so flicks like Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and Cool World are disqualified. Let’s get started! 

February 17, 2015 /
November 28, 2014 /
October 7, 2014 /
September 4, 2014 /

Hello, Snobs! It has come to the attention of a certain editor that this summer has been completely underwhelming when we talk about box-office numbers. What we’re going to do is examine the validity of that claim. We’ll start with the opening Friday in May which is the unofficial start of summer and we’ll go all the way through the second weekend in August. We’ll go over opening weekend receipts since those are the best indicators, they’ll also give us a feel for audience tastes in regards to these films. All box-office numbers courtesy of www.boxofficemojo.com check them out if you need the know on the numbers for your favorite feature films. Without further ado let’s crunch some numbers.

August 30, 2014 /

The year was 2009, and I sat in a movie theatre with my girlfriend of about 4 years.
The lights dimmed, and the movie began.
Little did I know, the next 95 minutes, I would partake on a cinematic adventure that would define my early to mid-20s, to a tee.

If you haven’t seen the film, (500 Days of Summer takes us through the relationship of Tom Hansen (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Summer Finn (Zooey Deschanel), as Tom recounts the 500 days (in random order) Summer has been a part of his life.
The film has become a favorite of mine to watch, when sad about a girl, because I relate to it perfectly. And when you’re sad, all you want is to know you aren’t alone.
I’ve learned many life/relationship lessons from this film. I’m going to give you 5 of them…