The Place Beyond the Pines: On Second Thought Thursday

There’s a reason why Drive and The Place Beyond the Pines don’t have Gosling talk all that much. He’s got a funny yell. AT FIRST, I WAS LIKE: CINEMA!!!!!! I loved The Place Beyond the Pines on my first viewing and I thought Ryan Gosling’s performance as Luke Glanton was dynamite. He’s good at aContinue reading “The Place Beyond the Pines: On Second Thought Thursday”

The Princess Bride

This feels like an early blueprint for Pirates of the Caribbean. REPPED: Fantasy is such a great genre to play around with because you’re able to run wild with setting and character and The Princess Bride is filled to the brim with colorful characters. The biggest standouts were Andre the Giant and Mandy Petinkin whoContinue reading “The Princess Bride”

Interstellar: An Odyssey Through Space and Time

Haven’t felt this close to a Nolan film in quite some time. REPPED: The cinematography takes Nolan in an entirely new direction! Nolan and Pfister may have broken up, but that’s ok because Interstellar is the beginning of a new relationship between Christopher Nolan and Hoyte van Hoytema. It still looks like a Nolan film,Continue reading “Interstellar: An Odyssey Through Space and Time”

Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown

Yes, Never Back Down got a sequel but does it deserve a sequel? Is it better than the original? Let’s examine the pieces! CINEMATOGRAPHY: The Beatdown is one ugly-looking movie. It’s so dull and lifeless that it actually looks like it was made for tv rather than for film. Despite how ugly it looks, theContinue reading “Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown”

Never Back Down: On Second Thought Thursday

Never Back Down is Warrior’s coked out brother who’s addicted to Monster Energy and Tapout shirts. AT FIRST, I WAS LIKE: I remember watching this during the summer before my freshman year of high school and I thought it was the coolest thing I’d ever seen. The music slapped, the characters were cool, and theContinue reading “Never Back Down: On Second Thought Thursday”

Yes Man: Wild Premise, Tame Execution

God, I miss Blockbuster. REPPED: Not the best Jim Carrey, but it’s serviceable. He’s always been great at playing down on his luck characters so this is a nice fit for him. The premise itself never goes too wild, but most of the scenarios presented allow Jim Carrey to ham it up for the audience’sContinue reading “Yes Man: Wild Premise, Tame Execution”

The Dark Knight Rises: Nolan’s Laziest Movie

The true sequel to Batman Begins. REPPED: It was always going to be an uphill battle to deliver a performance that was on par with Ledger’s Joker, but Hardy manages to do quite well for himself. I first took notice of Hardy during Inception and even though he was a supporting member, there was somethingContinue reading “The Dark Knight Rises: Nolan’s Laziest Movie”

Deadpool: On Second Thought Thursday

In a screwed up way, Deadpool’s kind of a cute movie. What was the hype all about? I kid you not, the first time I saw it, I shrugged it off. I’d seen and read so many reviews praising Deadpool as the next Iron Man and when I finally saw it, I couldn’t understand whereContinue reading “Deadpool: On Second Thought Thursday”


A.D.I.D.A.S.: All Day I Dream About Saito REPPED: Another memorable Pfister/Nolan collab! The cinematography in Inception has Nolan going fully unhinged and the things he manages to capture onscreen are absolutely mental. Compared to most modern blockbusters, there hasn’t been anything quite like Inception in terms of visual style. It’s a terrific display of grandioseContinue reading “INCEPTION: DREAM HEIST”

Point Break: An Action Masterpiece

Nothing says summer quite like surfing waves and robbing banks with the boys! Kathryn Bigelow’s Point Break is about a quarterback punk called Johnny Utah. He goes undercover as a surf bro under the suspicion that a gang of surfers are responsible for a string of bank heists across Southern Cali. Point Break is oneContinue reading “Point Break: An Action Masterpiece”