Jack Frost (1997)

Tis the season to dig into our libraries once more for those holiday films we love to watch each year.  I bet some of you may even find Jack Frost in your collections.  Now this film is certainly not It’s a Wonderful Life, and it shouldn’t be mistaken for that Michael Keaton family movie by the … Continue reading Jack Frost (1997)

The Spoiler Room discusses Hobbit : Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

“There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien Looking for some discussion about the latest Hobbit film, then go no further.  The folks at The Spoiler Room got together and … Continue reading The Spoiler Room discusses Hobbit : Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

The Device (2014)

This film is about two sisters (played by Angela DiMarco and Kate Alden) brought together after the death of their mother.  Near their family cabin, the sisters find an alien device shaped like a black croquet ball.  After a series of strange nightmares, one of the sisters (named Abby) learns that she has become pregnant, presumably … Continue reading The Device (2014)

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)

This comedy is a sequel to Night at the Museum and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.   It most likely will be the final installment of the series.  Once again, the story involves the magical Tablet of Ahkmenrah, which has the power to bring objects to life.  In this chapter, however, we learn … Continue reading Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)

The Spoiler Room discusses Birdman (2014)

Recorded on December 6th with the amazing folks of The Spoiler Room (SR), this wonderful podcast dives into the soaring hit that is Birdman.  The knowledgeable panel of reviewers at the SR were gracious enough to let me add my analysis of the movie.  Fun times indeed. You can find our discussion of Birdman at Special Mark … Continue reading The Spoiler Room discusses Birdman (2014)

Dead Within (2014)

The aptly named Dead Within is not about zombies, but about survivors struggling to keep their humanity alive during the aftermath of the apocalypse.  Isolated and low on resources, Mike (played by Dean Chekvala) heads outside his fortified cabin each day to find supplies.  He leaves behind his lover and the mother of his child … Continue reading Dead Within (2014)

Dead Girls (2014)

“Dead Girls (2014)” is a recent horror anthology that shows audiences a twisted look at girl power.  For me, the key to any great revenge horror piece is building a connection between the audience and the victim.  This film achieves this, but there still remain those few missteps which prevent the film from truly becoming part … Continue reading Dead Girls (2014)

Birdman (2014)

I’m disappointed that my local cinema is showing “Christmas Vacation” instead of “The Pyramid”.  I’ll either have to drive 1.5 hours away now or watch the movie on video eventually.  I hear I’m not missing much though.  I’m happy that my theater is playing “Birdman” this week.  it’s a movie that has slowly been building … Continue reading Birdman (2014)