Arrival brings an intelligence and a beauty that is often lacking from Science Fiction films, but do potential plot holes and contradictions prevent it from being one of the best? SPOILERS ABOUND!Read more "Dissecting Arrival: Heptapod for Dummies"
Age of Ultron is now readily available for everyone at home, and a lot of its naysayers best give it a second look.Read more "Dissecting Avengers: Age of Ultron"
Zac: Fantastic Four is almost a great superhero movie, with a lot of great stuff in there from Josh Trank, before the film falls apart when it tries to be something it’s not in the end. Lauren: Uuuggggghhhh… Wwwhhhhhyyyyyy are you so stupid…Read more "Dissecting Fantastic Four – Not That Bad?"
Lauren: As someone who strongly questioned why Ant-Man deserved his own movie as a seemingly “bottom of the barrel” superhero, I can now say I’m glad Marvel felt much differently than I did. Turns out this little guy comfortably swimming outside the mainstream can pack quite a big punch.Read more "Dissecting Ant-Man"
Inside Out has received overwhelming praise, but how does the film stack up against the best Pixar films? Grant and Zac discuss.Read more "Is Inside Out Receiving Too Much Praise?"
Lauren: As the story of The Divergent Series scales out in the sequel, Insurgent, problems begin rearing their ugly faces as a bigger story is crammed into 2 hours of film. I’m not saying I finally agree with Zac’s hatred levels when it comes to these movies, but I am starting to see his side […]Read more "Dissecting The Divergent Series: Insurgent"
Lauren: There may be a couple things here and there that didn’t work in Focus, but if so I didn’t notice; I was too busy focusing on everything that worked so well, playing right into the hands of the director/writer tag team of Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. Also, my wallet is now missing, but […]Read more "Dissecting Focus"
Zac: Jupiter Ascending is big, fun and weird sci-fi from the Wachowskis that entertained me from start to finish; shortcomings and all. Lauren: Poop jokes are entertaining too, but at the end of the day they’re still just a pile of excrement. Jupiter Ascending is a big ol’ pile.Read more "Dissecting Jupiter Ascending"
Peter Jackson brings his Hobbit trilogy to a close with The Battle of the Five Armies, and it is the hardest to call a singular film in this new trilogy.Read more "Dissecting The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies"
Sky-high expectations and marketing oversaturation could leave some audiences disappointed, but Interstellar still does plenty to amaze viewers.Read more "Dissecting Interstellar: Love, Wormholes and Robots"