Zac: Ang Lee’s Life of Pi is unlike any movie you are likely to ever see. Nearly successful at every turn, Pi is an entertaining and engaging film out of a premise that shouldn’t be. [Read more...]
The Amazing Spider-Man is the beginning of another take on one of the world’s most popular comic book heroes (arguably Marvel’s most recognizable) and will be one of the first of many in the coming years. We will soon get a new Batman, we are getting a new Superman, X-Men has arguably already done this, but all eyes are on Peter Parker and his alter-ego to see if they can do repeat business as Sam Raimi’s original trilogy is one of the most profitable of all-time. So how did (500) Days of Summer’s director Marc Webb (Lauren: eh heh, Webb) fare in his superhero debut? [Read more...]
Mira Nair has taken this adaptation of the novel of the same name and turned in a touching and entertaining movie that while remaining constantly enjoyable, never rises above being anything but pretty good.
Irfan Khan, Tabu, and Kal Penn share the lead in this movie with each giving us a fascinating look into Indian culture and the effect of raising a family in a country far from home can have on everyone involved. Ifran Khan is great as Ashoke Ganguli and we open the film with him in a train crash. [Read more...]