…Judge A Book By Its Cover

“The Great Gatsby” doesn’t hit theaters for two more weeks, but it’s already got people talking. The release of Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation of the classic novel has created all kinds of chatter (both good and bad) over this nearly 90-year-old novel. The already released movie tie-in paperback (pictured below) has Gatsby devotees crying foul.

…shoot ’em up

When seeing a Tarantino film there are certain things one should expect: gore, pyrotechnics, history (albeit an alternate one), and charming, likable, yet undeniably evil villains…with a particular emphasis on the plurality. There is no good or bad in an alternate history by Tarantino, there is simply dead or alive, and if you’re deceased you…

…Shed Some Light

“We must never forget our history.”   A weathered J. Edgar Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio) shares this sentiment with a young agent as he takes down his memoirs. It’s an admirable thought, and is ever present in director Clint Eastwood’s, “J. Edgar.” However, for better or worse, the real driving force in this film is not the history,…

…Dream On

Lost—a word used quite often in descriptions of director and writer Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster film, “Inception.” But don’t worry, in this case it’s not necessarily a bad thing. In “Inception” Nolan creates a maze and guides us through it.  Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a professional dream infiltrator and thief who is trying to find a way…