…explore

So far on this year’s road to the Oscars we’ve seen an immigrant’s tale in “Brooklyn,” and the “The Big Short” on Wall Street. Today, we’re going a bit further with a little science fiction and a whole lot of inspiration from “The Martian.”

…Bring It Home

With “The Martian,” director Ridley Scott has created a riveting drama that explores the ingenuity, and fighting spirit of humanity. Plus, it’s surprisingly funny. The film starts with a redefining of “worst day ever.” Following a series of unfortunate events, astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is left for dead by his crew, and stranded on Mars. With the…

…Stay Strong

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” defies the laws of comic book movie sequels.  At best, it should be a transition film.  Fortunately, it seems no one bothered to tell directors Anthony and Joe Russo, and screenplay writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely that this film is a sequel. In case you forgot, 2011’s “Captain America: The First…

…carry the flag

As we continue our journey towards “The Avengers,” we take a step back in time.  A step back to the not so simpler times of WWII and Captain America. Steve Rogers, a small, sickly but outrageously courageous kid, is a patriotic dream, risking everything to serve his country. What red,white, and blue-blooded American doesn’t love this…

…Come Together

There’s no mistaking from the first moment what  “Captain America: The First Avenger” really is: The final piece. Thankfully, this last piece in “The Avengers” puzzle also happens to be a decent film, and an excellent example of a comic book movie done right. Director Joe Johnston’s film takes the human and the supernatural elements, mixes them together…