Only the Brave

Joseph Kosinski’s Only the Brave tells the true life story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots; a group of firefighters working to protect towns from quickly spreading fires. The natural world is possibly the most frightening antagonist that can be used in any kind of media. Fire in particular is something that pretty much everyone can…

Bleed for This

Ben Younger’s true life boxing biopic tells the inspiring story of Vinny Pazienza, the man who miraculously recovered from the risk of total paralysis to reclaim his title. Vinny is played by Miles Teller and I found him to be less than engaging overall. I doubt that any of this has to do with Teller’s…

War Dogs

After a busy old July and August it’s back to reviewing for you fine folks, and the first chance I’ve had to see something not already covered by this fine site was director Todd Phillips’ (Old School, The Hangover) new offering War Dogs. Over the last few weeks the trailer for this has been popping…

The Divergent Series: Allegiant

Robert Schwentke’s The Divergent Series: Allegiant is the third of four films in this series that thinly differs from The Hunger Games. This outing gives viewers their first taste of life outside the dystopian Chicago as Tris (Shailene Woodley), Four (Theo James), Peter (Miles Teller), Christina (Zoë Kravitz) and Caleb (Ansel Elgort) find themselves outside…

Fantastic Four

Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four -or Fant4stic as the posters say- gives Marvel’s first family the token reboot that seems to be making its way around all of the non Marvel Studios owned properties outside of X-Men. The last time Fox attempted to make Fantastic Four movies they didn’t go down so well with audiences. To…

On the Silver Screen – Insurgent

Robert Schwentke’s Insurgent is the second installment in The Divergent Series and continues the story that started in last year’s Divergent. The first film wasn’t good at all and if it weren’t for a friend wanting to see this I would have skipped this entirely due to how woefully uninspiring the overall premise is. In…

On the Silver Screen – Whiplash

Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash explores the obsessive need people have to strive for greatness under brutal conditions. Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller) is a single mindedly ambitious Jazz drummer attending the Shaffer Conservatory school. He is singularly focused on becoming a music legend and will do whatever it takes to get there. Throughout the film his obsessesion…