Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Iron Man 3, Fast and Furious 6, Star Trek: Into Darkness, Pacific Rim, Elysium

Summer blockbusters
Entertain, but are tiring
And blur together.

Explosions, no plot,
Spectacle, no character
Bad writing abounds

Of the five I saw
Only two put some effort
Towards a decent script

Surprisingly, they
Were Iron Man and Fast 6,
The rest were just noise.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Silver Linings Playbook

A showcase for great
Acting and directing, it
Is full of strong and

Downright surprising
Performances (DeNiro's
Still got it!). Though the

Plot is overly
Hollywood at times, there is
A lot to like here,

Plus any film that
Can redeem Chris Tucker is
Doing something right.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Zero Dark Thirty

The intensity
Of Argo, with the torture
Of late 24.

The politics are
Second to the story, though
It's a bit light on

Character. Who knows
How accurate it is, I
Don't really care. It's

Gripping, unpleasant,
Moving, and will make you think.
All welcome, rare traits.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Django Unchained

Full disclosure: I
Am a big Tarantino
Fan, and love westerns

I was predisposed
To really like this movie.
Slick, funny, gruesome,

And too cool for school
A well-acted though choppy
Revenge fantasy,

It lived up to, but
Didn't surpass any of
My expectations.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Hobbit (non-3D, non-48 fps)

Yes, it felt dragged out.
Yes, it was underwhelming.
Yes the characters

Were regretfully
Underdeveloped. Not to
Mention how crazy

It is that they are
Eeking three movies out of
One fairly short book.

Despite all of that
Returning to Middle Earth
Was a lot of fun.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


A dark and brutal
Drama disguised as sci-fi,
A thriller with brains,

 Looper will make you
Think, just not about happy,
Fun, or pleasant things.

Top-notch direction
And a nicely streamlined plot
Keep it all moving.

While a unique take
On time travel makes up for
The super-grim tone.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Sleepwalk With Me

Mike Birbiglia's
Charming, bittersweet tale of
A sleep disorder

And how it caused him
To (eventually) be
A better man and

Do better on stage.
A fairly lightweight story
Taken mostly from

His standup routines
It is cute, funny, well made,
And winningly short.