April 26, 2012
Anyone who isn't a hipster can tell tell you that one of the most annoying personality traits someone can have is pretentiousness. That general attitude that you are better than everyone and everything else, and that you deserve some kind of attention simply because you exist. This is the exact attribute of The Fall that offended and annoyed me to such a strong degree, which is to say: it annoyed the living piss out of me.
April 14, 2012
It has been a very long time since a single action movie has come along and knocked you on your ass. Correction: it's been a long time since an American action movie has done this. Let's face it, Hollywood has been manufacturing the same cookie-cutter, stylized fluff for years and peddling it as to audiences who wouldn't know any better. Leave it to Welsh director Gareth Evans and an entirely Indonesian production to come along and show them how it's done.
April 11, 2012
Recently I was discussing upcoming movies with a few of my friends, as I am apt to do as a film fanatic. One of the films I brought up was the upcoming fantasy epic Snow White & The Huntsman, a film that I personally am looking forward to quite a bit. Each of my friends gave this general consensus. They agreed that the film could be good, but all were turned off by the main star, Kristin Stewart. When I asked why they held such distaste for her, they gave a one word answer: Twilight.