Spider-Man Reaches His Potential
I finally saw The Amazing Spider-Man and was finally happy with a Spider-Man film. The perfect amount of grit sublimely collides with this polished script. All of the casting is spot-on, but none more than Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy. She seems to have leapt directly from the pages of a comic. Bravo to the casting and acting, but more importantly, to the direction of Marc Webb. Congratulations,...
Whedon's: The Avengers (Quick Thoughts)
I saw The Avengers over the weekend and felt Joss Whedon deserved a congratulations. My anticipation had been building with every after-credit scene, following each respective Marvel movie. However, after the teaser, the Super Bowl spot, and the first full trailer, I was left feeling like the story had been over-hyped. How could any director, let alone Joss Whedon, provide adequate screen time...
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One Night in Memphis, A Lifetime of Rock
(Photos via jackwhiteIII.com) My wife and I drove 7+ hours from Indy to Memphis for two days, one night, and one show. I couldn’t decide whether to open or end this post with the dramatic, life-altering rock show… so I’ll just move chronologically. We left Indy just after 5a Tuesday morning, arriving in Memphis after noon, by gaining a hour. Once practically there, we...
A Distracting Thrill Ride
Act of Valor is an action-packed, tactical, and distracting thrill ride that should be seen by everyone. What is taken for granted by so many, is painted so well in AoV. A quick synopsis; An elite team of Navy SEALs (portrayed by active duty SEALs) embark on a covert mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent and stop a terrorist from smuggling a new breed weapon onto U.S. soil. The movie excels...