Ex Machina (2014)

How to sum up Ex Machina: “Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn’t stop to think if they should.” The 2015 Oscar winner for best visual effects takes another look into artificial intelligence and its consequences. How does it fare compared to other AI movies? Let’s power up this review…

My Internship at Paramount Studios: Weeks Four & Five

Week four marked the approximate halfway point of my internship on Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn and a return from a two week break. I was back in the production office. It was very relaxed. The majority of my work was doing  food runs for the writers. The runs definitely kept me on my toes as a driver!…

Easy Rider (1969)

Summer is in full swing, bringing the return of a classic American vacation staple: the road trip. Many movies have put their own spin on a road trip, but one of my favorite road movies is the 1969 film Easy Rider. It’s known as one of the definitive movies of the 1960’s counterculture and is a classic…

Best Soundtrack Use in Film

Music is really something else. With just a few beats or words sung, we have something to sway our hips to or to help us emote. It’s especially vital in the movies, on par with the visuals. Music sets the tone, provides textual context for the film. Today, I’m going to talk about the best uses…

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a… spider? At long last, Spider-Man has returned home to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for his own solo movie in the long awaited Sony-Marvel Studios team-up Spider-Man: Homecoming. Directed by Jon Watts, this is the third iteration of the web-slinger in recent history. How does Spider-Man Homecoming fare in a sea…

This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

When you think of the great bands of the 1980’s, who comes to mind? Queen? Bon Jovi? Journey? How about Spinal Tap? In the era of well-known artists one documentarian took it upon himself to make a rockumentary on Spinal Tap. Without further ado, This is Spinal Tap.