Movie Review: Robin Hood – A Bull’s Eye or a Near Miss? [Guest Post]

Today’s post is brought to you by Clint Alley, a digital archivist, history teacher, genealogist, catfish enthusiast, and author of the maternally-acclaimed blog Clint Thoughts. When I was seven, my Aunt Pam gave a copy of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves to my brother and me for Christmas.  From that moment on, I have been [...]

Ron Howard to Direct “The Dark Tower” Movie Trilogy? Bleh.

When I heard that J.J. Abrams was going to be in charge of The Dark Tower film series, I was ecstatic.  LOST is my favorite, Fringe is amazing, the new Star Trek franchise finally brought it out of the basement dweller zone, and Cloverfield was fun enough. Then he backed out saying that he wouldn’t [...]

Joss Whedon, Avenger?

In case you live under a rock (or simply don’t care or keep up with things), there’s a pretty awesome rumor going about right now: Joss Whedon is going to direct the new Avengers movie. I’ll wait while you squee in joyful anticipation. In all seriousness, though, how cool is that?  And not just in [...]

Review: James Cameron’s Avatar

Avatar’s hype did not impress me.  The initial trailers I saw were lackluster, and that’s me being nice.  The special effects looked hokey, and the plot, from what I had heard of it, was Dances with Wolves in space. I was not interested and had pretty much written Avatar off my list. But my wife [...]

Paranormal Activity

Today’s blog will be hosted by Robert Kuang.  If you’re into writing, TV, or movies, why are you not reading his blog? It’s this time of the year, which means Halloween fans are clamoring for the latest horror sensation. It’s not hard to pinpoint which film is receiving the throne this year. If you haven’t [...]

Saw VI – Sixth Time’s a Charm?

When I was a kid, horror movies thrived off spectacularly fake blood and gore, latex masks, and rubber costumes for the monsters.  These days, however, the more realistically rendered the violence/creature, the better the movie sells.  And I think that was in part due to the success of 2004’s Saw. Now on its sixth installment, [...]