Film Misery Movie Marathon – Essays on Star…

In the still-young history of movies, in the last half-century of popular culture, perhaps no work has triggered as much admiration and disdain, as much conversation and consternation, as Star Wars. Ordinarily, that sentence would…

Star Trek Beyond

REVIEW: ‘Star Trek Beyond’ (2016)

Finally!  A neo-Star Trek movie I can get behind.  I’ve made no bones about my contempt for what JJ Abrams did to my beloved Star Trek, turning the quasi-reboot into a common action franchise.  (And…

REVIEW: ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ (2013)

Grade: B+ While our universe itself may be expanding, it almost seems like the universe of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboots is contracting. At least, that is the feeling I get coming out of Star…

Quick Takes – 09.10.12

Helvetica Grade B | 1st Viewing I've been meaning to check out Gary Hustwit's 2007 documentary about the ubiquitous typeface for some time now. It's a very competent, insider look at design and typography that…

POLL: What is J.J. Abrams’ Best Movie?

With the success of J.J. Abrams' Super 8, many argue that this television and movie producer has emerged as a directing talent to seriously watch. Despite all of his notoriety he has actually only directed…

FMP Ep. 010 – ‘Super 8’

This week's episode of Film Misery is out of this world! Apologies for the horrible pun, but Alex and Phil dedicated this week's show to talk of aliens in honor of the new film Super…

Of the Day – 05.25.11

Read of the Day: The curse and inevitability of internet spoilers. [A Life in Equinox] News of the Day: Columbia Pictures will distribute Kathryn Bigelow's Osama Bin Laden assassination picture, which had been in pre-production…

‘Super 8’ at the Super Bowl

Everyone that watched the Super Bowl (and many who did not) had the pleasure of viewing the glorious TV spot for J.J. Abrams's new film, Super 8. The teaser is thoroughly engaging, unexpectedly lighthearted, and…