Q & A: What are the Greatest Sophomore…

Just two weeks back Elysium was landing in a heat of anticipation, but that fervor for Neill Blomkamp's District 9 follow-up quickly died upon its release. Some viewers, myself included, felt the film was too…

New on DVD and Blu-Ray: October 23, 2012

This week is bursting with too many new and classic releases for a cinema-lover to handle! Treats both exuberant and dour arrive fresh from their Summer outings, features from famed directors find a new audience…

New on DVD and Bluray: October 9, 2012

Depending on your theatrical disposition back in June, this week could be just what you've been waiting for. The mainstream has a relevant enough place in the conversation, but so do some loved or less-than-loved…

Quick Takes – 09.24.12

Arbitrage (2012)  Grade: C- | 1st Viewing I have liked to think that, of the other writers at Film Misery, I tend to agree most with Justin's opinions. That still stands, though I must admit…

Quick Takes – 06.18.12

Snow White and the Huntsman Grade: C+ | 1st Viewing When it comes to judging the quality of most fantasy films, the first question I tend to ask is how the movie operates as an…

POLL: Which Ridley Scott Film is the Best…

On last week's podcast Phil and I discussed much of Ridley Scott's film Alien during our review of the British director's latest film Prometheus. We also dedicated a whole half of the show to a…

FMP Ep. 047 – ‘Prometheus’ / ‘Blade Runner’

Alex and Phil get into the details about Ridley Scott's Prometheus this week as they discuss the performance by Michael Fassbender, Ridley Scott's mistrust of technology, and other themes from the movie. They continue that…

'Prometheus' (2012) Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace

REVIEW: ‘Prometheus’ (2012)

Grade: B+ Lately it seems like mainstream summer movies play it safe by delivering a standard genre exercise with little in terms of innovation or below-the-surface thought. This is precisely why Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is…

MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS: June 2012

Ah, June, the official beginning of summer! Kids are wrapping up the school year. Families are getting ready for outdoor grilling and backyard bonfires. Sports fans are figuring out the best day to ditch work…

Of the Day – 12.26.11

Read of the Day Steve Pond provides a detailed summary of why he believes there will be eight Best Picture nominations. [The Wrap] News of the Day: Director Baz Luhrman was injured on the set…

Of the Day – 11.28.11

Read of the Day: Nick Davis, one of my favorite film writers/scholars, is revamping his list of top 100 movies of all-time. [Nick's Flick Picks] News of the Day: Legendary British director Ken Russell has…

REVIEW: Life in a Day (2011)

GRADE: B Life in a Day is an experimental documentary that uses the power of YouTube and digital media to create a portrait of a single day here on Earth, as captured by thousands of…

Of the Day – 08.31.11

Read of the Day: Read Guy Lodge's Venice Film Festival preview to see what good stuff the Lido has in store. [In Contention] News of the Day: A new Coen Brothers movie loosely based on…

REVIEW: ‘Robin Hood’

Grade: B+ The legend of Robin Hood has a lot of relevance in today’s economic society. With the continuing disparity between the richest and poorest members of society, we could use a noble-hearted bandit to…