This weekend, “Chappie,” a wonderful new science-fiction film about an embryonic sentient robot that is kidnapped and trained by a pair of low-level gangsters in a futuristic South Africa, comes out nationwide (for added visual oomph, go see it in IMAX). As you can tell from the description, “Chappie” isn’t your everyday science-fiction romp. It takes chances, plays with heady ideas and existential quandaries, and engages in… Continue reading 13 Sci-Fi Movies That Redefine the Genre
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – Sony – Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVDDirector: Marc WebbCast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Chris Cooper. Full cast + crew
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is certainly the biggest punching bag of this year’s superhero movies. It’s silly, it’s simple and it’s glossy. And while I’d never argue that it’s better than Captain America 2 or even X-Men: Days of Future Past, it’s… Continue reading New on DVD/Blu-ray: It's a Great Week to Like Genre Movies
Some say dance movies are silly and formulaic, filled with generic dialogue and unimaginative plot lines. Well, so what? Even fans of the genre will admit dance flicks can be cheesy, but that doesn’t mean they lack the emotion, heart and moves that keep audiences coming back for more.
This Friday, “Step Up: Revolution,” the fourth film in the “Step Up” series, continues that trend, with a movie that — like… Continue reading Best Dance Movies: The Evolution Of The Genre, From 'Dirty Dancing' To 'Step Up'