Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Godzilla 2014

Godzilla: The Monstrous Superhero We Need

In 1999, a nuclear power plant meltdown caused by an unknown electromagnetic force devastated Janjira, Japan. For the last 15 years, Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston) has been trying to figure out what caused the destruction. His son, Lt. Ford Brody (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) thinks he’s crazy. That is, until they make their way into Janjira to find an organization called Monarch led by Dr. Ichiro Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) has set up camp to monitor a prehistoric monster they found nesting under the former power plant. MUTO (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism), feeds on radiation and destroys using electromagnetic pulses. Unfortunately, the only thing big enough and strong enough to take out the MUTOs is another legendary monster, Godzilla. Continue reading “Godzilla: The Monstrous Superhero We Need”

Argo Is Serious Oscar Bait

I can’t even begin to tell you how many people were asking me whether or not I had seen Argo (and if I’d be reviewing it). This movie is a hot topic right now. Then again, there’s nothing really of this movie’s caliber out in theaters right now for people to talk about. Oh, Paranormal Activity 4, you say? How interesting! I’m sure they’ve never done anything like it before! How about you shut up so I can talk about a really, really good movie instead of your shitty horror film? Continue reading “Argo Is Serious Oscar Bait”

Total Recall remake

Total Recall: A Prime Example of Bad Remakes

Seeing Total Recall last night was interesting for me because I don’t usually like to see remakes. In fact, there’s several reasons why I don’t like remakes. First, I don’t appreciate the blatant Hollywood money grab. It’s insulting to me as a moviegoer. Why do producers feel they need to remake a movie when they made a decent amount of money on the original? Because they want more money. It’s basically like them waving your money in your face saying, “We know you’re dumb enough to pay us to see the same movie twice.” Continue reading “Total Recall: A Prime Example of Bad Remakes”

Tom Cruise in Rock of Ages

I Wanna Rock of Ages

If you’re someone who just doesn’t get musicals, then this probably isn’t the movie for you. You can’t walk into a movie like this and be shocked when characters burst out into song and dance at any given moment, nor can you eyeroll at cheesy moments. That’s just how musicals work. And with this movie, it’s go big hair or go home. Continue reading “I Wanna Rock of Ages”