Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant

The Revenant Is NOT Leo’s Best Performance

Leonardo DiCaprio wants an Oscar for Best Actor bad. In fact, there are hundreds of memes about his thirst for that little gold statue. But never have we seen an entire movie dedicated to the struggle that is his quest for Academy recognition. Until now, that is. Continue reading “The Revenant Is NOT Leo’s Best Performance”

Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay in Room

Room: Brie Larson Gives an Award-Worthy Performance

Five-year-old Jack (Jacob Tremblay) has always lived in a small, windowless home called “Room” with Ma (Brie Larson). When Jack goes to sleep at night, Ma is visited by Old Nick (Sean Bridgers), who brings them food and supplies. One day, Ma tells Jack that she was kidnapped and has been imprisoned for seven years in Room. Jack fights with Ma at first, unable to believe there’s anything beyond Room. But he eventually accepts the truth and helps Ma escape. Continue reading “Room: Brie Larson Gives an Award-Worthy Performance”

michael b. jordan and sylvester stallone in creed

Creed: One of the Best Movies of 2015?

Adonis “Donnie” Johnson, the son of famous boxing champion Apollo Creed, wants to have a boxing career like the father he never knew, despite the protests from his adoptive mother and Creed’s widow Mary Anne (Phylicia Rashad). After moving to Philadelphia, Donnie finds a retired Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) and asks him to become his mentor, but Rocky declines, having given up that part of his life. When Rocky sees Donnie’s dedication to boxing, though, he reconsiders and helps Donnie build a legacy of his own. Continue reading “Creed: One of the Best Movies of 2015?”

michael fassbender as steve jobs

Steve Jobs: Fassbender Is Amazing, But Getting Past Sorkin Is Hard

Steve Jobs (Michael Fassbender) releases the Macintosh personal computer in 1984. But after lower-than-expected sales and quarrels with CEO John Sculley (Jeff Daniels), Jobs is fired and smeared in the press by his good friend and Apple co-founder Steve “Woz” Wozniak (Seth Rogen). Continue reading “Steve Jobs: Fassbender Is Amazing, But Getting Past Sorkin Is Hard”

Black Mass starring Johnny Depp as James "Whitey" Bulger

Black Mass: Johnny Depp Finally Drops the Act and Picks Up Acting (Again)

In 1975, James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) works with his childhood friend and FBI agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) to take down the Italian mafia in Boston. But while the FBI celebrates their win, Bulger uses his relationship with Connolly to strengthen his crime lord status in Boston and along the East Coast. Continue reading “Black Mass: Johnny Depp Finally Drops the Act and Picks Up Acting (Again)”

emma stone, bradley cooper, and rachel mcadams in aloha

Aloha: A Better Disaster Movie Than San Andreas

Defense contractor Bryan Gilcrest (Bradley Cooper) heads to Hawaii to work on a satellite launch for his boss, Carson Welch (Bill Murray). While in Hawaii, Bryan catches up with his ex-girlfriend, Tracy (Rachel McAdams), and forms a new relationship with his Air Force liaison and F-22 fighter pilot Allison Ng (Emma Stone). Continue reading “Aloha: A Better Disaster Movie Than San Andreas”

tom hardy and charlize theron in mad max: fury road

Mad Max: Fury Road Isn’t Just Car Chases and Explosions

In post-apocalyptic Australia, Mad Max (Tom Hardy) is captured by the War Boys, an army from a society called The Citadel, which is ruled by Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne), who owns the only water source in the area and is viewed as a god by his subjects. After Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron), one of Joe’s best war machine drivers, deviates from her course on the road to get gasoline, Joe realizes she’s helping his breeding wives escape and sends out his War Boys to capture her. When Max is strapped up to one of the war machines on the hunt for Furiosa, he and War Boy Nux (Nicholas Hoult) suddenly find themselves caught up in helping Furiosa protect the wives from Joe and the War Boys. Continue reading “Mad Max: Fury Road Isn’t Just Car Chases and Explosions”