‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Interviews

Kevin McCarthy sat down with Joss Whedon, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, James Spader, Paul Bettany, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Jeremy Renner and Cobie Smoulders to geek out about “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Watch the Interviews

The Avengers Interviews with Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, And Joss Whedon

Kevin sat down with “The Avengers” stars Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Chris Evans (Captain America), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Tom Hiddleston (Loki) and Joss Whedon. Watch The Interviews

The Kids Are All Right

Genre: Comedy
Released: 2010

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

The Kids Are All Right is a surprisingly funny, heart warming and all around great story about a family going through life. You would think that considering the subject matter of the film, that it would be very political about gay rights but director Lisa Cholodenko put that aside and gave the audience an accurate look into a family. Yes, the parents are of the same-sex but that makes no difference. Both are great parents and I believe Lisa Cholodenko, who is also in a same-sex marriage, did not want to be overly political. I had the opportunity to sit in a roundtable interview with Lisa and this is what she had to say; “…We really worked hard to not be political…It’s just a family with all their weird junk…This is a family that looks like any other family.” That quote means so much because she actually does get in a great message about same-sex marriages. The fact that the family “looks like any other family” should hopefully open doors to those who are ignorant about that subject. I just wanted to say hats off to Lisa for making such a strong message yet keeping it so subtle. Read the full review

Shutter Island

Genre: Drama/Mystery/Thriller
Released: 2010

Rating: ★★★★★ 

From every note of music to every frame of film to every line of dialogue and every performance, this film brings a terrifying tale to screen that will keep you thinking about it days later. Director Martin Scorcese (which is pronounced Score-Sez-e rather than the popular Score-Say-Z) doesn’t wait a second to start giving you the creeps. The film’s opening ten minutes are just as eerie as the entire film containing a loud blaring film score that will immediately put you on edge. What’s crazy, and I don’t use that word lightly, is that once you walk out of the film you will replay everything back in your head. All of the film’s “issues” that may have been odd during the first two hours are completely erased and all make complete sense once everything is explained, i.e. odd character development, awkward scenes, etc. The last thirty minutes of the film are so breathtaking that I felt like I was losing my breath. Read full review

Shutter Island

Genre: Drama/Mystery/Thriller
Released: 2010

Rating: ★★★★★ 


(Note: this is my first 5 of 2010)

From every note of music to every frame of film to every line of dialogue and every performance, this film brings a terrifying tale to screen that will keep you thinking about it days later. Director Martin Scorcese (which is pronounced Score-Sez-e rather than the popular Score-Say-Z) doesn’t wait a second to start giving you the creeps. The film’s opening ten minutes are just as eerie as the entire film containing a loud blaring film score that will immediately put you on edge. What’s crazy, and I don’t use that word lightly, is that once you walk out of the film you will replay everything back in your head. All of the film’s “issues” that may have been odd during the first two hours are completely erased and all make complete sense once everything is explained, i.e. odd character development, awkward scenes, etc. The last thirty minutes of the film are so breathtaking that I felt like I was losing my breath. Continue reading