The Dark Knight Rises

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comic Book
Released: 2012

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

This is a SPOILER-FREE review!

Note: Oscar winning cinematographer Wally Pfister shot over an hour of the film in the true IMAX format using 65mm film which was then printed on 70mm IMAX film to be projected. The rest of the film was shot using normal 35mm film stock. During the IMAX sequences, you will see the black bars on the top and bottom go away as the image will fill the full screen. If you live in the DC area, the only way to watch the movie the way Nolan and Pfister intended it to be seen is at a true 70mm IMAX theatre, i.e. UDVAR HAZY (Chantilly), SAMUEL JOHNSON (National Museum of Natural History) and LOCKHEED MARTIN IMAX (National Air and Space Museum) Theatre. Read the Full Review

This Means War

Genre: Action, Adventure, Romantic Comedy
Released: 2012

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

I can’t believe I’m about to do this but I’m going to use Alfred Hitchcock’s name in a review for a McG film. I have to give credit to McG for directing a really funny, action-packed, chemistry filled popcorn flick that entertained the heck out of me. Though, my favorite moment of the movie was his small nod to the greatest film maker of all time; Alfred Hitchcock. Read the Full Review

Inception

Genre: Drama/Mystery/Sci-Fi/Thriller
Released: 2010

Rating: ★★★★★ 

When I was a child, I had this recurring dream where I would get out of my bed and start to walk down the stairs to the first level of my house. I would slowly grab the banister as I turned the corner to reach the cold floor of the downstairs. Before I would set foot on that floor, Uncle Fester from The Addams Family would start to approach the banister. My immediate reaction was to run back upstairs and yell for my mommy. Though, once I stared into his eyes, my entire body became paralyzed. The scariest aspect was that when I tried to yell to my mom, nothing would come out of my mouth. It was if he cut my vocal chords right out of me. This dream always felt so real while I was inside of it. As Leonardo DiCaprio’s character states in the film, “Dreams feel real while we’re in them. It’s only when we wake up that we realize something was strange.” That statement could not be more true and I guarantee that everyone everyone reading this review has experienced that. Read the full review

Inception

Genre: Drama/Mystery/Sci-Fi/Thriller
Released: 2010

Rating: ★★★★★ 

When I was a child, I had this recurring dream where I would get out of my bed and start to walk down the stairs to the first level of my house. I would slowly grab the banister as I turned the corner to reach the cold floor of the downstairs. Before I would set foot on that floor, Uncle Fester from The Addams Family would start to approach the banister. My immediate reaction was to run back upstairs and yell for my mommy. Though, once I stared into his eyes, my entire body became paralyzed. The scariest aspect was that when I tried to yell to my mom, nothing would come out of my mouth. It was if he cut my vocal chords right out of me. This dream always felt so real while I was inside of it. As Leonardo DiCaprio’s character states in the film, “Dreams feel real while we’re in them. It’s only when we wake up that we realize something was strange.” That statement could not be more true and I guarantee that everyone everyone reading this review has experienced that. Continue reading