It’s been a while since we’ve had a film based on a Jay Ward cartoon – the last being Rocky and Bullwinkle in 2000. An adaptation of Peabody’s Improbable History, Mr. Peabody & Sherman is about a genius dog and his not so genius adopted boy gallivanting around history in the WABAC Machine.
This is the long time coming sequel to Zach Snyder‘s adaptation of Frank Miller‘s historical fantasy graphic novel. A companion piece to the original 300 - A highly fictionalized (and stylized) retelling of the Battle of Thermopylae – Rise of an Empire is a companion piece, taking place before, during, and after the events of the first film. Noam Murro directs.
Last night the awards season culminated with the big one – The Oscars. The 86th Academy Awards show was, contrary to some naysayers, a lot of fun. Lets take a look at some of the highlights, lowlights, and my predictions vs the actual winners.
And now for something a little different. NBC’s newest TV show, CRISIS, based in DC premiers on March 16 but you can catch the pilot before then.
First thing’s first, it has to be done: *Insert Taken on a Plane* joke here. Okay, with that out of the way, other than being an action movie starring Liam Neeson, there’s not really much similar here to his recent “get his kidnapped daughter back and take revenge” success. Though, being a Liam Neeson ass kicking vehicle, it probably inhabits the same niche and will appeal to the same crowd.
This one has been a long time coming. Despite being a box office success back in 2007, the sequel to the original stylized Spartan action movie kept getting pushed back. It’s almost here though, and from what I hear, if you liked the first, this is more of the same – so you’ll want to check it out before anyone else!
Purportedly the final film of Japanese animation legend, Hayo Miyazaki, The Wind Rises is a gorgeously animated story about the true life of an engineer who was instrumental in developing the airplanes that would make Japan a formidable fighting force in the air.
An action/romance movie built around the infamous volcano at Pompeii. That definitely seems like something that was just begging to be made.
It may not be about social justice, some political scandal, an uplifting biography, an environmental crisis or some other important issue. Despite that and the fact that The Academy has overlooked it this year, Tim’s Vermeer is probably my favorite documentary of 2013.