Big Hero 6 (2014)

I have the Oscars to thank for seeing Big Hero 6 – if it weren’t nominated for Best Animated Film, I probably would not have rushed to see it. I can’t tell you why, but it didn’t catch my attention when it was being promoted. After seeing it, however, I’m glad it was nominated because it…

Whiplash (2014)

This movie surprised me – in a good way. I did not have low expectations, but the movie far surpassed what I thought it would be. The plot sounds so simple: A 19 year-old, first-year student at a prestigious New York music school and the relationship he has with his oft-abusive jazz teacher. It sounds…

Warrior (2011)

I’m not a big fan of fighting sports, so if I’m going to see a movie about them there has to be more to it. I’m a pretty tough sell on this kind of movie. That being said, Warrior was entertaining. Would I list it on my top 250 favorite movies? Probably not. There were a…

Mary and Max (2009)

In honor of the recent passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman, I decided to watch one of his movies and happened upon one that is both on IMDb’s Top 250 and Netflix: Mary & Max. I had never even heard of it before searching on Netflix, so I really did not know what to expect aside from…

Her (2013)

It has actually been a few days since I saw Spike Jonze‘s Her but it’s been hard for me to figure out my feelings toward the film. I walked out satisfied on one level, and it certainly made me think throughout the film. As far as plot goes, it’s extremely simplistic – Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) writes…

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

After hearing mixed reviews about Martin Scorsese‘s latest film venture The Wolf of Wall Street I wasn’t sure what I was in for. What it turned out to be was a fast-paced story about a man who sacrifices the luxuries of a real family for the pleasures of money, drugs, alcohol and sex while living the…