The Imitation Game (2014)

The Imitation Game is a movie with two stories. On one hand, there is the story of World War II and the urgent need to crack the German Enigma code. Here, we arrive at Bletchley Park with Alan Turing, where the British Government has hired a team to work tirelessly to crack the code, mixed…

12 Years a Slave (2013)

Yesterday afternoon, I made it out to see this year’s Oscar front-runner, 12 Years a Slave. This morning on the tube, I saw an ad for it in a newspaper a fellow traveler was reading and my first thought was, “I should go see that again.” My second thought: “I can’t do that to myself again…

Top Films of 2013

In celebration of the end of the year, I have decided to put together a list of my 10 favorite movies released this year. Whether because they changed my outlook, taught me something, were innovative or simply entertained me – the following are my favorites. I am completely incapable of ranking favorites, so disregard the…

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

That’s right, at long last, today I made it out to see The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. This morning, I finally got my contacts back in and was all ready for 2 hours and 41 minutes of IMAX 3D adventure. And it is an adventure. Many critics of the first Hobbit film felt that it didn’t live…

The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins

As I’m currently stuck wearing my glasses for reasons I need not get into, and therefore cannot see The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug just yet (3D glasses on top of regular glasses just does not work), I had to find something else to fill the gap on release day. Thanks are in order to IGN…