Tag Archives: summer 2013

2013 Summer Movie Wrap-Up

The summer movie season is officially over. We’re left with the good, the bad, and the ugly of what 2013 had to offer. Overall, it was a pretty disappointing summer, but didn’t

The World’s End Review: The Dangers of Nostalgia

Based on the coming attractions for The World’s End, you would never guess it would be a film this cleverly crafted and poignant. But the same was said about Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz,

Kick-Ass 2 Review: More Superheroes, More Fun, But Less Smart

Kick-Ass 2 finishes off the summer 2013 superhero season in a way that summarizes how the whole summer kind of went.

The Spectacular Now Review: A Thought-Provoking and Wholly-Satisfying High School Movie

Movies like this don’t come around very often. Sure, sure, it’s a summer coming of age indie, which could fill a category on Netflix as well as many other genres. But there hasn’t

The Wolverine Review: Hugh Jackman in Top Form

It’s quite rare for a spinoff to feel necessary to the canon of the story in the overall series. No, The Wolverine does not reach the heights of the series’ refreshing prequel X-men: First Class,

The Conjuring Review: Simply Horrifying

Somewhere around the one hour mark of The Conjuring I realized I was in the fetal position in my chair. I took a deep breath, chuckled to myself and thought “It’s just a movie!”.

Kick-Ass 2 Gets an Extended Red Band Trailer

ComicCon 2013 has been quite fruitful so far. The upcoming Kick-Ass 2 is certainly a part of that, as we get an almost five-minute trailer for the sequel.

Fruitvale Station Review: Well Acted, But Too Obvious

I have a big gripe with films like this.

The Way, Way Back Review: What A True Summer Movie Feels Like

Amidst the superheroes, robots, and TV revivals, summer movies look to have a new expectation, indie coming-of-age stories.

Monsters University Review: The Heart is Still There, But the Cleverness is All But Gone

Prequels are really tough to pull off. Pixar’s first venture with them has some lovely moments, but mostly comes up short.