Apr 042016
 
Movie Review: Batman vs Superman

I did see Batman vs Superman. I have been talking smack about this movie since it came out and the reviews were¬†so awful. I’ve mostly been doing it to those of my friends that give me a hard time about Star Wars (despite¬†its $932 million in domestic box office sales). I’ve also been doing it because I knew I was going to see the movie. Typically I won’t be too quick to publicly judge a popular movie like this unless I intended to see it (after all, I did watch Titanic before I finally decided I didn’t like it). In the spirit of full disclosure, [… Click to Continue …]

Jan 042016
 
Star Wars: My Inner Child Awakens

I have been working on this post (whether its written or in my head) since I saw The Force Awakens December 24th. The thing I struggled with the most was giving this post a proper title that not only reflected how I felt about the film but also what this post is going to be about (other than simply my nerdy review). I settled on “My Inner Child Awakens” because not only is it a play on the film’s title but it’s how I felt watching the movie. If you have talked to me in person or followed any of my Twitter or Facebook posts then you [… Click to Continue …]

Mar 022014
 
Movie Review: Ender's Game

My Rating: Starring: Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Sir Ben Kingsley Plot: I’m not going to go into the plot much because I encourage you to read the book. The book is amazing and pretty much my all time favorite book. Andrew Ender Wiggin is a prodigy. He has the ability to counter nearly any enemy attach, and he’s only 11 years old. His remarkable abilities attract the attention of military leader Colonel Graff who believes that Ender may be Earth’s last hope against an alien attack, but first Ender must complete Battle School to receive the proper training. Biggs’ Synopsis: As an avid fan of [… Click to Continue …]

Jun 152013
 
Movie Review: Identity Thief

My [Rating: 3] Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Jason Bateman Synopsis: Sandy Patterson (Bateman) is great at his job, married, two kids, one on the way. He leads a perfect life. His world is turned upside down when his identity is stolen from someone (McCarthy) on the other side of the country. If he wants to keep his job and get his life back, he will need to bring the thief in himself. Unfortunately he’s not the only one that’s out to get her. Biggs’ Review: Unfortunately this was one of those movies where most of the funny scenes were shown in the trailer. Perhaps my expectations [… Click to Continue …]

Jun 112013
 
Movie Review: Star Trek Into Darkness

My [rating: 5] Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch Synopsis: As a result of Kirk’s decision to violate the prime directive to save Spock’s life, he is disciplined and demoted (in true James T Kirk fashion). However a vengeful “super soldier” seeks retribution against Star Fleet which throws the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise into a tumult of scandal that brings Star Fleet to the brink of war. Their actions and decisions will test their resolve, their friendships and the lengths they are willing to go for the “needs of the many”. Biggs’ Review: I had to watch the first movie a couple times [… Click to Continue …]

Apr 222013
 
Movie Review: The Hobbit (Part I)

My [rating: 3] Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen Synopsis: Based on the actual first book of the Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit tells the story of Bilbo Baggins’ fateful journey that took him across Middle Earth with a band of misplaced dwarves to retake The Lonely Mountain. This is the journey that explains how the One Ring came into Bilbo’s possession. The One Ring, that changed the face of Middle Earth 60 years later. Biggs’ Review: I didn’t venture out into the theaters to see this movie mainly because I couldn’t fathom how Peter Jackson managed to turn one book into three movies. I [… Click to Continue …]