Sunday, May 24, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: TOMORROWLAND is More Sermon than Cinema


I've been known to tell people that movies are my church. The powerful feelings that some people get from going to a place of worship are the best way I can equate what happens to me when I see a really great film. I may have to amend this description because people might misconstrue that sentiment as, "Oh, you must enjoy when a movie is like a sermon!" That's what Tomorrowland felt like: a preachy bit of prepackaged optimism from the Mouse House.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: POLTERGEIST is a Textbook Example of How Not to Remake a Movie


Remakes aren't inherently a bad thing. When a story or an idea is good, it can always be told from a different perspective or with a new twist. A remake should utilize its source material as a foundation and then build something unique on top of that.

Poltergeist is not that remake.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Drew Reviews Podcast - Episode 34: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (w/ Travis Newton)

This journey through the Wasteland comes to a close, but we picked up another road warrior along the way. Travis Newton joins us for our final episode on the Mad Max series, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD.

Currently Consuming topics include: Ex Machina, Fallout 3, Don Hertzfeldt's World of Tomorrow, The Strokes, The Pixies, and Stephen King's Rage.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Drew Reviews Podcast - Episode 33: MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME

We don't need another Mad Max movie, but we've got one anyways. This week, we does the tell with MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME.

Currently Consuming topics: The Beatles' HELP and GRAVITY FALLS
 

Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Drew Reviews Podcast - Episode 32: Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

The journey through the wasteland continues with the post-apocalyptic classic, THE ROAD WARRIOR.

Currently Consuming topics this week: Mario Kart 8 and AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Thursday, April 30, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW - AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON is an Enjoyable Sophomore Slump

When The Avengers came out, it was almost miraculous. Marvel’s serialized cinematic experiment succeeded, and the pure novelty of a superhero team-up movie was more than enough to make the film work like gangbusters. Now, with the novelty worn off, does Avengers: Age of Ultron stand on its own, propel the collective narrative forward in exciting ways, and prove that these films are greater than the sum of their parts?

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Drew Reviews Podcast - Episode 31: MAD MAX

Drew and Nick are on the fast track into the wasteland for the next four weeks, starting with the movie that kicked off Mel Gibson's career, MAD MAX.