I would call 2014 the Year of the Science-Fiction revival, except this movie was made last year. A Korean film based off a French graphic novel featuring a primarily English-speaking cast, Bong Joon-ho’s “Snowpiercer” has chugged its way into a US release, and I for one could not be happier.
"Oh, Come On, This Sounds like my Grandmother's Music."
I’ll never understand exactly why the Four Seasons became a popular band. I get that they’re important, as musical acts go, but Frank Valli’s voice always sounded like a hamster in a blender to me. That’s probably the generation gap for you. The problem is, this movie doesn’t convince me that they deserve to be remembered.
"With Vikings on the Backs of Dragons, the World Just Got a Whole Lot Bigger"
It’s official: Pixar isn’t the only animation studio that can make a good sequel. Dreamworks has put its heart and soul into “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and the effort shows in every inch of this film.
"I Hate Those Kind of Movies. I Can Never Relate to Them."
Obvious Child has mastered the art of the bait-and-switch. From the first fifteen minutes, you’d be led to believe it’s a break-up story. The next ten minutes make it seem like an offbeat love story. By the time you’re halfway through the movie, you’re startled to realize that it’s all of these things as well as something you’ve never seen before.
1. Thou shalt drink whenever a character on screen drinks