Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sons of Anarchy Season 4 Review

Before you check out my review, I suggest you go read this in-depth interview Kurt Sutter did with Alan Sepinwall  

Why are fans (including myself) so frustrated with this show after 4 seasons?

[Spoilers for Sons of Anarchy Season 4 ahead]

Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Ides of March (2011): Film Review

The latest George Clooney directed film is less political thriller and more a comment on the standards of integrity we, as Americans say we value, but how we quickly push them aside without even realizing it.

There isn't much point in discussing this film without spoilers.  If you don't want spoilers, but still want a recommendation, I will tell you that it is worth your time to see this movie.

[Spoilers Ahead]

50/50 (2011): Film Review

A film about a young man being diagnosed with cancer is somehow incredibly funny and dramatic at the same time.

Adam Lerner (Gordon-Levitt) is a young man with an apparently good job, a house, a hot girlfriend (Dallas Howard), and a best friend (Rogen).  Then he is diagnosed with cancer of the spine.  The film deals Lerner's journey from diagnosis to the day he learns about whether or not chemotherapy will save his life.  His journey shows how the various relationships Lerner has in his life change and develop the longer Lerner lives with the cancer.  The film almost perfectly balances comedy and drama as the relationships play out on screen.

[Spoilers Ahead]