Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief

The first film in a series of adventure and fantasy books authored by Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief tells the story of  Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman, Gamer), a twelve year old boy diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) who finds out that he is the son of the Greek god of the […]

Bitch Slap

Film number 18 in my 365 Film Challenge is perhaps the least likely to win any awards at any time in the near future, except perhaps a Razzie.  In short, here’s the plot: Three bad girls travel to a remote desert hideaway to steal $200 million in diamonds from a ruthless underworld kingpin.  That’s it.  […]

Fantatastic Mr. Fox

Based on the children’s story by Roald Dahl, this stop-motion film is unmistakeably styled in Wes Anderson’s dry yet illustrative aesthetic. I remember having read the story as a child and enjoying the hijinx that ensued between all the animals and the farmers. And having enjoyed most of Anderson’s films including Rushmore and the Royal […]

Doubt

The latest movie in my 365 list was written and directed by John Patrick Shanley, who also wrote and directed Joe Versus the Volcano;  Doubt however, was definitely no Joe.  And that, is a good thing because whereas Joe was an eccentric, if not cult-ish, comedy, Doubt was a drama that tugged at the fears […]

The 365 Films in 365 Days Challenge

People who know me know that I watch a lot of movies, and as a matter of fact some of my friends only call me when there’s some sort of movie related question to be answered.   After little thought, I would tell people I had watched 500 movies in 2009; maybe 50 of those were […]