Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Book of Life

The Book of Life [PG] - Animation, Adventure, Comedy
October 17, 2014 - 20th Century Fox
Directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez

Grade A-
Up-graded from B.

+1: Art direction (Paul Sullivan).

+1: Mariachi interpretation of “Creep” performed by Diego Luna (voice of lead, Manolo).

Par: Cast including Ron Perlman (voice of villain, Xibalba) and Ice Cube (Candle Maker).

Par: “Play from the heart” lesson.

Par: Story structure with bandit battle in last third to motivate characters’ actions.


Lucy [R] - Action/ Sci-Fi/ Thriller
July 25, 2014 - Universal
Directed by Luc Besson

Grade A-
Up-graded from B.

+1: Scarlett Johansson (as Lucy), lead actress.

+1: Super-hero movie structure.

Par: Movie science.

Par: Almost random application of an array of abilities.

Par: Fight choreography.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

It's Madden Season

Published by EA Sports on Aug 15, 2014

3 minute and 36 second extended advertisement for Madden NFL ’15 video game starring Kevin Hart and Dave Franco. Featuring Conway. Rejoice, it's Madden Season. Don’t ask why.