March 2010

Alice in Wonderland– worth the price of admission

March 27, 2010 // 0 Comments

Alice in Wonderlandreview by Timothy Hogg This week, the movie theaters announced that (insert bullshit reason here) prices were going up slightly for regular films, but the IMAX and 3-D films were going to skyrocket. We decided to go and catch Alice in Wonderland before these outrageous prices took effect, but sadly, they went into effect on March 25th. Luckily, we had a coupon, which kept the price to $25.00 for two tickets to see Alice in 3D.As much as I would like to go into some tangent about the outrage I feel toward the greedy people of Hollywood, this post is going to be about how WONDERFUL this film is.Alice in Wonderland is a well known story, one of those tales that seems to get redone, rehashed every decade or so. It’s one of those stories that seems to get told in cadence with the current vision of reality of the time– the most famous being the tame Disney cartoon version– violence rarely plays out so well in a cartoon.This does […]

The White Stripes Under the Great Northern Lights Film

March 13, 2010 // 0 Comments

Film Review: Under the Great Northern Lights by Timothy Hogg It was just a couple of days ago that I was scanning through the internets as I do everyday that I stumbled upon the news that the White Stripes have a new documentary coming out soon. Tonight, for whatever reason, it was on Comcast’s On-Demand service. I had seen an HD preview just a few days before and was intrigued, so I paid the $6.99. Simply put, its a great film and probably the best music documentary I have seen in years. There is just something about Jack White and the way that he markets himself and the band that makes all of this such a neat little package. It works so well because the grainyness of the homemade film fits perfectly with the style that the White Stripes puts out musically. The film centers on the brother/sister duo from Detroit who make the trip to our great northern partners. It serves as a perfect showcase of what the band essentially wants […]