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Thursday, July 30, 2015
Halfway through the Summer Blockbusters
Posted Tuesday, July 2, at 10:41 AM
We're nearly halfway through the summer blockbuster movie lineup and it's a safe bet to say the summer slate has lived up to the hype thus far. Here is a brief rundown of the top films so far: Personally, my favorite film of the year so far. Director J.J. ...
Star Trek: Into Darkness
Following J.J. Abrams' 2009 reboot of the Star Trek franchise, several fans of the series found themselves split on liking his new direction. Abrams was clever enough to craft a new interpretation and telling of a beloved story, while intricately weaving it into the lore of previous shows and films...
Baseball is America's pasttime. It's a rather simple game that's produced countless heroes over the generations it's been played. But perhaps there is no greater hero to have ever played the game than Jackie Robinson--the man who broke the racial boundary in America's beloved sport...
Thrillers are without a doubt my favorite type of film. Any successful thriller, in my eyes, needs to have three major components -- The ability to draw you in, the ability to make you care about the characters, and the ability to resolve a certain conflict within the film's plot with a climactic sequence of events...
A Good Day to Die Hard
Some guys just have bad luck. Always the wrong guy at the wrong place at the wrong time. Story of John McClane's life. No matter where he goes, it always seems death, destruction and mayhem always follow him--and the same is true in the latest installment of the successful Die Hard film franchise...
NOTE: This analysis/review of the film Skyfall includes spoilers. Bond. James Bond. Daniel Craig returns in the 23rd installment of the British spy series and delivers perhaps the best film in the series yet. Skyfall, at its heart, is a return to the roots of what made the super spy series so successful...
Zero Dark Thirty
When I first got wind there was going to be a film made documenting the chase to apprehend Osama Bin Laden, I got a little worried. I was worried that this attempt at documenting would take one political side, or the other, with the attempt at pushing a certain agenda...
A passion for cinema
I've been a movie goer all my life. I've always enjoyed escaping life for a few hours to go see the latest blockbuster to hit theaters and see the latest action hit, drama, or comedy. It wasn't until I took a class in college that I began to view films as a media comparable to literature and the like with thematic messages, symbolism, and basic cinematography...
Chris Siers is sports editor of the Times-Gazette.