Recently, Disney has been proving that they don’t necessarily need Pixar around in order to craft topnotch animated features. I’ll always take a Pixar offering over Disney, but that may be changing with Zootopia.
Terminator: Genisys, the fifth in the Terminator series, is a strange film and it’s not just because the producers can’t spell genesis. As a big, dumb action movie, it’s entertaining enough, but the verbal gymnastics the actors have to go through to make sense of the convoluted plot beg the question: Should the Terminator franchise even be a thing?
Ever since it hit the festival circuit earlier this year, I’ve heard nothing but good things about Writer-Director Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash. Even the poster is heaped with quotes of praise from various critics. The question is, does the film live up to the hype? Yes, and then some. In fact, Whiplash may just be the best film of the year.