the dark knight

Here’s part 3 of my preparation for Batman v. Superman (part 1:Top 5 Batman and Superman movies, part 2: Man of Steel Review). How anyone could dislike this movie is beyond me.  It’s by far the best superhero movie ever made and I’ll argue it is one of the best movies in general ever made.

The Dark Knight is the second installment of the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy.  It follows the titular character’s (Christian Bale) fight against the evil Joker (Heath Ledger).

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10 cloverfield ln

This is a perfect example of a movie being much better when it doesn’t give away everything in its trailer and marketing.

I’m not going to give away too much about the plot because it makes the movie more enjoyable to not know much.  However, the basic premise is that a young woman (John McClane’s daughter in Live Free or Die Hard) is saved kidnapped by a creepy doomsday prepper (John Goodman) after an accident.  He takes her back to his bunker where he and another man (an actor whose name I don’t feel like looking up) reveal that an apocalyptic event has occurred and she can’t go outside without dying.

room

Another review for an Oscar-nominated movie- one I watched over a week ago and am just getting around to reviewing. My bad.

Room is the story of a young woman (Brie Larson) and her son who are being held captive by a mysterious man.  Eventually they escape and try to start a new life in a world she hasn’t seen in 7 years, and the boy has never seen.

birdman

This review was supposed to come out in honor of the Oscar nominations being released last week.  However, I haven’t had much time until now so it’s a little late.  But here I am with my review for last year’s Best Picture winner that I hadn’t seen until last week.

Birdman is about an actor struggling to stay in the spotlight (Michael Keaton) after playing a superhero earlier in his career.  As a last ditch effort, he decides to direct and star in a Broadway play, hiring a hot shot actor (Edward Norton) in the process.

the big short

It’s about the time of year to start catching up on Oscar movies that I haven’t seen.  What better place to start than one nominated for 5 awards, including best picture?

The Big Short is based on the true story of the housing market collapse in 2008.  It follows the separate, yet connected, stories of several people who saw the collapse coming, and therefore bet against the always stable housing market.  I know; it sounds super boring.

13 hours

Michael Bay doesn’t exactly have the best track record with making a good movie based on a true story.  Or for making good movies in general for that matter.  That has officially changed.

13 Hours is based on the true events that transpired in 2012 when the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya was attacked.  It details how several military contractors working for the CIA fought for the survival of themselves, and every other American in the area.

GOT

I held out for a while, but finally gave in and tried to see what all the hype was about.

Game of Thrones is the worldwide phenomenon of an HBO show in which several noble families in the mythical land of Westeros try to take control of the world and get to sit in  the so-called “Iron Throne”, also known as the world’s most uncomfortable chair made out of melted swords.