Posts by: Marcus Smith


Movie Review: Woman in Gold

Movie Review: Woman in Gold

Genres: Historical Source: Author, Publisher  What you need to know: WOMAN IN GOLD is the dramatized story of Maria Altmann’s quest to retrieve her family’s possessions stolen by the Nazis sixty years after she was forced to flee Vienna in the tumultuous days of WWII. Among the artifacts of her […]

Posted 12 May, 2015
Movies
Divider

Movie Review – Avengers: Age of Ultron

Movie Review – Avengers: Age of Ultron

Genres: Sci-fi Source: Author, Publisher What you need to know – After a prologue battle in an invented Eastern European country which is really the epilogue of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Tony Stark renews work on his peacekeeping program comprised of AI robots to do the work of saving […]

Posted 4 May, 2015
Movies
Divider

Movie Review – Ex Machina

Movie Review – Ex Machina

Genres: Sci-fi, Thriller Source: Author, Publisher What you need to know – A youngish programmer with just the right touch of innocent naiveté Caleb Smith (played by Domhnall Gleeson) works as a programmer for a Google like company in the near future. Winning a contest to spend the week at the […]

Posted 27 April, 2015
Movies
Divider

Movie Review – Monkey Kingdom

Movie Review – Monkey Kingdom

When friends carried me off to see a film titled “Monkey Kingdom” with no description or forewarning I expected to see something along the lines of Chinese theater, as in Journey to the West or another tale of the egotistical and frivolous Monkey King. I was headed for a surprise. […]

Posted 20 April, 2015
Movies
Divider

Movie Review – Fast and Furious 7 a Requiem

Movie Review – Fast and Furious 7 a Requiem

Source: Author, Publisher Three is a trilogy, classic and traditional. Four is usually a quest for more money. Five? Either a stretch or an opportunity for actors to direct in a long running franchise. But six…and seven? For a series to run this long there simply must be some kind […]

Posted 13 April, 2015
Movies
Divider

Movie Review – It Follows

Movie Review – It Follows

Genres: Horror Source: Author, Publisher Horror movies have gotten smarter lately. Increasingly directors realize that with CGI bloat the most horrific imaginings of a generation ago can be made visually real, and become more like dark action flicks rather than truly spine tingling tales. And as a result made attempts […]

Posted 31 March, 2015
Movies
Divider

Movie Review – Insurgent

Movie Review – Insurgent

Genres: Post Apocalyptic, Sci-fi, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult Source: Author, Publisher What you need to know – Seriously, all you need to know if you have read the books or seen the first film is what a McGuffin is. If you don’t already know, a McGuffin is “an object or […]

Posted 23 March, 2015
Movies
Divider

Movie Review – Kumiko The Treasure Hunter

Movie Review – Kumiko The Treasure Hunter

Source: Author, Publisher What happened – to my friends, fans, and folks who wrote me to ask where was the review? I was delayed by an unexpected stay in Hospital California where you can’t get out of bed, much less check out and leave. But I’m fine and home and […]

Posted 17 March, 2015
Movies
Divider

Movie Review – Cinderella

Movie Review – Cinderella

Genres: Children, Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult Source: Author, Publisher What you  need to know-okay let’s be honest, the Disney adaptation of Cinderella is one of the best selling stories of all time so you know the plot. Beloved daughter’s mother dies, step mom is cruel and abusive, girl is called […]

Posted 9 March, 2015
Movies
Divider

Movie Review – Leviathan

Movie Review – Leviathan

Source: Author, Publisher Hello Geeks! Since Trish was looking at some of the best movies to look forward to this year I decided to take a walk on the foreign side. Winning the best foreign film’s Oscar is harsh. While the other categories pick from a wide field of American […]

Posted 2 March, 2015
Movies
Divider