The buzz has been thick for “Tomorrowland,” with George Clooney making the usual PR rounds. His comments about the film have ranged from “You’ll be surprised” to calling it “A different kind of story.” I won’t spoil any primary plot themes, but I will say that “Tomorrowland” reinforces my thought that “Each of our actions can make a difference in the world we are shaping for tomorrow,” leaving viewers with a very positive outlook for the future of humankind. George Clooney and the film’s young actors are mesmerizing.
Randy’s Movie of the Month:
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
Normally my pick of the month would not be a major studio blockbuster, but this month I just had to pick “Mad Max: Fury Road.” I usually opt for small indie features with emotional and personal storylines, but “Mad Max: Fury Road” is just that good. From the phenomenal special effects, to the pulse-pounding score and soundtrack, everything about this feature is near perfect. The non-stop action could not have been easy to shoot and edit, but sure is exhilarating to watch. A technical marvel and a highly entertaining cinematic experience, “Mad Max” is my must-see!
Joseph’s Movie Pick of the Month:
“Burying the Ex”
Boasting incredibly clever writing and a striking visual style that celebrates its cinematic roots, “Burying the Ex” is one hell of an entertaining zom-com. The new flick from “Gremlins” director Joe Dante features a colorful ambiance that truly resembles the genre’s greatest achievements from the ‘80s, against which its gleefully gory story is made that much more amusingly idiosyncratic. A plethora of puns and several screwball situations keep viewers laughing and engaged as the material gets more and more imaginative, all the while embracing the schlocky fun that it has authentically resurrected from yesteryear.