The Gift (2000) – Sam Raimi

The Gift is definitely an underrated entry in Sam Raimi’s filmography. It lacks the frenetic energy in a number of his films but is completely engrossing in the way it unfolds. With a ceaselessly moving camera, Raimi tells a captivating ghost story that was written in part by Billy Bob Thornton, which was based in…

The Legend of Korra – The Complete Series Blu-Ray Review

The follow-up series to the brilliant, arguably revolutionary cartoon series, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, got itself a beautiful release from Paramount Pictures with a steelbook collection, containing the entire series and featuring art work by Caleb Thomas. Much like its predecessor, The Legend of Korra (which garnered itself countless awards, including…

Spider-Man 3 (2007) – Sam Raimi

  My web-slinging adventures continue with my screening of Spider-Man 3 for the Sc-Fi Chronicles, and this is a bit of a mixed bag, as instead of trusting to the director who brought them two very successful pictures, the studio wanted to shoehorn in a fan favorite character, Venom (Topher Grace) instead of letting Spidey…

Spider-Man 2 (2004) – Sam Raimi

  Spider-Man (Tobey Maguire) swings back into action with this, the second film directed by Sam Raimi about Marvel’s Web-Head. I’d previously covered the first one for the blog for a previous list, so I jumped right into the second one for the Sci-Fi Chronicles book. Young Peter Parker is having a tough time, he…

Juno (2007) – Jason Reitman

  Jason Reitman crafts a delightful little film working from a script by Diablo Cody and starring Ellen Page in this recommendation from Great Movies – 100 Years of Film and my screening of Rules of the Game. Ellen Page is the titular Juno, a junior high school student, who after a night with her…

Spider-Man (2002) – Sam Raimi

  The 101 Action Movies list brings yet another comic book hero to its fold with this fun adaptation of the Marvel comic by director Sam Raimi, perhaps best known until that point for his Evil Dead films (watch for Bruce Campbell’s cameo!). The Marvel Universe is brought to wonderful life in this film, Tobey…