Review: Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Released: August 1, 2014. Directed by: James Gunn. Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel. Runtime: 2hr., 1 min. If a time traveller had told me that the writer of Scooby-Doo, James Gunn, would co-write and direct one 2014’s most enjoyable films, I would be hesitant to believe them. But with co-writer Nicole Perlman, he [...]

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

Released: December 13, 2013. Directed by: Peter Jackson. Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage. Runtime: 161 min. Many thought "The Hobbit" franchise would have peaked with the first chapter, last year's "An Unexpected Journey," but that isn't the case. Some may not find out because this made about $11 million less at the box [...]