Tag Archives: 2013 movies

Man of Steel – The Monocle

Directed by: Zack Snyder Written by: David S. Goyer Released: June 14th, 2013 Theatre watched at: Arclight Hollywood, Hollywood I am not a Superman fan; I don’t hate him I just think he is too…super. On top of being nearly invincible the guy can turn back time, people! Wrong order at Starbucks? Gets shit on […]

Now You See Me – The Monocle

Directed by: Louis Leterrier Written by: Ed Solomon & Boaz Yakin & Edward Ricourt Released: May 31st, 2013 Theatre watched at: AMC Burbank, Burbank   Sometimes in the sea of sameness a rock floats to the surface. It breaks the fluidic facade of the likeness that you have lately taken for granted, and so it […]

The Monocle – Iron Man 3

Directed by: Shane Black Written by: Shane Black & Drew Pearce Released: May 3rd, 2013 Theatre watched at: AMC Universal City Walk, Los Angeles   Phase 2 has officially begun! I’d like to take a moment to applaud Marvel Studios, whatever the true balance of luck and pure creativity may have been, for having such […]

The Monocle – Spring Breakers

Directed by: Harmony Korine Written by: Harmony Korine Released: March 22nd, 2013 Theatre watched at: Century 8, North Hollywood   Let’s get it out of the way…because it’s like an elephant, it’s in the room, and now it’s taking a sh*t–we have to talk about it. The true appeal of Spring Breakers is seeing Disney […]

The Monocle – The Call

Directed by: Brad Anderson Written by: Richard D’Ovidio Released: March 15th, 2013 Theatre watched at: AMC Century City, Los Angeles   I wasn’t expecting much from The Call, quite honestly the only “wow” moment I had during the trailer was realizing that the chick being kidnapped was a much more developed mature Abigail Breslin (Little […]

The Monocle – “21 & Over”

Directed by: Jon Lucas & Scott Moore Written by: Jon Lucas & Scott Moore Released: March 1st, 2013 Theatre watched at: AMC Burbank, Burbank   There’s nothing like the high, childish shrieking and giggling of a tiny, naked and hammered Chinese man with an innocent teddy bear glued to his private parts running around a […]

The Monocle – “A Good Day to Die Hard”

Directed by: John Moore Written by: Skip Woods Released: February 14th, 2013 Theatre watched at: AMC Century City, Los Angeles   Why?! Why?! How?! Why?! What?! How?! I don’t get…Why?! John Moore, you were given, more or less, a contemporary template of how to create a successful and entertaining action movie in this century with […]

The Monocle – “Side Effects”

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh Written by: Scott Z. Burns Released: February 8th, 2013 Theatre watched at: AMC Century City, Los Angeles   I’m a huge Steven Soderbergh fan. You could never guess the unbelievably saddening amount of times I’ve watched Ocean’s Eleven with repeated watches in one sitting for pure pleasure–it is still one of […]

The Monocle – “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters”

Directed by: Tommy Wirkola Written by: Tommy Wirkola & Dante Harper Released: January 25th, 2013 Theatre watched at: TCL Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles   Was there a need for it? No. Was it in demand? No. Did it happen anyway? Yes. Movie business tip #32: If you have a script with a low asking budget […]

The Monocle – “Gangster Squad”

Directed by: Ruben Fleischer Written by: Will Beall Released: January 11th, 2012 Theatre watched at: AMC Century City, Los Angeles   Disappointing–that’s all I really have to say. This is one of those times where the trailer was put together far better than the actual film…or maybe it was Jay-Z, whatever. Either way, director Ruben […]