Flashforward: December’s Most Anticipated Films

December’s Most Anticipated Films: Movie of the Month: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Release date: December 18, 2015 Director: J. J. Abrams Starring: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Max von Sydow Synopsis: The Force Awakens is set approximately 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, and features…

Flashforward: October’s Most Anticipated Films

Side note: This is Flashback/Backslide’s 200th Post! Thanks for reading everyone! Missed Movie of Last Month: Sicario Release date: September 18, 2015 Director: Denis Villeneuve Starring: Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Victor Garber Synopsis: At the border between the United States and Mexico, idealistic FBI Special Weapons and Tactics Teams agent Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) is enlisted by a…

Reviews from 40,000 feet

A few weeks ago I took the nine hour flight from Moscow to New York City on Aeroflot Airlines. Instead of spending the time looking at the disconcerting hammer and sickle logos on the airline cutlery or wondering about the overly sexual wecome videos encouraging me to turn off all electronic devices, I took full advantage…

Flashforward: May’s Most Anticipated Films

MAY’S MOST ANTICIPATED FILMS Avengers: Age of Ultron Release date: May 1, 2015 Director: Joss Whedon Starring: Everyone. Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson Aloha Release date: May 29, 2015 Director: Cameron Crowe Starring: Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride, Jay Baruchel Mad Max: Fury Road…

Flashforward: December’s Most Anticipated Films

Award worthy films and performances continue to pile up in theaters. November offered several, many of which were on last month’s Flashforward and have been reviewed by great film blogs (links for each movie are given below). December brings us more familiar faces and Hollywood heavy hitters to get us through this cold winter. NOVEMBER FLASHFORWARD…

Flashforward: August’s Most Anticipated Films

For the last month I have carried a heavy burden of guilt and self-doubt. At times I considered writing a post to specifically address this issue but I was too nervous, too apprehensive. Honestly, I hoped the entire issue would just disappear. Unfortunately it lingers and weighs heavily on my mind the way Batman Forever…

American Hustle

Many moviegoers had to sit back and thumb-twiddle until December to see their most anticipated movies of the year. While a full slate of late releases kept us interested (Anchorman 2, Out of the Furnace, the new Hobbit, Grudge Match, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, etc), two movies have loomed mighty on the horizon. American Hustle from David…