It's the Lonely Planet version of personal reinvention, a winning if ultimately weak walk through casual carpe diem and taking risks.
As he does every time he takes on such epic material, America's auteur finds subtext in scope and insight in the increasing downward spiral of his lawless heroes.
Everyone was wrong when they tagged this Summer of 2013 entry a "bomb." Instead, it's a sorely misunderstood work of warped genius.
As a gonzo, go for broke piece of performance art, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is a solid stitch and a half.
With his passing on 12 December, writer/ actor/ director/ activist Tom Laughlin leaves behind a complicated legacy filled with maverick moves and industry defiance. Here is the truth behind his role in bringing what we now call "the blockbuster" to movie screens across America in the early '70s.
From a standard cinematic structure, the final result is scattered and a tad unfulfilling. From a personal perspective, Walker makes it work.
When you consider the spectacle involved and the edge of your seat derring-do on display, The Desolation of Smaug can't help but satisfy.
They say you can't keep a good man down. In this case, here are 10 villains who find it very difficult to stay away from their evil doer designs.
Nothing about this movie feels or plays original. It lifts from better offerings and often mimics the post-modern noirs that became prevalent in the '70s and '90s.
It's so satisfying. It's so suspect. It's so '70s. And it's so good.