OK, what is it this time? I was at the movies again yesterday afternoon. Well, good for you. I see you saw “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” Wasn’t it FANTASTIC!! No, I hated almost every minute of it. What? It scored 8.2 at IMDB and 70/100 from 44 professionals at Metacritic. It has grossed […]
Total Recall Released: 1990 Tagline: They stole his mind, now he wants it back. Entire Story In Fewer Words Than Are In This Sentence: Arnold breathes new life into Mutants, Midgets and Tits. Homoeroticism: Arnold was classic Arnold and he never disappoints us with his disdain for anything hetero. As the movie opened he was […]
Film TitleMidnight Cowboy
A love story wrapped around a ground-breaking film
MIDNIGHT COWBOY MOVIE REVIEW Movies have been often characterized as innovative, ground-breaking, trend-setting or wildly original, and these terms can be overused, but I cannot emphasize enough what a bold and courageous experiment in cinema was Midnight Cowboy. It is hard to comprehend that it has been 50 years since this Oscar-winning film was released, […]
This movie has already been reviewed, didn’t you read the magnificent review by Devon? Yes, I know, but this is something I feel compelled to do. Well, what is the problem? Seriously, I looked forward to this movie with glee, but that anticipation was quickly snuffed out in the first 5 minutes of the film. […]
Film TitleThe Lost Weekend
An Alcoholic alone for a harrowing weekend.
The Wet House provides a judgment-free atmosphere for drunks, but there was no such thing in the world of this ground-breaking movie that was made in 1945. Don Birnam is a part time writer and a full time, 24-carat alcoholic. For someone like Don Birnam, the judgment was EVERYWHERE, his supporting brother, to a lesser […]
Film TitleIn Bruges
Two hit men on Holiday in Bruges. Hilarity and death ensue.
In Bruges. Once in a rare chance you find a relatively obscure movie that is so unexpectedly wonderful that you feel like you have stolen something. We have watched films about unrepentant child-murderers, so what about those who are repentant, and are thrust into a horrible situation by only doing an honest days work? We […]
Movies about Sales, the best sales movies, specifically The Top 10 Movies About Salesmen. Hopefully you have already read the ABCs OF SALES, but what about movies about these universally loathed hucksters? Along with Lawyers and Politicians, Salesmen bring up the rear as the least admired profession, and for good reason. Here are a few […]
Film TitleInto the Abyss (2011)
Capital punishment and the will of God
A documentary by Werner Herzog “The fact that a believer is happier than a Skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober man.”-George Bernard Shaw This documentary centers on death row inmates in Huntsville, Texas, the state that leads the nation in executions, […]
Film TitleHappy People: A Year in the Taiga
Subsistence trapping at the most brutal level.
A documentary by Werner Herzog I just finished watching the 9-part series: Alaska:The Last Frontier and it was great. This series showcases the lives of the second and third generation Kilchers, who for decades have been homesteaders on the rugged Alaskan frontier. These people are impressive and quite hard-core as they fish, hunt, drive cattle, […]