It Comes at Night

Film Title

It Comes at Night

Synopsis

A family cowers in their house in the forest from something that never comes.

Director

Trey Edward Shults

Cast

Joel Edgerton
Christopher Abbott
Carmen Ejogo
Riley Keough
Kelvin Harrison Jr.

It didn’t in this movie. (It’s award consideration season and I’m playing catch-up. As I tear through them, I thought I’d try mini-reviews. Enjoy!) Nothing ruins a movie quite like failing to follow through on a promise. It Comes at Night is a title that promises us something coming at night. For an hour and […]

A Ghost Story

Film Title

A Ghost Story

Synopsis

Bed sheets and pie.

Director

David Lowery

Cast

Casey Affleck
Rooney Mara

Let’s watch some paint dry. (It’s award consideration season and I’m playing catch-up. As I tear through them, I thought I’d try mini-reviews. Enjoy!) Have you ever wondered what happens when you die? Of course you have; you are a human person. A Ghost Story offers writer/director David Lowery’s guess at the afterlife and it […]

The Post

Film Title

The Post

Synopsis

The story of how the Pentagon Papers came to light.

Director

Steven Spielberg

Cast

Tom Hanks
Meryl Streep
Sarah Paulson
Bradley Whitford
Bob Odenkirk
Tracy Letts
Bruce Greenwood
Matthew Rhys
Alison Brie

Deja vu. I’ve tried to keep politics out of my reviews, with the exception of an occasional swipe or two. I have very strong opinions, especially in our current situation, but I know that’s not why you come here. You just want to know how a movie was and, hopefully, laugh at my jokes and […]

Good Time

Film Title

Good Time

Synopsis

Two brothers botch a bank robbery and it’s debatable which one is truly the mentally handicapped one.

Director

Ben & Josh Safdie

Cast

Robert Pattinson
Ben Safdie
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Barkhad Abdi
Buddy Duress
Taliah Webster

Not so much. (It’s award consideration season and I’m playing catch-up. As I tear through them, I thought I’d try mini-reviews. Enjoy!) I have hang-ups with titles that don’t make sense and Good Time is a textbook example. Good Time is about two brothers, one of whom is mentally disabled – Nick (Ben Safdie), who […]

Battle of the Sexes

Film Title

Battle of the Sexes

Synopsis

The story of Billie Jean King’s first lesbian relationship and also a tennis match.

Director

Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris

Cast

Emma Stone
Steve Carrell
Sarah Silverman
Bill Pullman

Double fault. (It’s award consideration season and I’m playing catch-up. As I tear through them, I thought I’d try mini-reviews. Enjoy!) Don’t you hate it when a movie starts out strong, then withers and dies by the end? Battle of the Sexes advertised its main plot as the storied tennis match between Billie Jean King […]

Office Christmas Party

Film Title

Office Christmas Party

Synopsis

Saving the company the old-fashioned way.

Director

Josh Gordon, Will Speck

Cast

Jason Bateman
T.J. Miller
Jennifer Aniston
Courtney B. Vance
Olivia Munn
Kate McKinnon
Jillian Bell
Rob Cordry

Jingle our bells. The best scene in a movie about an office Christmas party doesn’t actually occur at the party. It happens in an airport lounge and is further evidence that Jennifer Aniston was horribly miscast for most of her career. I’m not talking about starring in comedies, I’m talking about being cast as the […]

Justice League

Film Title

Justice League

Synopsis

Superman lives!

Director

Zack Snyder, Joss Whedon

Cast

Ben Affleck
Gal Gadot
Henry Cavill
Ray Fisher
Ezra Miller
Jason Mamoa
Jeremy Irons
Ciaran Hinds
J.K. Simmons
Amy Adams
Connie Nielsen
Amber Heard
Diane Lane

Baby steps (or, I see you, Joss Whedon) You know how when President Trump gives a speech that doesn’t contain racism, attacks, lies, or ads for his properties, certain people gush over how good or presidential he suddenly is? What’s that – too political? Okay; a different analogy. You know how when your dog doesn’t […]

Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

Film Title

Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

Synopsis

The classic whodunnit murder mystery, but with a hairier Poirot.

Director

Kenneth Branagh

Cast

Kenneth Branagh
Penelope Cruz
Willem Dafoe
Judi Dench
Johnny Depp
Josh Gad
Derek Jacobi
Leslie Odom, Jr.
Michelle Pfeiffer
Daisy Ridley
Lucy Boynton
Sergei Polunin

Who wants a moustache ride? It’s time for another edition of “Should You Have Remade That Movie?” For those new to our game, it’s simple. We ask a few easy questions and determine how wrong it was to remake a movie. Tonight’s contestant is Murder on the Orient Express. Now, let’s play “Should You Have […]

Top music star inspired slot machines

The people who run online and land-based casinos are always keeping an eye out for innovative ways of reaching out to new customer bases and as well as moving on to a new playing platform such as an app, slot machines have proven to be particularly helpful with this over the years. The reason for […]

Thor: Ragnarok

Film Title

Thor: Ragnarok

Synopsis

Thor shows his comedic side and delivers the most entertaining movie of the year.

Director

Taika Waititi

Cast

Chris Hemsworth
Cate Blanchett
Tom Hiddleston
Mark Ruffalo
Tessa Thompson
Jeff Goldblum
Idris Elba
Benedict Cumberbatch
Anthony Hopkins
Karl Urban

Party on. Among other things, here’s what I said about Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2 – “It felt like two hours of dudes fucking around on a film set for two-plus hours and calling it a movie.”Thor: Ragnarok is those same dudes throwing an epic party where everything goes off perfect and everyone talks […]