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 […]
Film TitleA Ghost Story
Bed sheets and pie.
Film TitleThe Post
The story of how the Pentagon Papers came to light.
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 […]
Film TitleGood Time
Two brothers botch a bank robbery and it’s debatable which one is truly the mentally handicapped one.
DirectorBen & Josh Safdie
Jennifer Jason Leigh
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 […]
Film TitleBattle of the Sexes
The story of Billie Jean King’s first lesbian relationship and also a tennis match.
DirectorJonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
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 […]
Film TitleOffice Christmas Party
Saving the company the old-fashioned way.
DirectorJosh Gordon, Will Speck
Courtney B. Vance
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 […]
Film TitleJustice League
DirectorZack Snyder, Joss Whedon
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 […]
Film TitleMurder on the Orient Express (2017)
The classic whodunnit murder mystery, but with a hairier Poirot.
Leslie Odom, Jr.
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 […]
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 […]
Film TitleThor: Ragnarok
Thor shows his comedic side and delivers the most entertaining movie of the year.
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 […]
Film TitleJennifer's Body
A demon turns Megan Fox into a succubus who eats people and nobody cares.
We don’t even get to see her body. (Note: I originally wrote this review in 2010. Reviewing the cast now and seeing J.K. Simmons and Chris Pratt listed is hilarious.) One of these days, I’m hoping that all of this writing is going to lead me to a place where I might get to interview […]