Get Out

Film Title

Get Out

Synopsis

When a couple visits the girlfriend’s parents, interracial dating is set back 75 years as a mind is a terrible thing to waste.

Director

Jordan Peele

Cast

Daniel Kaluuya
Allison Williams
Catherine Keener
Bradford Whitford
Betty Gabriel
Marcus Henderson
LaKeith Stanfield
Caleb Landry Jones
LilRel Howery

Get Out is a masterpiece of impossibility made into a wonderful horror movie. It is a first time effort by writer and director Jordan Peele who is a comedy writer known for the TV series Key and Peele and a few other things. How about a great horror thriller with elements of The Stepford Wives, […]

A Cure for Wellness

Film Title

A Cure for Wellness

Synopsis

An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps.

Director

Gore Verbinski

Cast

Dane DeHaan
Jason Issacs
Mia Goth
Ivo Nandi
Adrian Schiller
Harry Groener

A Cure for Wellness-2 hours, 26 minutes Rated (R) for copious geriatric nudity, graphic dental torture, body horror Tagline: The cure for the human condition is disease Who is this film perfect for? People who wish that Dario Argento had been given a really big Hollywood budget during his prime. A Cure for Wellness is […]

The Beckoning Silence (2007)

Film Title

The Beckoning Silence (2007)

Synopsis

Joe Simpson from Touching the Void confronts the The North Face of the Eiger

Director

Louise Osmond

Cast

Joe Simpson
Roger Schali
Simon Antharmattan
Andreas Abegglen
Cyrille Berthod
Steven Mackintosh

The Docu-Movie Touching the Void is the Godfather of all mountain climbing movies. Just watching this movie turned Roger Ebert into a quivering, blubbering mess. Touching the Void is a Docu-drama based on the calamitous events that occurred when Joe Simpson and Simon Yates attempted to ascend and descend the Siula Grande in Peru. Beyond […]

Why This Year’s Oscar Movies Suck

The Oscars are a huge time for celebration in the entertainment industry. In years past, amazing movies like The Matrix, Lord of The Rings, and Titanic swept the Oscars. Undoubtedly, critics and fans alike knew that these movies would go down as legendary motion pictures. The problem with the Oscars today is that we just […]

Finding Dory

Film Title

Finding Dory

Synopsis

Another finding a fish story from Disney Pixar

Director

Andrew Stanton

Cast

Ellen DeGeneres
Albert Brooks
Ed O'Neil
Kaitlin Olson
Hayden Rolence
Dianne Keaton

There’s this scene in my head when the board and executives at Disney Pixar meet to discuss the success of Finding Nemo and the possibility of a sequel. It goes something like this: An executive enters the boardroom. Senior, benevolent shareholders are sitting around the table drinking freshly squeezed juices and exchanging kindly grins with […]

The Great Wall

Film Title

The Great Wall

Synopsis

Monsters order dinner from Chinese takeout menu.

Director

Zhang Yimou

Cast

Matt Damon
Jing Tian
Pedro Pascal
Willem Dafoe
Andy Lau

I’m not sure how, but I managed to avoid trailers for The Great Wall until the night before the screening. I wasn’t even trying to avoid them, I just hadn’t seen any for this particular movie. Prior to seeing that trailer, I thought The Great Wall was a historical fiction in the vein of Tom […]

Fist Fight

Film Title

Fist Fight

Synopsis

A terrified horse tries to escape from a demented high school.

Director

Richie Keen

Cast

Charlie Day
Ice Cube
Jillian Bell
Tracy Morgan
Dean Norris

I wish someone had punched me in the face when I decided to watch this movie. Even before I said it out loud, just thinking that thought should have caused someone to run through my door and cold-cock me. I knew – KNEW –Fist Fight was going to be a terrible movie after watching the […]

Into the Cold: A Journey into the Soul

Film Title

Into the Cold: A Journey into the Soul

Synopsis

Sebastian Copeland saves the earth and his vanity by strolling to the North Pole

Director

Sebastian Copeland

Cast

Sebastian Copeland
Some other neglected guy (Keith Heger)

Into the Cold: A Journey into the Soul I really enjoy most documentaries about man v. nature, especially in a cold weather setting. Happy People was one of the most enjoyable and rewarding documentaries ever, and what else would you expect from the great Werner Herzog? Into the Cold: A Journey into the Soul, unlike […]

The Lego Batman Movie

Film Title

The Lego Batman Movie

Synopsis

Showing Zach Snyder how to make a good DC Comics movie.

Director

Chris McKay

Cast

Will Arnett
Michael Cera
Rosario Dawson
Ralph Fiennes
Zach Galifianakis
Jenny Slate

Here’s the truth – I wanted to see The Lego Batman Movie as much as my 4-year old son. We’ve been slowly building a Lego city in our basement over the past year and I love watching his little imagination work. I also love feeling like a kid myself. So this is the perfect movie […]

John Wick: Chapter 2

Film Title

John Wick: Chapter 2

Synopsis

Knee shot, head shot. Knee shot, head shot.

 

Director

Chad Stahelski

Cast

Keanu Reeves
Laurence Fishburne
Ruby Rose
Ian McShane
Common
Riccardo Scamarcio
Claudia Gernin
John Leguizamo

It’s been two and a half years since John Wick murdered scores of people over a dead dog and stolen car and I still don’t understand how that movie scored an 85% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It was easily one of the worst written movies of 2014 that somehow got a complete pass because […]