Mile…Mile and a Half

Film Title

Mile, Mile and a Half

Synopsis

Twenty five days of hiking bliss on the John Muir Trail.

Director

Jason Fitzpatrick

Cast

Ric Serena
Jason Fitzpatrick
Jen Serena
Zee Hatley
Durand Trench

“Sometime you need to just get away….”   I don’t know if this was a documentary, an art exhibit, a magnificent display of some of the best cinematography ever, or just the very best of the human condition. Every once and a while in the wasteland of the Netflix click posters you find a real […]

You Won’t BELIEVE What A Piece Of Shit Transcendence Is!

Film Title

Transcendence

Synopsis

Panic In The Intertubes

Director

Wally Pfister

Cast

Johnny Depp
Rebecca Hall
Paul Bettany
Kate Mara
Morgan Freeman
Cillian Murphy
The Internet

Almost dumber than Gravity. Almost.

Tammy

I snickered often but laughed rarely. It’s a Rule 63 version of a middling Chris Farley road comedy, lighter on the body humor and heavier on the empathy.

The Methman Chronicles: Meth Stories Volume 1

It’s amazing how well you can drive down a busy street looking only in the rearview mirror.

Jersey Boys

A bubblegum band gets a bubblegum bio. Eastwood’s clean direction isn’t able to wholly tie up the divergent threads of this formulaic plot,

Jim Gaffigan – Mr. Universe

Jim Gaffigan – Mr. Universe Jim Gaffigan wants you to think he’s a disgusting, contemptible failure. It furthers his thesis for the audience to laugh at this very rich representation of human frailty. How absurd, his act insists, that a graceless man in his middle age might eat too much junk food and find the […]

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Children’s cinema prospers and flops on the basis of the film’s ability to engage the child’s imagination within an enjoyable fantasy. The How to Train Your Dragon franchise offers the fantasy of having a pet dog who’s humongous enough to ride and who can fly you anywhere.

Killer Joe

As for McConaughey’s Killer Joe, he’s a potent mix of authority and psychosis, a worst case corrupt cop who is clearly in the job only for the pleasure he gets from intimidating and dominating other people. He starts with an avian stare that covers every corner of the room, speaking softly but firmly. But there’s a terrible light in his eyes as he forces a woman to fellate a piece of Kentucky fried chicken.

Edge of Tomorrow

Film Title

Edge of Tommorrow

Synopsis

He’s having the worst day of his life….over, and over….

Director

Doug Liman

Cast

Tom Cruise
Emily Blunt
Brendan Gleeson
Bill Paxton

There isn’t an action set piece in this film that feels new or breath-taking. Indeed, the repetition of the protagonist seeps a dullness into the film- every step is choreographed, rehearsed, committed with the passion of a puppet.

Hombre

Film Title

Hombre (1967)

Synopsis

One of the greatest Westerns ever, starring Paul Newman

Director

Martin Ritt

Cast

Paul Newman ... John Russell
Fredric March .... Favor
Richard Boone .... Grimes
Diane Cilento .... Jessie
Cameron Mitchell .... Braden
Barbara Rush .... Audra Favor
Peter Lazer .... Billy Lee Blake
Margaret Blye .... Doris Blake
Martin Balsam .... Henry Mendez

Hombre! As I sat lazily in my office, browsing through my DVD collection for inspiration for a review, I found a movie that I have not thought of in years. I thoroughly enjoyed watching this offbeat Western, where less is MORE, especially when you have talents like the great Paul Newman and the always craggy […]