Kong: Skull Island

Film Title

Kong: Skull Island

Synopsis

Monkey see, monkey kill.

Director

Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Cast

Tom Hiddleston
Samuel L. Jackson
John Goodman
Brie Larson
Jing Tian
Toby Kebbell
John Ortiz
Corey Hawkins
John C. Reilly

After nearly forty years living on Earth, it’s not often that movies surprise me, but when they do it’s like I’m eight years old at Christmas again. When you’re an adult opening presents, you almost always know what’s inside that wrapping paper, but when you’re eight, that package could contain anything from an action figure […]

Moonlight

Film Title

Moonlight

Synopsis

A Silent Movie about a gay, black, celibate drug dealer

Director

Barry Jenkins

Cast

Mahershala Ali
Shariff Earp
Duan Sanderson
Alex R. Hibbert
Janelle Monae
Naomie Harris
Jaden Piner
Ashton Sanders

After the biggest and most ridiculous gaff in Oscar history (If you’re working or driving, don’t text), Moonlight was belatedly awarded the coveted Best Picture Oscar, not by Warren Beatty, but by the gracious director of La La Land. The pressure to love and praise the 2017 Best Film was beyond irresistible. After all, I […]

Ranking The 12 Sexiest Characters From Taboo

Everyone knows the world’s sexiest people lived in 19th century Britain.

Is Stephen King good or Isn’t He?

A necessary word of caution for anybody expecting even a few words flirting with the warm, comfortable familiarity of the “Is Stephen King good or Isn’t He” diametric war of attrition. Typically, to the utter despair of anybody unfortunate enough to be close enough to listen, I’m happy – delighted even – to hold forth […]

Table 19

Film Title

Table 19

Synopsis

The longest wedding reception ever.

Director

Jeffrey Blitz

Cast

Anna Kendrick
Lisa Kudrow
Craig Robinson
June Squibb
Wyatt Russell
Stephen Merchant
Tony Revolori

As we discussed our opinions of Table 19 following its screening, one person mentioned that there are hardly any romantic comedies being made these days. After thinking about it for a moment, I realized the only one I could think of from 2016 was Deadpool. It is too a romantic comedy, just a guy’s romantic […]

Logan

Film Title

Logan

Synopsis

Wolverine fights old age, an old man, a ten-year old, a terminator arm, and himself.

Director

James Mangold

Cast

Hugh Jackman
Patrick Stewart
Dafne Keen
Stephen Merchant
Boyd Holbrook
Richard E. Grant
Elizabeth Rodriguez

As I’ve said on multiple occasions, you probably aren’t going to find more of a Wolverine homer than yours truly. I inexplicably told you to see X-Men Origins: Wolverine twice and gushed about The Wolverine without mentioning how kind of terrible the Silver Samurai was portrayed (though I stand by The Wolverine being an excellent […]

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 […]

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 […]