A typical lazy Vince Vaughn programmer (a guy donates sperm and fathers over 500 kids due to an error at the clinic and they want to know his identity) except that it feels a little bit quieter and moodier. It’s hard to say if this is because the film is trying to be honestly more reflective and More >
The TV cycle of life continues, as “The Walking Dead” ends (but is coming back in only two months) while “Treme” begins (but is ending forever after this five episode final season)…hmmm, maybe things are more complicated.
The Walking Dead…I guess viewers aren’t the only ones who weren’t satisfied More >
This is the rare sequel that I think is almost exactly as good as the first one. Even though it’s slightly different (it’s less about the games themselves and more about the revolution against the oppressors who institute them), there’s no real dip in quality. And for a monstrously successful More >
HBO seems to be falling on tough creative times judging by its recent spate of shows. I love The Newsroom, but even I was rolling my eyes with the second season finale. True Blood is a parody of itself. Hello, Ladies is occasionally hilarious but too often feels like it should be called “Depressing More >
A great movie that some people may never check out because of reports of the film’s brutality. Yes, it is hard to watch in certain sections, but I think you’ll survive if you watch it. One woman sitting in the row behind me cried through about three quarters of it—-to the point of distracting other More >
This one will probably be forever known as the “long French lesbian movie” and, on paper, it sounds like the ultimate cliche to have a three-hour French film centered around a young woman’s sexual development with other women. Oh, and some of the scenes are steamy enough that the film has an NC-17 More >
This deceptively simple tale of one man (Robert Redford in arguably the best performance he’s ever given) lost at sea and scrambling to survive is every bit the pared down, beautifully minimalist against-the-odds survival story that Gravity is. Now of course the box office for All is Lost won’t be More >
The luckiest man in Michigan (which is a little like the World’s Tallest Midget) won a million dollar cash lottery for the second time. The real money: when he writes a book called “How to Win the Lottery” and a million suckers buy it.
There was a story about the last Jew in Afghanistan and it was More >
The Sundance Channel recently wrapped their six-part series “Dream School,” which features 15 kids who either quit their last schools or were kicked out, and will attend The Dream School filled with celebrity teachers in hopes of graduating high school. [Or something like that, we learned last More >
A little rough around the edges, but it certainly won me over. It’s quite possibly the first gay-rights and “AIDs movie” that I think even rednecks might enjoy and that’s no easy feat. It’s as much about the struggles to get the best drugs past a sham-FDA as it is HIV.
What Works: Matthew More >
This movie about four old friends (a sourpuss Robert DeNiro, a spry Morgan Freeman, a likable Kevin Kline, and Michael Douglas in smooth ladies man mode) getting together in Las Vegas for the bachelor party of Douglas’ character certainly knows what the older folks want to see. And knowing your More >
Now that Thor is out, nobody really cares about this movie anymore, but if I have to watch it, then you have the option to read a review about it…That’s the deal.
What Works: This movie is based off the enormously popular Ender’s Game books the controversial author Orson Scott Card started all the More >