Margaret

Release: Friday, September 30, 2011 (limited) [Redbox] Though the movie has no disclaimer, you should probably bring along your psychologist to this one, since you'll be in need of immediate therapy after watching Margaret, a highly emotional, lengthy film about a girl who's attempting to rectify her involvement in a horrific traffic accident. Don't let … Continue reading Margaret

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Hope Springs

Release: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 [Theater] You'd think after 30-some years of marriage that everything, right down to the very second of each day, is calculated, controlled.....in a word, routine. There's a certain comfort in routines. Arnold Soames (Tommy Lee Jones) is a firm believer in that, and it reflects in the way he carries himself … Continue reading Hope Springs

The Campaign

Release: Friday, August 10, 2012 [Theater] Will, meet Zach. This is a man that's been missing from your itinerary for some time, and I'm glad you had a minute to fit him into your schedule. Though in recent years you seemed to have fallen into this repetitious, Adam Sandler-like funk, trying to fit in as many … Continue reading The Campaign

Bernie

Release: April 27, 2012 (limited) [Theater] It's always a joy to be the youngest viewer in the theater by a good 30 or 40 years. And also one of the only ones present. Then again, that's not really surprising when I came to the realization that this movie had been out since April this year. !!!!! … Continue reading Bernie

The Watch

Release: Friday, July 27, 2012 [Theater] I've always been curious about how it would go -- putting men of the Stiller/Vaughn/Hill variety into situations that become larger than life, as opposed to the white suburban hills garden variety stories these actors have been pampered by. A Hollywood director thought it could work. Umm.....big mistake. Originally … Continue reading The Watch

The Descendants

Release: Friday, December 9, 2011 [Redbox] How the Oscars chose a black-and-white film over this now seems absurd. Old-school film noir is a pretentiously nostalgic stance to take when approaching the 84th presentation of the Oscars. When it became clear that taking such risk would eventually merit a Best Picture, The Descendants, then, quickly and unfortunately … Continue reading The Descendants