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 letContinue reading “Margaret”

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 himselfContinue 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 manyContinue 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. OriginallyContinue reading “The Watch”

My Week With Marilyn

Release: Friday, November 4, 2011 (limited) [Redbox] We can all imagine how luxurious it would be…….but, if only getting to spend time with Marilyn Monroe was as simple and as serene as it gets portrayed in Simon Curtis’ new film. Arguably one of the biggest names that ever graced the Hollywood landscape, the thirty-year-old phenomContinue reading “My Week With Marilyn”

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 unfortunatelyContinue reading “The Descendants”