The Kings of Summer

Release: Friday, May 31, 2013 (limited) [Theater] Three boys spend their summer bushwhacking into some woods to build their own summerhouse made from scraps and 2X4’s. They also learn to hunt, explore new places, and befriend some of the weirdest people you may ever encounter. One of them gets bitten by a venomous snake and startsContinue reading “The Kings of Summer”

TBT: Dumb and Dumber (1994)

And so we end the month of June on a hilarious note. This week’s TBT is nothing short of a classic. Or some say, at least. If you were to poll the majority of my friends, they’d all agree. Ryan, I know you do. Thanks for this suggestion, also. I haven’t seen it in forever andContinue reading “TBT: Dumb and Dumber (1994)”

Much Ado About Nothing

Release: Friday, June 7, 2013 (limited) [Theater] From Marvel’s The Avengers to. . . . . . a Shakespearian play? Joss Whedon makes the jump in genres seem all the crazier when I tell you that I believe that his vision might be the one that tops Kenneth Branagh’s incredible 1993 film by the same name. AndContinue reading “Much Ado About Nothing”

The Bling Ring

Release: Friday, June 21, 2013 [Theater] The Bling Ring has everything to do with the loss of innocence in the youth today. Haha. No, I’m not really going to stand on that soapbox, but I also have no real obligation to sit here and lie about this movie, either. The characters — all of them, andContinue reading “The Bling Ring”

TBT: The Princess Bride (1987)

It’s been a long time since I’ve feasted my eyes on this outrageous classic. Thanks to my friend Brandon, I’ll be pulling this one out of the dust and cobwebs — and I think I’ve had to do more looking up plot synopses for this movie than I have for any review I’ve done soContinue reading “TBT: The Princess Bride (1987)”

Stories We Tell

Release: Friday, May 10, 2013 (limited) [Theater] What is it that Oscar Wilde said once — that the truth is rarely pure and never simple? Sarah Polley’s new documentary, which features and exposes her family considerably, certainly shows that this is the case. Her visionary work captures fascinating interviews with all living members of the PolleyContinue reading “Stories We Tell”

Man of Steel

Release: Friday, June 14, 2013 [Theater] You could sit and argue all day whether what’s inscribed on Superman’s chest is an ‘S’ or a symbol of hope, but it should take little to no time at all coming to the conclusion that the epic new blockbuster from Zack Snyder (who directed 300) is just thatContinue reading “Man of Steel”

TBT: Kung Pow! Enter the Fist (2002)

Ladies and gentlemen, I again force your eyes and mice/fingerpads/iPad cursor-things towards this page for the second edition of DSB TBT. Hopefully that abbreviation is relatively self-explanatory. I’m too lazy to type it all out. Due to a request I received (nice call, Josh!!!), the Throwback of today is probably what I would describe asContinue reading “TBT: Kung Pow! Enter the Fist (2002)”

This Is The End

Release: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 [Theater] God creates the world in seven days; Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen create a worthwhile comedy about the destruction of it in an hour and forty-five minutes. Of the many comedies that revolve around pot-smoking, penis-joke telling, and other appropriately inappropriate gross-out gags, This Is The End seems toContinue reading “This Is The End”

Frances Ha

Release: Friday, May 17, 2013 (limited) [Theater] Oh, Greta Gerwig — where have you been all my life? I’m sure many guys have asked you this, and even though you’re going to let my forthcoming flattery roll off you and your leather jacket like water off a duck, I’m going to ask this anyway: CanContinue reading “Frances Ha”