TBT: The Waterboy (1998)

To round up August TBTs I really would like to review a football movie in light of the upcoming season that has somehow invited itself upon our doorstep. Yes, the end of August, for me anyway, is quite exciting for reasons beyond upcoming movie releases. This weekend, my Tennessee Vols (Shout Out!) #GBO #YOVO (“You’reContinue reading “TBT: The Waterboy (1998)”

You’re Next

Release: Friday, August 23, 2013 (limited) [Theater] Men in animal masks descend upon a dinner party tucked away in a secluded mansion in the forest. When one guest manages to outlast the many vicious assaults, the identities of the assailants as well as the motives for all the bloodshed come into question. You’re Next combines goodContinue reading “You’re Next”

Blue Jasmine

Release: Friday, July 26, 2013 (limited) [Theater] Blue Jasmine is the film that has officially given me a reason to side with some harsh detractors of the Woody Allen school of film. Provided that I’ve only seen two of his films (To Rome With Love being the other) I can’t say definitively whether I fully embraceContinue reading “Blue Jasmine”

The Spectacular Now

Release: Friday, August 2, 2013 (limited) [Theater] Miles Teller had but one chance left to impress before I completely wrote him off as an actor who may have talent, but is perpetually doomed to recycling poor role choices. Even though his resumé may be limited, there’s enough to notice the pattern of him being typecastContinue reading “The Spectacular Now”

TBT: Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

I love the TBT of this week. Few contemporary flicks seem to really be able to pull off the right amount of raunchiness and sentimentality. Most end up being too much of one or the other, which isn’t to dismiss them as ‘bad’ films, per se, but it just seems a large number of filmsContinue reading “TBT: Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)”

Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Release: Thursday, August 15, 2013 [Theater] I think the real question here is, “Is it pretentious for the director to include his name in the title of the movie?” Or is it just pretentious to think about this being pretentious? Perhaps I’ll address that later Nick addresses this down below in comments, but in the meantime —Continue reading “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”

Jobs

Release: Thursday, August 15, 2013 [Theater] What the movie Jobs does for those who would like to get to know the guy behind Apple a bit better is like watching what a three-year-old would probably do with an iPod or iPad: out of curiosity, you hand it to them and see what they might figure outContinue reading “Jobs”

Paranoia

Release: Thursday, August 15, 2013 [Theater] I’d like to plead the fifth to any questions raised concerning whether I just went to see this for Amber Heard. I mean, come on guys. It’s also got Liam Hemsworth in it — you know, that strapping gentleman from The Hunger Games, real-life brother of Thor, hello? And thisContinue reading “Paranoia”

TBT: Waiting… (2005)

 A famous quote from this movie might just sum up my experience spinning wings in hot sauce and obeying literal five-to-ten second rules at Buffalo Wild Wings (B-Dubs, to the in-crowd), as accurately as it sums up the movie itself: “Don’t f**k with the people who handle your food.” (Don’t worry — not ALL of theContinue reading “TBT: Waiting… (2005)”

Elysium

Release: Thursday, August 8, 2013 [Theater] Having waited for this movie since December at least, I was thoroughly excited walking into the theater last night. Something was also telling me, adding to the excitement: that of all the movies that have come out this year promising to pack a punch and have subsequently caused controversy overContinue reading “Elysium”