TBT: Let the Right One In (2008)

Happy Halloween everyone! In trying to properly celebrate the world’s most bizarre ‘holiday,’ today’s entry nearly did not happen, as I couldn’t find a copy of the original Halloween and I’m not into the whole bootlegging thing (yet). . .that, and I don’t watch a lot of T.V. Then the second choice was going toContinue reading “TBT: Let the Right One In (2008)”

30-for-30: Big Shot

Release: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 [ESPN] The minute I realized that ‘E’ from Entourage would be directing one of ESPN’s 30-for-30 documentary films, Big Shot, I was set on focusing my eyeballs on the nearest T.V. that would be showing it. Annnnd then I missed it the evening it came on. Fortunately it was airing a coupleContinue reading “30-for-30: Big Shot”

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

Release: Friday, October 25, 2013 [Theater] In this episode, Johnny Knoxville is back as Irving Zisman, the vulgar old man with a big fake. . . well, you know where this is going. Only this time around, instead of interacting with one of the worst-looking grannies ever (Spike Jonze never ceased to amaze me in thoseContinue reading “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa”

The Counselor

Release: Friday, October 25, 2013 [Theater] “If you keep heading down this path, you will eventually come to moral decisions that will take you completely by surprise.” So forewarns the enigmatic night club owner, Reiner, played by a very colorful Javier Bardem in Ridley Scott’s latest suspense thriller, based on the first original screenplay penned byContinue reading “The Counselor”

TBT: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see the number of my followers drop after I admit that today’s entry is a movie I had never seen until now. . . Somehow, some way this classic from the mid-80s has eluded me. I can report that after all this time this movie remains just asContinue reading “TBT: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)”

The Summit

Release: Friday, October 4, 2013 (limited) [Theater] K2. Perhaps few points on Earth are as coveted as its rarely-seen, wind-swept summit — at least with the sole purpose being to simply leave the footprints behind to say indeed, you were there; you had made it. In August of 2008 as many as 11 lives were lostContinue reading “The Summit”

The Fifth Estate

Release: Friday, October 18, 2013 [Theater] Yeah, thanks. . . thanks Bill Condon, if we wanted to sit through a lecture on information gathering in the digital age, we would (and a lot of us probably) have made tuition payments for school. However, this is a movie and we want to be entertained as much asContinue reading “The Fifth Estate”

Escape Plan

Release: Friday, October 18, 2013 [Theater] What do the Terminator, Jesus, Jurassic Park, 50 Cent and prison break all have in common? The answer: director Mikael Håfström’s beyond-ludicrous Escape Plan. That may be the weirdest lead-in ever written, but ultimately it’s what you are going to pay for in this latest battle between Hollywood’s biggest brand nameContinue reading “Escape Plan”

TBT: The Amityville Horror (2005)

My concept for TBT has yet again proven itself to be worthwhile with today’s entry. This Thursday I watched a film I could have sworn was actually good years ago. I know, I know. This month was supposed to be inclusive of nothing but GOOD horror films — not bad, not even mediocre. Good ones. ButContinue reading “TBT: The Amityville Horror (2005)”

Machete Kills

Release: Friday, October 11, 2013 [Theater] Okay. I’ll go ahead and file this one under ‘Ridiculous.’ But I’ll be sure to leave a sticky note on it as well, with a reminder saying, ‘Not bad if you’re in just the right mood for guns, girls and glory all in one simple, cartoonish and outrageously campy package.’Continue reading “Machete Kills”