The Book Thief

Release: Friday, November 8, 2013 (limited) [Theater] The talented, young Sophie Nélisse steps into this significantly bleak lead role as the orphaned Liesel Meminger after her mother leaves her with a German couple during the escalation of World War II. Burdened with an extraordinarily trying existence, Leisel’s pain soon will become your own as you watchContinue reading “The Book Thief”

TBT: Starsky & Hutch (2004)

Okay, so while I was unable to cook up a post today that would feature a certain bird that we, as Americans, are entitled to gorge ourselves on all day today, I hope that the little symbol thing on the ticket above will suffice for “theming” out this week’s throwback. . . (And while weContinue reading “TBT: Starsky & Hutch (2004)”

Dallas Buyers Club

Release: Friday, November 1, 2013 (limited) [Theater] AIDS sucks. Rednecks’ treatment of animals sucks. The government sucks. For everything else that doesn’t suck, there’s Dallas Buyers Club. Ron Woodruff would probably approve of my spin on the Mastercard jingle. Well, all except the part about the treatment of animals, as he’s a cowboy himself and couldn’tContinue reading “Dallas Buyers Club”

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Release: Friday, November 22, 2013 [Theater] After struggling to find a decent seat at a showing at 3 in the afternoon, it would seem I had seriously underestimated the frenzy that The Hunger Games had thrown the world into; although I thoroughly enjoyed myself despite all of my hesitations as I watched the original — theContinue reading “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”

TBT: Anger Management (2003)

Even though today’s entry is indeed an Adam Sandler picture, this one retains a little bit of value. At least with me it does. Until I am being overthrown by another writer on this blog, Sandler has a decent chance of me actually sticking up for his antics. . . just this one time. WhateverContinue reading “TBT: Anger Management (2003)”

Aningaaq (Gravity “spin-off”)

Release: Wednesday, November 20, 2013  [Vimeo] Written by: Jonás Cuarón Directed by: Jonás Cuarón In case you departed Earth recently and don’t know yet, the film Gravity by Alfonso Cuarón was nothing short of a revolution in filmmaking, albeit mostly from a technical standpoint. While still selling a considerable number of buckets of popcorn for being a seeminglyContinue reading “Aningaaq (Gravity “spin-off”)”

The Best Man Holiday

Release: Friday, November 15, 2013 [Theater] Reunited — and it feels so good!!! For a film that’s been released nearly forty days removed from it’s wintery afflatus, The Best Man Holiday sure knows how to ring in the holiday spirit in very appropriate, and surprisingly emotional doses. Director Malcolm D. Lee (Undercover Brother) gathers up anotherContinue reading “The Best Man Holiday”

Blue is the Warmest Color

Release: Friday, October 25, 2013 (limited) [Theater] A film already mired in controversy surrounding it’s director and one of the lead stars, Léa Seydoux, stirs up a conversation I don’t think a great many of us have had at the theaters, perhaps ever. I think that’s because most conversations had when filing out of the exitContinue reading “Blue is the Warmest Color”

About Time

Release: Friday, November 1, 2013 [Theater] For the price of admission to this one they ought to give you an entire box of tissues — they can come in handy here. Richard Curtis delivers the world the feel-good/tear-jerking film of the year, bar none few. About Time is, well. . .if you want to see aContinue reading “About Time”

TBT: I Love You, Man (2009)

This may be pushing the limits that I sort-of (but not really at all) established about how recent a movie can be to qualify for this throwback feature, but darn it if today’s entry doesn’t qualify for one of the more memorable buddy-comedies. . . ever. It’s a slight film, but it’s also infectiously feel-good,Continue reading “TBT: I Love You, Man (2009)”