TBT: The B.F.G. (Big Friendly Giant) (1989)

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and now here we are, at the end of Roald Dahl month on TBT. I hope you all have enjoyed going through these posts as much as I have in creating them. I have to confess, when we entered the new year I had absolutely no … Continue reading TBT: The B.F.G. (Big Friendly Giant) (1989)

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The Act of Killing

Release: Friday, July 19, 2013 (limited) [Netflix] Abundant are the films that, post-viewing, make you grateful for the experience, even though they took you far outside your comfort zone. There are even those that you really wish you could un-see; those that haunt your mind like a recurring nightmare. And then there's Joshua Oppenheimer's The Act … Continue reading The Act of Killing

Lone Survivor

Release: Christmas Day 2013 (limited) [Theater] Before we dive into an analysis of this film, let's first get one thing straight: this is no Saving Private Ryan. The critic who made that comparison probably made it in the (understandably) dizzying buzz after experiencing an early screening of Peter Berg's war film and felt compelled to give … Continue reading Lone Survivor

Ride Along

Release: Friday, January 17, 2014 [Theater] It's official. Kevin Hart is the black Chris Farley. Er, well. . .he's certainly trying. His new comedy vehicle sees him performing at a spasmodic level not seen since cocaine was readily available in the 80s. I mean, damn dude, someone give this guy a beta blocker before he strokes … Continue reading Ride Along