As the summer season of filmgoing winds down (well, sort of. . .Guardians of the Galaxy looms around the corner this weekend, so maybe that's a premature statement) my inspired posts have really ramped up! Today's TBT comes at you not from the brain of. . .well, me. . . but yeah, from someone else. … Continue reading TBT: Brink! (1998)
Release: Friday, July 25, 2014 (limited) [Theater] As all good things must, even A Most Wanted Man comes to an end. And it's going to take everything in my power to remain on the conservative side here, what with a possible capstone performance to mark the end of a career as towering as Philip Seymour Hoffman's. Trust … Continue reading A Most Wanted Man
Release: Friday, July 25, 2014 [Theater] While it's true this outing is a step up from last year's The Family, with director Luc Besson even seeming willing to dip his toes into deeper waters as far as interesting concepts are concerned, we are, unfortunately, still not operating at 100% yet. It might seem dismissive to rule this summer's latest sci-fi … Continue reading Lucy
I wonder if I should adopt a new rule or something for this little guy, now the longest-running feature I currently have on my page. Today's selection is a movie my peepers haven't come across in quite some time. And so now I'm thinking of all the ways these reviews might be more interesting if I choose … Continue reading TBT: I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
Release: Friday, January 31, 2014 (online) [Vimeo] I would like to just say how thrilled I am to be able to feature this review on Thomas J. I would additionally like to extend my thanks to Tiffany and everyone at The Upper Footage for providing me the opportunity to watch their film. A chilling throwback to … Continue reading UPPER (The Upper Footage)
Hey man, sharing is caring. So today I share with you another guest review I have featured over on MovieRob’s terrific site. Over there you’ll find so much stuff to read it’s not even funny. We’re talking multiple quality posts a day, so there’s always something new to read over there. My review of Under the Skin joins his July edition of Genre Grandeur. Check it out!
And here’s another review for this month’s Genre Grandeur – Aliens, submitted by Tom of Digital Shortbread.
If you don’t already follow his site, I recommend that you do so he has some great in depth movie reviews, 30 for 30, numerous opinion pieces and his rating system always gets my stomach rumbling.
It’s still not too late to send me your reviews for this month’s genre. You have until the 25th, so send them to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you can so I can schedule them for you.
Now on to Tom’s Review of Under the Skin (2014)
Under the Skin
Number of times seen – 1 (April 29, 2014)
Brief Synopsis – An alien disguised in human form moves across Scotland, luring men she finds on the streets first into her van, and then. . .into an entirely different world.
My take on it…
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Release: Friday, July 18, 2014 [Theater] The Purge: Anarchy offers you yet another chance to let it all out with a second blood-splattering of twisted social commentary. Instead of running around blindly inside a house defending ourselves from masked invaders as we had done only last summer with the Sandins, now we band together with several nondescript characters in the … Continue reading The Purge: Anarchy
Release: Friday, June 20, 2014 (limited) [Theater] Putting it mildly, Third Person is a rather luke-warm rumination on romance whose title feels fairly appropriate considering how much the content likes to emotionally strand the viewer for over two painfully long hours. In fact the lethargic pace is such that it's easy to get the impression the director really doesn't … Continue reading Third Person
Release: Friday, June 27, 2014 (limited) [Theater] A disgraced record label executive has a chance run-in with a down-on-her-luck musician at a bar and the two forge a friendship that inspires more than great music -- it reinvigorates one another's thirst for life. The Hulk takes a chill pill as Mark Ruffalo fits himself back into a … Continue reading Begin Again
So today the stars have aligned, and it being the tenth of the month both TBT and The Franco Files have merged on the same day! Given the performance I decided to highlight with July's installment of TFF, and the fact it involves a pretty ridiculous tornado, I started thinking about movies featuring similarly whacky weather. … Continue reading TBT: Twister (1996)