Ant-Man

Release: Friday, July 17, 2015 [Theater] Distributor: Buena Vista Directed by: Peyton Reed Well, it's official. After watching this, stepping on ants for me is a thing of the past. Stepping on ants is murder. If someone were to ask me what would be the strangest superhero for Marvel Studios to base a movie around, Ant-man would be the … Continue reading Ant-Man

Trainwreck

Release: Friday, July 17, 2015 [Theater] Distributor: Universal Directed by: Judd Apatow So I'm wondering if it's some weird coincidence I'm listening to some softcore R&B while trying to decide whether Trainwreck's sappy or touching. There were some parts in this movie that were less than . . . . . . . . . . . . . … Continue reading Trainwreck

JCR Factor #4

July, aside from miserably high temperatures and baked beans, brings you the fourth edition of the John C. Reilly Factor -- DSB's latest character study. To find more related material, visit the Features menu up top and search the sub-menu Actor Profiles. I'm not sure if anyone has ever rated JCR's sexiness on a scale of 1 … Continue reading JCR Factor #4

Everly

Release: Friday, February 27, 2015 [Redbox] Distributor: Radius-TWC Directed by: Joe Lynch There's an unshakable sense Joe Lynch and company didn't fully appreciate the opportunity they had with Salma Hayek playing the lead in this economical, often comically violent home invasion thriller. Despite having a strong presence Hayek is relegated to the role of Donkey Kong: all she must do is … Continue reading Everly

Self/less

Release: Friday, July 10, 2015 [Theater] Distributor: Focus Features Directed by: Tarsem Singh A talented cast can't save Self/less from selfishly wasting its potential on a narrative utterly disinterested in entertaining. Ben Kingsley is Damian Hale, a billionaire with an atrocious accent slowly succumbing to cancer. He knows of a super-duper top-secret experiment where people (presumably only those within his tax … Continue reading Self/less

The Overnight

Release: Friday, June 19, 2015 [Theater] Distributor: The Orchard Directed by: Patrick Brice This one time, at Jason Schwartzman's house . . . No, but seriously. This is no band-camp experience; this is a movie about adults having a sleepover. Wait, that sounds even weirder. Schwartzman's Kurt is hosting. Well, he and his wife Charlotte (Judith Godrèche) are and … Continue reading The Overnight

Ted 2

Release: Friday, June 26, 2015 [Theater] Distributor: Universal Directed by: Seth MacFarlane Ted 2 turns out to be ridiculous, which in itself is ridiculous. . .because it's ridiculous to think the first was ridiculous enough to justify something ridiculous like a sequel. Everyone's favorite foul-mouthed stuffed teddy is growing up in the follow-up to Seth MacFarlane's surprisingly successful debut about … Continue reading Ted 2

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

Release: Friday, May 8, 2015 (limited) [Theater] Distributor: Music Box Films  Directed by: Felix Herngren Believe it or not, this ungainly film title actually leaves details out. So does the promotional poster. Sure, a 100-year-old man does climb out a window. And (spoiler alert) he does disappear . . . well, relative to the perspective held by those we meet … Continue reading The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared