Genre Grandeur – Creep (2014) – Digital Shortbread

Originally posted on MovieRob:
For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Found Footage Movies, here’s a review of Creep (2011) by Tom of Digital Shortbread Thanks again to Tim of FilmFunkel for choosing this month’s genre. Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Natasha of Life of This City Girl We will be reviewing our…

30-for-30: The Prince of Pennsylvania

Release: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 [Netflix] Directed by: Jesse Vile The Prince of Pennsylvania, a collection of testimonials about the life and times of Pennsylvania-based professional wrestlers who were wooed by eccentric millionaire John du Pont with promises of pristine training facilities and room-and-board to go along with the unique prospect of honing their skills without distraction, will goContinue reading “30-for-30: The Prince of Pennsylvania”

The Big Short

Release: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Adam McKay; Charles Randolph  Directed by: Adam McKay When it was announced Adam McKay would be putting his comedic muse Will Ferrell in time out so he could make a film not only steeped in but specifically commenting on the 2008 financial crisis (and the events that precipitated it), I knewContinue reading “The Big Short”

The Danish Girl

Release: Friday, November 27, 2015 (limited) [Theater] Written by: Lucinda Coxon Directed by: Tom Hooper The Danish Girl, at least at a glance, looks poised to pull a Dallas Buyers Club and receive recognition, and possibly even win top prizes for both leading categories next February. The field is getting pretty stacked though, and if Leo can justContinue reading “The Danish Girl”

Legend

Release: Friday, November 20, 2015 (limited) [Theater] Written by: Brian Helgeland Directed by: Brian Helgeland Otherwise known as the notoriously boring true story of the Kray twins. Much to the displeasure of anyone who might fairly assume Tom Hardy playing two roles in the same movie means that movie should be twice as fun, Legend delivers not even halfContinue reading “Legend”

TBT: Love Actually (2003)

Once more I’m faced with writing about a movie I have never seen before. (Shouldn’t these TBTs be movies from my past, from my childhood? Isn’t that what a ‘throwback’ really is, a memory?) Yes, somewhere along the way I kind of lost my focus, or maybe I just don’t watch enough movies to makeContinue reading “TBT: Love Actually (2003)”

Brooklyn

Release: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 (limited) [Theater] Written by: Nick Hornby Directed by: John Crowley For future generations, when kids look up the word ‘nostalgia’ in the dictionary, they’ll just see a poster of The Force Awakens beside it. And, you know, that’s cool. I can’t say that would be a poor definition. I guess what I’d likeContinue reading “Brooklyn”

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Release: Friday, December 18, 2015 [Theater] Written by: J.J. Abrams; Lawrence Kasdan; Michael Arndt Directed by: J.J. Abrams It’s admittedly difficult to resist feeling giddy when the familiar yellow text starts scrolling into the distance against a background strewn with stars. As John Williams’ iconic score trumpets the arrival of a new era in perhaps the only franchise thatContinue reading “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

JCR Factor #9

Welcome back around to the latest and final John C. Reilly Factor — Thomas J’s latest character study. If you’re hankering for more posts just like this, be sure to visit the Features menu up top and check out sub-menu, John C. Reilly! It’s a shame I could only make it to nine with this feature. I couldContinue reading “JCR Factor #9”

In the Heart of the Sea

Release: Friday, December 11, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Charles Leavitt; Rick Jaffa; Amanda Silver Directed by: Ron Howard From the infamously dangerous Nürburgring and into the heart of the sea Ron Howard has steered his cameras in an altogether new direction, facing the unenviable task of crafting a cinematic event based around the circumstances that inspired 19th Century writerContinue reading “In the Heart of the Sea”