Before the Flood

Release: Friday, October 21, 2016 (limited) [YouTube] Written by: Mark Monroe Directed by: Fisher Stevens Oscar-winning documentarian Fisher Stevens won’t change the world with his ambitious but overly familiar and ultimately underwhelming examination of man’s impact on the global environment, but his efforts aren’t completely in vain. Before the Flood uses the immense popularity of bonafide Hollywood A-lister Leonardo DiCaprioContinue reading “Before the Flood”

A Very Murray Christmas

Release: Friday, December 4, 2015 (Netflix) [Netflix] Written by: Sophia Coppola; Mitch Glazer; Bill Murray Directed by: Sophia Coppola A Very Murray Christmas is kind of an odd package. It’s a fairly self-indulgent vanity project but only in the best way possible. I mean, how do you say ‘no’ to Bill Murray? It’s a movie but not aContinue reading “A Very Murray Christmas”

Entourage

Release: Wednesday, June 3, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Doug Ellin Directed by: Doug Ellin There’s no denying how much the Entourage movie will fail to unite that which its namesake HBO series divided back in 2004. The cinematic revival will be regarded either as one of the more obvious examples of excessive fan service, or the heralding of a new era of oneContinue reading “Entourage”

30-for-30: The Legend of Jimmy the Greek

Release: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 [Netflix] Directed by: Fritz Mitchell I’m wondering who in this room would recognize the name Dimetrios Georgios Synodinos. I’d be willing to bet many more might if I then revealed this was merely the less-glamorous birth name given to the one and only Jimmy “the Greek” Snyder. And if you’re still finding yourself asking, “Who?” —Continue reading “30-for-30: The Legend of Jimmy the Greek”

TBT: Brink! (1998)

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)”

30-for-30: The Price of Gold

Release: Thursday, January 16, 2014 [ESPN] Why? Why? Why. . . .wasn’t there more security in the building at the time of the incident? In this relatively high-profile documentary, we are entreated to an inside look into the lives of two gifted female figure skaters — Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan — and how their worldsContinue reading “30-for-30: The Price of Gold”

30-for-30: Big Shot

Release: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 [ESPN] The minute I realized that ‘E’ from Entourage would be directing one of ESPN’s 30-for-30 documentary films, Big Shot, I was set on focusing my eyeballs on the nearest T.V. that would be showing it. Annnnd then I missed it the evening it came on. Fortunately it was airing a coupleContinue reading “30-for-30: Big Shot”