Jeff, Who Lives At Home

Release: September 14, 2011 (limited) [Redbox] Jeff, Who Lives At Home may be as skimpy on the scenes/shots as a filmmaker may ever want to go without having to possibly reconsider his career in full-length features. With this new Duplass story, we meet, greet and then leave in under 80 minutes — if you don’t includeContinue reading “Jeff, Who Lives At Home”

Ted

Release: Friday, June 29, 2012 [Theater] I’ve been a guffawing fan of MacFarlane’s Peter Griffin for a long time now, so it was a natural transition for me, from apartment to car to Regal Cinemas West Town; even though I’d be seeing it quite after-the-fact. Still, entering the theater and leaving this one came with someContinue reading “Ted”

To Rome With Love

Released: Friday, June 22, 2012 (limited) [Theater] To put it kindly, this latest installment from Woody Allen had a lot going on in it. So much in fact that it was clear he didn’t know what to do with it all. Though I can’t say that anything about the film was insufferable or even really bad,Continue reading “To Rome With Love”

The Amazing Spider-man

Release: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 [Theater] It’s difficult not to style a review of The Amazing Spider-man in a compare-contrast manner; let’s face it, we only just got over seeing Tobey Maguire donning the red-and-blue a few years ago. However, let the record be set straight: there was so much room for improvement in the cartoonishContinue reading “The Amazing Spider-man”

Moonrise Kingdom

Release: Friday, May 25, 2012 (limited) [Theater] My complaint about this release is that it was not wide.  I had to seriously try hard to find a theater that was playing it. Then, when I made a plan to see it I wound up going to the wrong theater at first and nearly missed the showtime.Continue reading “Moonrise Kingdom”

50/50

Release: Friday, September 30, 2011 [Redbox] Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen star in a precarious comedy about a young man whom is diagnosed with a rare form of spinal cancer and whom is told has a 50-50 chance of survival. Given the high stakes involved, it is quite amazing how much I was laughing duringContinue reading “50/50”

Hall Pass

Release: Friday, February 25, 2011 [Netflix] I finally got around to seeing this in my apartment thanks to my roommate’s Netflix. I remember seeing previews for this awhile ago, but then I forgot, like I have with so many other good movies, to check it out. As it turns out, a free viewing proves just asContinue reading “Hall Pass”

Bad Teacher

Release: Friday, June 24, 2011. [Theater] Bad Teacher may be more aptly titled ‘Bad Movie.’ Granted, this was my choice to go see the movie at 12:25 opening night, a showing which effectively puts the audience in a role similar to that of a test screening (ergo the film is already at a disadvantage –Continue reading “Bad Teacher”