Krampus

Release: Friday, December 4, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Michael Dougherty; Todd Casey; Zach Shields Directed by: Michael Dougherty Is Krampus the next Christmas classic? No, not by a long sleigh ride, but at least it offers some respite from the other bullshit holiday films we’re routinely forced to endure for the sake of good tidings and shameless studio profiteering. MichaelContinue reading “Krampus”

Black Mass

Release: Friday, September 18, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Mark Mallouk; Jez Butterworth Directed by: Scott Cooper In Scott Cooper’s third film, Johnny Depp is one bad man. How bad? Bad enough to make the stench of his Charlie Mortdecai finally drift away, sure. But now another question is bugging me: what does he do after this? How longContinue reading “Black Mass”

The Overnight

Release: Friday, June 19, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Patrick Brice 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) areContinue reading “The Overnight”

Hot Tub Time Machine 2

Release: Friday, February 20, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Josh Heald Directed by: Steve Pink I, along with six other brave souls, ended up in a theater that was playing a film titled Hot Tub Time Machine 2 because apparently the original had that kind of effect on me. I’m now doubting all kinds of things aboutContinue reading “Hot Tub Time Machine 2”

TBT: Step Brothers (2008)

This back pain I’ve been experiencing recently is causing me to be lazier than usual. Because I’ve been very lazy today, I felt like choosing a movie to review where it wouldn’t be too much of a challenge to churn one out relatively quickly, and so I selected another comedy. And what less challenging materialContinue reading “TBT: Step Brothers (2008)”

A.C.O.D. (Adult Children of Divorce)

Release: Friday, October 4, 2013 [Redbox] If ever you wanted to test the limits of your moviegoing patience and goodwill, rent a little flick by the name of Adult Children of Divorce, or A.C.O.D. for short. A nail biter, a fist-clencher, an intensely palm-sweating experience for all of the wrong reasons, first-time director Stu Zicherman’s romanticContinue reading “A.C.O.D. (Adult Children of Divorce)”

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Release: Christmas Day 2013 [Theater] By the seem of things, Mr. Stiller has been secretly getting all the little memos we, the patient viewers, have continued to slip underneath his door over the years, beseeching, imploring the actor to put his dormant dramatic sensibilities to good use for once — actually act in a movie insteadContinue reading “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”