The Fate of the Furious

Release: Friday, April 14, 2017 [Theater] Written by: Chris Morgan Directed by: F. Gary Gray Sometimes I find myself asking how we have managed to get to the point where women and children are being threatened by cyber terrorists in a franchise built around car racing. I find myself wondering if things have gotten a little too out-of-hand.Continue reading “The Fate of the Furious”

TBT: Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)

If you’ve been following along with this segment, you might be aware I’ve spent the last several installments picking titles at random — and in a slight panic, with several of them being decided upon (or even watched) at the very last possible second — so it’ll be nice to reintroduce some semblance of consistency here again,Continue reading “TBT: Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)”

TBT: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

As we start setting our sights on the fall season, kids also have to start setting their sights on their homework and class schedules. I don’t. (Ha!) But that just means I’m of a certain age. So, in my ‘old age’ that’s not really old age but is fun to say old age because that’sContinue reading “TBT: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)”

Mad Max: Fury Road

Release: Friday, May 15, 2015 [Theater] Written by: George Miller; Brendan McCarthy; Nico Lathouris Directed by: George Miller For a lesser population, what a lovely day it is indeed, a day in which a franchise is reborn. To anyone else not attuned to what was once a legitimate excuse for Mel Gibson going crazy, Mad Max: Fury Road feels like what aContinue reading “Mad Max: Fury Road”

It Follows

Release: Friday, March 13, 2015 [Theater] Written by: David Robert Mitchell Directed by: David Robert Mitchell Subtly unsettling and certainly spooky the unseen, inexplicable threat at the heart of It Follows is not likely to strike you right away, but if you let it that paranoid feeling will eventually find you. David Robert Mitchell has come up with aContinue reading “It Follows”

Nightcrawler

Release: Friday, October 31, 2014 [Theater] Written by: Dan Gilroy Directed by: Dan Gilroy For anyone reeling in nostalgia for the days of Donnie Darko, boy do I have some good news for you. Jake Gyllenhaal is back and at least for the moment seems untouchable once more, playing the consummate weirdo very few of us are likelyContinue reading “Nightcrawler”

Prince Avalanche

Release: Friday, August 9, 2013 (limited) [Netflix] Mumblecore may not be a lost artform, but it’s pretty clear it’s on the fringes, particularly when the recent entries are as minor as this. David Gordon Green, after directing more mainstream, sillier things like Pineapple Express, The Sitter and Your Highness, switches gears by creating a story dependentContinue reading “Prince Avalanche”

Rush

Release: Thursday, September 26, 2013 [Theater] 2013 finds Ron Howard operating well within his comfort zone again, returning to construct the definitive racing film. A gripping, polished and thoughtfully-crafted drama piece, Rush delves into one remarkable season of racing which would ultimately define the careers of two top performers in Formula 1. Howard and comedy, itContinue reading “Rush”

Fast & Furious 6

Release: Friday, May 24, 2013 [Theater] This is my first time reuniting with the crew of car-crazed criminals since 2003, when 2 Fast 2 Furious riled up critics and seemed even to repel some of the fans of the original. I’ve gotta say, this was a hell of a way to get back in touchContinue reading “Fast & Furious 6”