Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado

Release: Friday, June 29, 2018 →Theater Written by: Taylor Sheridan Directed by: Stefano Sollima I need to file a complaint. Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado is an eyesore of a title. It is an awkward concession, the plasticine product of a marketing scheme designed to put the movie in “the best position to succeed.” Really though, it’s justContinue reading “Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado”

The Little Prince

Release: Friday, August 5, 2016 (Netflix) [Netflix] Written by: Irena Brignull; Bob Persichetti Directed by: Mark Osborne The Little Prince is a gem. It’s a crime it never received a theatrical release. It’s a heartwarming journey rivaling anything Pixar has created on an emotional and intellectual level, and perhaps it’s the complex, multi-layered animation that truly sets theContinue reading “The Little Prince”

The Good Dinosaur

Release: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Meg LeFauve Directed by: Peter Sohn Life’s pretty good if you’re a Pixar film. Contrary to the fact the ambitious animation studio is consistently held to a higher standard than the likes of DreamWorks, Blue Sky, Fox and Warner Bros. (to name a few), such an impressive track record hasContinue reading “The Good Dinosaur”

Beasts of No Nation

Release: Friday, October 16, 2015 (limited) [Netflix] Written by: Cary Joji Fukunaga Directed by: Cary Joji Fukunaga Beasts of No Nation represents another first for the mecca of online streaming media that is Netflix, becoming its first original feature-film debut, and a potent one at that. Despite voluntarily sacrificing potential business, major theater chains such as AMC, Regal and Carmike are throwing a hissy fit and refusingContinue reading “Beasts of No Nation”

Inside Out

Release: Friday, June 19, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Pete Docter; Meg LeFauve; Josh Cooley Directed by: Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen Spoiler alert: Inside Out is an emotional rollercoaster. Now that we’ve cleared that up, here’s another kicker: it’s being extremely well-received. But you probably already know that. Pixar’s latest can’t escape comparisons to the studio’s paragons of theContinue reading “Inside Out”

Maggie

Release: Friday, May 8, 2015 [iTunes] Written by: John Scott III Directed by: Henry Hobson In defense of a very deliberately paced, melancholic film misleadingly billed as a thriller, Maggie serves as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s finest hour (and a half). Of course, describing Arnie’s role here as the best thing he’s ever done may seem a relative compliment. There has beenContinue reading “Maggie”

Boyhood

Release: Friday, July 18, 2014 (limited) [Theater] I know my refusal to get up out of my seat even after almost three consecutive hours of sitting — in considerably cramped quarters, I might add — is pretty weak testament to the fact that Boyhood just may be one of the coolest films this reviewer has had the privilegeContinue reading “Boyhood”

TBT: Big Daddy (1999)

May is moving on with or without me, and now that I’ve committed to doing Adam Sandler movies this month, I kind of can’t wait for it to be over so I don’t have to be responsible for these posts anymore. I already know several people who question me. I want to make it upContinue reading “TBT: Big Daddy (1999)”

The Lego Movie

Release: Friday, February 7, 2014 [Theater] The 7-year-old in me nearly wet his bedsheets in anticipation of the first ever full-length feature film involving his favorite toys from childhood. The essential. . . . . . . . . .e-hem. . .building blocks of my youth have come to life on the big screen in 2014Continue reading “The Lego Movie”