Suicide Squad

Release: Friday, August 5, 2016 [Theater] Written by: David Ayer Directed by: David Ayer Sigh. Suicide Squad is neither a disaster nor a revelation. It’s just really, really uneventful and in that way, crushingly disappointing. Let me grab a calculator and get back to you, because the math really doesn’t add up. I don’t quite know how you commitContinue reading “Suicide Squad”

Keanu

Release: Friday, April 29, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Jordan Peele; Alex Rubens Directed by: Peter Atencio The Cat in the Hat. Garfield. Sylvester. Mewtwo. Mr. Bigglesworth. Shere Khan. These are but a few of the world’s most famous felines. You can go ahead and add Keanu to this prestigious list, because he’s the best thing about a full-length movie that’s kinda-sorta-but-not-really-at-allContinue reading “Keanu”

PSH Blogathon: This is the fun part, sweetheart

I would like to first give a shout-out to my friend Jordan of the one and only Epileptic Moondancer for providing me the perfect platform from which I can profess my infatuation with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman and his role in Jan de Bont’s exhilarating, special effects-driven Twister. I have been looking for anotherContinue reading “PSH Blogathon: This is the fun part, sweetheart”

Ant-Man

Release: Friday, July 17, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Edgar Wright; Joe Cornish; Adam McKay; Paul Rudd Directed by: Peyton Reed Well, it’s official. After watching this, stepping on ants for me is a thing of the past. Stepping on ants is murder. If someone were to ask me what would be the strangest superhero for Marvel Studios to baseContinue reading “Ant-Man”

Trainwreck

Release: Friday, July 17, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Amy Schumer Directed by: Judd Apatow So I’m wondering if it’s some weird coincidence I’m listening to some softcore R&B while trying to decide whether Trainwreck‘s sappy or touching. There were some parts in this movie that were less than . . . . . . . . . . .Continue reading “Trainwreck”

JCR Factor #4

July, along with sweltering temperatures, brings you the fourth edition of the John C. Reilly Factor — Thomas J’s latest character study. To find more related material, visit the Features menu up top and search the sub-menu Actor Profiles. I’m not sure if anyone has ever rated JCR’s sexiness on a scale of 1 – anything. Does anyoneContinue reading “JCR Factor #4”

Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Release: Friday, May 1, 2015 [RPX Theater] Written by: Joss Whedon Directed by: Joss Whedon In the chaotic and climactic final twenty minutes a wistfulness arose within me, and though I didn’t let it fully disengage me from one of the year’s most ambitious CGI spectacles I was annoyed I let it happen. I knew it was going to, though.Continue reading “Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron”

Focus

Release: Friday, February 27, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Glenn Ficarra; John Requa Directed by: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa The scent of expensive colognes and perfumes robbing the theater of breathable air undoubtedly seduced me into thinking the new Will Smith movie was better than it really is. To focus on the negatives in a film that is this much fun isContinue reading “Focus”

St. Vincent

Release: Friday, October 24, 2014 [Theater] Written by: Theodore Melfi Directed by: Theodore Melfi In St. Vincent Bill Murray is the sort-of-bad guy, and Melissa McCarthy is the sort-of-saint. The role-reversal almost seems self-congratulatory it’s so overt. But does that make this comedy a bad movie? That largely depends on how you define ‘a bad movie.’ That nine-letter phrase canContinue reading “St. Vincent”

The Skeleton Twins

Release: Friday, September 12, 2014 (limited) [Theater] Written by: Craig Johnson; Mark Heyman Directed by: Craig Johnson Sniffle. It’s just so sad, you guys — these SNL kids are all growing up. . . ! Back in February I would not have looked at Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig — deserving as they are of their own vehicle — asContinue reading “The Skeleton Twins”