TBT: Out Cold (2001)

As the leaves continue their mass exodus from their branches, I’m reminded that my favorite season is just around the corner. Why winter? A couple of reasons. First of all winter seasonals are some of my favorite beers. Second, winter usually means snow, and snow usually means it’s time to go and hit the slopes.Continue reading “TBT: Out Cold (2001)”

Comet

Release: Friday, December 5, 2014 [Netflix] Written by: Sam Esmail Directed by: Sam Esmail Comet can pretend it’s a once-in-a-lifetime event but the stars shone so much brighter in the universes it has been melded by, spectacular constructs like the intricate and heartrending Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and 500 Days of Summer. Bearing the heartbreakContinue reading “Comet”

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”

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”

TBT: Almost Famous (2000)

As Will Smith notes in Independence Day, it ain’t over ’til the fat lady sings. And while I knew, deep down, there would not be any fat lady singing to indicate this feature had truly ended, I also knew there was no way I could stop doing these posts. It’s the longest-running feature on theContinue reading “TBT: Almost Famous (2000)”

Top Five

Release: Friday, December 12, 2014 [Redbox] Written by: Chris Rock Directed by: Chris Rock Dear Chris Rock, I am writing this with the hope that I don’t come across as another James Nielson. Yes, I am an aspiring film critic. Over the few years since I started up my own blog I’ve bore witness to all manners ofContinue reading “Top Five”

Danny Collins

Release: Friday, April 10, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Dan Fogelman Directed by: Dan Fogelman Perspective is a tool we come to wield better with age.  As months beget years and years decades, we can look back and reconsider things we could have or shouldn’t have done. I’d like to not put too fine a point on it byContinue reading “Danny Collins”

TBT: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Mercifully the month of February comes to an end this weekend. I say this not because of the romantic theme I’ve put everyone through on this feature over the last couple of weeks (I guess that’s bad enough), but because the weather around here has been downright crazy. Last night I put my car in aContinue reading “TBT: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)”

Begin Again

Release: Friday, June 27, 2014 (limited) [Theater] A disgraced record label executive has a chance run-in with a down-on-her-luck musician at a bar and the two forge a friendship that inspires more than great music — it reinvigorates one another’s thirst for life. The Hulk takes a chill pill as Mark Ruffalo fits himself back into aContinue reading “Begin Again”

TBT: 50 First Dates (2004)

Tragically, yet another Drew Sandler-Adam Barrymore film is debuting this coming weekend — I don’t know, something called Blended, and to help celebrate this simply FABULOUS event. . . . (he says, with the entire jar of sarcasm spilled out all over the table). . . I am throwing it back to 2004, to aContinue reading “TBT: 50 First Dates (2004)”