Release: Friday, April 29, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Jeremy Saulnier Directed by: Jeremy Saulnier Jeremy Saulnier continues to polish the edges on his unique brand of filmmaking in 2016. Green Room is electrifying. It's intense. It's bloody. It's raw. It's wrong. But man, is it watchable. And I'm liking the theme here: last time it was Blue Ruin . . . now it's Green … Continue reading Green Room
Release: Friday, March 18, 2016 (limited) [Theater] Written by: Jeff Nichols Directed by: Jeff Nichols Add Midnight Special to the short but increasingly compelling list of reasons to keep an eye on Jeff Nichols, the director of Mud, an understated drama set on the bayou and one of a select few credited with reinvigorating Matthew McConaughey's career circa 2013. Yeah, no … Continue reading Midnight Special
Release: Friday, March 11, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Josh Campbell; Matthew Stuecken; Damien Chazelle Directed by: Dan Trachtenberg Dan Trachtenberg's suffocating and impossibly intense monster movie arrests viewers with a power few thrillers in recent memory have had. 10 Cloverfield Lane is an early contender for biggest surprise hit of 2016, delivering a story that's conceptually simple, emotionally complex and psychologically … Continue reading 10 Cloverfield Lane
Release: Friday, January 8, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Alejandro González Iñárritu; Mark L. Smith Directed by: Alejandro González Iñárritu There are some things in The Revenant that you can't un-see. Like the bloody confrontation between the Arikara tribe and Captain Andrew Henry's men in the very first scene. Or a human body torn apart by monstrous bear claws. These moments transcend shock … Continue reading The Revenant
Release: Friday, November 20, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Peter Craig; Danny Strong Directed by: Francis Lawrence Take your best shot, Mr. Lawrence. I'm ready for anything. Or, I thought I was. Four films, three years and nearly $2 billion in global box office receipts later, we arrive at the bittersweet farewell to a remarkable franchise, one that has been so … Continue reading The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2
Release: Friday, October 2, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Drew Goddard Directed by: Ridley Scott The Martian is made of the same cosmic stuff that turned Ridley Scott into a household name. His latest is an instant classic sci fi epic about mankind's place in the bigger galactic picture. If Interstellar was a humbling experience insofar as it confirmed that yes, the universe … Continue reading The Martian
Release: Thursday, July 29, 2010 [Netflix] Directed by: Jeff Tremaine In my high school days I picked up an unreasonably heavy, gold-framed Mongoose flatland bike, thinking that I was going to get into this whole BMX thing, unaware that it was going to be just a phase. Unaware that the kind of bike I had wasn't really … Continue reading 30-for-30: The Birth of Big Air
Hey everyone, I’m featured once again over on MovieRob for September’s Genre Grandeur (favorite ’70s movies). Come check out my thoughts on Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory!
For this month’s first review for Genre Grandeur – Movies of the 70’s, here’s a review of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) by Tom of Digital Shortbread.
Thanks again to Sherise of The Girl That Loved to Review. for choosing this month’s genre.
Next month’s Genre has been chosen by me.
In honor of the month when Marty McFly came to visit us here in 2015, I have decided that we will be reviewing our favorite movies featuring time travel.
Please get me your submissions by the 25th of October by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org Try to think out of the box! Let’s see what Tom thought of this movie:
Number of times seen: dozens, though the most recent watch was probably about 10 years ago now
Brief Synopsis: A poor boy wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory…
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Time to break out your favorite JanSport backpack, No.2 pencils and loose leaf notebook paper boys and girls, because it's once again time to go back to hell school in this second edition of Throwback to School September. (Catchy phrase, right?) Fortunately in this world, all you'll really need is a backpack to throw in … Continue reading TBT: Superbad (2007)
Unlike last week's discovery, sometimes putting off a movie you've been aware of for many years is a strategy that pays dividends. Of course today we're going to be looking at a movie that is so radically different that comparisons need not be made. I suppose the point of all this incessant rambling is for me to … Continue reading TBT: American Beauty (1999)