Stan & Ollie

Release: Friday, December 28, 2018 (limited) →Theater Written by: Jeff Pope Directed by: Jon S. Baird Unlike the lengthy run the real-life subjects enjoyed in their careers, director Jon S. Baird’s passion project Stan & Ollie seems over before it has even begun. This isn’t me knocking the film for being slight, but because I enjoyed each precious minute likeContinue reading “Stan & Ollie”

July Blindspot: Swingers (1996)

Release: Friday, October 18, 1996 →YouTube Written by: Jon Favreau Directed by: Doug Liman It is all too easy to assume certain things about a movie titled Swingers. Oh, how does that expression go? The project that launched the careers of both its leads as well as the director is, yes, very much a “dude-flick” preoccupied with the pursuitContinue reading “July Blindspot: Swingers (1996)”

Sausage Party

Release: Friday, August 12, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Seth Rogen; Evan Goldberg; Kyle Hunter; Ariel Shaffir Directed by: Greg Tiernan; Conrad Vernon Sausage Party represents Seth Rogen’s strongest screenwriting effort since Superbad. It’s been even longer since he’s been this charming in a lead role as well, and he plays a six-inch-long frankfurter. Or sausage, wiener, whatever. He’sContinue reading “Sausage Party”

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

Release: Friday, June 3, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Akiva Schaffer; Jorma Taccone; Andy Samberg Directed by: Akiva Schaffer; Jorma Taccone  Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping represents the strongest extended skit Andy Samberg has developed since his SNL days. Despite the contrived manner in which conflict is resolved, Popstar stays fresh, rarely succumbing to its own silliness as it takes aim at theContinue reading “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping”

Decades Blogathon – Stand By Me (1986)

  My apologies for a late posting today, folks. But better late than never, right? Joining in the discussion today we have Courtney from On the Screen Reviews. That site is a great one to go to if you’re looking for a variety of film reviews and yearly Top Tens. Check it out if youContinue reading “Decades Blogathon – Stand By Me (1986)”

The Nice Guys

Release: Friday, May 20, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Shane Black; Anthony Bagarozzi Directed by: Shane Black Well, they’re not quite Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang but The Nice Guys squeak in at a close second, offering up liberal doses of hilarity and action that’s more fun than perhaps it ought to be. Which just leavesContinue reading “The Nice Guys”

Everybody Wants Some!!

Release: Friday, April 15, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Richard Linklater Directed by: Richard Linklater All right, all right, all right — so it’s been over twenty years since Matthew McConaughey brilliantly repurposed those famous Doors lyrics, and it might seem a little suspect that director Richard Linklater would take another trip like this down memory lane, in 2016. HasContinue reading “Everybody Wants Some!!”

TBT: Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life (1983)

In my third week of rummaging through the DVD shelves, I stumbled upon a little oldie that likely no one has ever heard of. And by ‘no one’ I mean quite literally the opposite. In fact if this is the first you’ve read about this film, don’t let the cold shoulder surprise you. 😉 Now,Continue reading “TBT: Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life (1983)”

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Release: Friday, August 14, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Guy Ritchie; Lionel Wigram Directed by: Guy Ritchie In The Man From U.N.C.L.E., the stylish new action comedy from Guy Ritchie, Henry Cavill looks short compared to Armie Hammer. So I had to go look up the listed height of his less debonair co-star. Hammer stands a towering 6’5″. .Continue reading “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”

Me & Earl & the Dying Girl

Release: Friday, June 12, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Jesse Andrews Directed by: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon I’d like to dedicate this piece to my good friend Andy, a man of rare intelligence and passion for rock climbing that the Knoxville community and the world at large lost far too soon. Me & Earl & the Dying Girl may be unafraid of confrontingContinue reading “Me & Earl & the Dying Girl”