Villains

Release: Friday, September 20, 2019 →Hulu  Written by: Dan Berk; Robert Olsen Directed by: Dan Berk; Robert Olsen In terms of competence, small-time criminals Mickey (Bill Skarsgård) and Jules (Maika Monroe) are closer to the Harry and Marv end of the spectrum than they are the Bonnie and Clyde side. These impetuous twenty-somethings are not very good atContinue reading “Villains”

The Gentlemen

Release: Friday, January 24, 2020 →Theater Written by: Ivan Atkinson; Marn Davies; Guy Ritchie Directed by: Guy Ritchie The Gentlemen appears as a sight for sore eyes for anyone hoping for Guy Ritchie to return to form. After a string of generic blockbusters that kicked off with Sherlock Holmes in 2009 and then lasted forever, it seemed pretty clear heContinue reading “The Gentlemen”

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Release: Friday, February 8, 2019 →Theater Written by: the Lord Philip; Christopher, a distinguished member of the Miller clan Directed by: someone of indeterminate skill (Mike Mitchell) Cough. It’snotasgoodasthefirst. Cough. Excuse me. The weather lately, I’m definitely under it — while also being totally over it. It was in the 60s last Friday, mere days after a coldContinue reading “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part”

30 for 30: Mike and the Mad Dog

Release: Thursday, July 13, 2017 →ESPN  Directed by: Daniel H. Forer Love them or hate them, any appreciator of grown men yelling at each other over the airwaves in the name of entertainment has Mike Francesa and Chris “Mad Dog” Russo to thank for giving birth to modern sports radio talk. At the height of their success,Continue reading “30 for 30: Mike and the Mad Dog”

Thor: Ragnarok

Release: Friday, November 3, 2017 →Theater Written by: Eric Pearson; Craig Kyle; Christopher L. Yost Directed by: Taika Waititi Save yourself a pat on the back for me, Marvel. The Taika Waititi experiment has paid off and now you’ve got a great big success on your hands. Thor: Ragnarok isn’t a revelation but it is a very entertainingContinue reading “Thor: Ragnarok”

May Blindspot: What About Bob? (1991)

Release: Friday, May 17, 1991 [YouTube] Written by: Tom Schulman Directed by: Frank Oz Given the career Frank Oz has been able to enjoy over the span of some 40 years, a gentle comedy like What About Bob? tends to get lost in the shuffle. That’s a shame, because it’s quite funny. Wholesome in that 1990s PG-comedy kind of way;Continue reading “May Blindspot: What About Bob? (1991)”

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”

Ghostbusters

Release: Friday, July 15, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Paul Feig; Katie Dippold Directed by: Paul Feig It’s fun, and perhaps more than anything inspiring, watching a foursome of funny women transforming and transcending in what was supposed to be a god-awful Ghostbusters reboot. Yeah, I said it — I enjoyed the new movie. Bring it on, man. I ain’t afraid ofContinue reading “Ghostbusters”

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”

Band of Robbers

Release: Friday, January 15, 2016 (limited) [Netflix] Written by: Aaron & Adam Nee Directed by: Aaron & Adam Nee ‘Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.’ Mark Twain’s preemptive words ofContinue reading “Band of Robbers”