Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado

Release: Friday, June 29, 2018 →Theater Written by: Taylor Sheridan Directed by: Stefano Sollima I need to file a complaint. Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado is an eyesore of a title. It is an awkward concession, the plasticine product of a marketing scheme designed to put the movie in “the best position to succeed.” Really though, it’s justContinue reading “Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado”

That Ryan Reynolds Movie Everyone is Talking About

Release: Friday, May 18, 2018 →Theater Written by: Rhett Reese; Paul Wernick; Ryan Reynolds Directed by: David Leitch In Deadpool Deuce, Wade Wilson’s greatest enemy isn’t some psychotic surgeon, a mutant-hating criminal or even those gosh-darn regenerative powers of his, but rather the writers who are trying to keep things interesting. The highly-anticipated sequel takes all the R-rated, fourth-wall-breakingContinue reading “That Ryan Reynolds Movie Everyone is Talking About”

Month in Review: October ’17

To encourage a bit more variety in my blogging posts and to help distance this site from the one of old, I’m installing this monthly post where I summarize the previous month’s activity in a wraparound that will hopefully give people the chance to go back and find stuff they might have missed, as well asContinue reading “Month in Review: October ’17”

Hail, Caesar!

Release: Friday, February 5, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Ethan Coen; Joel Coen Directed by: Ethan Coen; Joel Coen There’s a new Coen brothers film out in theaters and it is called Hail, Caesar! It chiefly depicts a day in the life of a 1950s Hollywood fixer, a man charged with ensuring that studio productions stay on track andContinue reading “Hail, Caesar!”

Everest

Release: Friday, September 18, 2015 [Theater] Written by: William Nicholson; Simon Beaufoy Directed by: Baltasar Kormákur There are a great many A-list names attached to this cinematic treatment of a particularly dark chapter in the history of Mt. Everest, yet the only one that really matters is the one given to the mountain. As a climber forebodingly notesContinue reading “Everest”

Sicario

Release: Friday, October 2, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Taylor Sheridan Directed by: Denis Villeneuve In Sicario we get to take a tour south of the U.S.-Mexico border, heading to Ciudad Juárez to infiltrate the infamously violent and complex system of drug cartels that has consumed Juárez so completely it has become responsible for the random abductions of tourists and citizensContinue reading “Sicario”

Inherent Vice

Release: January 9, 2015 (limited) [Theater] Written by:  Paul Thomas Anderson Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson The Andersonian school of thought is that one ought to at least work a little for their entertainment. A movie featuring a bunch of booze, bongs and babes doesn’t seem like it would be hard to follow along with, but if youContinue reading “Inherent Vice”

Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Release: Friday, August 22, 2014 [Theater] Okay so there apparently is a major self-destructive streak in me, for I went to see the purportedly ill-advised Sin City sequel and walked out a happy customer. Perhaps more so than I rightfully should have been, too. Has it really been ten years since the last time we wallowed inContinue reading “Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”

Labor Day

Release: Friday, January 31, 2014 [Theater] I have had wet dreams that were more realistic than this — and more satisfying, too! Jason Reitman (who directed noteworthy films like Up in the Air and Thank You For Smoking) attempts to sweep audiences off their feet with an untraditional approach to a very traditional genre. Labor Day is, in a certainContinue reading “Labor Day”