Deepwater Horizon

Release: Friday, September 30, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Matthew Michael Carnahan; Matthew Sand Directed by: Peter Berg Peter Berg’s dramatization of the BP oil spill in April of 2010 is a decidedly solid account of human bravery but it is an incomplete picture. Curiously, a film that spends time hashing out all the gory details never manages toContinue reading “Deepwater Horizon”

Ted 2

Release: Friday, June 26, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Seth MacFarlane; Alec Sulkin; Wellesley Wild Directed by: Seth MacFarlane Ted 2 turns out to be ridiculous, which in itself is ridiculous. . .because it’s ridiculous to think the first was ridiculous enough to justify something ridiculous like a sequel. Everyone’s favorite foul-mouthed stuffed teddy is growing up in the follow-up toContinue reading “Ted 2”

Guestwriter: Mark Wahlberg gambles on Jim Bennett role

Today I’d like to share with you an interesting guest article that was proposed to me courtesy of Christine Lindon, representing an England-based marketing company, Wise Marketing. Earlier this year I had posted a review of Mark Wahlberg’s then-latest film, the Rupert Wyatt-directed drama The Gambler. Given that Wahlberg is currently promoting a brand newContinue reading “Guestwriter: Mark Wahlberg gambles on Jim Bennett role”

The Gambler

Release: Christmas Day 2014 [Theater] Written by: William Monahan Directed by: Rupert Wyatt Huh. So that’s what it feels like to be completely ripped off by a movie. I mean, completely. Like, I know it’s dumb to go all-in on a movie that has received so little attention and marketing for something that features the likes of Marky-Mark, theContinue reading “The Gambler”

TBT: The Basketball Diaries (1995)

The fourth and final installment in the NBApril segment of Throwback Thursday is already here. Well, goodbye April. Sorry you couldn’t stick around for longer. . . . . . . . . . . And also, apologies that this month could not have ended on a better note. I guess this is just goingContinue reading “TBT: The Basketball Diaries (1995)”

Lone Survivor

Release: Christmas Day 2013 (limited) [Theater] Before we dive into an analysis of this film, let’s first get one thing straight: this is no Saving Private Ryan. The critic who made that comparison probably made it in the (understandably) dizzying buzz after experiencing an early screening of Peter Berg’s war film and felt compelled to giveContinue reading “Lone Survivor”

Don Jon

Release: Friday, September 27, 2013  [Theater] Stop it Jon, you’re making me blush. . . . . . . . Stop it! Haha, oh, you silly man, you. E-hem. . . . sorry. As I was saying. . . .Joseph Gordon-Levitt goes for broke here, starring in his big screen directorial and writing debut. He’s JonContinue reading “Don Jon”

TBT: The Italian Job (2003)

Okay, so as we all know by now, this upcoming weekend is a doozy. First, the release of Don Jon, the brand-new film that’s directed, written by and starring the multi-faceted Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Secondly, and with all due respect to JGL, more importantly, Ron Howard’s new biopic, Rush, finally gets the green light to beContinue reading “TBT: The Italian Job (2003)”

2 Guns

Release: Thursday, August 1, 2013 [Theater] Gleefully tongue-in-cheek, 2 Guns is a mostly-successful buddy-cop action film that delves into the heart of a Mexican drug cartel while revealing surprising truths about the clientele it conducts business with. One could sense the lack of seriousness a mile away with this film. Fortunately, though, one gets exactly whatContinue reading “2 Guns”