The Fundamentals of Caring

Release: Friday, June 24, 2016 (Netflix) [Netflix] Written by: Rob Burnett Directed by: Rob Burnett A long time ago I made some comment to the effect of being frustrated by how easily I’m tricked into watching movies starring Paul Rudd. This knee-jerk reaction was inspired by a viewing of the terrible 2012 comedy Wanderlust which paired him with Jennifer Aniston.Continue reading “The Fundamentals of Caring”

TBT: Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)

If you’ve been following along with this segment, you might be aware I’ve spent the last several installments picking titles at random — and in a slight panic, with several of them being decided upon (or even watched) at the very last possible second — so it’ll be nice to reintroduce some semblance of consistency here again,Continue reading “TBT: Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)”

The Road Within

Release: Friday, April 17, 2015 (limited) [Netflix] Written by: Gren Wells Directed by: Gren Wells The Road Within is far from a realistic take on how mental illness affects one’s ability to socially interact but I’d be lying if I said it isn’t incredibly uplifting and heartwarming. Gren Wells has created a wonderful pick-me-up and that’s all youContinue reading “The Road Within”

Decades Blogathon – Tommy Boy (1995)

Day six in the Decades Blogathon finds Drew of Drew Reviews Movies taking a look back at the classic ’90s road trip comedy, Tommy Boy. A personal favorite of mine. For fair and balanced film reviews and fun features like the Movie Quote of the Week, you really ought to go check out his site.Continue reading “Decades Blogathon – Tommy Boy (1995)”

Land Ho!

Release: Friday, July 11, 2014 (limited) [Theater] As much a gorgeous postcard from the Icelandic coast, Land Ho! also serves as a warm, sentimental comedy about taking advantage of time we can almost measure out in handfuls. In a perpetual disappearing act, it is a hell of a precious thing. Fittingly, this neat and trim 90-minute package isContinue reading “Land Ho!”

Locke

Release: Friday, April 25, 2014 (limited) [Theater] What’s harder to reconcile — the uncertainty and doubt associated with what the future may or may not hold for you, or acknowledging the truth of what’s happened in your past? If you don’t find yourself moved by this kind of prying, existential question, a question that you can almost feel diggingContinue reading “Locke”

TBT: Tommy Boy (1995)

Ah, the time-honored buddy comedy. This subgenre seems like such a fun way to make a living, especially if what you’re making is quality entertainment. The formula for this kind of film is pretty undemanding, and as a director, as long as you have strong chemistry between your leads, your film should serve its purposeContinue reading “TBT: Tommy Boy (1995)”

TBT: Eurotrip (2003)

Well hey there guys and gals. Welcome to the first ever edition of THROWBACK THURSDAY here on DSB!! (In case anyone’s confused, this will basically be replacing the subsections up top that are ‘1990s’ and ‘2000s.’) So from now on, you might/should/would/could expect a new update each Thursday that will discuss a film from back inContinue reading “TBT: Eurotrip (2003)”