Hands of Stone

Release: Friday, August 26, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Jonathan Jakubowicz Directed by: Jonathan Jakubowicz Confession time: coming into this I had no idea who Roberto Durán was — ya know, other than the fact he would be the center of attention in Jonathan Jakubowicz’s boxing drama. Do I feel silly now. Long story short, the Panamanian has beenContinue reading “Hands of Stone”

Decades Blogathon – Taxi Driver (1976)

Originally posted on three rows back:
So this is the end; the final day of the Decades Blogathon – 6 edition. Thank you once again to everyone who made this such a great blogathon. My biggest thanks goes to my partner in crime on this enterprise – Tom from Digital Shortbread. We had a blast…

Joy

Release: Christmas Day 2015 [Theater] Written by: David O. Russell; Annie Mumolo Directed by: David O. Russell Does a movie have an obligation to become the very thing its title advertises? Should we feel duped if that title says one thing and then the story goes off and does something else? No, Joy is not a movie aboutContinue reading “Joy”

Decades Blogathon – Casino (1995)

Originally posted on three rows back:
As hard as it may be to believe we are entering the home stretch of the Decades Blogathon, hosted by myself and the indubitable Tom from Digital Shortbread! The blogathon focuses on movies that were released in the fifth year of the decade. Tom and I are running different…

The Guest

Release: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (limited) [Redbox] Written by:  Simon Barrett  Directed by: Adam Wingard British actor Dan Stevens elevates Adam Wingard’s thought-provoking and emotional mystery thriller to bloody awesome levels. Though The Guest isn’t exactly a title free from spoiler potential, you’d be hard-pressed to make accurate guesses as to what ultimately becomes of a familyContinue reading “The Guest”

Last Vegas

Release: Friday, November 1, 2013 [Theater] In Vegas, high-priced hookers are a dime a dozen; senior citizens crashing parties, hooking up with girls half their age and going on a bender — eh, not so much. Those types are a little harder to find. Fortunately, four such individuals may be found parading around the infamous StripContinue reading “Last Vegas”

The Family

Release: Thursday, September 12, 2013 [Theater] One can only hope that Robert DeNiro does not go out with a whimper. I mean, it’s still a little early to say the man’s at that point but come on — he is now 70 years old and a few of his latest choices — New Year’s Eve; Killing Season; TheContinue reading “The Family”