Zombieland: Double Tap

Release: Friday, October 18, 2019 →On Demand Written by: Rhett Reese; Paul Wernick; Dave Callaham Directed by: Ruben Fleischer I’m not much of a zombie guy but I have a lot of time for Zombieland. The original, now over a decade old, was this fun little hang-out movie set at the end of the world, a nice, self-contained story thatContinue reading “Zombieland: Double Tap”

Top Five

Release: Friday, December 12, 2014 [Redbox] Written by: Chris Rock Directed by: Chris Rock Dear Chris Rock, I am writing this with the hope that I don’t come across as another James Nielson. Yes, I am an aspiring film critic. Over the few years since I started up my own blog I’ve bore witness to all manners ofContinue reading “Top Five”

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”

TBT: He Got Game (1998)

Yesterday marked the end of the regular 2013-’14 NBA season. I do realize that to a great many people this day passes with the significance of a fart, but to some, April 16 marks the official arrival of a much-anticipated point in the year, the moment when professional basketball becomes VERY interesting to watch (and someContinue reading “TBT: He Got Game (1998)”

Gimme Shelter

Release: Friday, January 24, 2014 (limited) [Theater] Gimme Shelter finds Vanessa Hudgens and Rosario Dawson playing down their beauty profoundly as Hudgens goes from literal rags to riches in this powerful and emotional drama about life on the streets. The High School Musical starlet ditches the cute smiles and glitzy performances at the behest of writer/directorContinue reading “Gimme Shelter”

TBT: Seven Pounds (2008)

Will Smith is making for a great throwback-themed month, I’ve just realized. He’s a superstar, yes, that’s true. But more than that, he’s more diverse of an actor than I may have previously considered him to be. July has turned out to be a fun examination of a few of his biggest hits, each ofContinue reading “TBT: Seven Pounds (2008)”

Trance

Release: Friday, April 5, 2013 (limited) [Theater] Danny Boyle has a new look in 2013: his latest entry Trance shimmers with style and oozes with color. It’s editing and transitions, intentionally disjointed and jarring, provide a moviegoing experience unlike any other so far this year. It is superbly acted, and the overarching plot is reminiscentContinue reading “Trance”