Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Release: Friday, May 5, 2017 [Theater] Written by: James Gunn Directed by: James Gunn One of the things that struck me about the sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy is how obviously the returning cast carry their swagger around. It's as if they just got done saving the entire galaxy. But has this level of cockiness really been … Continue reading Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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Because Oscar Said So: Best Supporting Actor Nominees

Because Oscar Said So (B.O.S.S. for short) is yet another first for this blog. In years past I haven't spent much time going into detail about the major categories recognized at the Oscars ceremony, particularly the official selections as quite often I find myself at odds with the Academy's choices. Longtime readers of the site … Continue reading Because Oscar Said So: Best Supporting Actor Nominees

Creed

Release: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Ryan Coogler; Aaron Covington Directed by: Ryan Coogler Perhaps it's the fact that Creed feels more akin to a warm family reunion than a cold cash grab that unnecessarily extends a beloved boxing franchise that has allowed it to curry favor with both critics and audiences alike. The end product certainly doesn't stand on shaky legs, with early … Continue reading Creed

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

Release: Friday, June 6, 2014 (limited) [Theater] Shep Gordon. To not know him is to not live. Or love. Possibly both. The name's iconic in at least the music and film industries, after the would-be social worker established his reputation as an idiosyncratic, freewheeling talent manager who stumbled into the gig thanks to a comical encounter involving Janis … Continue reading Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

Escape Plan

Release: Friday, October 18, 2013 [Theater] What do the Terminator, Jesus, Jurassic Park, 50 Cent and prison break all have in common? The answer: director Mikael Håfström's beyond-ludicrous Escape Plan. That may be the weirdest lead-in ever written, but ultimately it's what you are going to pay for in this latest battle between Hollywood's biggest brand name … Continue reading Escape Plan