Year in Review: 2018 on Thomas J! (Part 2 of 2)

In Part 2, we finish up the year (July thru December) in movie reviews, my seventh (technically sixth full-year) since first joining WordPress back in 2011. (Click here or just scroll your happy self to the bottom of this post if you missed Part 1!) The back half of 2018 found Thomas J putting up … Continue reading Year in Review: 2018 on Thomas J! (Part 2 of 2)

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Year in Review: 2018 on Thomas J! (Part 1 of 2)

It has been some time since I went overboard and put together one of these long-winded end-of-year summaries; I think the last time I did anything like this was when I last "hosted" my own little version of the Academy Awards presentation -- circa 2016, I think? Long-time readers remember this annual feature as The … Continue reading Year in Review: 2018 on Thomas J! (Part 1 of 2)

Searching

Release: Friday, August 31, 2018 →Theater Written by: Aneesh Chaganty; Sev Ohanian Directed by: Aneesh Chaganty Searching is undoubtedly among the year's most pleasantly surprising discoveries. Featuring a unique presentation style that repurposes your local big screen as a 20-foot-tall facsimile of your own favorite personal devices, as well as a crucially sympathetic performance from star John Cho (of … Continue reading Searching

The Meg

Release: Friday, August 10, 2018 →Theater Written by: Dean Georgaris; Jon and Erich Hoeber Directed by: Jon Turteltaub More like . . . The Meh. I really couldn't give a shark shit about this movie, but here goes this anyway. It says something about Jason Statham's box office pull that I found my tingling buttocks planted in a … Continue reading The Meg

A Quiet Place

Release: Friday, April 6, 2018 →Theater Written by: Bryan Woods; Scott Beck; John Krasinski Directed by: John Krasinski As a relatively newly minted father himself, actor-director-Scranton prankster John Krasinski seems to be sharing with us in his horror debut something deeply personal, an epiphany that has struck him, like it might another parent, as horrifying: There will eventually … Continue reading A Quiet Place

Unsane

Release: Friday, March 23, 2018 →Theater Written by: Jonathan Bernstein; James Greer Directed by: Steven Soderbergh Steven Soderbergh is to date the most recognizable filmmaker to have publicly touted the virtues of making movies using your own smartphone. We aren't talking Instagram videos of course, but full-length feature films. In this case, a gritty horror film about a … Continue reading Unsane

The Commuter

Release: Friday, January 12, 2018 →Theater Written by: Byron Willinger; Philip de Blasi; Ryan Engle Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra The Commuter is the fourth time director Jaume Collet-Serra and Liam Neeson have teamed up to deliver you the questionable goods. Sure, it was Pierre Morel's Taken that discovered the fountain of ass-kicking youth within the 66-year-old actor, but it's Serra … Continue reading The Commuter