Why Him? is ordinarily not the kind of film I would go see in the theaters. Had it not been for two key factors I don’t think I would have gone. First it had the very irresistible and hilarious trailers on its side. That Red-band one was insane. Although I went in hoping that all the funny […]
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I found myself facing an interesting conundrum with Before I Fall, a film depicting the most extreme version of a conundrum. Given the use of a time loop as the film’s hook, would it be possible for me to see around this familiar concept to find something deeper? As the film circled around the same […]
Why Him? is ordinarily not the kind of film I would go see in the theaters. Had it not been for two key factors I don’t think I would have gone. First it has the very irresistible and hilarious trailers on its side. That Red-band one is insane. Although I’m hoping all the funny parts […]
There was something a bit subliminal that drew me into eventually reviewing Dirty Grandpa on Blu-ray. Maybe it was partly my love of Bad Grandpa (see my review here) or my loss of my own grandfathers in real life, but it could have also been that ingenious swag Lionsgate sent over too (see below). You pick. However, I do miss […]
I sometimes wonder how difficult it is to make something look easy. Writer/director Richard Linklater has largely specialized in putting together films that depict people acting natural enough, talking (sometimes philosophically) and occasionally involving themselves in some kind of activity. From his simpler efforts like Before Sunrise/Sunset/Midnight to his acclaimed epic, Boyhood, this filmmaker style […]
Never a post of joy, but every year does see the release of films that are not very good. I never seek out films with the purpose of hating them and a majority of these are not without redeemable elements, but if I have at least 10 films on a list that I consider better […]
Vampire Academy seems like it could have been a fun mix of meta-humor surrounding the recent wave of vampire and young adult novel themed-culture and satire dealing with high school drama. Unfortunately, this new film based on a young adult, paranormal romance book series (which I assume is a best-seller, because they all seem to […]