While I don’t watch as many as I should. I do always have a soft spot for documentaries, especially at festivals. One of my favorite sub-genres has to be the production documentary that gives more insight to the making of a movie, and SXSW this year had one that immediately stuck out to me in The Bandit. I’ve yet to find someone who legitimately dislikes Smokey and the Bandit and you can’t tell me you dislike Burt Reynolds and mean it, so I made sure to find time for this at the festival. So now the question is does this documentary outrun the cops and succeed or crash when jumping the river.
“There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: Music and Cats” – Albert Schweitzer (more…)
I was surprised back in 2013 when I heard that Olympus Has Fallen wasn’t too bad since it seemed like braindead action crap. I always like Aaron Eckhart and like Gerard Butler enough so it shouldn’t have surprised me, but it did but not enough to see it. Another thing that surprised me was that they were deciding to make a sequel coming out 3 years later. But with how surprisingly good the first one supposedly was, I was pretty excited going into my screening.
Danny Boyle’s 2013 overlooked indie is a hypnotic thriller that will keeping you guessing until the very end. (more…)
An in-depth analysis of the 2002 French romantic comedy
40 Years later I’m pleased to report, “The shark is still working. The shark is still working.” *
“People will come Ray. This story, these characters; it’s a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of all that once was good and it could be again.” – Field of Dreams (substituting Star Wars for baseball) (more…)
Airplane II is a comedy so under appreciated people quote lines from it thinking they’re quoting Airplane (more…)
A dark, peculiar thriller, that should be recognized for its ambition, execution, and rebellious spirit. (more…)
I use to hate horror movies. I didn’t like being scared, I didn’t like seeing people hurt, and I sure as hell didn’t like the sight of blood and guts. That all changed one fateful, sleepless night when at an impressionable age I accidentally stumbled upon an insomnia induced, late-night cable screening of Sam Rami’s cult classic Evil Dead 2. (more…)