There are three types of people in this world: wolves, sheep, and sheepdogs.
During the first five or ten minutes of American Sniper prominently displayed before us are the military, church, the bible, a son being properly taught how to use a firearm by a father who firmly believes in corporal punishment. We're presented all those things void of negative or positive commentary leaving you to form you're own opinions on what you're viewing. It's almost too subtle…
Has it ever occurred to you that part of being a parent is tryin' to kill your kids?
John Carpenter turned 67 on January 16th, almost the same day it was revealed that Fox gained rights to remake Escape from New York. Carpenter already has a ridiculous number of his films remade, four by my count, with EFNY and the forever-in-development They Live this has to be some sort of record.
Thankfully I'm righting a wrong I've lived…
We've got to march.
Even if you weren't aware of the events that took place on January 30th 1972 in Derry, Northern Ireland, there's a sense of unease from the opening moments of Bloody Sunday that makes you feel like Northern Ireland sits atop a powder keg with everyone very aware of it, but it's become part of their everyday lives.
Director Paul Greengrass is often criticized for his hand-held camera style, and it some instances to criticisms…
Do you play?
One of those times where I'm ashamed to admit that I've watched the remake, possibly several times, before ever seeing the original. To be fair The Thomas Crown Affair is more cult then classic as it was only moderately successful with mixed critical reviews though.
It's easy to figure out where the mixed reviews come from as the film is clearly a case of style over substance, arguably a dated style, but damn it what…
I'm allergic to politeness.
Melodrama at the highest order! Sibling heirs to an oil empire, one an insecure alcoholic and possible closeted homosexual and his sister an alcoholic nymphomaniac with an obsession for attention, ruin lives like a tornado going through a trailer park.
Robert Stack is the brother in that hellish family and earned himself an Academy Award nomination playing Kyle Hadley, a man insecure in every single aspect you could possibly imagine from his relationship with…
Everybody else up here acts like they've never seen a black man before. Why should the bear be different?
I was running around in circles trying to find an available film I hadn't seen that corresponded with someone's January 12th birthday when I stumbled upon this. Kirstie Alley made a film with Sidney Poitier. I wasn't looking for Kirstie Alley films, but how could anyone pass up this monumental occurrence?
To be honest Poitier and Alley don't share…
Even though Big Hero 6 is a financial and critical success, it's also the best example of why Disney Studios must never directly produce Marvel films. For whatever reason the fact this is based off of a Marvel property is downplayed to the point that most people assume it's a Disney creation. Not sure why that decision was made, that friggin Marvel logo practically prints money.
So with Marvel out of the picture of it's production, Disney Animation…
Hi, Alice. I'm you. And I have something very important to say to you.
-Dr. Alice Howland
Julianne Moore gives a performance worthy of all the attention it is getting as Dr. Alice Howland, a linguistic professor diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease. It's a performance that should get her an Oscar nomination as it elevates a film that is mediocre (at best) on it's own.
I know! I'm an ass for not seeing what everyone else sees in this…
January 11, 1930 - January 7, 2015
Rod Taylor passed away just four days shy of his 85th birthday with close to 60 films credits, his last performance was as Winston Churchill in Inglourious Basterds, but the role that always came to my mind when Taylor is mentioned was of course that of Mitch Brenner coming to the aid of Tippi Hedren in The Birds.
That has now probably been replaced by H. George Wells, a not…
You can't atone for your sins with nightmares.
It's like watching an unfiltered lucid dream from the mind of Alejandro Jodorowsky. At first I was going to say nightmare, but I think this is too tame to be considered a nightmare in Jodorowsky's mind. It's probably just an average run of the mill dream for him.
That's the best description I can give. It was described to me as a "weird horror film", but weird can mean so many…
Somebody once wrote that revenge is a dish that has to be eaten cold. As hot as you are, you're liable to end with indigestion.
Lee Van Cleef had been in film and television since 1952, but it wasn't until his career was floundering that it not only got revitalized but he became a bigger name then ever before after co-starring in Sergio Leone's For a Few Dollars More and then possibly the greatest western ever made The Good,…