I've put off reviewing Whiplash here, as it has been one to ponder on, for sure. I briefly discuss it on the latest episode of See You Next Wednesday though, if you'd like more.
Definitely one to discuss as you're leaving the theater - and again over drinks. And again a few days later.
I think the complicated nature of the teacher/student relationship is played almost perfectly here.
The caustic, toxic and infectious nature of J.K. Simmons' character leaving a…
All the direction, special effects, and over-stylistic flourishes in the world won't change the fact that this film is trekking through nothing but derivative, been-there-done-that territory - with no scares in sight, groan-worthy sense of humor, and character development that amounts to nothing more than shoving fuck in-between every other fucking word the fucking characters say.
Sorry-not-sorry, Vicious Brothers.
Actually, as a final note, I'll say that I did enjoy the UFO-in-the-rain scene - probably the only effective moment in the film, even though they drag it out more than need be.
A drunk cat keeps messing around with two families in an attempt to ruin their lives. Or something along those lines. Did I mention that Eric Roberts voices the cat? Did I mention he recorded his voice-over in a garbage can? Did I mention David DeCoteau directed it? AVClub describes this movie as a talking animal movie meets The Room - pretty apt. I won't lie, I laughed pretty hard at this pile of crap a couple times.