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  • John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid

    John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid 2015

    ★★½ Watched 14 Nov, 2015

    Parts of this stand-up special were kinda funny, but I wasn't a fan of Mulaney's delivery, and too many of his jokes were average at best.

    The Ron Says: Skip it.

  • The Big Short

    The Big Short 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 06 Apr, 2016

    Two of the bigger films from 2015 are based on true stories, and were guaranteed to piss me off. One being Spotlight which is about the child molestation scandal that rocked The Catholic Priesthood. The other being The Big Short which is about the credit/housing market crash that took place in the mid 2000's. I watched Spotlight a few days ago and loved it. It pissed me off as predicted, but it's an excellent film. Today it was time to…

  • The Good Dinosaur

    The Good Dinosaur 2015

    ★★★ Watched 01 Mar, 2016 3

    The good says it all in Pixar's The Good Dinosaur. It's just that...good, but not as good as many of their other films including their other 2015 release Inside Out.

    While it was just good to me, my boy ages 5 and 3 loved it. I bought the blu-ray for them so it's a win for daddy.

    The Ron Says: See it.

  • Bone Tomahawk

    Bone Tomahawk 2015

    ★★★ Watched 24 Jan, 2016 12

    S. Craig Zahler's Bone Tomahawk offers up a unique genre bend, but it's a slow burn that burned a little too slow and didn't offer up enough of a reward for my patience. The performances were a highlight and the overall film was good. I was just hoping for an underrated gem, only to get something that was slightly above average.

    The Ron Says: See it, just don't expect anything great.

  • Anthony Jeselnik: Thoughts and Prayers

    Anthony Jeselnik: Thoughts and Prayers 2015

    ★★★ Watched 13 Nov, 2015

    If you like offensive "too soon" humor, you'll get some good laughs out of Anthony Jeselnik's latest special, Thoughts and Prayers. I'm cool with offensive humor, but some of it just felt a little too forced.

    The Ron Says: If you're not easily offended see it. If you are, stay far away.

  • Penis Boy

    Penis Boy 2015

    ½ Watched 04 Nov, 2015 2

    James Healey deserves some props. Guys got a ton of balls putting his name on this.

  • Bridge of Spies

    Bridge of Spies 2015

    ★★★ Watched 09 Mar, 2016 2

    Not sure if I was just really tired or if I was actually really bored, but I had trouble staying awake during Steven Spielberg's Oscar nominated Bridge of Spies. Tom Hanks was excellent as expected, I just kept catching myself dosing off. I'll have to re-watch it sometime to be sure. My apologies for not being able to write a proper review.

    The Ron Says: I'm not sure.

  • Brooklyn

    Brooklyn 2015

    ★★★ Watched 14 Apr, 2016 2

    John Crowley's Brooklyn looks great, has a good story, and is wonderfully acted. It's a really good film, but it's either one I wasn't in the mood for or one that just didn't resonate with me. It's a period drama, a genre that will almost never be my first or even second choice. So it's a bit tricky for me to actually love one. Basically what I'm saying is, for a lot of people this film will probably be great. Just not for me and not today.

    The Ron Says: See it.

  • The Martian

    The Martian 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Feb, 2016 4

    Fuck you Mars
    -Mark Watney

    Based on Andy Weir's bestselling novel, The Martian directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon is one hell of a ride. It's a kinda Mission Imposible/Cast Away mashup that had me tearing up a little bit. Sure the outcome is predictable, but this is a film that's more about the getting there than the ending itself.

    The Ron Says: With excellent direction by Ridley Scott, an emotional story, and a superb performance by Matt Damon, The Martian is must see!

  • Beasts of No Nation

    Beasts of No Nation 2015

    ★★★ Watched 17 Oct, 2015 4

    While it may be a work of fiction, Beasts of No Nation is a film that shows us the harsh realities for far too many children of Africa during the continents numerous wars and conflicts. Children who should be learning, playing with the their friends, and simply being kids are forced to become killers fighting battles with no real understanding of why they're fighting them. If you want to turn a kid into a monster, tear them away from their…

  • The Visit

    The Visit 2015

    ★★★ Watched 10 Feb, 2016

    Going into The Visit, my head was filled with questions. Is M. Night Shyamalan back? Is this merely a step in the right direction? Is it status quo? Or is it a continuation of his epic downfall? Unfortunately I think saying he's back is a bit premature, BUT I think this could lead to him righting the ship. It's more of a half step in the right direction in my opinion. Most of the film I had it at a…

  • Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 29 Apr, 2016

    Whether you're a fan of Apple and it's products or not, There's no denying co-founder Steve Jobs impact on the tech business. His death in October of 2011 due to pancreatic cancer was a huge loss for the business of technology. Danny Boyle's biopic Steve Jobs focuses on his rise and fall then rise again with Apple. His death isn't even mentioned. As biopics go, it's an interesting film about one of the true innovators of mine and many others…