Director Denis Villeneuve was the one aspect that most solidified my faith in this revelatory sequel to the beloved 1982 Ridley Scott-helmed classic, Blade Runner, and I couldn't be happier that it lived up to - actually, even exceeded - my already extremely high expectations. Villeneuve is, in my opinion, one of the best and most exciting working directors around these days and he puts his all into this dazzling effort. Even though I saw it over 24 hours ago…
I've been a Nirvana fan for as long as I can remember. They've been my favorite band ever since I heard "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and immediately asked my one uncle to lend me each of their albums, and I would sit around in my bedroom blaring them one after another. From Bleach to MTV Unplugged in New York and every other live album along with the With the Lights Out box-set in between, I would consistently listen to each…
Rewatched with the immensely enjoyable audio commentary done by my father and Brandon Bentley that is included on the recent Blu-ray release of this. The film has its moments (notably the end) and it's very interesting to see such an early "starring" Jackie role, but it is mostly forgettable and I found the commentary to be more entertaining than the film itself for a lot of the running time. Despite this, 88 Films has once again managed to conjure up yet another excellent release. Good stuff!!
Tremendously fun from beginning to end and definitely what was needed in the midst of a seemingly never-ending week. Not once have I looked at Saul Goodman and thought "This is who we need as our next 50+ year old modern day action star" but you just never know what's going to happen - and truth be told, I suppose I never thought that about good ol' Liam either before the first Taken movie rolled around. Odenkirk pulls it off…
"Hey, Napoleon. What did you do last summer again?"
"I told you! I spent it with my uncle in Alaska hunting wolverines!"
"Did you shoot any?"
"Yes, like 50 of 'em! They kept trying to attack my cousins, what the heck would you do in a situation like that?"
"What kind of gun did you use?"
"A freakin' 12-gauge, what do you think?"
I find Napoleon Dynamite to be one of the most entertaining movies about basically nothing, ever.