Game Night (****) is great in how good it is

It’s early in the year, but so far, this is the best comedy. I haven’t laughed at  a film considered a comedy in several years. Let’s hope this is the start of a trend.

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The Wolf of Wall Street is a worn out path

  The Wolf of Wall Street - 2013 Director Martin Scorsese Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jon Favreau, Jean Dujardin Screenplay Terence Winter based on the book by Jordan Belfort All throughout The Wolf of Wall Street, I wondered who it was exactly Scorsese was appealing to.  It made a boatload of money and people … Continue reading The Wolf of Wall Street is a worn out path

The Spectacular Now (****)- Young, drunk and full of hope.

The Spectacular Now - 2013 Director James Ponsoldt Starring Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Brie Larson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kyle Chandler, Bob Odenkirk, Andre Royer, Dayo Okeniyi, Kaitlyn Dever Screenplay Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber based on the book by Tim Tharp There is a time after Sutter and Aimee (Teller and Woodley) share a most intimate moment where she lays there and looks … Continue reading The Spectacular Now (****)- Young, drunk and full of hope.

Broken City welcome to the home of underachievement

Broken City - 2013 Director Allen Hughes Starring Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jeffrey Wright, Barry Pepper, Alona Tal, Natalie Martinez, Kyle Chandler, Griffin Dunne, James Ransone Screenplay Brian Tucker All that acting talent.  What I wouldn't give to see Jeffrey Wright win an Oscar one day.  Russell Crowe with a politician's haircut.  Barry Pepper with … Continue reading Broken City welcome to the home of underachievement

Argo: It’s that few rotten million…

Argo - 2012 Director - Ben Affleck Starring - Affleck, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Tate Donovan, Clea Duvall, Victor Garber, Philip Baker Hall, Kyle Chandler, Michael Parks, Chris Messina, Titus Welliver Screenplay - Chris Terrio Alan Arkin is remarkable.  He's been doing the same shtick for 50 years.  You would think it'd get old by now.  It hasn't. … Continue reading Argo: It’s that few rotten million…

Zero Dark Thirty or Forty, Whatever it Takes.

Zero Dark Thirty - 2012 Director Katheryn Bigelow Starring Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Ehle, Joel Edgerton, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Mark Strong, Harold Perrineau, Chris Pratt, Édgar Ramírez, Mark Duplass, James Gandolfini Screenplay Mark Boal I spent much of the Bush administration reading books about the wars in the middle east after 9/11.  Most of it was read in disgust … Continue reading Zero Dark Thirty or Forty, Whatever it Takes.