Swiss Army Man (****) Esoterica for the masses

As for Scheinert and Kwan, this is the first I have heard of them. Their allegiance to farts is admirable and if there is no other statement they make to the world, this is a worthy first effort. If you see no other film with a friend who likes farting, this is it.

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10 Cloverfield Lane: Children behave… (****1/2)

This is the rare case where the tie in works for the right reasons.

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.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter: An Acceptable Farce

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - 2012 Director Timur Bekmambetov Cast Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rufus Sewell, Martin Csokas, Alan Tudyk Screenplay Seth Grahame-Smith There is something good to be said for just going for it.  In the case of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, we have a concept that is ridiculous beyond measure.  The 16th … Continue reading Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter: An Acceptable Farce

The Thing is a good compliment to the classic

The Thing - 2011 Directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thomsen, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Eric Christian Olsen, Jørgen Langhelle Written by Eric Heisserer So the word has it that this movie sucked.  The box office receipts seemed to confirm this.  Still, being a fan of Joel Edgerton (he of the wonderful move, Warrior) and so … Continue reading The Thing is a good compliment to the classic