The Lazarus Effect (*) is deadening

The Lazarus Effect - 2015 Director David Gelb Starring Mark Duplass, Olivia Wilde, Donald Glover, Evan Peters, Sarah Bolger Screenplay Luke Dawson, Jeremy Slater The Lazarus Effect is an amazing accomplishment. It's a miracle that a film that is this bad could get even a relatively small budget of 3.3 million, and then somehow translate that investment into over 10 times that … Continue reading The Lazarus Effect (*) is deadening

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Drinking Buddies or why I tend to hate independent films

Drinking Buddies - 2014 Writer and Director Joe Swanberg Starring Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, Ron Livingston 1) They call it a comedy.  There are no laughs at the screen, and only booze induced laughs coming from the screen. 2) Most characters are the most boring people you would ever want to meet. 3) Movie spends way too much … Continue reading Drinking Buddies or why I tend to hate independent films

The Words ain’t about the winning or losing…

The Words - 2012 Written and Directed by Brian Klugman, Lee Sternthal Starring Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde, Jeremy Irons, Ben Barnes, Nora Arnezeder "...It ain't winning or losing. Just the singing of the song...," John Mellencamp, Mansions In Heaven "...Rory Jansen had made his choice...," Clayton Hammond What is the most important thing about writing?  Is it important just … Continue reading The Words ain’t about the winning or losing…

Butter finds liberals guessing what conservatives do

Butter - 2012 Director Jim Field Smith Starring Jennifer Garner, Ty Burrell, Olivia Wilde, Rob Corddy, Ashley Greene, Alicia Silverstone, Hugh Jackman, Yara Shahidi, Kristen Schaal Screenplay Jason Micallef Dear Jennifer, I want to talk a little about the first movie your production company has graced the world with.  I will address each of my topics with its own bullet … Continue reading Butter finds liberals guessing what conservatives do