The 5th Wave (**) is low impact repetition

There is nothing here distinguishing this film from any of those other stories. The only appeal it can possibly have is if you are young enough to have not been inundated by the other examples and still think that it's pluck that wins out over experience.

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 Conjuring: Because we’re running out of horror titles

The Conjuring - 2013 Director James Wan Starring Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor Screenplay Chad and Carey Hayes The path has been taken so many times by now it's a wonder it ever works at all.  It's about technique and its more than a little about feigning surprise.  I think that might be why Patrick Wilson can do … Continue reading The Conjuring: Because we’re running out of horror titles