Baz Luhrmann makes me wish I was born deaf and blind. If it wasn't for… MoreBaz Luhrmann makes me wish I was born deaf and blind. If it wasn't for Leo's quality acting this would have gotten a big zip zero...old sport. (6-15-13)
A black & white peek into the borderline nihilism of the… MoreA black & white peek into the borderline nihilism of the twenty-somethings of aimless America. Frances is a somewhat spastic whirling dervish going nowhere in particular. She's an almost 30 going on 13. Greta Gerwig - an acquired taste I have yet to acquire. (6-11-13)
Very funny indeed as the boys party at the Franco frat house until the… MoreVery funny indeed as the boys party at the Franco frat house until the end of days dawns upon them. No script for this one as it all seems as one long improv on death and friendship...and getting high, of course. PS...rape jokes not funny! (6-5-13)
Nobody gets shot nor is there any car chases or sex, but there is a… MoreNobody gets shot nor is there any car chases or sex, but there is a lot of great story-telling by Sarah Polley and her family. Basically it is a Roshomon look at her paternity and at Diane - her mother/actress/life of the party/enigma. After a very lackluster 2012 Take This Waltz, Polley returns to the great directing we witnessed in Away From Her. The mysteries she chases in Stories We Tell are well worth the price of admission. (5-31-13)
A dazzling piece of showmanship which magically entertained me… MoreA dazzling piece of showmanship which magically entertained me throughout. Eisenberg brought the right amount of smarm and Harrelson the right amount of charm in joining eye candy Fisher...and who knew baby brother Franco could act this good. Nice twist at the end. A minor flaws in the film was outrageously bad continuity with Isla Fisher going from a skirt to pants then back again many times in one sequence. Along with a smart script with excellent cinematography, NYSM made for a great trip into the dark. (5-22-13).
Barely humorous and highly predictable...The Internship devolved into… MoreBarely humorous and highly predictable...The Internship devolved into just one big ass kiss for Google. The "bros before hos" patter between Vaughn and Wilson quickly grew weary. Nice shots of the Bay area. Is John Goodman in every movie this year? (5-30-13)
Better than expected but after the total stink bomb of HO2 the bar… MoreBetter than expected but after the total stink bomb of HO2 the bar wasn't set very high. Cooper seemed mildly interested, Helms kept uttered signature lines from the other films while Galifianakis was creepy again as the man-boy with no filters. Ken Jeong was most annoying. Time to hang'em up boys! (5-30-13)
Stand By Me meets Lord of the Flies in this pleasing boys becoming men… MoreStand By Me meets Lord of the Flies in this pleasing boys becoming men film. The Kings of Summer follows two young men fed up with their home life and a very odd kid who talks like David Sedaris and looks like the Despicable Me character (the actor Moises Arias is in fact in the DM sequel) as they set out on their own to live in the wilds of suburban Ohio. All the actors were quite good and although slow at times the Kings of Summer stands and delivers a nice message of friendship. (5-23-13)