In almost every comedic movie I've ever seen, no matter how funny the overall film is, there's going to be moments of drama. It seems all comedic writers need to channel their inner Billy Shakespeare. What I adore about Richard Linklater's Everybody Wants Some is the closest we get to drama is the comment made by Jake, the character most of the movie is seen through, about Super Baseball Scout Pete Ward, not being real. The tension lasts for seconds,…
Sometimes we romanticize the wrong people. Killers, thieves, bandits etc etc. QT, never known for passing History class, does something so right, I can’t stop smiling. Instead of painting some sympathetic picture of the Manson Family, he picks Margot Robbie’s Sharon Tate as his rightful muse. The passion in her presence is contagious. She doesn’t have a lot of lines, but this is her movie. Without her character, none of this would be possible.
Brad and Leo are real movie…
Night Walk has a very deceptive poster. I bet you can guess the two actors that have more of a cameo than a main character arc?
The supporting cast of Night Walk does feature a lot of action superstars. We have Mickey Rourke, Eric Roberts, Louis Mandylor, Ricco Ross from Aliens, Richard Tyson and Patrick Kilpatrick. What a cast! Too bad most get under or misused. The highlight is definitely Kilpatrick as a crooked prison guard.
The plot is a romance…
Die Hard at the Supermarket.
I am glad to see Tyrese getting work. We all know he needs all the money he can get. Rogue Hostage is a Die Hard copycat that features solid baddies, but fails in a lot of other categories. I particularly did not appreciate the awful CG gun muzzle effects. It totally kills the throwback vibe the film tries to portray.
With Rogue Hostage, I have definitely seen a lot better films in the same category, but at the same time, I have definitely seen a lot worse.
Damien Chezelle's tale of a boy, his drums, and a teacher that speaks ever so loudly, and carries the biggest stick of badass this side of the Academy Awards, in one of the most heart pounding cardiac arrest breathtaking intense movies I've ever seen. The opening beat. The opening shot. The first time J.K. Simmons speaks. Groovy funky jazzy music makes all movies better. RIFIFI is the shit. Carter Burke? I knew Miles Teller was going to be special after…
Hell or High Water might be the most adult film I've seen this decade. No gimmicks. No juvenile tendencies. No bull. No cheap shots. It's a Deep Fried Wild West Western Texas Noir, filmed in New Mexico, but it's Texas to the bone.
Jeff Bridges is the cop. Chris Pine is the robber. However, they're both duel-protagonists. The outlaw in me wanted Mr Pine to win the duel. While my conscience cheered on Mr Bridges. Both, have polar opposite partners.…