• Gunpowder Milkshake

    Gunpowder Milkshake

    ★★★

    A "harmless" little film unless you consider why it's supposedly cool for women to aspire to the same level as violence as men. That being said, this sort of solidifies Karen Gillan as the action star she is. Michelle Yeoh has always been great at wielding weapons and it was great to see her here as well as Angela Bassett, Carla Gugino, and Lena Headey.

    The diner scene weirdly channeled Baby Driver and I felt the henchmen and "boss" Nathan (Paul Giamatti) were way too cartoonish for me to feel threatened or invested in their part of the story. Otherwise, I really have no complaints.

  • Pig

    Pig

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The screenwriting rule I referenced in my other review is to make it look like everything is lost and then find a way back. They did not find the way back.

  • Pig

    Pig

    ★★½

    “This isn't real.”

    Honestly, I was really disappointed by Pig so I hadn't posted a review sooner. I ended up watching it three times, trying to find something good about it.

    Probably my favorite part was when Rob (Nicolas Cage) starts to questions reality. Alex Wolff is great as Amir, on one hand, but the character is very tacky.

    I am happy for those people out there who are enjoying the film, but I think it breaks one of the…

  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture

    Star Trek: The Motion Picture

    Film: You mean the machine wants to physically join with a human being?
    Me: So this is the movie that inspired Her.


    Side-note: I could never imagine that a film directed by Robert Wise could be so bad. The special effects are absolutely terrible which could be possibly forgiven, except the story is dry, stale, and if it were food, I think I would have choked on it. I guess I am more of a Star Wars fan, even though the sequels are supposed to be much better.

  • Happythankyoumoreplease

    Happythankyoumoreplease

    ★★★½

    I liked this film for the most part. Malin Akerman's character has alopecia and is probably the hottest character in the film. Sam (Josh Radnor), our writer/director/leading man tries to help out a kid, Rasheen (Michael Algieri). Kata Mara also makes an appearance as a bartender from the South adjusting to The City.

    However, Mary Catherine (Zoe Kazan) threatens to eat her male partner's face if he doesn't “feed" her (I guess feminism hadn't been invented yet).

    A good watch, overall.

    Rating: 6.5/10

  • Happy Go Lovely

    Happy Go Lovely

    This movie was so bad! I nearly turned it off in the beginning. If I had, I really wouldn't have been missing out on much. The blackface act can be tossed in the bin.

    David Niven was really the only decent thing about it; apart from him, the whole thing stinks. He plays the millionaire "B.G. Bruno" who is wrapped into a deception. The audience can figure out the deception really quick, so it's awfully tedious.

    Vegan alert:
    -Miss Janet…

  • Moll Flanders

    Moll Flanders

    ★★★

    Hibble (Morgan Freeman) tells story of Moll Flanders to Flora (Aisling Corcoran). It feels like it's in the tradition of The Princess Bride (Robin Wright is in this too) almost, except that Hibble is part of the actual story. Overall, I felt it was okay. It didn't really excite me, but it held my interest.

  • Hook

    Hook

    ★★★½

    Besides Home Alone, this was one of my favorite films as a kid.

  • Faraway Eyes

    Faraway Eyes

    Here After AKA Faraway Eyes

    I was constantly reminded by Groundhog Day while watching this film. Michael (Andy Karl) is challenged by Scarlett (Christina Ricci) in the afterlife to find a soulmate in order to not disappear forever. Since he was an actor who hadn’t quite caught his break, he doesn’t have much going for him. He also had a personality problem, so the half of the movie wasn’t very pleasing to watch. Nora Arnezeder shines as Honey Bee, Michael’s…

  • Old

    Old

    ★★★★

    Saw 7/19/21 -- review held until 7/22/21 for embargo

    “Something is going on with time on this beach.”

    A family of four goes on a tropical vacation after mom (Vicky Krieps) scores reservations online. But the Anamika Resort should really be called the Economica Resort, and you get what you pay for. The family is suspiciously “selected” to go to a more exclusive part of the beach. Since the kids, Trent (Nolan River) and Maddox (Alexa Swinton), are fighting and…

  • The Ward

    The Ward

    ★★½

    On Mondays, my friend held an hour or two long discussion on the films of John Carpenter, wrapping up with The Ward. I unfortunately missed it because Old was scheduled for that night. But I intended to watch this film from J.C., mainly because I had never heard of it.

    It does some things right like handcuff Amber Heard and put her in a straight jacket. However, it seemed like a cheap version of Girl, Interrupted and other films of…

  • Ghosts of Mars

    Ghosts of Mars

    I listened to an in-depth conversation about this film about a week and a half ago on Clubhouse. It seemed to have its merits, so I checked it out, but I just wasn't that into it.