I’m not really into sports. But Peter Berg‘s 2004 high school football movie Friday Night Lights is one of my favorite sports movies. Its even distribution of small town pressure and college hopes gives the characters realistically high stakes, making for a suspenseful and even heartbreaking movie experience. The score, prominently featuring the music of Explosions in the Sky, sets […]
After consulting my movies watched lists from previous years, I’m happy to announce April 2013 was my best April since I start tracking my viewing habits in 2007. That makes it the 4th consecutive “best month” this year. This time of year I usually get bogged down with TV shows wrapping up and, occasionally, nice weather. Despite that, this year […]
After the Shelby mess is shoved under the rug, the motel gets its first (totally not shady) customer and we’re reminded that Norman is in high school. (SPOILERS AHEAD)
Pacific Rim (2013) Release Date: July 12th, 2013 Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman in a Guillermo del Toro movie about humans fighting aliens with giant machines? I’m definitely going to be seeing this one in the theater! I know nothing about this movie. In fact, this is the first trailer I’ve actually watched for it. I have been aware of the […]
Streaming Saturday comes a little late this week. This week’s recommendation is 1998’s “teenvasion of the body snatchers” (I can’t believe I just said that, either) movie The Faculty. Directed by Robert Rodriguez and written by Kevin Williamson, the movie is a slightly dated, very silly, hour and a half that, despite its best efforts, doesn’t leave you feeling like you’ve […]
It’s been a while since I cracked open my Bond set. I really wanted to get into it but other things started occupying my time. Hopefully I’ll be more diligent with my ongoing review. For now, however, enjoy Part two of my 12-part series on the Bond franchise and Blu-Ray collection.
One day last month I had an impromptu double feature with Mean Girls and Easy A. It’s not a stretch to figure out why these two go well together. They’re both comedies about female protagonists dissecting and disrupting the hierarchy of high school life. They’re a natural fit. Which one is better, though? Read on to find out.
I love it when a show or movie makes me feel like a complete moron. This week’s episode of Bates Motel made me feel like an idiot. Let’s get to it. Read on for my thoughts. But beware because there are SPOILERS AHEAD….
I just finished watching the amazing documentary Side by Side on Netflix and deem it very worthy of a Streaming Saturday recommendation. Keanu Reeves interviews many heavy hitters of the industry to get their take on the celluloid vs. digital filmmaking debate. It’s a really fascinating look at the evolving artform of filmmaking. There are a lot of things I […]
One of my earliest movie-going experiences was seeing Jurassic Park in the theater in 1993. I was just shy of 7 years old when my parents told us we were taking a surprise trip somewhere secret. It was a month after a friend’s parents took me to see Super Mario Bros., so it didn’t take long to figure out where […]
At the end of last week’s episode I was excited at the prospect of more Nestor Carbonell. Unfortunately, Sheriff Romero was busy investigating a burglary this week. His absence didn’t make for a bad episode, though. Things continue getting crazy in White Pine Bay. Read on for my thoughts… (SPOILERS AHEAD)
Director: Colin Trevorrow Writer: Derek Connolly Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson, Karan Soni
Norman had a pretty good week. Norma had a couple sleepless nights with the promise of more to come. Emma was suspiciously out sick with the flu. And Dylan spent a couple days off work being a good wingman. Read on for my thoughts on this week’s episode. (SPOILERS AHEAD…)