If the 2016 Presidential Campaign Was a High School Movie
After enduring both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, these politicians and their families are starting to look a lot less like world leaders and a lot more like people I went to high school with. Between all of the cattiness and name calling I feel as if I’m reliving the …
Celebrities: They’re Just Like Us!
They’re in DC! via They visit Adams Morgan! via They take selfies at an unimpressive distance from White House! Shailene and I are shooting in front of the White House today! #Snowden pic.twitter.com/ArtG9B29bw — Joseph Gordon-Levitt (@hitRECordJoe) April 7, 2015 They’re filming their future feature film, Snowden! via What a …
Gone Girl: The Review
I could not take my eyes off of this movie. Based on the bestselling book by Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl tells the story of a husband (future destroyer of the Batman franchise Ben Affleck) accused of murdering his disappeared wife (Rosamund Pike). The pacing, score, and acting were solid. The revelations were…well, a revelation! I have not been so intrigued during a movie this entire year. Problems? Oh, two pretty big ones: 1) The last 20 to 30 minutes dragged. Badly. Came damn near close to hurting the overall film and, 2) While it was probably a solid adaptation, I feel that the movie left out a number of character development pieces that would have helped the viewer understand the principal’s motivations. The single folks will say “This is what I have to look forward to when married?”, while the married exclaim “Wait, murder is an option? Why did no one tell me!?!” Go see it, now. But make sure you do not talk to someone who has read the book. Trust me, I have my reasons.
Fury: The Review
Fury is the “This is why we can’t nice things” of war movies. Taking realism to a whole new level, Fury, in an extremely violent fashion, blitzkriegs its themes directly through your Belgium, not giving a damn how you feel or its effect on you. With a damn good cast that includes the marginally attractive actor Brad Pitt and Optimums Prime-groupie Shia LaBeouf, Fury addresses not only the amazing horrors that man is willing to inflict upon his fellow man, but also what man must do to himself to be able to inflict those horrors. The tanks battles are a wonder to watch. The acting…well, it gets the job done. It runs 2 hours and 15min, but you wouldn’t know that while sitting there. The story is fast moving, forces you to care about the character’s fates, and does a hell of a job during the final battle. Go see it, but prepare yourself for some serious violence beforehand. This is not for the faint of heart.
Wish I Was Here: The Review
As close to a “sequel” as Garden State will ever receive. Just as Garden State was the story of a young man’s quarter-life crisis, Wish I Was Here is a two hour overview of a far more concrete occurrence that will eventually find us all. With a cast to die for, a solid soundtrack, and tight story, Wish I Was Here is a damn good movie. Problems? A few of the scenes feel extraneous. The dialog and acting feel awkward at times. But it does not permanently damage the movie. You will feel ALL THE FEELS. You will cry. I sure as hell did. It won’t win any awards, but it deserves your attention. See it during your late-20’s/early 30’s. Trust me.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: The Review
The Skinny (No Spoilers) Apes so real, you’ll feel like they ACTUALLY want to kill you! Solid film and sequel. The entire movie depends on the CGI and the effects don’t disappoint. The Apes steal the show, leaving humans as supporting cast and catalyst for the drama within the primate’s …
Transformers Age of Extinction: The Review
Exhausted. That’s the word that best describes how you will feel after this movie. It is 2 hours and 45 minutes, not including previews. This movie is a chore. The CGI? Same as the last three movies. The acting? Are you kidding me?!?. The lack of Megan Fox? An unmitigated cinematic tragedy. I’m not going dwell on the plot not making sense. Complaining about the plot not making sense in a Transformers movie is like bitching about the lack of flavor in a Natty Lite. What the else did you expect? There is no compelling reason why 165 minutes are necessary to tell a story about Marky Mark and handful of oversized, malleable Hot Wheels. Hell, the final battle lasted a full 30 (freaking) minutes. The saddest thing: It’s actually better than the last two Transformer movies. Decent step up of the characters, their connection to one another, and the overall plot (No matter how complicated and pretzel-like it might be). In fact, the first 1 and 45 minutes is NOT a complete train wreck. However, after this 45th minute, it’s straight downhill. Stilted dialog, predictable outcomes, and my goodness do the Transformers themselves sound stupid. Do me a favor: Don’t see this movie. Fireworks and beer are expensive. I’m saying you’re better off blowing up your money. Be your own version of Michael Bay.
Famous Friday [Round Up]
#NATIONAL D-Day in photos; This 93 year old man is parachuting into Normandy again in full dress; And just one more D-Day story for you; Don’t make Kevin Spacey go all Frank Underwood on your ass; Will Obama wrestle a bear next?; Those curls are intimidating the world; And yet, …
Bill Clinton the Movie Star
As if we needed more reason to see The Hangover 2… Bill Clinton to cameo in The Hangover 2 We already know Bill Clinton can act, but we’ll soon find out if he’s a comedian. People reports that the former president will make a cameo appearance in The Hangover 2. …
Chair Of Obama’s Economic Recovery Board Busy Teaching Shia LaBeouf How To Act?!
We are pretty pumped for the upcoming movie, “Wall Street 2, Money Never Sleeps”. Which is why this New York Times video of Shia LaBeouf discussing how he researched for the role of Jacob Moore caught our eye. Apparently, Shia spent a lot of time in 2009 hanging around [Democrat] …
If “Going Rogue” Becomes A Movie, We’d Like To Be Cast As The Town Drunk
From Page 120 of Going Rogue: "Some drunk guy walked in and announced, ‘Tony Knowles got jacked up!’" What’s even better is this apparently took place at a bar called Humpy’s.
Netflix Alert: Casino Jack
We’re happy to hear that Kevin Spacey’s career is doing so well. From Anne Schroeder Mullins: [get your popcorn] More casting decisions have been made in what will be D.C.’s finest movie about the latest scandal, otherwise known as the Jack Abramoff story. Kevin Spacey was chosen to play Abramoff, and now …
A Few Less Bills
Sean Penn’s next film will gross $9.50 less than expected thanks to Bill O’Reilly’s refusal to support his movies. [sour Milk]
“War Child” Debuts In DC This Friday
War Child the movie debuts in DC this Friday at the E Street Cinema. War Child is the directorial debut of 30 year old Washingtonian C. Karim Chrobog. It chronicles the life of Emmanuel Jal – Sudanese child soldier turned international hip hop star (he was just up for an …
Oliver Stone to make “fair” movie about George W. Bush