Friday, June 29, 2018
The Truth About The Leads of American Animals Is That These Are Not Bright Guys And Things Got Out of Hand
The Character-centric Drama of The 40-Year-Old Virgin Tends To Be More Consistently Successful Than Its Comedy
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Jenny Nicholson once put it in describing a Porg toy from Target, "...waking up to everything in your house shifted a few inches to the right."
|An image from the upcoming Uncle Drew movie.|
This Friday see's the release of Uncle Drew, a new comedy starring basketball star Kyrie Irving based on an assortment of Pepsi commercials that starred Irving in old man makeup as a character known as Uncle Drew getting into all sorts of basketball shenanigans. The various Uncle Drew shorts were highly popular viral sensations, garnering enough popularity to generate a feature film adaptation. Hollywood movie studios love to base feature films of all sorts of types of source material (board games, comic books, TV shows, etc.), but movies based on TV commercials like Uncle Drew are a rarer breed, mainly because of the difficulty of trying to have company mascots who feature in said 30-second long TV commercials sustain an expansive feature-length narrative.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Last Flag Flying Is The Newest Thoughtful & Heartfelt Accomplishment From Director Richard Linklater
Monday, June 25, 2018
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Monday, June 18, 2018
Sunday, June 17, 2018
The Power of Holly Hunter Is Felt As Incredibles 2 Has Super-Heroic Record-Breaking Weekend That Narrowly Edges Out Opening Weekend of Gotti
Friday, June 15, 2018
Writer/Director Paul Schrader Delivers Something Equally Bleak And Unforgettable With First Reformed
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Ocean's 8 Scores Biggest Opening Weekend For An Ocean's Movie While Hereditary Scares Up Big Bucks And Hotel Artemis Is Filled With Vacancies
Friday, June 8, 2018
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Everyone puts a piece of themselves into the art they create, frequently in a subconscious manner. Your likes and dislikes in all sorts of areas of your life find a way to be subtly imprinted on the art you create, though many artists go even further this and create works that intentionally reflect their own lives and experiences. Jennifer Fox has gone this particular route in directing the motion picture The Tale, which chronicles her process of coming to terms with the fact that she was sexually abused as a child. Her cinematic depiction of this event is so tied into reality that the main character isn't given a pseudonym, lead actor Laura Dern simply plays Jennifer Fox herself (though there text at the start of the end credits that does clarify that certain names and locations have been changed for this motion picture).
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Twenty years ago, DreamWorks Animation started off with a clear goal in mind: become the first American animation studio that could rival Disney in the realm of animated motion pictures. After all, they had the former of Disney animation Jeffrey Katzenberg, steering the ship, that alone made people think this could work. The studio started off on an ambitious note with grandiose titles like The Prince of Egypt that had a scope of storytelling and darker tone separated from animated fare from Disney. But ambitious dramatic fare (as well as using hand-drawn animation) was put on the backburner once Shrek became easily their biggest movie. Suddenly, comedies crammed with celebrities and bathroom humor were the go-to movies for the studio and there was no going back.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Monday, June 4, 2018
Sunday, June 3, 2018
Solo Tops Weak Post-Memorial Day Weekend Box Office As Adrift Sets Sail, Upgrade Puts Up A Fight And Action Point Collapses
Friday, June 1, 2018
Losing Ground Helped Break Ground In The 1980's With A Gripping Tale of A Relationship Falling Apart
Will directed by Jessie Maple, while the following year would see the release of the subject of this review, Losing Ground, a drama written and directed by Kathleen Collins. Given the immense subjugation facing women and especially women of color in the film industry in that era (as well as in the modern-day world), the unprecedented achievements made by both Jessie Maple and Kathleen Collins simply getting their individual features made was astounding while further impressiveness can be found in the fact that Losing Ground was a high-quality directorial debut for Kathleen Collins (I cannot speak for the quality of Will having not seen it myself).