Fantastic Fest 2016 Recap

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Fantastic Fest 2016 was, as always, a great party.    I ate too much fried food, was movie critic Leonard Maltin’s personal driver for a couple of days, and had an argument at the bar with a drunk Irish guy who… Continue Reading

On Junk Food, Suicide Squad, and Story Telling

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I really enjoyed Suicide Squad. I describe it as, “big, stupid fun,” like delicious, carcinogenic junk food. Critics hate it, but most people are calling Suicide Squad ‘fun’. I’ve been trying to figure out what is it about Suicide Squad that… Continue Reading

Review: Hail, Ceasar!

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I thoroughly enjoyed Hail, Caesar! I have not laughed so hard at a movie in a very long time. The talent, the writing, the banter, the pacing, the tropes being mocked… Hail, Caesar! is a Cohens Brothers movie in fine form. The… Continue Reading

Chappie is no Jonny Five and that’s great

I liked Chappie. It’s a very solid contribution to the science fiction subgenre of robot and artificial intelligence movies. It may not appeal to folks who are not well versed in robot movies, and that’s ok. It makes me sad… Continue Reading

Mothra vs The Snot Monster

Godzilla vs The Thing is a kaiju classic. It’s goofy and doesn’t take itself very seriously, except of course when the monsters are fighting. There is some great Godzilla-smash to enjoy, from stepping on factories to people panicking in the streets. Mothra really dishes it out to Godzilla as she fights to protect her offspring. The plot is fun, following two newspaper reporters and a scientist as they try to expose the corruption of a local power hungry businessmen whose greed nearly dooms Japan to Godzilla’s wrath.
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October is the craziest month every year

October is crazy for us, because we throw a huge, themed, Halloween party every year. Right before things kick into high gear, we vanish for a week into Fantastic Fest in late September.  I’ve been gluing eyes into roses for… Continue Reading

Review – The Hundred Foot Journey

This is the warm and fuzzy date night movie of the summer.  Grab your person you like to feel happy with and go see The Hundred Foot Journey this weekend. A sweet story about chasing dreams, tough decisions, and making… Continue Reading