I saw Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues on opening night; however, due to it being released during the Christmas season, it gets shuffled into already a busy time. Then comes Oscar season and some movies get neglected.
Last week, Anchorman 2 was rereleased in theaters as an R-rated version (originally it was a PG-13 [but a fairly hard PG-13]). It was a special one week only release with 763 new jokes. A podcast interview with director Adam McKay revealed that due to the amount of footage they have, this wasn’t an empty, pumped up boast.
So, given that this review is coming out on the final day of the limited release, we clearly know that I am horrible with time frames. Continue reading
How’d I do?
Ehhhhhhhhhh. Continue reading
We all know that this is time to shine. Let’s cut the chitchat and get right to it, kids and kittens: Continue reading
Italian director Dario Argento is a living legend in horror movie history. The man behind Tenebre, Suspiria and Deep Red has created some of the most shocking, thrilling and horrifying movies in cinema.
Clearly, something has happened to that man. Perhaps he was taken over by a bodysnatcher. The man that directed Argento’s Dracula (Dracula 3D) can’t be the same Dario Argento because this movie is a pile of crap. Continue reading
The Lego Movie is fantastic. It’s one of the best kids’ movie I’ve seen in years. It’s not only better than I expected, but it’s better than its premise, structure, cast, crew, and script could have reasonably been expected to be. There is a geometric expansion of excellence between the potential seen when looked at The Lego Movie as an idea on paper and seeing the final film. It should not under any realistic circumstances have been this good.
How’s that for an opening paragraph? Continue reading
Josh Oppenheimer is one majorly ambitious man.
He also knows the difference between gangster and “gangster.” One means a thug akin to a mafioso and the other means “a free man,” akin to a rebel or patriot. After watching The Act of Killing, so will you. Continue reading
Let me start this off with a couple of apologies.
- Yes, it’s just about the end of January 2014 and here I am finally getting around to a best of 2013. That’s horribly late. I’m aware of that. In my defense, I’ve been very busy the past few months and don’t live in a big demographic market, as opposed to the other members of SeriouslyGuys. Some movies take longer than I’d like to get to me.
- This is just the movies that I’ve managed to see. Truthfully, I’ve not had the time to see The Wolf of Wall Street, though I really want (sorry, I don’t exactly have 3 free hours at the moment). Along with that, I haven’t seen managed to see 12 Years A Slave, Captain Phillips, Nebraska, Fruitvale Station, Blue Jasmine, Inside Llewyn Davis, Gravity or Dallas Buyers Club.
- The movies below I’m qualifying as the movies that had a major market releases in 2013 (which is what manages to qualify some from being a 2012 or a 2014 movie).
Let’s get on with the show. Continue reading
Cinematic claims of authenticity are intriguing and almost always misleading. Back in the 70s, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was advertised with the tag line: “It happened!”, while in the 90s the Coen brothers opened Fargo with the words: “This is a true story”.
It didn’t and it wasn’t.
The Men Who Stare at Goats assured audiences that “more of this is true than you would believe”.
Now into the great canon of cinema confusion comes American Hustle, which begins with the words: “Some of this actually happened.”
Maybe it did, maybe it didn’t. I was too entertained to care. Continue reading
She’s the girl next door. She’s sultry, she’s sweet, she’s chipper and she cares.
She’s also the operating system of a computer. Meet Samantha: she’s her.
At once a brilliant conceptual gag and a deeply sincere romance, her is the unlikely yet completely plausible love story about a man, who sometimes resembles a machine, and an operating system, who very much suggests a living woman.
Before seeing that movie, I don’t think I would have ever written that sentence. Continue reading
There is no way whatsoever that you could have Jerry Springer, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity or Glenn Beck without Morton Downey Jr. In its portrait of an incendiary media figure who burned brightly before crashing and burning, Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie effectively makes the case that the controversial talk-show host effectively spawned such modern-day contemporaries as the above mentioned and countless others. This fascinating show-business documentary brings its subject to life, warts and all, in a way that you could assume would have thoroughly pleased him. Continue reading