I love being surprised by films in the early part of the year. January and February, as we know, is where films get dumped when the companies think they’ve got a stinker and maybe it’ll make a small splash, where any other time of year, it would die a horrible death. But then, every once…Details
Chris and Graham welcome back Doug Benson to talk about the 2015 Academy Awards nominations! See if these three film nerds can help your Oscar pool.
A submarine thriller in the midst of Oscar season? All the Academy contenders in the theater and you want me to think about seeing a little movie in the weirdly specific submarine niche? Um, ok. In fact, that’s kind of what drew me to it. It NOT an Oscar movie. And hey, it’s got Jude…Details
I really loved the trailer to this film. The person that cut the trailer really did their job well, because it made the film look really funny and have a lot of character. It’s not that the trailer lied to us or anything, because it didn’t. Inherent Vice is full of really great characters, and…Details
I remember a tragic story in the news a year or so ago about an ex-sniper that was killed on a firing range helping other soldiers that had come home with PTSD. I didn’t realize at first that this film was about the same guy. American Sniper is essentially a biopic about Navy SEAL sniper…Details
For many musical theatre types, Into The Woods is a master work, one of the best pieces by Stephen Sondheim, the anti-populist, intellectual, “difficult” composer and lyricist. Into The Woods is one of his biggies, featuring great music and songs, strong characters, and a fun storyline that subverts a bunch of fairy tales. Huge in…Details
I met Paddington the Bear at a very tender moment in my life. I had been moved to London from Sydney at age seven, an only child, with no friends in my new city and a total sense of displacement. My parents immediately bought me a Paddington Bear, who became my fast friend. I could…Details
Ok, I don’t know if this is going to be what anyone expects, but frankly, I’m really glad the whole Middle Earth film adaptations are done. it’s not that Battle of the Five Armies was bad or anything, because it’s not. But The Hobbit really only needed to be two films at most, and there’s…Details