Friday, October 21, 2016
I love Greg Mottola for the most part, i love Superbad, Adventureland & Paul, Daytrippers was so so, but look at his other films. Superbad is us in high school, nerds partying it up, trying to get the girl. Look at Adventureland, trying to find where you need to be. Then there is Paul, his geekiest yet. Superbad is his funniest, Adventureland is his best, and it is my favorite too. Now we get Keeping Up with the Jonses, a film that is pretty much a director for hire project. SUperbad he was sought out by Judd Apatow & Seth Rogen, Rogen & Simon Pegg did the same for Paul, Adventureland was his own project. Here you can tell his heart wasn't into it, it felt like a hack job, but it was still a fun flick, i wasn't bored, i laughed here & there, just didn't laugh alot, and the jokes i did laugh at, weren't hilarious, there were some good puns in there but overall, alot fell flat. With that said, if you want to spend an hour & a half at the theatre, go for it, but i recommend waiting at home to be honest.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Here we go, the big little film that could of 2016, a film that lit it up at the festivals, and you know what, it measures up. I respect how the film was made, largely unknowns, if that, as some weren't even actors, and shot chronologically. It looks great, has a grit to it, i hear there was alot of improv, and if so, that is wicked cool. The acting is good, it reminds me of Kids, but i liked it better. Much like Kids, it is a film with characters i would not want to hang out with. I know kids like this, alot work at haunted houses, not bad kids, just this type. as far as magazine sellers go, i have met many in my time, you can tell they are lying, but none are aggressive, pretty much how the film shows them, is how they are. Unlike Kids, i didn't hate all the characters, just a bit of them goes a long way. Now some have called this, the new Dazed & Confused and the new Easy Rider. Easy Rider was about freedom, as is this, Dazed was about youth, as is this, that is about it. Dazed is a classic, Rider is a classic, i think this has an audience but it will be in a full on hipster crowd. The ending could go either way, Dazed is bright, Rider is dark, where does the end of this film leave us? We don't know, and that is brilliant. Personally i think it will be good for a while, but shit will happen, and Star(our lead) will begin to earn money elsewhere. The film's beginning is rather sad, showing how some kids have it, makes you put your life in perspective, and seeing where they get their food from is sad. It took me awhile to want to type this up, cause i wasn't sure how i felt, but i am liking it more & more as the day goes on!
Sunday, October 16, 2016
If you watch the trailer for the Accountant it looks like a by the numbers drama, decent but possibly forgettable, if you watch the film, it is much more of an action film, a lite John Wick, but not as cool. The flick is being dumped on by critics, and i assume it is because they didn't want as much action and violence in it, it is pretty cool shit to see, to be honest. Now i can see them hating the JK Simmons sub plot, as it really has nothing much to do with the main story other than giving us background info, truly the end of his subplot, meant nothing. Ben Affleck & Jon Berthnal are awesome as opposing badasses, Anna Kendrick is adorable but could have been stronger. I was surprised by how badass the action is, the hand to hand combat, the shootouts, pretty much everything.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Bryan Cranston is a saint! The dude was the only good part of Godzilla, he was amazing in Trumbo, a film that may not have been as good with out him, and now Infiltrator, he & Johnny Legs are great here. We all know the story, and Narcos is all the rage, haven't watched it, but this was a damn fine flick, i think it needed a better director or more vision, but overall, solid flick!
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
I love Godzilla, LOVE the series, always have, the films, the cartoons, the toys, fuck the american versions, yes both of them, ugh, they suck. Now Godzilla flicks have always been slow burns, However the latest one, needed about 30 minutes of trimming. Now this isn't a Godzilla battle flick, it is a reboot, so the military vs the monster, and in doing so, we see a lot of the government trying to figure out how to take Gojira down. It is okay at first, but begins to drag at the end, as i said, edit out a bit of that, and you have a solid Godzilla flick, Now the destruction is pretty cool, the power is awesome, and the look, I dug, Godzilla evolving was pretty cool, his look was different, but familiar. It isn't on the same level as the old Toho flicks, but anything beats the US versions,