Sunday, May 24, 2020

Run



HBO's Run at 7 episodes is a quick watch. Each episode moves at a fast pace, has great dark humor and the entire cast shines. You go on a roller coaster with the layers of our two leads and it boils down to a finale that is open ended. If it comes back i would love it, but if it ends, then it ended perfectly.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War



The newest Justice League Dark has had fan boys oozing, claiming it is epic and that it puts Endgame to shame. Well Endgame was far from the end all be all so if that is epic this is kids stuff. There are great ideas here, a fantastic voice cast, and cool imagery and battles but the plot is out the window. DC has been way more miss than hit lately, especially non Batman titles editions. Granted yes he is a main character here, but these ensembles have been meh. Bring on the Snyder Cut!

Friday, May 22, 2020

The Lovebirds



The Lovebirds is far from the greatness that was Michael Showalter's The Big Sick but it was a fast paced and fun comedic mystery. Not all the jokes land but when they do they're pretty damn funny. It helps that there is great chemistry to keep the film going. It has the total vibe of a comedy you'd flip around and see on TBS or FX and it honestly reminded me alot of the underrated Game Night. Hopefully since this fell victim to Covid and went to Netflix that it atleast finds an audience.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Have a Good Trip



The idea of Have a Good Trip was good enough, celebs talking about tripping balls, but the fact there is animation and reenactments makes it even better, and a bit nostalgic! Rob Corddry as Paul Scheer is pure gold!

Sunday, May 17, 2020

The Simpsons Season 31




Another year, another season of the Simpsons. Another years of folks saying it sucks(even though they haven't watched in years), another year of the Simpsons proving people wrong. This was a fantastic season, better than last year(which granted was more spotty) i just hope when this show ends, it ends on a high note!

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Arkansas




Arkansas, the feature film debut of Clark Duke, is a film that is getting so unfairly trashed. If you love films about dimwits in the crime game then this is for you. This is not Fargo, but if you love that, or Hell or High Water, 2 Days in the Valley, Mud, then check this out. Duke knocks it out here, it has a down and dirty southern vibe, a great score and all the acting is top notch. Modern day Vince Vaughn is the best Vince Vaughn, with this, Brawl in Cell Block 99 and Dragged Across Concrete the dude has redefined himself. This film balances dark humor with brutality perfectly, can't wait to see what is next from Duke!

How to Build a Girl



How To Build a Girl starts off as a cute, whimsical and charming coming of age story, and it ends that way too, but in between all of that is a film about the rise and fall of someone getting too much success, too soon at too young of an age. The showcase of music snobs and all their negativity is on full display, and the character types are highly recognizable. Beanie Feldstein one again delivers another awesome and awkward performance after last year's Booksmart, but this puts her on a new level. I have not seen any other Coky Giedroyc films but after this i will right that wrong.