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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

CBGB movie review

A dramady about the very beginnings of the famed rock club CBGB.  The late Alan Rickman in the  lead role as Hilly Krystal the defacto leader of a motley bunch of characters that unwittingly create legendary rock club .

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Birdman Film Movie Review Micheal Keaton

I finally got to see the film Birdman. Stars Micheal Keaton as an aging former superhero Character by the same name. I think I'm the only one  the planet to hate this film. Way, way too much useless talk made the movie feel like a dull high school lecture. Plenty of long, continuous camera shots. Normally a neat touch of cinematography, it helped make the film seem long and dull like an arduous march.

Then, there were scenes of odd superhuman activity going on, no doubt to add some artistic touch just came off as silly. Were they perceived or real? who cares.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Inherent Vice Film Movie Revie

Inherent Vice is packed with a big name cast. Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Josh Brolin,Owen Wilson to name a few, but not one inspired performance. Each actor gives there role a very dull performance that never once transforms there lines into something memorable.

In addition this is a very talky film, each scene uses an enormous amount of forgettable lines half of which never advances the plot, and I'm still not sure what the plot is.

Joaquin Phoenix plays I guess somewhat of a flawed lady's-man private investigator. personally I don't see the appeal (fortunately, some of the other characters seem to feel the same way.

Wordy, inspired, uneven plot with a "WTF, did I just watch that?" movie that makes all viewers that feel dumber after watching. 

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Movie Review Fury Starring Brad Pitt

The first twenty minutes of "Fury" I really thought we were going to get a unique war film that skips over all the cliche. The opening moments of Fury were all filth and misery. A world where the shattered souls of grizzled soldiers just live a moment at a time and ruled by their own laws and moral ambiguity. I felt we'd get  war film where all of the "Hey Joe where in this together" heroics of right versus wrong are absent.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Lemmy Documentary Film Review

Watch any heavy metal documentary and you are bound to at some point see Lemmy Kilmister. Kilmister, more universally referred to as just ‘Lemmy’, is about as rock and roll as you can get.  He spent his time being a roadie for Jimi Hendrix and ever since has spent decades touring with his own band, Motorhead.   Long hair, leather, denim, mutton-chop mustachioed, macho, grizzled, one look at Lemmy and there is no mistaking it, he oozes  attitude and rock and roll.  The movie “Lemmy” is a documentary about this man.

Monday, September 29, 2014

300 Rise of An Empire Movie Review

So for those of you who saw the Zak Snyder written and directed “300” the fantasy war film about the famous Spartan last stand at Thermopylae, I can say for sure if you’ll enjoy “300 Rise of an Empire” or not. Zak Snyder leaves the directing to Noam Morrow and instead produces (and does the screenplay) to “300 Rise of an Empire” but the result is pretty much the same…

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I’ve Loved You So Long Film Review

Lea (Elsa Zylberstein) picks up her older sister Juliette (Kirstin Scott Thomas) from prison. She has been serving a prison sentence for 15 years.  Juliette moves in with Lea, Lea’s husband and children where she wrestles with trying to acclimate to a family she has never truly known,overcome her own personal demons and find a comfortable place in society.

This is actually a hard movie to describe and still have it sound interesting, and, believe me, it is an interesting film. Hopefully my description above does it some justice.  I could have described it as after 15 years in prison, a woman moves in with her sister and absolutely nothing happens that involves action, retribution, suspense, criminal activity, falling from grace or just about anything that typically jazzes up an ex-con film.  In fact, this film needs absolutely none of this and finds its way just fine.