I did not laugh. Not once.
Now that isn’t overly surprising. I am not a gut holder when it comes to comedies. But I am known to smile and maybe emit the occasional giggle. The Hangover III didn’t make me laugh, smile, giggle or do anything other than have me look at my watch and wonder when it was all going to be over.
The original Hangover was released in 2009 and the Todd Phillips comedy starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifinakis went on to smash
Not in seven years have I seen something so beautiful that is ultimately so boring (I met my wife 7 years ago). But that is the best way to describe Baz Luhrmann’s new spectacle, The Great Gatsby that finally gets its release after being pushed from the December schedule last year. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton, The Great Gatsby is ad adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel and it comes
Updated 05-29-2013 at 08:07 AM by Butcher
When I was offered the opportunity to review Jack Attack, I met the opportunity with the enthusiasm as I would a trip to the dentist. I had been neglecting my responsibility to screen and potentially review titles that have been sent to me with the zeal and zest of filmmakers around the world. And now my pile of disregard had stacked to behind the level of my knees as they lay upon the basement floor. So it was more of obligation than it was exhilaration that gave Jack Attack my attention.
When making a near no-budget independent film, there are a few items on the producer’s checklist that need to be addressed. The first is ensuring you have a working script. Something different would be nice, but as most independent films are basically ‘film projects’ or labors of love, a structured plot is a prerequisite.
Acquiring acting talent would be checklist item number two. Even the worst of small films can be saved by a competent and talented call sheet. A director who
In Theaters March 22, 2013 (USA)
I sorta had an idea of what I was getting myself into as I purchased my ticket for Spring Breakers. Its director, Harmony Korine, wrote Kids back in 1995 and was the director for the independent films Gummo (1997) and Trash Humpers (2009).
His films are usually constructed through scenes with pieces of events involving characters told in a non-linear plotline. They usually
Updated 04-10-2013 at 11:04 AM by Butcher