Friday, December 25, 2015

Joy - Review

    It’s well known that directors enjoy working with specific actors and vice versa. But what David O. Russell, Jennifer Lawrence, and Bradley Cooper have is truly a loving work relationship. Earning two best picture nominations for their previous two times out, Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, perhaps the third time, Joy, will be the charm for the trio to bring home the big Oscar prize, or maybe not.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Sisters - Review

   As hard as it can be to really nail comedy down, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler always seem to get it right. Their off-screen friendship creates a profound chemistry that makes them feel as though they may be actual sisters. And that’s what Sisters has going for it. While the jokes and comedic moments as a whole are rather un-spectacular, the sheer ability of these two lifts the film onto their backs for a majority of the runtime. Sisters is by no means a classic, but has its share of funny moments along the way.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Review

   As far as films go, you can’t build much more anticipation than Episode VII has. Arguably the most talked about movie of not only 2015 but possibly the last few decades made me wonder if typing a review up was worth it. Those of you who will are going to see it will see it no matter what and those who have never enjoyed Star Wars (the evil people that you are) will probably not give this a chance. But the reviews here anyway because I can’t not talk about Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Krampus - Review

   It may be a safe bet to assume no one, or perhaps a vast majority, had heard of the legend of Krampus. Those select few people who are up on their German tales, or those that are just avid viewers of FXX’s The League, knew that the legend was ripe for a cinematic story. In a combination of holidays, Krampus evokes an 80s horror vibe through it’s creepy creatures, while maintaining it’s humorous charm.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Creed - Review

    In the world of numerous sequels, and more importantly unnecessary reboots, comes the seventh film in a franchise spanning forty years. No it’s not that seventh installment, which comes later this month. This film tries to reinvigorate a franchise that has lain dormant since 2006 and 1990 before that. Creed brings back everything we love about the Rocky films while being it’s own thing and like its main character, make a name for itself.