Every other week I’m going to defend a movie that did not get that much love, but really should have. These are not unheard of classics or lost gems, but I feel that there was something in these films that a lot of people just missed or didn’t much care about. This week I’m looking at David O Russell’s 2004 existential comedy I Heart Huckabees
I Heart Huckabees
Cast: Jason Schwatzman, Mark Wahlberg, Lily Tomlin
Writers:David O Russell, Jeff Baena
Director: David O Russell Continue reading
Cannibal! The Musical
Cast: Trey Parker, Dian Blachar, Matt Stone
Writer and Director: Trey Parker
Last week I was very fortunate and lucky to have been a guest on not one,but two separate podcasts this week. Both shows were a lot of fun,and I urge everyone who reads this to please check out the other shows these gentlemen have because they are really good. Please keep in mind that this is only after you hear the episode that I’m in first. If you listen to the other ones before it, it won’t sound good. It would be like brushing your teeth before drinking orange juice. It’s not a good idea, trust me. Continue reading
Cast: Steve White, Kelsey Lynn Stokes, Victoria Guthrie
Writer: George Murray
Director: Andrew Hutchinson
Most people secretly hope that some day a person will come into their lives and help awaking some emotions of love and happiness inside of them. We at one time in our lives have met someone like the girl our main character falls in love with. Even if you barely talk to them, you’re still imagining what your future will be like with them. You may even perceive them as something much more important than they actual are. But you don’t care because in your mind that person is perfect. There is also another one who has been around since you both were kids. This friend knows things about you that most people wouldn’t. They like being around you when others find you to be a bit strange. You like this person a lot but making it into a relationship feels a bit strange because you have known each other for so long. It almost feels like your dating a sibling. The character in our following movie review “April Grace” is going through the same types of issues in his life too. Continue reading
The Criterion Collection for years have been releasing the best versions of movies on DVD and Blue Ray. They are hands down the ultimate praise a film can receive,and while many claim the Oscar to be the ultimate recognition. Having the work and praise that goes into a Criterion edition. Shows that it was put together by film lovers for film lovers. This section is going to be dedicated to some of the great movies in this growing collection.
The Last Days of Disco
Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Chole Sevingy,Robert Shawn Leonard
Writer and Director: Whit Stillman. Continue reading
Bringing Up Baby(1938)
Cast: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, May Robson
Writers: Hagar Wilde, Dudley Nichols
Director: Howard Hawks.
When I first watched this I was not expecting to laugh as much as I did. Screwball comedies was a genre I was not that familiar with, and I was afraid that based on the year this was released. Many of the jokes and references to pop culture would go completely over my head and I would only smile, simply for the nostalgia factor Well this one surprised me at how funny it was. Not only did it feature some very great physical comedy, the dialogue was very witty and clever throughout many parts of it. Yes it was set in the late 30′s but it never acts like you had to be from that decade to enjoy it. I always thought that the same story could be told now, and if it was still set in that same time period it would still make me laugh. Continue reading
I was recently asked to be a guest on the We Sing Poorly Podcast. The musical review show hosted by Nick of Your Face is a .com and Patrick of 100 Years of Movies. The title that was chosen for this episode was the 1961 winner of ten Academy Awards (including Best Picture),”West Side Story“. We all give our thoughts about this musical version of “Romeo and Juliet“, and we each get to sing a song about it as well. Since the show has poorly written in it’s title. I had to step up and show them that I could. It was a lot of fun to record and I hope you enjoy listening to it. Just click the button below to hear the show via Podomatic or you can find it on Itunes. Continue reading
Very sorry about posting this so late in the week folks, but things get quite busy for me, and I’m not always able to complete things as soon as I would like. As I write this I am also preparing for a lot of other things so if there are any mis spells. Deal with it. I am extremely happy that Mette from Lime Reviews and Strawberry Confessions (and one of the hosts of The Across The Universe Podcast) has sent me this award. Now it’s true that she mentioned my Videovanguard page on her post instead of this one, but both are owned by me, so it should still count here, right. Before I answer that question and the others that were giving. Let’s go over the rules. Continue reading
Blue is The Warmest Color
Cast: Adele Exarchopoulous Lea Seydoux, Salim Kechiouche
Writers: Ghalia Lacroix, Abdellatif Kechiche(Screenplay) Julie Maroh(Graphic Novel)
Director: Abdellatif Kechiche
Portraying sex on-screen has always been a tricky thing for movies to show. It seems like most directors who want to explore these issues have always fall into the same problem while making them. How does one shoot a love scene that is very erotic, but doesn’t become pornographic. Continue reading
Problem Solving The Republic.
Cast: Tony D Czech, Douglas Sidney, Anika Reitman
Writers: Adam Diviney, Elliot Diviney
Director: Elliot Diviney.
When people ask me what political party I belong to. My mind starts sprouting off lyrics to Public Enemy’s “By the Time I get to Arizona“.
“Neither party is mine, not the jack ass or the elephant”
What works best about this comedy is that it never wants you to side with either Republicans or Democrats. It just wants everyone to use a little common sense and personal responsibility. Which(ironically) are the names of the two heroes in this film. Continue reading